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No more Wacos : what's wrong with Federal law enforcement and how to fix it

Author: David B Kopel; Paul H Blackman
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author contends that incidents at Waco and Ruby Ridge "represent the worst-case scenario of problems that now plague federal law enforcement, including its militarization, judicial rubberstamping of search and arrest applications, aggressive and violent arrest procedures, indifference to religious beliefs, the complicity of an overzealous media, and failed congressional investigations."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kopel, David B.
No more Wacos.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1997
(OCoLC)608888902
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B Kopel; Paul H Blackman
ISBN: 1573921254 9781573921251
OCLC Number: 35978546
Description: 524 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Unwarranted Warrant --
2. A Search Warrant or a Death Warrant? --
3. The Siege --
4. The Great Disappointment --
5. The Cover-Up --
6. Policy Lessons --
App. A. The Comprehensive Public Safety and Federal Law Enforcement Improvement Act and Law Enforcement Reform --
App. B. Chronology --
App. C. Part 1: Cast of Characters --
App. C. Part 2: Mount Carmel's Dead --
App. D. Negotiation Tape Summaries.
Responsibility: David B. Kopel & Paul H. Blackman.
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The author contends that incidents at Waco and Ruby Ridge "represent the worst-case scenario of problems that now plague federal law enforcement, including its militarization, judicial rubberstamping of search and arrest applications, aggressive and violent arrest procedures, indifference to religious beliefs, the complicity of an overzealous media, and failed congressional investigations."--Jacket.

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