No More Wacos

No More Wacos

What's Wrong With Federal Law Enforcement, and How to Fix It

Book - 1997
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Random House, Inc.
Waco and Ruby Ridge were neither conspiracies nor flukes. They represent the worst-case scenario of problems that now plague federal law enforcement, including its militarisation, 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. In "No More Wacos", David B. Kopel and Paul H. Blackman use their expertise in law and criminology to outline the evidence in these cases and dozens of others to explain how and why such tragedies occur. Meticulously documented, this volume analyses all sides of this complex subject: flawed search warrants, authorities ignoring the difference between religious and criminal suspects, and intra-governmental deception, among other issues. Whenever problems are found, specific remedies are proposed - over one hundred solutions in all - both comprehensive and technical in nature. Each is offered in the hope of preventing future Wacos by properly placing federal law enforcement under the rule of law.

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Examines dozens of cases which had tragic results due to flawed current practices of federal law enforcement agencies, and suggests possible solutions for each incident

Book News
Attorney Kopel and criminologist Blackman collaborate to meticulously analyze what went wrong at Waco (and other situations in which the Federal government has been involved), offering detailed evidence and a plethora of solutions to avoid future tragedies. The authors argue that Waco was the result of flawed search warrants, authorities ignoring the difference between religious and criminal suspects, intergovernmental deception, and militarized federal law enforcement. Their remedies, over 100 in total, suggest comprehensive and technical solutions aimed at placing federal law under the standards of the nation's rules of law. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, c1997
ISBN: 9781573921251
1573921254
Branch Call Number: 363.2097 KOP
Characteristics: 524p. : ill. ; 24cm
Additional Contributors: Blackman, Paul H.

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