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UNWARRANTED:


Policing Without Permission

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UNWARRANTED:


Policing Without Permission

At a time when policing in America is at a crossroads, Barry Friedman provides much-needed insight, analysis, and direction in his thoughtful new book. Unwarranted illuminates many of the often ignored issues surrounding how we police in America and highlights why reform is so urgently needed. This revealing book comes at a critically important time and has much to offer all who care about fair treatment and public safety.
— Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
 

UNWARRANTED tells the stories of ordinary people whose lives were torn apart by policing―by the methods of cops on the beat and those of the FBI and NSA. Driven by technology, policing has changed dramatically. Once, cops sought out bad guys; today, increasingly militarized forces conduct wide surveillance of all of us. Friedman captures the eerie new environment in which CCTV, location tracking, and predictive policing have made suspects of us all, while proliferating SWAT teams and increased use of force have put everyone’s property and lives at risk. Police play an indispensable role in our society. But our failure to supervise them has left us all in peril. Unwarranted is a critical, timely intervention into debates about policing, a call to take responsibility for governing those who govern us.

 

 

 
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Barry Friedman


 

 

Barry Friedman


 

 

Barry Friedman is an author, lecturer, scholar, and Director of the Policing Project at NYU’s School of Law. Read more.

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Unwarranted shakes us from what we’ve allowed ourselves to accept.
— The Wall Street Journal
...a thought-provoking and authoritative history of the Supreme Court’s relationship to popular opinion.
— The New York Times Book Review