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An inconvenient cop : my fight to change policing in America / Lt. Edwin Raymond (Ret.), NYPD, with Jon Sternfeld.

Raymond, Edwin, 1986- (author.). Sternfeld, Jon, (author.).


"From the highest-ranking whistleblower in the history of the NYPD, a political memoir that exposes the brokenness of policing from both outside and inside the system During the workday, Edwin Raymond is on the beat as a ranked lieutenant in the New YorkPolice Department. When the uniform comes off, he takes on a very different role: the lead plaintiff in the largest-ever civil rights lawsuit against the very police force he serves. This is the true story of one of our country's most important whistleblowers against police injustice, told in his own words. Raised in a poverty-stricken, largely immigrant neighborhood in Brooklyn and driven toward law enforcement by the hope of being a positive influence in his community, Raymond quickly learned that the problem with policing is a lot deeper than merely "a few bad apples"-the entire mechanism is set up to ensure that racial profiling is rewarded, and there are weighty consequences for cops who don't play along. Offering a rare, often shocking view of American policing through the eyes of an insider to the system, Raymond pulls back the curtain on the many injustices woven into the NYPD's training, data, and practices-all of which have been repackaged and repurposed by police departments across America. Atonce revelatory and galvanizing, An Inconvenient Cop is a whistleblower account unlike any other-a book that courageously bears witness to and exposes institutional violence, all while presenting a vision of radical hope, making the case for a world in which the police's responsibility is to the people, not to their arrest numbers"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593653166
  • ISBN: 0593653165
  • Physical Description: xviii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: The line -- My mother's face -- The academy -- The 2 train to Florida -- Immaculate perception -- Black boys -- Racist math -- The invisible line -- High school with guns -- Being Seen -- Part II: Conditions -- Problem cop -- Pushing through -- Officer Lil Wayne -- Hardheaded -- On the record -- The unheard -- Front lines -- Takedown -- Part III: Raymond v. The city of New York -- The brass -- Noise -- Public enemy -- The men in the arena -- The people.
Subject: Raymond, Edwin, 1986-
New York (N.Y.). Police Department > Officials and employees > Biography.
Police > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Whistle blowers > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Police misconduct > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
Police > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Informational works.

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North Kansas City Public Library 363.2097 RAYMOND 2023 (Text) 0001012528007 Nonfiction New Available -

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