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Summary: Against the backdrop of a pandemic that is disproportionately killing Black people, the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police in 2020 sparked a push for racial justice and calls for change. The film explores the story of Newark, New Jersey which has been undergoing an experiment in police reform for several years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Oshiro, Mark

Summary: Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals their own school. New rules. Random locker...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC OSH

Spence, Gerry

Summary: "We all want to feel safe. But safe from what, and from whom? In his 60-plus years as a trial lawyer, Gerry Spence has never represented a person accused of a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by covering up their own corrupt dealings, by the falsification or manufacture of evidence, or by the outright murder of innocent civilians, those individuals charged...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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Summary: An investigation into the disputed cause of death of black activist Sandra Bland, who died in police custody in Waller County, Texas, after a routine traffic stop by state trooper Brian Encinia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Smith, Mychal Denzel

Summary: "We are better than this" has been the rallying cry since Donald Trump was elected. But as New York Times-bestselling author Mychal Denzel Smith shows, Americans are too comfortable imagining our greatness. We like to believe in the rightness of our path and the inevitability of choosing our better angels. But historically, we've only come close to living up to the ideals we profess after we've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 SMI

Summary: "This collection of reports and essays explores police violence against Black, Brown, Indigenous and other marginalized communities, miscarriages of justice, and failures of token accountability and reform measures. It also makes a compelling and provocative argument against calling the police. Contributions cover a broad range of issues including the killing by police of Black men and women,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 WHO

Stamper, Norm.

Summary: Stamper, a 34-year police veteran (he's the former chief of police in Seattle and former deputy chief in San Diego) candidly describes his odyssey as a police officer, offering candid advice along the way. Born near San Diego, Stamper was abused by his parents and as a teenager had numerous run-ins with the police. He decided to join the police force because he needed the money. While accounts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.2 STA

McDormand, Frances

Summary: After her daughter's murder goes unsolved for months, the woman confronts the local police chief.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Home Entertainment 2018

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2 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY THR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE THRE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Billboards 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD THR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD THR RATED R

Patterson, James

Summary: Charged with police brutality after a routine arrest goes wrong, lieutenant Lindsay Boxer waits for her trial in the town of Half Moon Bay, where she discovers a link between a string of murders and a case she worked on years earlier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP M PAT

Patterson, James

Summary: To escape scrutiny during breaks from her trial, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay. But soon after her arrival, a string of grisly murders punches throughout the peaceful community. There are no witnesses and there is no discernible pattern. But a key detail recalls a case Lindsay worked on as a rookie years before - an unsolved murder that has haunted her ever since. As...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION Patterson

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1 available in Adult, Call number: MYS PAT

Ritchie, Andrea J

Summary: Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. Placing stories of individual women?such as Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall?in the broader context of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, it documents the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363 RIT

Summary: Lt. Terence McDonagh is a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Look Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BAD

Coleman, Reed Farrel

Summary: Gus Murphy thought he had the world all figured out. A retired Suffolk County cop, Gus had everything a man could want: a great marriage, two kids, a nice house, and the rest of his life ahead of him. But when tragedy strikes, his life is thrown into complete disarray. A gritty, atmospheric new series about the other side of Long Island, far from the wealth of the Hamptons, where real people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Sullivan, Randall.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1523 SUL

Söderberg, Alexander

Summary: From the moment Hector Guzman entered a coma, Sophie Brinkmann has regretted joining his crime family. Hector's right hand, Aron Geisler, is doing all he can to keep the sinking ship afloat and keep Sophie in their steely grip. But when Hector's brother is murdered in Biarritz, Sophie gains the upper hand, and intends to use it. Sophie becomes a player in a game where the rules are constantly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SOD

Patterson, James

Summary: After losing one of its own, Lindsay Boxer and the Women' Murder Club make a courageous return for their fourth and most chilling case ever--one that could easily be their last. A young girl is killed in crossfire after a routine arrest goes terribly wrong, and Lt. Lindsay Boxer has to defend herself against a charge of police brutality. In a landmark trial that transfixes the nation, Lindsay...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Time Warner AudioBooks 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

Summary: Documents how former drug-trafficker, Anderson Sá and the Grupo Cultural AfroReggae are working to unite a Rio slum, or favela, against a violent drug industry and police oppression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Thinkfilm 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FAV

Summary: "Sleepless night tells the story of Vincent, a respected and dedicated police officer--or so it seems. After he and a colleague are recognized while stealing a massive bag of cocaine from drug dealers employed by local mob boss Marciano, Vincent quickly finds himself trapped in a situation that no parent would envy: his son had been kidnapped with the promise of execution if he doesn't...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tribeca Film 2012

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SLE

O'Neill, Tom

Summary: An investigative journalist chronicles his twenty-year obsession with the 1969 Manson murders and describes how he discovered evidence of a cover-up, carelessness from police, misconduct by prosecutors, and potential surveillance by intelligence agents.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 ONE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.152 ONE

Gericke, Shane.

Summary: "Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico washes a cache of doomsday weapons onto a Mexican beach: bombs filled with VX nerve gas mixed with anthrax, invented by the Nazis during World War II and perfected by the United States to use in the Cold War. The bombs soon fall into the wrong hands and create an unstoppable opponent. Only one Chicago Police detective has a chance of preventing...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media Inc 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC GER

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