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  • Stacy Black "Booklover" - LOVED THIS BOOK!!!

    This is my second book by Ms Afshar. I think she is a wonderful writer. I am a Christian, but admit to also reading secular books because often Christian characters are just too good to be true. Ms Afshar's characters seem very real and are easily lovable. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Sarah. I was impressed with her spunk and sympathized w/ her struggles to find self worth. The book realistically moved her from one situation to the next allowing her to grow in her ability to form relationships w/ others and to find her self worth in God's love for her. Then at the perfect time the romantic element came in to also give me not only a wonderful read but a love story that made me want to reread some parts immediately when I finished. Just a VERY enjoyable and entertaining read w/o perfect or "preachy" characters!! Cannot wait for the next book which is going to include some of these main characters. I hope Ms Afshar writes quickly!!

  • Norman A. Pattis - The Thug At Your Door Might Just Be A Cop

    Why do police officers and federal agents need to dress up in full-military regalia to serve search warrants for paper in the absence of any potential threat? No one seems to ask this question. Instead, we roll over and play dead while law enforcement transforms the ancient notion that a man's home was his castle into the notion that we're all mere renters of the space in which we enjoy privacy. Balko's timely volume sketches out just how much has changed in the past forty years.

    It started with the war on drugs and the related rhetoric of fear. Things intensified with the so-called war on terror. Now even the judiciary is in on the game: the growth in exceptions to the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures without a warrant, the creation of judicially granted immunities to police officers when they err, making it impossible to hold accountable an officer who bangs down your door, holds you at gun point, trashes your home, and perhaps, shoots your barking dog -- only to find out later that he raided the wrong house.

    This book made my blood boil. Cops compete with one another for federal grant money so that virtually every police department in the nation has a SWAT team. Discarded military equipment is doled out to police officers paying with federal funds. Should a department run low on dough for violent toys, they can always seize drug-related property under liberal forfeiture laws, and, perhaps, sell your home to purchase a tank or two.

    I've heard stories of families held at gun point by SWAT teams when a loved one was already arrested, in cuffs, and taken out the door. We've created the functional equivalent of what the founders abhorred -- a standing army.

    This is a fantastic book -- evenhanded, non-polemical and well-documented.

    Read it and weep.