The Horror of Police

The Horror of Police

Author: Travis Linnemann

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452967639

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Unmasks the horrors of a social order reproduced and maintained by the violence of police Year after year the crisis churns: graft and corruption, violence and murder, riot cops and armored vehicles claim city streets. Despite promises of reform, police operate with impunity, unaccountable to law. In The Horror of Police, Travis Linnemann asks why, with this open record of violence and corruption, policing remains for so many the best, perhaps only means of security in an insecure world. Drawing on the language and texts of horror fiction, Linnemann recasts the police not only as self-proclaimed “monster fighters” but as monsters themselves, a terrifying force set loose in the world. Purposefully misreading a collection of everyday police stories (TV cop dramas, detective fiction, news media accounts, the direct words of police) not as morality tales of innocence avenged and order restored but as horror, Linnemann reveals the monstrous violence at the heart of liberal social order. The Horror of Police shows that police violence is not a deviation but rather a deliberate and permanent fixture of U.S. “law and order.” Only when viewed through the refracted motif of horror stories, Linnemann argues, can we begin to reckon the limits of police and imagine a world without them.

Fight the Power

Fight the Power

Author: Clarence Taylor

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479862450

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 105

A story of resistance, power and politics as revealed through New York City’s complex history of police brutality The 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was the catalyst for a national conversation about race, policing, and injustice. The subsequent killings of other black (often unarmed) citizens led to a surge of media coverage which in turn led to protests and clashes between the police and local residents that were reminiscent of the unrest of the 1960s. Fight the Power examines the explosive history of police brutality in New York City and the black community’s long struggle to resist it. Taylor brings this story to life by exploring the institutions and the people that waged campaigns to end the mistreatment of people of color at the hands of the police, including the black church, the black press, black communists and civil rights activists. Ranging from the 1940s to the mayoralty of Bill de Blasio, Taylor describes the significant strides made in curbing police power in New York City, describing the grassroots street campaigns as well as the accomplishments achieved in the political arena and in the city’s courtrooms. Taylor challenges the belief that police reform is born out of improved relations between communities and the authorities arguing that the only real solution is radically reducing the police domination of New York’s black citizens.

Razorblades: The Horror Magazine Year One Omnibus

Razorblades: The Horror Magazine Year One Omnibus

Author: James Tynion IV

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 9781534325371

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 408

View: 423

The self-published terror sensation finally arrives in a deluxe hardcover collecting the first year! Co-created by JAMES TYNION IV (DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, Something is Killing the Children) and STEVE FOXE, RAZORBLADES: THE HORROR MAGAZINE features over 350 pages of horror from some of the most cutting-edge names in the genre. From monsters in the closet to bodies stuffed in washing machines, RAZORBLADES redefines horror comics for the next era. Also includes prose, illustrations, and in-depth interviews with horror icons like SCOTT SNYDER. Collects RAZORBLADES: THE HORROR MAGAZINE #1-5

British Women Mystery Writers

British Women Mystery Writers

Author: Mary Hadley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648361X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 385

Many aspects of British detective fiction are intriguingly different from the American detective fiction. And, confusingly, many of the British women detectives who have made it to American television are far from typical of the latest women detectives. This work is a study of British detective fiction with female protagonists written by women. Authors included are P.D. James, Jennie Melville, Liza Cody, Val McDermid, Joan Smith and Susan Moody. Special attention is paid to the evolution of the British female sleuth from the 1960s to the year 2000, particularly the 1980s, and how this shaped and altered detective fiction. Also discussed is the effect of the British judicial system and gun laws on detective fiction and real life, the types of crimes women detectives usually investigate, why certain directions have been taken and which ones may be taken in the future, issues being raised by the authors, and new women authors of detective fiction with female protagonists.

The Pain Colony

The Pain Colony

Author: Shanon Hunt

Publisher: Narrow Ledge Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781733821216

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 356

A secret society of true believers will do whatever it takes to become Pure. …unaware that they will soon be victims of the most chilling medical discovery in human history. And this is only the beginning. DEA Special Agent Peter Malloy is no stranger to the devastating impact of drugs. So when six bodies turn up with surgical ports implanted in their spines, he's sure a potent new opioid is the culprit. But when lab tests show zero evidence of any known narcotics, he fears something far more sinister. Allison Stevens thought she knew everything about her boss. But after he disappears, she's stunned to discover his secret genetic research in pain tolerance. When she becomes the target of the FBI's investigation, Allison has only one move. She must expose his illegal experiment. There's just one problem. Some secrets will be protected at any cost. Their search for answers leads them to a dark, eerie cult, where true believers seem perilously addicted to suffering, devoted to purification. The Pain Colony is a gripping suspense thriller--you'll be plunged into terrifying twists of modern science, chilling tension, and stunning revelations that will leave you breathless. "A nail-biting page-turner you can't put down!" --BookTrib "A shocking finale that even jaded readers won't see coming!" --BookLife

Writing Horror Fiction

Writing Horror Fiction

Author: Guy N. Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408148976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

View: 360

This writer's guide explains how to write short stories and horror fiction for children and adults. The author shows how to build on the initial idea and develop characters and plot. There are ideas for selecting and approaching publishers and information about contracts and publication.

Horror to Glory

Horror to Glory

Author: Randy Moy

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781607918899

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 337

"Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy Mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the LORD is coming, for it is at hand: a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness... "For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; who can endure it?" Joel 2:1-2, 11 Why is most of the world clueless as to what God has on the drawing board for the earth in the years ahead? How might biblical prophecy unfold? Just how bad will it get? Will you be caught unaware? Read Randy and Nancy Moy's companion book titled Covenant Partnership for revelations as to why Israel, Jerusalem, and the Jews are so important to the LORD-and why it is vital for Christians to stand with them in the end-times. Randy and Nancy Moy love the LORD, His land, and His people. They are retired and currently reside in Montana.

Italian Horror Film Directors

Italian Horror Film Directors

Author: Louis Paul

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786487493

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 821

There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda’s I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others associated with the genre. The directors discussed in detail are Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi, Bruno Mattei, and Michele Soavi. Each chapter includes a biography, a detailed career account, discussion of influences both literary and cinematic, commentary on the films, with plots and production details, and an exhaustive filmography. A second section contains short discussions and selected filmographies of other important horror directors. The work concludes with a chapter on the future of Italian horror and an appendix of important horror films by directors other than the 50 profiled. Stills, posters, and behind-the-scenes shots illustrate the book.

Police Horror Stories

Police Horror Stories

Author: David M. Curtis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1541152271


Page: 86

View: 566

Police Horror Stories: Compilation of real Police Reports. unexplainable - Horror & Paranormal stories By: David M. Curtis Discover the most bizarre unsolved cases ever found in these Police Horror Stories Some of these stories are a bit gory and are explained in detail. If you are squeamish about things like this, you might not want to read this book, reader discretion is advised! David M. Curtis's Police Horror Stories: Compilation of real Police Reports unexplainable - Horror & Paranormal stories, Is a compilation of the most bizarre, unsolved police investigations ever encountered. These Stories are recent discoveries, that will leave you in disbelief, and shock. You can read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited -Download Now! In this New edition of Police Horror Stories, we have added more bizarre true stories. In one of the stories David M. Curtis describe of a family terrorized by stalker sending terrifying letters, as the police investigated the case, they find no traces of the stalker letters, almost as if he never existed, and no clue as to where the letters were coming from. The strangest part is how detailed the letters were. describing every detail of the family lives. They family described the terrifying experience saying "It was as if he was in the walls, watching us" DOWNLOADthe book to read the who story in detail! Don't delay - Get your copy of Police Horror Stories right away. Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button for instant download. You'll be so happy you did!