Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank
Author: Norm Stamper
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780786736249
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Release: 2009-04-27
Editor: Bold Type Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which some also perpetrate. Former chief of the Seattle police force, Stamper goes on to expose a troubling culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the twenty-first-century force; then he explores how such prejudices can be addressed. He reveals the dangers and temptations that cops face, describing in gripping detail the split-second life-and-death decisions. Stamper draws on lessons learned to make powerful arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the death penalty, and radically revised approaches to prostitution and gun control. He offers penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover work, and what it means to kill a man. And, Stamper gives his personal account of the World Trade organization debacle of 1999, when protests he was in charge of controlling turned violent in the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank reveals Norm Stamper as a brave man, a pioneering public servant whose extraordinary life has been dedicated to the service of his community.

Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank
Author: Norm Stamper
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780786736249
Available:
Release: 2009-04-27
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which some also perpetrate. Former chief of the Seattle police force, Stamper goes on to expose a troubling culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the twenty-first-century force; then he explores how such prejudices can be addressed. He reveals the dangers and temptations that cops face, describing in gripping detail the split-second life-and-death decisions. Stamper draws on lessons learned to make powerful arguments for drug decriminalization, abolition of the death penalty, and radically revised approaches to prostitution and gun control. He offers penetrating insights into the "blue wall of silence," police undercover work, and what it means to kill a man. And, Stamper gives his personal account of the World Trade organization debacle of 1999, when protests he was in charge of controlling turned violent in the streets of Seattle. Breaking Rank reveals Norm Stamper as a brave man, a pioneering public servant whose extraordinary life has been dedicated to the service of his community.

Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank
Author: Norm Stamper
Pages: 397
ISBN: 1560256931
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Release: 2005-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The former chief of the Seattle Police Force offers a hard-hitting, candid assessment of law enforcement, discussing issues of gun control, prostitution, narcotics, and race in the process.

Breaking Ranks

Breaking Ranks
Author: Joe Noonan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1925927482
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Release: 2021-02-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The inside story of the Walsh Street Task Force and how a young policeman advanced through Victoria Police in the turbulent 1980s.

Breaking Ranks

Breaking Ranks
Author: Ronit Chacham
Pages: 153
ISBN: 1590510992
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Release: 2003
Editor: Other Press, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In these conversations, nine members of the Israeli Defence Force tell why they disobeyed their commanders' orders to serve in the West Bank and Gaza. The testimony of the "refuseniks" in Breaking Ranks is essential background for a full understanding ofthe Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Breaking Ranks

Breaking Ranks
Author: Matthew C. Gutmann,Catherine Lutz
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780520266377
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Release: 2010-08-04
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Breaking Ranks eloquently documents the many ways that militarism infiltrates ordinary lives, and is a powerful reminder of the personal costs of war. A model of sensitive and perceptive analysis of oral history interviews, Breaking Ranks reaches its audience on many levels. It is essential reading for anyone concerned about better connecting intellectually and humanly with the current political moment."—Robert A. Rubinstein, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University "Breaking Ranks is extraordinarily well written, lively and compelling. This is the first book to combine gripping, personal stories of anti-war Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with rigorous academic analysis."—Aaron Glantz, author of The War Comes Home: Washington's Battle Against America's Veterans "As Matthew Gutmann and Catherine Lutz show in this timely and important book, soldiers can and do think on their own and come to political and ethical conclusions that often run contrary to what the military might want, expect, or portray. In Breaking Ranks, Gutmann and Lutz give us a valuable addition to our understanding of soldiers, politics, and ethics."—Andrew Bickford, George Mason University

Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank
Author: Steven W. Coutinho
Pages: 359
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-05-24
Editor: Steven Coutinho
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There's only one thing that keeps people and nations back... It's a story that explains who they are, what they can and cannot do. Breaking Rank helps you to understand the mind and unlock people's true potential." Back Cover: How can you motivate people and empower them to make better choices, when stories about their social rank have imprisoned their minds? How can people’s mindset not only negatively influence their own well-being and wealth, but also that of an entire society? This book provides a fresh perspective on the answers, as well as the tools to change that mindset. Steven Coutinho takes you on a fascinating journey into how the mind has evolved, how it is shaped by society and how it shapes society in turn. You will learn why some people think they can’t, while others are convinced they can, how the story of color has stagnated post-colonial economies, and the story of capitalism has kept the West unequal. Whether you are simply interested in understanding behavior, or are a parent, teacher or manager ready to lead change, Breaking Rank is bound to shift and sharpen your perspective. You will never look at your own behavior – or the behavior of others – the same way again. Ten things you will learn from reading this book: THE ORIGIN OF STORIES #1. Origins of emotions and thoughts: you’ll learn why some people are demotivated, and others think they “can’t”. #2. The rise of stories and why the story of color = the story of capitalism. #3. Bizarre behavior: why genocides occur, why more minorities are in jail and some groups have more children out of wedlock.​ THE MAKING OF CHOICES #4. Why people make the choices they make. #5. Why postcolonial societies show similar choice patterns that stand in the way of welfare. #6. Why the wealth in capitalist societies is so unequally distributed​ THE ROAD TO CHANGE #7. ​How mindfulness strengthens areas in the brain that increase emotional self-control and lead to improved decision making. #8. How education can be reformed by helping children understand WHO they are, WHAT they can do, and HOW they can do it. #9. How to motivate and empower people in organizations by changing the perceptions they have about themselves, their level of control and their skills. #10. How to discover the potential you already are...

Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank
Author: Kristen Downey Randle
Pages: 261
ISBN: 0756909457
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Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seventeen-year-old Casey has some of her preconceived notions challenged when she begins to tutor Baby, a member of a ganglike non-conformist society called the Clan.

Breaking Ranks

Breaking Ranks
Author: James McNeish
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781775491279
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Release: 2017-04-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscience and consequence. This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a judge. They are men of rare achievement. The doctor has the gift of saving others but not himself. The soldier disobeys orders and abandons his command post in a bid to die with his men. The judge cares more to uphold a principle than save himself from ruin. All three defy convention in a way that exacts a price. The first two, Dr John Saxby and Brigadier Reginald Miles, destroy themselves. The death of the judge, Peter Mahon, is hastened by his stand for truth and justice on behalf of the victims of New Zealand's worst air disaster. "New Zealand seems to have the knack of neutralising those who try to foist moral greatness on their countrymen," James McNeish writes. In Breaking Ranks, the author celebrates three brave men whose guiding spirit - subversion? anarchy? - challenges our assumptions of what it is to be a good New Zealander.

To Protect and Serve

To Protect and Serve
Author: Norm Stamper
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781568585413
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Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Bold Type Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism—from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples—appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and To Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people–and not the other way around. To Protect and To Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how.

Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank
Author: Steven Staples,Polaris Institute
Pages: 43
ISBN: 0973220600
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Menuhin

Menuhin
Author: Tony Palmer
Pages: 207
ISBN: UOM:39015024897947
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tsirelson s Problems and Entanglement Breaking Rank

Tsirelson s Problems and Entanglement Breaking Rank
Author: Jitendra Prakash
Pages: 77
ISBN: OCLC:1057423663
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are two main themes of this thesis. In the first part, we study the various sets of correlations arising in the study of non-local games and Tsirelson's problems. In the second part we introduce the notion of entanglement breaking rank and study its connection with the SIC POVM existence problem. Tsirelson's problems have been open for quite some time and continue to be an active area of research. These problems seek to identify relationships between different sets of quantum correlations arising from different quantum models and their relaxations. One of the goals of this thesis is to show that the set of correlations arising from the tensor product model is not topologically closed, and hence is distinct from the set of correlations arising from the commuting tensor model. We begin our investigation in Chapter 3 by working through an example of a non-local game with three inputs and binary outputs. While this toy example does not help in showing the distinction between the aforementioned sets of correlations, it still provides valuable insights and motivation for a more abstract approach which we take up in the next chapter and which turns out to be fruitful. In Chapter 4, we observe that given a graph we can associate functions (of a real variable) corresponding to different correlation sets. We study the properties of these functions. We show that for the complete graph on five vertices, the assumption that the correlation set obtained through tensor model is closed forces its corresponding function to be piecewise linear on an interval, while the function corresponding to the commuting model is not. This shows that the quantum correlation set is not closed hence solving one of Tsirelson's problem and also improves the results of Slofstra by reducing the number of experiments and outcomes to five and two, respectively. Finally, for the second part of the thesis, we introduce the notion of entanglement breaking rank of an entanglement breaking channel. While technically this notion is not new, this point of view helps us in showing that the entanglement breaking rank of a particular channel on $\mathbb{M}_d$ being $d^2$ is equivalent to the existence of a SIC POVM in dimension $d$. This opens up another approach to tackle this existence problem.

Cardiology Explained

Cardiology Explained
Author: Euan A. Ashley,Josef Niebauer
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9781901346220
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Release: 2004
Editor: Remedica
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most time-consuming tasks in clinical medicine is seeking the opinions of specialist colleagues. There is a pressure not only to make referrals appropriate but also to summarize the case in the language of the specialist. This book explains basic physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in a straightforward manner, gives guidelines as to when referral is appropriate, and, uniquely, explains what the specialist is likely to do. It is ideal for any hospital doctor, generalist, or even senior medical student who may need a cardiology opinion, or for that ma.

Breaking Ranks

Breaking Ranks
Author: Michael Martin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780750980838
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Release: 2016-10-06
Editor: The History Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the late 1980s, the 'army crisis' was dominating headlines in Ireland. Complaints of poor pay, low morale and unsatisfactory conditions for those serving in the Defence Forces were growing louder against the background of a government accused of being indifferent and an army hierarchy accused of being incapable. From amidst the turmoil, a group of women stepped up to pursue the rights of their men. Political crisis and a general election followed, but a commission established to examine the Defence Forces ignored the call for soldiers to acquire their own representative body.This book reveals for the first time, the deep-seated philosophies, tensions and reservations between Ireland's military and its government from the foundation of the State to the present day. It explores in detail the events that led to the successful pursuit of the democratic right of association for members of the armed forces in Ireland. It articulates the concept of the citizen in uniform and the special relationship between members of the armed forces and society. This is the story of the breaking of ranks.

Breaking Ranks II

Breaking Ranks II
Author: Anonim
Pages: 219
ISBN: 0882103539
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Learning and Decision Making from Rank Data

Learning and Decision Making from Rank Data
Author: Lirong Xia
Pages: 159
ISBN: 9781681734415
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Release: 2019-02-06
Editor: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ubiquitous challenge of learning and decision-making from rank data arises in situations where intelligent systems collect preference and behavior data from humans, learn from the data, and then use the data to help humans make efficient, effective, and timely decisions. Often, such data are represented by rankings. This book surveys some recent progress toward addressing the challenge from the considerations of statistics, computation, and socio-economics. We will cover classical statistical models for rank data, including random utility models, distance-based models, and mixture models. We will discuss and compare classical and state of-the-art algorithms, such as algorithms based on Minorize-Majorization (MM), Expectation-Maximization (EM), Generalized Method-of-Moments (GMM), rank breaking, and tensor decomposition. We will also introduce principled Bayesian preference elicitation frameworks for collecting rank data. Finally, we will examine socio-economic aspects of statistically desirable decision-making mechanisms, such as Bayesian estimators. This book can be useful in three ways: (1) for theoreticians in statistics and machine learning to better understand the considerations and caveats of learning from rank data, compared to learning from other types of data, especially cardinal data; (2) for practitioners to apply algorithms covered by the book for sampling, learning, and aggregation; and (3) as a textbook for graduate students or advanced undergraduate students to learn about the field. This book requires that the reader has basic knowledge in probability, statistics, and algorithms. Knowledge in social choice would also help but is not required.

Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank
Author: Leo Chance
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:742351113
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Breaking News

Breaking News
Author: Alan Rusbridger
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780374717216
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Release: 2018-11-27
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An urgent account of the revolution that has upended the news business, written by one of the most accomplished journalists of our time Technology has radically altered the news landscape. Once-powerful newspapers have lost their clout or been purchased by owners with particular agendas. Algorithms select which stories we see. The Internet allows consequential revelations, closely guarded secrets, and dangerous misinformation to spread at the speed of a click. In Breaking News, Alan Rusbridger demonstrates how these decisive shifts have occurred, and what they mean for the future of democracy. In the twenty years he spent editing The Guardian, Rusbridger managed the transformation of the progressive British daily into the most visited serious English-language newspaper site in the world. He oversaw an extraordinary run of world-shaking scoops, including the exposure of phone hacking by London tabloids, the Wikileaks release of U.S.diplomatic cables, and later the revelation of Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency files. At the same time, Rusbridger helped The Guardian become a pioneer in Internet journalism, stressing free access and robust interactions with readers. Here, Rusbridger vividly observes the media’s transformation from close range while also offering a vital assessment of the risks and rewards of practicing journalism in a high-impact, high-stress time.

Breaking Rank

Breaking Rank
Author: Kristen D. Randle
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0606244654
Available:
Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seventeen-year-old Casey has some of her preconceived notions challenged when she begins to tutor Baby, a member of a ganglike non-conformist society called the Clan.