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Norm Stamper

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.

Pentagon's Militarization of Our Main Streets and Municipal Police

Michael Shank | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Between the Armored Personnel Carriers locking down main streets in major American cities or Special Weapons and Tactics and Special Forces units canvassing our country, if we're not careful, this militarization of our domestic policing will make-over America, and fast.

Radley Balko

Drawing Down: How To Roll Back Police Militarization In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

When the FBI finally located Whitey Bulger in 2010 after searching for 16 years, the reputed mobster was suspected of involvement in 19 murders in the...

Watch Me Talk Police Militarization

Radley Balko | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, George Schulz of the Center for Investigative Reporting, and yours truly discuss police militarization in Am...

Former Police Chief: Repeal The 2nd Amendment

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.18.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper said Tuesday that repealing the Second Amendment would help curb the type of gun violence witnessed in last F...

Radley Balko

Have Police Departments Become More Militarized Since 9/11?

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 11.12.2011 | Crime

New York magazine reported some telling figures last month on how delayed-notice search warrants -- also known as "sneak-and-peek" warrants -- have be...

Open Letter to the New "Drug Czar" from Another Top Cop: End the Drug War

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Congratulations Gil Kerlikowske on your confirmation as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Bit of an irony, isn't it? Two Seattle police chiefs on opposite sides of the drug war?

420: Thoughts on Pot vs. Alcohol from a Former Police Chief

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

If one of these two drugs is implicated in dire health effects, high mortality rates, and physical violence -- and the other is not -- what are we to make of our nation's marijuana laws?

Marijuana No Laughing Matter, Mr. President

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Our leader doesn't seem to understand that millions of his interlocutor-constituents are actually quite serious about the issue.

Ending the "War on Drugs": The Fierce Urgency of...When?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The nation's longest running armed conflict, the drug war, financed to the tune of about $70 billion a year, is an unmitigated economic disaster.