Above the Law: Secret Deals, Political Fixes and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice by David Burnham

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Above the Law: Secret Deals, Political Fixes and Other Misadventures of the U.S. Department of Justice

'“. . . a penetrating analysis of the organizational confusion arising out of the patronage politics that frame the appointment of the 93 U.S. attorneys, who actually determine what laws to enforce and whom to prosecute.” —The Washington Post   “Burnham marshals a wealth of statistical information and anecdotal cases to build a convincing argument that the nation’s most powerful law enforcement bureaucracy has made its lowest priority the types of crime that affect the largest number of citizens it is sworn to protect.” —San Francisco Chronicle   “The evidence that Mr. Burnham has compiled is voluminous, disturbing and, in many cases, convincing . . . There can be no doubt that Burnham has mastered the intricacies of the sprawling Justice Department empire, which includes the F.B.I., the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Bureau of Prisons. And he is at his most effective in arguing that the department has been negligent in enforcing environmental law and overseeing occupational safety and health regulations. In those areas, Mr. Burnham’s horror stories would be hard to believe if they were not so well-documented.” —The New York Times'
'“. . . a penetrating analysis of the organizational confusion arising out of the patronage politics that frame the appointment of the 93 U.S. attorneys, who actually determine what laws to enforce and whom to prosecute.” —The Washington Post   “Burnham marshals a wealth of statistical information and anecdotal cases to build a convincing argument that the nation’s most powerful law enforcement bureaucracy has made its lowest priority the types of crime that affect the largest number of citizens it is sworn to protect.” —San Francisco Chronicle   “The evidence that Mr. Burnham has compiled is voluminous, disturbing and, in many cases, convincing . . . There can be no doubt that Burnham has mastered the intricacies of the sprawling Justice Department empire, which includes the F.B.I., the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Bureau of Prisons. And he is at his most effective in arguing that the department has been negligent in enforcing environmental law and overseeing occupational safety and health regulations. In those areas, Mr. Burnham’s horror stories would be hard to believe if they were not so well-documented.” —The New York Times'
Publisher: Open Road Distribution ISBN: 9781497696853 Pages: 444