When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling Our Liberties and How To Take Them Back
It goes without saying that our government is responsible for a serious erosion of our Constitutional rights in recent years.
Maybe it's more accurate to say it has often gone without saying. Some of those most outspoken, historically, on these issues remain largely silent-- or even take the other side in today's Alice in Wonderland dynamic.
Author and journalist David Kirby stands up where too many stay seated with his new expose: "When They Come For You: How Police and Government are Trampling Our Liberties and How To Take Them Back."
Kirby, a New York Times bestselling author, says the idea for his newest book came after he began hearing one case after another of outrageous government violations from seizure of property to claiming to own our children. It's happening at the federal level, but also at the local level of city and county government.
Free speech, privacy, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, due process, and equal protection under the law are rights that belong to every American citizen, but are being shredded at an alarming rate all across the country.When They Come for You by David Kirby
Kirby calls his work a "curated compendium of many of the different ways that state agents, local and federal government abuse power and violate constitutional individual rights."
When They Come for You tells horrible but true stories about SWAT-style military style raids on private homes of innocent Americans, legal kidnapping of children by government protective services, debtors' prisons, civil asset forfeiture, abuses of free speech and free press, and government spying on journalists.
When They Come For You uses true stories of everyday citizens to reveal how our federal, state, and municipal governments, police, lawmakers, judges, revenue agents, unelected power brokers, and even government social workers are eviscerating our most fundamental liberties. And, it shows how people are fighting back—and winning.When They Come for You by David Kirby
Above all, Kirby and When They Come For You teach us that many liberals, conservatives, libertarians and independents walk on common ground when it comes to treasuring constitutional protections from unlawful search and seizure, and privacy violations.
But it's time for all of them to step up and say so with louder voices.
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“Rage-inducing, impeccably researched, and timely…an absolute must-read.” ―Booklist, Starred Review
“Harrowing…This detailed and often shocking book...is investigative reporting at its most effective.” ―Publishers Weekly