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Thin Blue Lie

The Failure of High-tech Policing

by Matt Stroud

Hardcover, 255 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $28 |

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Thin Blue Lie
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The Failure of High-tech Policing
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An investigation of how high-tech tools such as tasers, computer databases and body cameras have failed to improve policing throughout the country, but have actually made police officers lazier, reckless and discriminatory.

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Police Are Investing In New Technology. 'Thin Blue Lie' Asks, 'Does It Work?'

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