Norm Stamper, former chief of the Seattle Police force, has written a story like no other. Part memoir, part polemic, Stamper exposes the unvarnished truth — both disturbing and inspiring — about policing in America today.
Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which some also perpetrate. Stamper goes on to expose a troubling culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the 21st century force, exploring how such prejudices can be addressed. He reveals the dangers and temptations that cops on the street face, describing in gripping detail their split second life-and-death decisions.
December 13, 5:00 PM — Orcas Island. Amnesty International, “Norm Stamper Speaks on the Death Penalty.”
December 5 through 8 — New Orleans. Drug Policy Alliance International Conference.
November 11 – Eastsound, WA. Orcas Center, Annual Speaker and Conversation Series (“Crossroads”). Topic: The Case for Ending the Drug War
October 30, 10:00 AM — Chicago Public Radio, “Chicago Police Department Policies and Practices”
October 25 — Seattle. King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Keynote
October 7 — Seattle. Intiman Theatre, “Open Dialogue: Empathy”
October 6, 1:55-2:45 PM — Seattle. Seattle University, “Men Speaking Out on Violence Against Women,” Seattle Women’s Commission
October 4 — Los Angeles. “Walk to Stop Executions,” sponsored by Death Penalty Focus
October 4 — Los Angeles. Interview with Tidings, Official Newspaper of the Los Angeles Diocese
October 2, 7:30 AM — Bellevue, WA. Eastside Domestic Violence Program, “Safe Passage Breakfast” Keynote
September 27, 1:15 PM — Seattle. Interview with Kevin Henry, KKNW 1150 AM.
September 5, 3:00 PM — Seattle. Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, photo shoot for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
July 27, 10:15 AM — WMET, Washington, D.C.. Interview with Tom deSaba of the Tom deSaba Show
July 18, 3:00 PM — Interview with Stephanie Faucher, Death Penalty Focus
July 10 — PBS Interview for documentary. “The Spirit of Seattle,” Christopher Timm, director
June 29 — Eastsound, WA. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands
June 16 — Seattle. ACLU Biennial Conference, with Rick Steves and Angela Davis, University of Washington, Kane Hall
June 15 — Mukilteo, WA. South Everett, Mukilteo Rotary, Everett Golf and Country Club
June 5 — 1:00 – 2:00 PM, interview on KKNW 1150 AM
May 17, 6:30 PM — Seattle. Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 South Alaska, Defenders Association/Racial Disparity Project and 25 other agencies, “The Time is Now–to End the War on Drugs”
May 16, 6:00 PM — KBCS, 91.3 FM “Voices of Diversity” interview with Logic Amen.
May 14, 7:30 PM — Los Angeles. Marijuana Policy Project Party at the Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles
April 20-21 — Chicago. University of Chicago, School of Law
February 13, 6:00 PM — Seattle. “The War on Drugs” with King County Supervisor Larry Gossett and Rachel Kurtz of King County Bar Association, University of Washington, Hub Auditorium
February 13, 4:05 PM — Seattle. KIRO Radio, in studio
February 12, 10:30 AM — Seattle. “Drugs and Society” class at University of Washington, Gower Hall, Rm. 301