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.

Breaking Rank
A Top Cop's Exposé
of the Dark Side of American Policing

Norm Stamper

2007 Events

February 12, 10:30 AM — Seattle. "Drugs and Society" class at University of Washington, Gower Hall, Rm. 301

February 13, 4:05 PM — Seattle. KIRO Radio, in studio

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

April 20-21 — Chicago. University of Chicago, School of Law

May 14, 7:30 PM — Los Angeles. Marijuana Policy Project Party at the Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles

May 16, 6:00 PM — KBCS, 91.3 FM "Voices of Diversity" interview with Logic Amen.

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"

June 5 — 1:00 - 2:00 PM, interview on KKNW 1150 AM

June 15 — Mukilteo, WA. South Everett, Mukilteo Rotary, Everett Golf and Country Club

June 16 — Seattle. ACLU Biennial Conference, with Rick Steves and Angela Davis, University of Washington, Kane Hall

June 29 — Eastsound, WA. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands

July 10 — PBS Interview for documentary. "The Spirit of Seattle," Christopher Timm, director

July 18, 3:00 PM — Interview with Stephanie Faucher, Death Penalty Focus

July 27, 10:15 AM — WMET, Washington, D.C.. Interview with Tom deSaba of the Tom deSaba Show

September 5, 3:00 PM — Seattle. Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, photo shoot for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

September 27, 1:15 PM — Seattle. Interview with Kevin Henry, KKNW 1150 AM.

October 2, 7:30 AM — Bellevue, WA. Eastside Domestic Violence Program, "Safe Passage Breakfast" Keynote

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 6, 1:55-2:45 PM — Seattle. Seattle University, "Men Speaking Out on Violence Against Women," Seattle Women's Commission

October 7 — Seattle. Intiman Theatre, "Open Dialogue: Empathy"

October 25 — Seattle. King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Keynote

October 30, 10:00 AM — Chicago Public Radio, "Chicago Police Department Policies and Practices"

November 11 - Eastsound, WA. Orcas Center, Annual Speaker and Conversation Series ("Crossroads"). Topic: The Case for Ending the Drug War

December 5 through 8 — New Orleans. Drug Policy Alliance International Conference.

December 13, 5:00 PM — Orcas Island. Amnesty International, "Norm Stamper Speaks on the Death Penalty."