Norm Stamper




Author of To Protect and Serve:
How to Fix America’s Police

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.

2011 Events

December 28 – Seattle Telephone interview with Ken Schram, KOMO Radio

December 28 – New York City Telephone interview with Peter Kotz, Village Voice 

December 16 – Seattle Telephone interview with Ken Schram, KOMO Radio

December 5 – North Caroline Telephone interview with Dick Gordon, The Story with Dick Gordon, American Public Media

December 2 – New York City Telephon interview with Liliana Segura, Nation Conversation, Nation Magazine

November 30 – Seattle Telephone interview with Steve Scher, KUOW FM

November 30 – New York City Telephone interview with Mike Feder, Progressive Radio Network

November 29 – Washington, D.C. Telephone interview with Neal Conan, NPR Talk of the Nation

November 29 – Denver Telephone interview with David Sirota, AM 760, Colorado

November 29 – Seattle Telephone interview with Greg Hanscom, Grist Online News

November 28 – Seattle Telephone interview with Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times

November 28 – San Diego Telephone interview with Maureen Cavanaugh, KPBS Midday Edition

November 26 – Belle Vista, CA Telephone interview with Douglas Bennett, KKRN, 88.5 FM:  Unspun: An Experiment in Truth Telling

November 25 – London Telephone interview with Chloe Hadjimatheou, BBC The World

November 23 – New York City Telephone interview with John Rudolf, Huffington Post

November 23 – U.S.  Skype interview with the Aloyna Show, Russia Today

November 21 – San Francisco Telephone interview with Gil Gross, The Gil Gross Program, KGO Radio

November 21 – San Jose, CA Telephone interview with Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News

November 18 – Buffalo, NY Telephone interview with Leslie Marsh, The Only True Democracy on Talk Radio

November 18 – Seattle Telephone interview with Ken Schram, KOMO Radio

November 18 – New York City Telephone interview with Natasha Lennard, Salon.com

November 17 – New York City Skype interview with Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

November 17 – Washington, D.C. Telephone interview with Bill Press, Bill Press Radio Show

November 16 – New York City Telphone interview with Steve Langford, FM News 109, New York

November 16 – New York City Telephone interview with John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, The Takeaway, WNYC

November 15 – Washington, D.C. Telephone interview with Al Jazeera English

November 14 – Seattle Presentation to Professor Jonathan Wender’s CJ class, University of Washington

November 14 – Seattle In-studio interview with Chloe Hadjimatheou, BBC London

November 13 – Seattle Screening Focus Group for the film, “Minor Differences”

November 9 – Baltimore Telephone interview with Nati Nataki, Radio One, African World Books

October 29 – New York City Telephone interview with John Lam, City Beat, San Diego

October 27 – New York City Interview with Bill Zito, WEMP FM News

October 21 – Long Beach, CA Telephone interview with John Trapper, General Manager, Kbeach Radio, CSULB

October 15 – North America Telephone interview with Ian Punnett, Coast to Coast AM Radio

October 8 – North America (U.S., Canada) Telephone interview with Ian Punnett, Coast to Coast AM Radio

September 16 – Phoenix, AZ Telephone interview with David Biscobing KNXV, ABC – TV

September 2, 3 – Orcas Island “Figuring It Out,” Monologue written by Bill Westlake, Actors Theater of Orcas Island

September 1 – Vancouver, B.C. Telephone interview with Bill Good, The Bill Good Show, CKNW, AM 980

August 10 – Oregon Telephone interview with Paul Stanford, Time 4 Hemp, American Freedom Radio

August 9 – Houston, TX Telephone interview with Dean Becker, Drug Truth Network

August 2 – Santa Fe, NM Telephone interview with Mary-Charlotte Domandi, KSFR Radio

July 4 – Denver Telephone debate vs. Dave Evans, Drug Free America Foundation, KOA AM Radio

July 1 – Seattle Telephone interview with Bill Radke, KIRO Radio

June 30 – Seattle Telephone interview with Steve Sher, KUOW Radio

June 29 – Seattle Telephone interview with Ken Schram, KOMO Radio

June 22 – Seattle Telephone interview with Curtis Cartier, Seattle Weekly

June 20 – Philadelphia Telephone interview with Marty Moss-Coane, WHYY Radio

June 17 – Baltimore Telephone interview with Shari Elliker, WBAL Radio

June 14 – Washington, D.C. Teleconference with national media

June 14 – Washington, D.C. Panel presentation on “Ending the Drug War:  A Dream Deferred” National Press Club

June 14 – Washington, D.C. Interviews with The Daily Caller.Com, Atlantic Monthly, Huffington Post, Fox 5 Evening News with John Henrehan, Yahoo News

June 14 – Washington, D.C. Interview with Kyung M. Song, Seattle Times

June 13 – Seattle Telephone interview with Paula Wissel, KPLU Radio

June 8 – Nevada City, California Telephone interview with Paul Emery, KVMR Radio

June 8 – Denver Skype interview with Free Speech TV, FSTV

May 31 – Seattle Telephone interview with Mike Carter, Steve Miletich, Seattle Times

May 17 – San Diego Telephone interview with Maureen Cavanaugh, “These Days,” KPBS Radio

May 11 – San Diego Telephone interview with Katherine Orr, KPBS Radio

May 7 – Lopez Island, Washington Memorial service for Barbara Brownstein, former DVSAS  Board President

March 31 – Seattle Telephone interview with Ken Schram, KOMO News Radio

March 30 – Miami Telephone interview with Michael Blum, WZAB Radio

March 15 – Orcas Island, Washington interview with Margie Doyle, BullWings, Orcas Issues, News & Views

March 6 – Houston Telephone interview with Dean Becker, KPFT Radio

March 4 – Seattle Telephone interview with Bill Radke, KIRO News Radio

February 17 – Seattle Telephone interview with Ken Schram, KOMO News Radio

January 12 – Round Rock, Texas Telephone interview with Casper Leitch, Time 4 Hemp, American Freedom Radio


To contact the author:

Jaime Leifer
VP, Associate Publisher and Director of Publicity
Public Affairs Books
jaime.leifer@hbgusa.com

For Media Requests:

Darby Beck
darby.beck@lawenforcementaction.org