Federalist Society Lecture Focuses on the ‘Rise of the Warrior Cop’

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An article I wrote covering a special lecture hosted by the Washington University School of Law in the Spring of 2013.

“Washington University School of Law’s Federalist Society recently hosted a presentation on the ‘Militarization of Police Forces.’ The discussion elucidated the growing number of conflicts brought on by the increased militarization of America’s police, and how it has impacted society’s perception of the police force as a whole. Matthew White, President of the Federalist Society, introduced  lead speaker Radley Balko, senior writer and journalist for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, Rise of the Warrior Cop. Providing additional commentary was Adjunct Professor David Rosen, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.”

Full Article Here: [link]

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A Novel Approach: Alumna Publishes Second Thriller

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An article written in Spring of 2010 about legal expert and novelist Julie Compton and her second book, Rescuing Olivia.

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 4.58.38 PMJulie Compton, AB ’85, JD ’88, has successfully mixed her legal background with her love of writing to become a published author of two psychological thrillers— with a third one on the way. Compton’s second novel, Rescuing Olivia, was released in February to enthusiastic reviews. Set in her current state of residence, Florida, the book centers on Anders Erickson, a man who is told that the love of his life, Olivia, has died in a motorcycle accident. He then discovers that he was deceived and that she had been stolen away from him. The story encompasses his quest to find her by sifting through the life she left behind. What Anders finds is a tapestry of lies, conspiracies, and hidden violence as he strives to save her life, and, consequently, his own.

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