Sunday, February 25, 2007

Southern California Cop Authors, a website dedicated to listing state and local police officers who have authored books, added Victor Paez Torres and Michael Ruppert to the list of police officers who have written books.

In 1999, a former
Santa Ana Police Department (California) police officer, Victor Paez Torres, wrote Code of Police Silence: Behind the Thin Blue Line. According to the book description “COPS is a police story set in the late 1970's in the southern California city of Santa Ana, yet many of the events chronicled could just have well taken place today in any city of America. Author, Victor Torres, skillfully utilizes symbolism and realism to portray the dynamics of Latino duality and introspection as these Latino cops endeavor to defeat the beast of racism.”

At the time of publication, Adrian Garcia, National President, National Latino Peace Officers Association said of the book, “As a nineteen year
law enforcement veteran, I find COPS as a very accurate depiction of the challenges faced by Latino officers in the 1970s. Unfortunately, some of what is mentioned in this book is still occurring. Hopefully, this book will inspire more Hispanic officers to accept the challenge to be leaders and positive change agents of their communities and agencies.”

Michael Ruppert is a former Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator, whistleblower and a 1973 Honors Graduate of UCLA in Political Science. In 1977, while still on the job, Michel Ruppert discovered information linking the Central Intelligence Agency to drug trafficking. Shortly thereafter, Michael Ruppert resigned from the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to the book description,
Michael Ruppert’s book, Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil, “The attacks of September 11, 2001, were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects-finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government - by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee that the attacks produced the desired result. Crossing the Rubicon is unique not only for its case-breaking examination of 9/11, but for the breadth and depth of its world picture-an interdisciplinary analysis of petroleum, geopolitics, narcotraffic, intelligence and militarism-without which 9/11 cannot be understood.” now hosts 348
police officers (representing 145 police departments) and their 779 books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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