Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation's Most Exclusive Police by Richard Esposito, Ted Gerstein

By Richard Esposito, Ted Gerstein

An remarkable behind-the-scenes examine the boys who safeguard us from the main scary prospect of existence within the age of terrorism.

"In my brain it's all company; I don't fear approximately my relations, I don't fear a few functionality that I'm doing after paintings, I simply fear approximately what's handy. And what's to hand is that package." --Detective First Grade Joe Putkowski, NYPD Bomb Squad

The ny urban Police division Bomb Squad is the oldest such squad within the kingdom, based in 1903. every year its thirty-three individuals make greater than 2 hundred stress-filled "bomb runs," within which they fee suspicious briefcases, defuse hand grenades, or even reply to "art" initiatives developed with genuine explosives. the general public not often sees those males -- and once they do, it's frequently from a distance, telephoto photographs of helmeted figures in ninety-pound fits of Kevlar armor.
Starting on December 31, 2003, within the middle of the recent Year's Eve motion in occasions sq., newshounds Richard Esposito and Ted Gerstein had specific entry to the nation's so much elite police unit for a complete yr. Their usually chilling, never-before-told stories from front line supply a unprecedented view of the family struggle on terrorism.

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He soon issued several circular letters to the provincial societies calling not for revolution, but for another British Convention. These letters were to become key evidence in Hardy’s later prosecution for treason. A month and a half later, meeting at Chalk Farm, the most radical LCS resolution was passed over Hardy’s signature. Still stinging from the Edinburgh trials, the members pointedly accused the crown of violating the British guarantee of due process of law. 35 The government perceived this appeal to the origins of the law in the people, not king and parliament, as a direct threat to the status quo.

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