Tin Star Tyrants by Martin Yant
America's Crooked Sheriffs

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A devastating, convincing chronicle of venality, criminality, and even insanity among America's sheriffs. Yant, who rose to nationwide prominence by exposing corruption in Mansfield, Ohio, shows how sheriffs' unchained power virtually encourages corruption and abuse. Photo insert.

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Published August 1, 1992 by Prometheus Books.
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Surveilled and threatened by local cops, his wife's car followed by sinister allies of the local sheriff, his daughter's school days poisoned by a teacher-friend of the sheriff, Yant has a lot to say about the relationship between media and lawmen.

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In this eye-opening expose, Yant ( Presumed Guilty ) reports on the seamier side of law enforcement under the jurisdiction of a sheriff, an autonomous position achieved by election at the polls.

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