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The Borders of Faith
Marc, M. Harrold  More Info

Observations of White Noise: An 'Acid Test' for the First Amendment
Marc M. Harrold  More Info

5 Days Out: the Industrial Poetry of Delta Don McKabe
Marc M. Harrold  More Info

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The mission of the Atlanta Police Department is to reduce crime and promote the quality of life, in partnership with our community. The delivery of professional police services in Atlanta is coordinated through the three divisions and one bureau of the Atlanta Police Department. Routine services include uniform patrol operations, criminal investigations, technical and administrative support services, and the regulation of vehicles for hire. Emergency police response is available around the clock and is facilitated by strategically located police precincts throughout the City and at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Citizen Advisory Councils and Neighborhood Planning Units representing 139 separate neighborhoods promote citizen input for Departmental decisions while mini-precincts, foot patrols and bicycle patrols encourage personalized policing and frequent citizen-officer interaction.




Marc Harrold is a cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law where he received his J.D. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Clemson University. Prior to law school, Marc Harrold served the Atlanta Police Department as both a patrol officer and on a narcotics task force.  He is currently a part-time officer with the Oxford Police Department (Mississippi).  Marc Harrold “has been published numerous times in law reviews, bar journals magazines and newspapers primarily in the areas of constitutional law, civil rights, First Amendment, identity theft, technology issues and immigration, asylum and refugee litigation.


Marc Harrold is the author of Observations of White Noise: An 'Acid Test' for the First Amendment and 5 Days Out: The Industrial Poetry of Delta Don McKabe.  He is also the co-author of Mississippi Criminal Trial Practice (with Ronald J. Rychlak).  According to the book description of 5 Days Out: The Industrial Poetry of Delta Don McKabe, “5 Days Out is the fictional, yet reflective, poetic journey recorded by "Delta" Don McKabe during his last days as a death row inmate inside Louisiana's famous Angola State Penitentiary. Hailed as an innovator in what has been tagged "industrial poetry," McKabe's verse speaks of the love, loss, fear and anger of a turbulent life while at the same time revealing an ironic glimmer of hope in the words of a condemned man.”


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