According to the book description of
Running Scared, “Robert Leon Davis was a street kid from a tough community. Raised on the
brink of poverty, he and his siblings often went hungry, but with the help of a family in the neighborhood, he beat the odds
and studied criminal law at Loyola University and joined the New Orleans police department in 1975. He
began his career with aspirations of being a great cop, but before long he was exposed to a darker side of law enforcement.
While partnered with a veteran, Davis first witnessed an officer violating the very laws he had vowed to uphold--and he shared
in his crime. One compromise led to another, and Davis soon was caught and faced a substantial prison term. Cops in prison
don't last long. He fled.”
Robert Davis’ book, Cop Out, “is a true
account of how a former police officer survived as a fugitive while evading authorities and eventually surrendered to God.
This narrative approach of survival and skill encompasses a diversity of stories and experiences, including life in wooded
terrain and survival as a fugitive for over twenty years. This account serves as a means for the readers to envision challenges
as a true survivor leading to surrender regardless of the outcome. Reflections are provided to aid readers' understanding
of this lengthy journey from periods of atheism to acceptance of God.”
One reader of Cop Out said, “In the beginning,
I was very uncomfortable reading this story. I experienced moments of sadness, then a slight moment of disgust, a little happiness,
coupled with anger, then some other feelings I can't quite explain. That he revealed 'all' caused my discomfort.
Most people hold back a little bit. It's like he was glad to expose his entire life. A very courageous person.
I challenge any living human being to reveal of his life the way Robert has reveal
his rugged and lonely life. Honesty is a word we all use too much, but this epic memoir is just that: pure honesty, frankness,
I wouldn't be surprise in the future
to see this story transformed into a major movie. I would certainly love to meet this man, not just because the book was well
written, but because this man has got to have God's divine wisdom and blessings. Read Cop Out, after reading you'll
never be the same.”
One reader of Legal Minds
said, “Just finished reading my copy of Legal Minds. We all know across America there are rogue cops. When a police
officer commits a crime, it's particularly terrible and barbaric. This book does more than give citizens
tips on dealing with rogue cops, it also examines the mentality of criminals in general. The book is small and easy to read,
but every page is precise, to the point, and revealing.
The main points that stood out in the
book was the articles dealing with arrests, lie detector tests, and especially police interrogation procedures. I know the
police detectives reading this book are furious. Many of the issues he reveal are rights granted to all citizens, but not
exercised by the citizens. Many detectives have abused these laws in my opinion. They may have the right to "trick"
you, but I appreciate Legal Minds giving me the right to see the tricks.
Robert Davis is very straight and honest
about bad cops, without sounding like he was putting down the good ones. Dr. Davidson's commentaries examines his articles
and explains the behavioral motivations of the officers committing such crimes and is very revealing. The two authors make
a good team, a former cop and an educator. I strongly suggest that everyone get this book before you need it! The small cost
of the book verses the information it contains makes this book a steal.”