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Why The Government Is Ramping Up The Use Of Force

Radley Balko | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

Outraged by the Occupy crackdowns, some are now calling for a national discussion on the use of force. That's a welcome development, but it's helpful to review how we got here in order to have an honest discussion.

Radley Balko

Three Months After Pima County SWAT Team Kills Jose Guerena: No Arrests, No Apologies | Radley Balko | Posted 10.17.2011 | Crime

Jose Guerena, a 26-year-old Marine and Iraq war veteran, was killed May 5 when a SWAT team broke into his home a little after 9:30 a.m. According to G...

Radley Balko

Arizona Cops Kill Former Marine In Botched Pot Raid | Radley Balko | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

On May 5 at around 9:30 a.m., several teams of Pima County, Ariz., police officers from at least four different police agencies armed with SWAT gear a...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Police Kill Man In Drug Raid Gone Wrong | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Utah police shot and killed a man within seconds of storming his parents' home, video of the raid shows. The police had a warrant to search for drugs,...

Police Terrorize 13-Year-Old Girl In Botched Pot Bust, Family Says

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Spring Valley, New York, family was mistakenly displaced from their house early Thursday morning after a troop of armed officers looking for drugs r...

Karzai Blasts Opium Drug Raid As Violation Of Afghan Sovereignty

LA Times | Laura King, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday denounced a large-scale drug raid in which U.S. forces and Russian drug agents took part, calling it a viola...

Afghan Anti-Drug Officers Burn Confiscated Opium (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Hamid Karzai may have slammed recent drug raids conducted by U.S. and Russian agents in Afghanistan as "a violation of sovereignty," yet tha...

Rangoon Raids Yield 28 Kilograms Of Heroin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police and customs officers in Rangoon have confirmed that a special anti-narcotics task force has seized substantial quantities of heroin in a series...