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Radley Balko

$3.4 Million For Family Of Marine Killed By SWAT Team

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Under the terms of a settlement announced last week, the family of former Marine and Iraq war veteran Jose Guerena will receive $3.4 million from the ...

The War on Drugs Has Become the War on the American People

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Insisting that the "damage done by drugs is felt far beyond the millions of Americans with diagnosable substance abuse or dependence problems," Presid...

Radley Balko

Three Months After Pima County SWAT Team Kills Jose Guerena: No Arrests, No Apologies

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

SWAT Team Mania: The War Against the American Citizen

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

General incompetence, collateral damage (fatalities, property damage, etc.) and botched raids tend to go hand in hand with an overuse of paramilitary forces. In some cases, officers misread the address on the warrant.

One Week in the Life of a Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

One couple was simply holding each other in an affectionate embrace and swaying, only to be forcibly separated and handcuffed. "I'm not shutting up. You cannot shut me up," shouted one of the dancers.

Radley Balko

Arizona Cops Kill Former Marine In Botched Pot Raid

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Drug Warriors Gun Down Young Father

James Peron | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The young husband and father, Jose Guerena, an Iraq veteran, was lying in his own blood, shot at 71 times by heavily armed men. There are lots of questions. The Pima County, Arizona, Sheriff's Department is giving few answers.