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Police Raids

Slowly, A Consensus Emerges To Oppose The Security State

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

From a new Reason/Rupe poll (pdf): Do you think local police departments using drones, military weapons and armored vehicles are necessary for...

Lawsuit: Cops Storm House, Beat Occupants, Kill Parakeet

Radley Balko | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Your police outrage of the day comes courtesy of the NY Daily News: City cops barged into the home of a Staten Island mom without a warrant, be...

Raid Of The Day: Witness To A Misdemeanor

Radley Balko | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

Today's raid comes courtesy of Vice. It is an interview with an anonymous source, so factor that in when calibrating your outrage. But if true, thi...

Raid Of The Day: Bruce Lavoie

Radley Balko | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Lewis Cauthorne

Radley Balko | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Jeffrey Miles

Radley Balko | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Doy Vanderburg

Radley Balko | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid(s) Of The Day: Two From Recent Headlines

Radley Balko | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Eurie Stamps, Grandfather Of 12, Killed In Botched 2011 Drug Raid

Radley Balko | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Trevon Cole, 21, Killed During Pot Raid

Radley Balko | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Derek Copp

Radley Balko | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Boston And Militarism: The Modern Drug War

Radley Balko | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

(This is part four in a series of posts on the Boston Marathon bombings, the government response, and Boston unique historical perspective on militari...

Raid(s) Of The Day: The CAMP Raids

Radley Balko | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Brenda Van Zwieten

Radley Balko | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: NYPD Mistakenly Raids Octogenerians Martin and Leona Goldberg

Radley Balko | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Atlee Swanson

Radley Balko | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Pedro Navarro

Radley balko | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid(s) Of The Day: Operation D-Day

Radley Balko | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the Warri...

Raid Of The Day: Indoor Gardening Hobby Brings Pot Raid

Radley Balko | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics

From the Kansas City Star, just this week: "This is how we were awakened: banging, pounding, screaming," the mother, Adlynn Harte, said Friday...

Raid Of The Day: Hawaii 5-Uh, Oh

Radley Balko | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Lewis Caldwell

Radley Balko | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Cat Urine And The Opera Singer

Radley Balko | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Daniel Castillo, 17, Killed In A 2007 Early Morning Bust

Radley Balko | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Note: The "Raid of the Day" features accounts of police raids I've found, researched, and reported while writing my forthcoming book Rise of the W...

Raid Of The Day: Rusty Windle

Radley Balko | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

In the spring of 1999, a 46-year-old ex-con named Roy Parrish befriended 25-year-old electrician Rusty Windle at a blue collar bar in the town of ...

Raid Of The Day: "Operation Ready-Rock"

Radley Balko | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

As the drug war escalated in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the crack epidemic, police in some cities began raiding entire neighborhoods. The...