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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...

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Is This The Best Police Chief In America?

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

This article is the sixth in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. Read Part 5 here. In November 2011, a homeless man estimated t...

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An Occupy Activist Finds A New Cause To Champion

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

This article is the fourth in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. Read Part 3 here. SALT LAKE CITY -- Two men with different ap...

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How A Drug Raid Gone Wrong Sparked A Call For Change In The Unlikeliest State In The Nation

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

This article is the first in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. OGDEN, Utah -- It's late summer, and the house at 3268 Jackson...

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$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 ...

New Orleans Cop Gets Four Years For Fatal Drug Raid Shooting Caught On Video

Radley Balko | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

A rare instance of accountability after a botched drug raid: As Natasha Allen walked away from the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse Friday, ...

SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' Claims Cops Face Same Threats As Soldiers In Afghanistan

Radley Balko | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

One of the central themes of my book is that that too many cops today have been conditioned to see the people they serve not as citizens with righ...

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Drawing Down: How To Roll Back Police Militarization In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

When the FBI finally located Whitey Bulger in 2010 after searching for 16 years, the reputed mobster was suspected of involvement in 19 murders in the...

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: 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(s) Of The Day: "Operation Carribean Cruise"

Radley Balko | Posted 04.05.2013 | 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(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: 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...