Radley Balko

Opinion bloggerNashville, Tenn.


Plus: A school pays students to snitch, Denver police are getting body cameras and a ‘Cops’ crew member is killed by police

  • Aug 29, 2014

Radley Balko and Reihan Salam discuss the lessons of Ferguson, Mo.

  • Aug 28, 2014

Plus: An in-depth look at police cameras, the graying of our prisons, attorneys want D.C. to stop shackling juveniles.

  • Aug 27, 2014

Arizona police department wants to take $455,000 from a medical marijuana grower, despite never convicting him with a crime

  • Aug 25, 2014

Plus: Militarization in Madison and New Jersey, a roundup of harassment of journalists and dash video gets a South Carolina trooper fired

  • Aug 25, 2014

Refreshing talk about transparency, accountability and community policing.

  • Aug 21, 2014

State supreme court rules in a defendant’s favor and reveals more of the role of Steven Hayne.

  • Aug 20, 2014

Plus: Ferguson recap, the interrogation of Debra Harrell and reforming the clemency process.

  • Aug 20, 2014

Footage should be public record, with penalties if it goes missing

  • Aug 19, 2014

Plus: The scary future of crowd control weapons, Pentagon giveaways likely to continue, puppycide in Chicago,

  • Aug 19, 2014
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Radley Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post. He was previously a senior writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post. He is the author of "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces," and his work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Mississippi Supreme Court. He also writes about the music and culture of Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives. A graduate of Indiana University, Radley has also been a senior editor at Reason magazine, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute and an opinion columnist for FoxNews.com.
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