Latest from Radley Balko
  • Opinion
If there’s no accountability for an abuse of power caught on video, in front of hundreds of witnesses, how can we expect accountability anywhere else?
  • Jul 23, 2020
  • Opinion
As national support for police reform grows, Congress's bills lack teeth.
  • Jun 24, 2020
  • Opinion
The highest-ranking law enforcement official in a California county is using the law to seek retaliation against a lower-ranking county employee.
  • Jun 19, 2020
  • Opinion
The Hallandale Beach SWAT team’s record includes violent drug raids, racial bias, terrorized residents and killing an unarmed man. Maybe it’s better if the town no longer has one.
  • Jun 17, 2020
  • Opinion
Even controlling for crime rates, class and income, racial bias infects every nook and cranny of our courts, prisons, jails and police stations.
  • Jun 10, 2020
The police crackdown on largely peaceful protests has shown that bad cops are largely protected, covered for and shielded from liability, says Radley Balko.
  • Jun 5, 2020
  • Opinion
She's just the latest casualty of a judicial system that refuses to protect the Fourth Amendment.
  • Jun 3, 2020
  • Opinion
White people can compartmentalize these stories. Black people don’t have that luxury.
  • May 29, 2020
  • Opinion
Charles Hobbs was sick for weeks. The staff at his Miami jail did little to help. He died alone.
  • May 20, 2020
  • Opinion
Some jails and prisons are seeing astronomical infection rates. But most have chosen not to look.
  • May 1, 2020