Latest from Radley Balko

We want to learn lessons from data, but just as important is avoiding learning the wrong lessons.

  • Jul 19, 2018

Plus: Milwaukee pays out $3 million-plus in racial profiling lawsuit, federal appeals courts says TSA screeners have immunity from lawsuits, and the emerging coalition against qualified immunity.

  • Jul 14, 2018

Video shows that Adam Finley cooperated during the traffic stop. That didn't prevent the town of Walnut Ridge, Ark., from trying to destroy him.

  • Jul 10, 2018

Plus: Shootings of unarmed black people harm all black people; black gun permit holder shot, killed by Portland cops; and most Americans opposing a curb on immigration.

  • Jul 2, 2018

When cops aren't punished for not using or misusing their body and dash cameras, the cameras are worse than useless.

  • Jun 28, 2018

In the vast majority of Houston's death penalty cases, post-conviction judicial opinions are word-for-word reproductions of prosecutors' briefs.

  • Jun 26, 2018

Plus: How the trafficking panic set the stage for Trump's border police, and Congress considers a scary new drug bill.

  • Jun 22, 2018

Plus: SCOTUS to hear civil asset forfeiture case; Iowa town pays $2 million to family of mom killed by cop, but won't release video; New York's highest-ranking public health official calls for legalizing marijuana.

  • Jun 20, 2018

Meet the man who has been preventing murders all over Chicago -- at least when the government lets him.

  • Jun 18, 2018

How discredited experts and fields of forensics keep sneaking into courtrooms.

  • Mar 21, 2018
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