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Radley Balko
Journalist with the Washington Post. Author of the books "Rise of the Warrior Cop" and "The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist" (coming in February).
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Radley Balko 10h
Replying to @Bugs_Meany
So when the government treats individual people as collective entities, we should just ignore it?
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Radley Balko 12h
That's what SCOTUS should have done in Plessy. It didn't, and JC thrived. That's why forced integration came through the Commerce Clause.
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Radley Balko 12h
Replying to @Angry_Husky
I reject the premise. When the state is engaging in racism, we should say so.
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Radley Balko 13h
Replying to @SteveLolyouwish
I don't think the state can or should try to end racism. But I would like the state to stop perpetuating it.
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Radley Balko 14h
Libertarianism does have a blind spot w/ respect to race, but critics consistently misidentify it. This is spot on.
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AP Politics 20h
Federal workers ordered to attend anti-leaking classes, according to internal training documents leaked to :
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Nashville Scene 15h
She stole a dog collar. She didn't do required community service and had to go to jail. A week later, she was dead.
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Kilgore Trout 15h
As said, it's very important we prevent kids from ruining their lives by ruining their lives
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Media Matters 17h
Fox News: Jimmy Kimmel isn't qualified to talk politics Also Fox News:
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Freedom of the Press 20h
Oakland Citizen Police Review Board says throwing grenades and chemical weapons at reporters is 'justified, lawful, and proper'
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Radley Balko 21h
Replying to @UberSteve @pdxlawgrrrl
ICE has been apprehending suspected undocumented immigrants at the courthouse for several weeks now.
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Radley Balko 22h
Man, this video is enraging. No U.S. citizen should be required to show papers to prove citizenship.
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pdx law grrrl 22h
ICE agents in Oregon racially profiled a U.S. citizen, refused to identify themselves, and attempted to detain him.
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Radley Balko 22h
Back in 2014, Oklahoma state troopers beat a deaf man for ignoring commands, then charged him with resisting arrest.
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Radley Balko 22h
In light of that awful OKC story, here's a 2014 post on cops and the hearing-impaired:
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Radley Balko 22h
The TN parole board: 2 relatives of GOP congressmen, 3 ex-cops, 1 Haslem campaign supporter, and 1 ex-state rep.
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Exoneration Registry Sep 20
2,093rd Exon: Krystal Voss exonerated after medical testimony on shaken baby syndrome at trial was shown to be false
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Patrick Nonwhite Sep 20
"Deaf man" - couldn't hear cop orders. "Holding metal pipe" - it was a cane. We are a nation of imbeciles.
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Ryan J. Reilly Sep 20
St. Louis County Police union solicits harassment of pizza shop because owner criticized police tactics:
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Hannah Dreier Sep 20
Woman warned her husband would be killed if US deported him. US deported him anyway. Then last week, he was killed.
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