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Radley Balko

Investigative Journalist & Columnist for The Washington Post

Investigative Journalist & Columnist for The Washington Post

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Nashville, TN, USA
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Radley Balko Biography

Radley Balko is an investigative journalist and a columnist for The Washington Post, where he writes about the criminal justice system and civil liberties. He was previously a senior writer and investigative reporter at the Huffington Post, and a reporter and senior editor for Reason magazine. He is author of the acclaimed books "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces" and "The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South" (co-authored with Tucker Carrington). His work has been cited by the Mississippi Supreme Court, and two federal appeals courts, and twice by the U.S. Supreme Court. He also occasionally writes about the music and culture of Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives.

Balko has won the Western Publications Award for Best News Story, the Innocence Project's Journalism Award, the NACDL Champion of Justice Award, the Bastiat Prize for Journalism, and has been named the L.A. Press Club's Journalist of the Year.

Radley Balko Speaking Topics

  • Topics Include:

    • The criminal justice system
    • The drug war
    • Forensics
    • SWAT teams and police militarization
    • Police and prosecutorial abuse
    • Overcriminalization
    • Blogging and new media
    • Libertarianism
    • Alcohol policy
    • Regulation of gambling and poker
    • Steroids in sports.

Radley Balko Videos

  • The Libertarian Roots of Police Reform: Q&A with Radley Balko ...
  • Radley Balko on the Future of Policing | Real Time with Bill Maher ...

Radley Balko Books

  • Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
    Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

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  • What topics does Radley Balko speak about?

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