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Radley Balko surveys police raids gone wrong in Playboy .

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  1. Playboy, eh? Congrats, Radley. You’ve made it as a writer.*

    *For those unfamiliar with the publishing world: no, that isn’t sarcasm. Having an article in Playboy is prestigious as hell.

  2. Is this the one where that goofball boot-lick responded by calling you a rich snob?

  3. There are articles??? How’d I miss this?

    Seriously, good job Mr. Balko, glad they picked it up. Playboy lands on the desks of politicians every day thanks to “free subscriptions” they didn’t ask for. Maybe while flipping through boobies they will see the photo of the armed SWAT team and pause a second to say WTF and read the article. Fantastic!

  4. Congrats to Radley!

    Sadly Kwix, I suspect it’ll just give the politicos ANOTHER thing about which to stroke themselves .

    Mmmm.. boobies… mmmm… step on the peons… mmmm… power….mmm

    Jake
    (who seems to have had an extra helping of cynical with his lunch)

  5. Well, I think technically he can get into the playboy mansion at least once.

    panty raids gone terrible right

  6. The bad news: out-of-control cops are ruining America and killing and terrorizing innocent people.

    The good news: I now have a good reason to buy the next issue of Playboy. Sweet.

  7. The worst thing about Playboy these days is that “I only read it for the articles” is a fully defensible position now.

  8. But Radley, I don’t read Playboy for the articles…

  9. Well, I think technically he can get into the playboy mansion at least once.

    Anyone with a few hundred dollars can do that.

  10. The least you could do is have the link actually go to Playboy so we could get some surreptitious eye candy. Suitcase-skeleton guy (at right) isn’t doing it for me. And where’s carpet-humping man, btw?

  11. “And where’s carpet-humping man, btw?”

    Ah, there’s a sad story. You’re familiar with the concept of rug burn? His case is going to be written up in *The Lancet.* Poor soul.

  12. Congradulations Balko

    Number 6

    Thats interesting. So the fact that probably only a small percentage of subscribers read the articles doesn’t reduce the prestige?

    The good news: I now have a good reason to buy the next issue of Playboy. Sweet.

    I think there is always a good reason to buy any issue of playboy you want.

  13. Yeah, I look at the photos. But I also read the articles/columns. Playboy is real jounnalism.

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