Now Playing at Reason.tv: Mississippi Drug War Blues—the Case of Cory Maye

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The latest Drew Carey Project video for reason.tv tells the story of Cory Maye, who shot and killed a policeman during a 2001 drug raid gone terribly, terribly wrong.

"Mississippi Drug War Blues" is a story about the intersection of race, the war on drugs, the disturbing increase in the militarization of police tactics, and systemic flaws in the criminal justice system. It is a tragedy in which one man is dead and another may spend his life in prison without possiblity of parole.

Click below to view the video and access related materials, including an interview with reason Senior Editor Radley Balko, whose searing October 2006 story changed the course of the case and helped expose fundamental problems with the rules governing Mississippi's expert testimony.

 

 

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