Radley Balko Around Town


This Saturday, I'll be speaking on the issue of police militarization and the drug war at the annual Students for Sensible Drug Policy conference.

And on Friday, December 5, I'll be speaking on the alcohol neoprohibition movement at a Cato Institute event celebrating the 75th anniversary of Repeal Day.

NEXT: Splice Today's Russ Smith on Marijuana: Legalize It Already!

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  1. the alcohol neoprohibition movement

    There’s an alcohol neoprohibition movement!?

  2. Yep – see “MADD”. Or various religions (like the “Straight Edge” discussed under the last post).

  3. But you knew that . . . .

  4. Has a SWAT team ever done anything remotely good?

  5. GLENSHAW, Pa. – A former police officer who had been an FBI agent for less than two years was fatally shot Wednesday as he served a warrant at the home of an alleged cocaine dealer.

    Agent Samuel Hicks was shot about 6 a.m. in Indiana Township, a middle-class community about 10 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. He was taking part in a drug-ring roundup at the home of Robert Korbe, who was in custody on the drug charges.

    Hicks, 33, had been with the FBI since March 2007. He was a former Baltimore police officer and school teacher with a wife and 3-year-old son.

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