Has President Obama Been Good or Bad for Criminal Justice Reform?

Washington Post columnist Radley Balko talks progress on criminal justice reform, the state of crime in America, and ways to reform policing.


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"I think Obama has been kind of revolutionary [on criminal justice reform] in that he has said things that no other sitting President has ever said before," says Radley Balko, columnist with the Washington Post. "That said, most of the revolutionary aspects of the administration have been about saying things and not necessarily doing things."

Balko writes a column, The Watch, which covers civil liberties and the criminal justice system and he sat down with Reason TV editor in chief, Nick Gillespie in Nashville to talk about progress made in criminal justice reform.

Edited by Paul Detrick. Shot by Detrick, Todd Krainin and Joshua Swain.

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