Stories by Radley Balko

Radley Balko is a senior writer and investigative reporter for the Huffington Post.  subscribe to Radley Balko's feed

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: Public Affairs Books

Heavily armed SWAT teams are increasingly used for such small tasks as raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking. How did we get here?

Posted on: Jul 10, 2013, Source: Public Affairs Books

SWAT teams burst through doors armed to the teeth, terrifying (and killing) children. How did we get here?

Posted on: Mar 26, 2010, Source: Reason.com

Stunning developments in the 2009 police shooting of Georgia pastor Jonathan Ayers.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2004, Source: Reason

Veterans of the hysteria industry have known for some time that the best way to win attention for a pet cause is to compare it to heroin.