Stories by Radley Balko

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Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: PublicAffairs 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: PublicAffairs 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:

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.