Radley Balko

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Radley Balko writes about criminal justice, the drug war, and civil liberties for the Washington Post. He is author of the books “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces” and “The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South” (co-authored with Tucker Carrington). His work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Mississippi Supreme Court, and two federal appeals courts. He also occasionally writes about the music and culture of Nashville, where he lives.