Radley Balko is a senior writer for The Huffington Post, where he does investigative reporting on civil liberties and the criminal justice system. Previously he was senior editor for Reason magazine, where he wrote award-winning investigative journalism features and weekly columns on civil liberties. Prior to that, he was a policy analyst for the Cato Institute, where he covered civil liberties and the drug war. From 2002 until 2009, he was also a biweekly columnist with FoxNews.com. He is originally from Greenfield, IN and graduated from Indiana University in 1997 with a BA in journalism and political science.
Radley Balko’s talk, “The Militarization of Main Street,” will discuss the rise of SWAT teams and America’s increasingly reactionary, militaristic approach to policing. Read the full description of his talk, as well as other breakout sessions here.