Upcoming Speaking Gigs in Nashville, D.C.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Speeches I’ll be giving in the coming months:

  • February 13th, Vanderbilt University, 6:30 pm.  Topic: Police Militarization. Open to the public.
  • February 19th, International Students for Liberty Conference, Washington, D.C., 10 You can register for the conference here.
  • April 23rd, Vanderbilt University, 6:30pm. Topic: The Drug War. Open to the public.

I’ve also tentatively agreed to give a talk about police militarization at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in October. That should be interesting.

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9 Responses to “Upcoming Speaking Gigs in Nashville, D.C.”

  1. #1 |  picachu | 

    The chiefs of police conference is exactly who needs to hear you!

    Unlike the military you actually are fighting for our freedom.

  2. #2 |  ktc2 | 

    LOL. Wear a kevlar vest and helmet to that last one…

  3. #3 |  BamBam | 

    I’ve also tentatively agreed to give a talk about police militarization at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in October. That should be interesting.

    Didn’t you speak at some big cop conference 6 months ago or so? I would imagine that they are researching the enemy.

  4. #4 |  CalebT | 

    You’ve got to come to the University of Alabama sometime. I don’t know who else would show up, but I’d like to hear one of your talks.

  5. #5 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    “I’ve also tentatively agreed to give a talk about police militarization at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in October. That should be interesting.”

    Excellent! Radley, I think that everyone can benefit from listening to you or reading your work, but I think you should take every opportunity you can to speak with law enforcement. Police, like members of other occupational groups, should listen with interest to critiques of their work. There should be no need to get overly defensive, esepcially considering what is at stake (lives, liberty, public funds, etc). And frankly, if cops are made overly uncomfortable by criticism, they should have picked a less controversial profession.

    Perhaps your presentations will change some minds. Beyond that, maybe your work will embolden officers that are already sympathetic to your views. They will be able to cite your work and the work of others (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, for instance) when they talk to co-workers. Maybe the discussion will even reach administrators. Then lawmakers and the general public. Today, officers who agree with you likely feel outnumbered, as if they will have to literally risk it all if they come forward (some have, of course). But there is no reason it has to be this way for much longer. The public is coming around on marijuana and is increasingly aware of police militarization. If the police begin to turn their backs on the drug war and related excesses then political representatives will have to act accordingly.

  6. #6 |  picachu | 

    Helmut O’ Hooligan “The public is coming around on marijuana and is increasingly aware of police militarization”

    If that damn Lindsay Lohan didn’t keep getting in trouble the media might get around to covering these issues.

  7. #7 |  Juice | 

    OT…

    Washington DC is 3rd on the list of rudest cities. Nashville took the top spot for the nicest.

    I don’t know about Nashville being no. 1 in niceness, but it’s so much better than DC in almost every way, IMO,

    How do you like it so far, Radley?

  8. #8 |  Mike Magnus | 

    Not sure if it’s possible. But recording some of the speeches and posting them would be nice for those who can’t make it to these speeches. Especially that last one, that would be must see.

    Probably breaks some obscure rule, just a thought though…

  9. #9 |  Larry Fiehn | 

    I’ve been looking for more details about your Vanderbilt appearance in Nashville, Radley (exact location? cost?) but haven’t found it yet. More info, please?

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