Buttrick Hall, 6:30-8 pm.
Young Americans for Liberty at Vanderbilt will be hosting its next dinner discussion with Radley Balko. The topic of the discussion will be the “The Militarization of Main Street.”
The Department of Education has a SWAT team. So does NASA. Your town probably has one, too. Once reserved for emergency situations in which lives were in immediate danger, SWAT teams today are used to bust pot smokers, poker games, even to perform regulatory inspections. Radley Balko looks at the rise of SWAT teams and America’s increasingly reactionary, militaristic approach to policing.