All Things Warrior Cop

Monday, August 5th, 2013

originalSince I don’t regularly update this blog anymore, I figure it’s a good place to put up a post of my speaking schedule and various items related to my book. It’ll stay at the top of the page. So check back here often. We’re also still adding dates on the book talk/signing tour.

 

Year-End Lists

•The Nieman Foundation’s Top 10 Investigative Journalism books of 2013.

• The Kansas City Star’s top books of the year.

• Gizmodo’s best books of the year.

 

Public Events:

• January 29th, 2013, noon, Southern Illinois School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois.

• February 11, 2014, noon, University of Hawaii School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii.

• February 21, time TBA, debate with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Phoenix, Arizona. (Exact location TBA.)

• March 4, 2014, noon, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas.

• March 5, 2014, noon, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri.

• March 25, 2014, noon, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland.

• April 8, 2014, noon, Penn State University School of Law, University Park, Pennsylvania.

 

(Previous Events)

• September 26, Time, Woodburn Hall, Room 120, 7:30pm, Bloomington, Indiana: Speech and book signing.

• July 9 — Book signing. Parnassus Books, Nashville, Tennessee, 6:30pm.

• July 10 — Book release party. Mercy Lounge, Nashville, Tennessee, 7pm. With music from the Cold Stares and Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden.

• July 22 — Book release party. HR-57, Washington, D.C., 6:30 pm. With music from the Cold Stares.

• July 23 — Talk, panel, and book signing. Busboys & Poets, Washington, D.C., 6:30pm. Co-sponsored by the ACLU, the Cato Institute, the Huffington Post, and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

• July 24 — Capitol Hill Book Forum, with Mark Lomax of the National Tactical Officers Association. Rayburn Office Building, Washington, D.C., 12pm. Sponsored by the Cato Institute. (Watch video of this event here.)

• July 27, 3pm: Talk, book signing at Big Blue Marble Book Store, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

• August 17, 2:20pm, Austin, Texas, Police Accountability Summit, sponsored by Peaceful Streets Project: Speech and book signing.

• August 24, 1pm, Libertas Found,  5430 West Chester Rd., West Chester, Ohio: Book signing. Sponsored by the Ohio Libertarian Party.

• August 29, 7pm Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: Speech and book signing, sponsored by Libertas, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy at the University of Utah.

• September 3, noon, University of Memphis Law School, Memphis, Tennessee:

• September 5, Time TBA, Indy Reads Books, Indianapolis, Indiana: Book signing, sponsored by the Marion County Libertarian Party.

•September 18, noon, University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois.

• September 18, 6:15pm, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Angel Reading Room, Chicago, Illinois: Speech, panel discussion, and book signing. Co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union Illinois, Chicago Alliance against Racist and Political Repression, Illinois Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Mansfield Institute for Social Justice & Transformation (Roosevelt University), National Lawyers Guild (Chicago), People’s Law Office, Project NIA, TruthOut, Women’s All Points Bulletin

• October 14, Woody’s Roadside, 3008 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Sponsored by the Jackson County, Mississippi Libertarian Party.

• October 15, Mobile, Alabama: Speech and book signing. Sponsored by the Mobile Federalist Society.

October 17, 5:30pm, Independence Institute, Denver, Colorado: Book forum. Sponsored by the Independence Institute.

• October 21, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado.

• October 22, noon, University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado.

• October 26, Students for Liberty Regional Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

• October 30, noon, University of New Hampshire Law School, Concord, New Hampshire.

• October 31, noon, Boston University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.

• November 2, Students for Liberty Regional Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

• November 12, noon, Loyola University College of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Book Reviews:

• A review from Kirkus Reviews.

• A review from Publishers Weekly.

• A review from the New York Journal of Books.

• A review from the Economist.

• Bruce Schneier’s review in the Wall Street Journal.

• Former Baltimore police officer and Cop in the Hood author Peter Moskos’ review in the Pacific Standard.

• New York criminal defense attorney Scott Greenfield’s review at his Simple Justice blog.

Former NYPD Det. John J. Baeza’s review at the Law Enforcement Against Prohibition blog.

• Former Redondo Beach, California Lt. Diane Goldstein’s review at Huffington Post.

• L.A.P.D. officer and pseudonymous writer Jack Dunphy’s review for National Review. (Behind a 25 cent paywall.)

• Gene Healy in the Washington Examiner.

• Ilya Somin at the Volokh Conspiracy.

• John Payne in the American Conservative.

• Hal from the Right Thinking From the Left Coast blog.

• “Mad Rocket Scientist” at the League of Ordinary Gentlemen blog.

Phillip Smith’s review at the Drug War Chronicle.

• Nate Carlisle review in the Salt Lake Tribune.

• Mike Riggs’ review at the Weekly Standard.

• Chase Madar in the Washington Spectator.

• Damian J. Penny in Canadian Lawyer.

• Paul J. Wyden in the Charleston Gazette.

• Mark Draughn: (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5).

Amazon reviews.

 

My Articles:

“Rise of the Warrior Cop,” in the Wall Street Journal.

“A Gallery of Notable Police Raids,” in the ABA Journal.

My “Raid of the Day” series at Huffington Post.

“7 Ways the Obama Administration Has Accelerated Police Militarization,” at Huffington Post.

“Former Cops Speak Out on Police Militarization,” at Huffington Post.

“Welcome to the Police-Industrial Complex,” at Huffington Post.

“The Marketing of Police Militarism,” at Huffington Post.

• “Too Many Cops Are Told They’re Soldiers Fighting a War. How Did We Get Here?” at the ACLU blog.

• “Senator Sam Ervin, “No-Knock” Warrants, and the Fight to Stop Cops from Smashing into Homes the Way Burglars Do,” at the ACLU blog.

• “ACLU Launches Nationwide Investigation Into Police Militarization,” at Huffington Post.

My response to PoliceOne: “SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are ‘Battlefields,’ Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan”

 

Excerpts:

Salon: Part One. Part Two. Part Three. Part Four.

ABA Journal.

Alternet.

The Nashville Scene.

Business Insider.

TruthOut.

 

Other Coverage:

BBC video on police militarization. (This is one is a favorite. They did a great job.)

• “Uphold the Third Amendment,” by Glenn Reynolds at USA Today.

• “SWAT-Team Nation,” by Sarah Stillman in The New Yorker.

• “In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Radley Balko tackles the dangers of militarized police units run amok on U.S. soil,” the Nashville Scene.

• “Family pets get it as Swat warrior cops go in all guns blazing,” in the  Sunday Mail U.K. (Paywalled.)

• “Overkill: Police SWAT teams sent to fight poker games, liquor violations,” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (reporter blog).

• “SWAT Teams Save Lives,” Alfred Regnery at Breitbart.com. (Negative.)

• “Editorial: Does city need a BearCat? Think carefully, please,” Concord Monitor.

• “From Tom Paine to Glenn Greenwald, we need partisan journalism,” Jack Shafer at Reuters.

John Stossel’s column on warrior cops.

• The Heritage Foundation on police militarization.

• Coverage in the Greenfield, Indiana Daily Reporter.

Editorial in the Washington Times.

Blog post at the San Francisco Chronicle.

• A series of (mostly negative) responses on the website PoliceOne.

• Coverage in the Deseret Review.

• Coverage in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Blog post at the Washington Monthly.

• Op-ed by Rick Holmes at the Metro West Daily.

• Coverage of a Chicago book event from Huffington Post.

• First Things.

• Editorial in the Idaho State Journal.

• Discussion of the book and related issues in the Harvard Policy Review.

Kansas City Star list of the top books of 2013.

 

Interviews:

Text:

Interview with Tennessee’s Chapter 16.

Interview with Vice.

Interview with Antiwar.com.

Interview with Salon.

• Interview with the Washington Times: Part One. Part Two.

Forum at Crooks & Liars.

Book Salon at Firedoglake.

My Reddit AMA.

Truthout.

 

Audio:

ABA Journal podcast.

Op-Ed News podcast with Rob Kall.

City Journal podcast with Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis.

The Sex, Politics, and Religion Show with Jamila Bey (and Ed Brayton).

think, with Krys Boyd on KERA in Dallas, Texas.

Free Talk Live.

The Peter Schiff Show (requires subscription).

Cultural Baggage, with Dean Becker.

Majority report with Sam Seder.

• Hour-long interview with KUER public radio in Salt Lake City.

Interview with Stansbury radio.

• Podcast interview with Matt Lewis at The Daily Caller.

Occupy Radio interview.

 

 

Video:

• BBC narrative. (This one is really great.)

 

• “All-In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC:

 

• Reason.tv:

 

• “The Real News,” on The Blaze TV:

 

• RT America:

 

• HuffPost Live:

 

• The Thom Hartmann Show, on RT.

 

• “Happening Now” on Fox News.

 

• “Morning Joe” on MSNBC:

 

• Debate with an Ohio sheriff on Fox Business News’ “Stossel.”

 

 

• “The Majority Report” radio show:

 

Interview with Ron Paul for The Ron Paul Channel.

 

Real Time with Bill Maher (Overtime segment — book interview itself not available online.)

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8 Responses to “All Things Warrior Cop

  1. #1 |  bear | 

    Awesome round up! And congrats Radley. You’ve made a big impact over the years on me and many others I’m sure. You’re reporting and beat are blowing up the status quo and I couldn’t be prouder to have followed you since your early days!

    -bear

  2. #2 |  jb | 

    Holy Shit, you’re back! Congratulations on your book. I had a friend tell me the other day about this great book he’d just read. I told him about this site. Oh, and that you’re now posting at Huffpo.

    Good work Radley, your getting a lot of good press all over the intertubes.

  3. #3 |  Psion | 

    We’ve missed you Radley! Thanks for the update, and keep up the good work.

  4. #4 |  Stephen | 

    Cool! A new post here. :) I guess I need to make an account over at Huffington post but I havent yet. I’m still keeping an eye on you though. Keep up the good work.

  5. #5 |  Radley Balko's "Rise of the Warrior Cop" Book Tour | Cop Block | 

    […] over to Radley’s personal site, The Agitator for a more extensive list of related content, including book reviews, book excerpts, and video […]

  6. #6 |  Mark | 

    You should do an event in Minneapolis.

  7. #7 |  Burgers Allday | 

    what happened to Mr. Balko? Radio silence sine 30 dec 2013?!?

  8. #8 |  Greg | 

    Mr Balko is now at The Washington Post, making the whole Huffpost deal even more bizarre.

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