I was surprised the other day to come across an informative six-part series in the Huffington Post about police reform and the drug war focused on Salt Lake City. I had not heard about several of the cases mentioned. The articles are by Radley Balko, former editor of Reason magazine and analyst at the Cato Institute, among other things. I think it's good that these look above the level of a single "news story" and show the bigger picture.
Here are links to each of the articles, and a note about the main person featured:
- How A Drug Raid Gone Wrong Sparked A Call For Change In The Unlikeliest State In The Nation (Matthew David Stewart)
- As The Drug War Escalates, SWAT Teams Become 'Bullies With Badges And Guns' (William "Dub" Lawrence)
- Meet The Activist Who's Bringing Conservatives On Board The Police Reform Movement (Connor Boyack)
- An Occupy Activist's New Cause: Drug Raids And Police Abuse (Jesse Fruhwirth)
- An Unexpected Reformer Fights To Hold Police Accountable (Sim Gill)
- A Police Chief Tries To Reform The System From Within (Chris Burbank)
Bring on the reform!