- Radley Balko
Employment and publications
Balko is senior editor at "Reason" magazine. Previously, he was a policy analyst for the
Cato Institute, specializing in vice and civil liberties issues. He writes on drug policy, police misconduct, obesity, alcoholand tobacco, and civil liberties. He also writes on tradeand globalizationissues and more generally on politics and culture. He is also a biweekly columnist for Fox News. His work has been published in the " Wall Street Journal", " Forbes", " Playboy", " TIME magazine", " The Washington Post", the " Los Angeles Times", "Slate", "Reason", "Worth" magazine, Canada's " National Post", and the " Chicago Tribune". He blogs at The Agitator, his personal weblog, and for Reason's Hit & Run. He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.ref|personalresume
Balko's work on "no-knock" drug raids was profiled in "
The New York Times", and cited by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyerin his dissent in the case " Hudson v. Michigan". He is also credited with breaking and reporting the Cory Mayecase. His work on the Maye case was also cited by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Balko earned a B.A. in
journalismand political sciencein 1997 from Indiana University.
* [http://www.theagitator.com The Agitator] , Balko's personal weblog
* [http://www.foxnews.com/column_archive/0,2976,32,00.html Balko's columns] at
* [http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6476 Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America] by Radley Balko
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