Radley Balko Helms New Washington Post Criminal Justice Blog

This is the John L. Allen, Jr. of criminal justice old-media coups. He starts out with an introduction (so fi you’ve ever wondered why I keep plugging this guy, here you go), four myths about criminal justice, and notes on some recurring themes:

Another recurring theme you’ll also find here is the problem with the way incentives are structured within the criminal justice system. From cops, to prosecutors, to judges, to the effects of our criminal laws themselves, we too often encourage and reward the wrong behavior. In addition to all of that, other topics you’ll likely read about here include asset forfeiture, over-criminalization, prosecutorial misconduct, policing strategies and tactics, prisons, motorist issues, sex crimes, checkpoints, zoning laws, eminent domain abuses, TSA, free speech, and the 4th Amendment. I’m sure I’ve left something out.

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