Mimesis Law
27 May 2020

Radley Balko

  • Puppycide: Just How Many Dogs Do American Cops Kill?

    by - Jun 17, 2016
    (Comments: 3)
    June 17, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Cops love their dogs for two reasons. First, the dogs love them back, which counts for a lot in a world that hates blue lives and doesn’t think they matter....
  • Should There be a Right Not To Be Raped?

    by - Apr 15, 2016
    (Comments: 6)
    Apr. 15, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Charneshia Corley was raped. An officer claimed he smelled pot. He and other officers held her down, with her hands cuffed behind her back. They tore down her pants in a...
  • Harris County Drug Lab Exonerations: The Good Spike

    by - Feb 16, 2016
    (Comments: 6)
    Feb. 16, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — In Thursday’s Washington Post, Radley Balko wrote an post focusing on the large number of exonerations in drug cases in Harris County, Texas.  Balko points out that in 2015, Harris County...
  • Cross: Radley Balko, The Agitator

    by - Oct 29, 2015
    (Comments: 5)
    Oct. 29, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Ed. Note: Scott Greenfield crosses Radley Balko, Washington Post columnist at The Watch and author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces. Q. You did...
  • “Sometimes Peace is Purchased with Violence”

    by - Oct 23, 2015
    (Comments: 0)
    Oct. 23, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — That statement was made by Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Wilder, that “Sometimes peace is purchased with violence. . . .” As a former soldier, I believe that is very...
  • Taking the Bite out of Bad Evidence

    by - Sep 14, 2015
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    Sept. 14, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Bite mark evidence gained national attention in the Ted Bundy trial in 1979. Since that pivotal moment, American courts have time and again improperly legitimized this allegedly “scientific” evidence. The...
  • Fault Lines Summer Reading

    by - Jul 10, 2015
    (Comments: 2)
    July 10, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — The writers at FL have put together a list of some of their favorite books on the sorts of issues covered here, just in case you have the weird urge...
  • The Pig At Ferguson’s Trough

    by - Mar 7, 2015
    (Comments: 1)
    Mar. 7, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — When Radley Balko came back from Ferguson, Missouri, he wrote about the undercurrent of how petty laws and traffic infractions were being used to subjugate the majority black population by...

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