The third edition of Our Enemies in Blue is going to be released in a couple weeks. In anticipation, I adapted some of the book’s arguments for an essay in Dollars and Sense. In it, I contrast the legal treatment of offenses associated with poverty and those associated with wealth. In other words: crack versus powder, welfare fraud versus corporate fraud, urban camping versus drunk driving.
Many weeks ago I gave an interview on the radio program Equal Time for Free Thought. We discussed the history of the police, militarization, social and economic inequality, and (briefly) the role of reason in politics.
The audio file was just posted on their website.