The U.S. government and its local counterparts have been far more eager to spy on, infiltrate, disrupt, and prosecute activists on the left than on the right — even though the right wing has generally been more prone to violence.
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.