Law enforcement and criminal justice in the US today

Later On

Radley Balko has a good collection of links in the Washington Post, among them:

  • New York’s top judge says the state needs to change how grand juries investigate shootings by police and alleged police misconduct.

See them all.

As to whether the US is on its way to becoming a police state, look at this article by Balko in the Post:

When it comes to civil asset forfeiture reform, we might be making some progress at the margins, but the most outrageous incidents go on. From the Detroit Free Press:

Thomas Williams was alone that November morning in 2013 when police raided his rural St. Joseph County home, wearing black masks, camouflage and holding guns at their sides. They broke down…

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