Monday, August 26, 2013

Heads-up on a Thursday's Blockbuster Event: Rise of the Warrior Cop with Author Radley Balko

Get there early, as rumor has it that this event will be packed

Heads up on a big upcoming event, O Gentle Readers, as Radley Balko, senior writer and investigative reporter for the Huffington Post, former senior editor at Reason Magazine and a policy analyst for the Cato Institute appears in Salt Lake City on Thursday to speak about how law enforcement has changed throughout history and what militarized police forces mean for citizens. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Here are the time/place coordinates:
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium (Address/Map)
For more information on Thursday's blockbuster event, check out the Salt Lake Library online poop-sheet:
And yes. Of course. Last, but not least, Mr. Balko is also the author of the wildly popular book, "Rise of the Warrior Cop," an item which has been selling like hotcakes via the Amazon ad which we've displayed in our left sidebar for at least the past six months.

Concerned about police militarization in Utah?

Get there early, as rumor has it that this event will be packed to the rafters.


RM said...

Just heard him on NPR's Radio West. The program will be repeated at 7PM tonight.

rudizink said...

Yeah, RM. You can listen to the NPR audio interview here:

Radley Balko NPR Interview

Bob Becker said...

Doug really does give good interview. Radio West is a treasure. Thanks for the link.

Bob Sawatzki said...

Thanks for the tip. I've read the reviews and I will recommend that the Weber County Library buy copies of the book.

rudizink said...

Yep, Bob. Entirely consistent with the type of high-quality interviews which occur regularly on NPR, which is something we all need to keep in mind, as some congressional luddites seek to slash public broadcasting funding.

Ray said...

"Liquor Board to Allow Restaurants to Police Themselves" says article in the Salt Lake Tribune today. So let me get this straight:

1) Legislature passes law to require food be ordered in order to get a alcoholic drink in a restaurants.

2) DABC police set up sting to "bust" restaurants who don't comply.

3) After much uproar over a poorly conceived/written/executed law DABC looks to clarify law.

4) Months of study later board decides the subject is too muddied and decides individual restaurants will need to police and make up their on decisions on customers intent to order food.

So we're back to square one, idiotic law, idiotic board, entrapment police with "cart blanc" on enforcement.

Only in Utah...

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