Wednesday, October 30, 2013 | One comment

How An Unlikely State Became a Hotbed For Police Reform

By Connor Boyack

Investigative journalist Radley Balko has published six articles in a series about efforts in Utah to reform the way police handle drug enforcement cases and the “militarization” trend we’ve become familiar with. Balko, author of the new book Rise of the Warrior Cop, also published a paper in 2006 on the same subject, “Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America.” Download a free copy here.

Our proposal, and our president’s profile, is included in the third article. The entire series is worth reading. Here are the articles:

Within a few weeks we hope to announce details about our proposal to establish better guidelines regarding how and when officers may forcibly enter a person’s home. “Like” our Facebook page to stay up to date!

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About the Author

Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute. He is the author of several books on politics and religion, including the Tuttle Twins series for children.


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  1. […] ACLU report, have praised Utah for leading the nation on reform. Balko highlighted this effort in a six-part series at Huffington Post, and followed it up after the recent legislative session at the Washington Post in an article […]

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