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    • The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

    • A True Story of Injustice in the American South
    • By: Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington, John Grisham - foreword
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern Gothic horror - of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes and the legally condoned failures that allowed it to happen. Balko and Carrington will shine a light on the institutional and professional failures that allowed this tragic, astonishing story to happen, identify where it may have happened elsewhere, and show how to prevent it from happening again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but a hard listen

    • By Stu on 21-03-18

    Regular price: £27.89

    • Rise of the Warrior Cop

    • The Militarization of America’s Police Forces
    • By: Radley Balko
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Rise of the Warrior Cop traces the arc of US law enforcement from the constables and private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops. Today relentless "war on drugs" and "war on terror" pronouncements from politicians, along with battle-clad police forces with tanks and machine guns, have dangerously blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. Balko's fascinating, frightening narrative shows how martial rhetoric and reactionary policies have put modern law enforcement on a collision course with the values of a free society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wake up call

    • By Tinckelly on 24-06-15

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Alton Sterling's Death Appears to Be Another Police Shooting That Was Both Legal and Preventable

    • By: Radley Balko
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Alton Sterling's Death Appears to Be Another Police Shooting That Was Both Legal and Preventable" is from the July 06, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Radley Balko and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • CatoAudio, August 2005

    • By: Radley Balko, Jacob Sullum, Floyd Abrams, and others
    • Narrated by: Bill McGregor
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Radley Balko and Jacob Sullum on the DEA's war against pain sufferers; Floyd Abrams on political partisans who support free speech, but only when they agree with it; William Niskanen on the lessons Enron teaches about financial mismanagement; David Boaz on why Congress should defend the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Steven Davies on the explosive growth of the world's wealth; and Anne Applebaum on how totalitarianism came to power in Russia and Germany.

    Regular price: £6.99