Radley Balko

4 articles

How St. Louis County, Missouri Profits from Poverty

On the court system’s excessive fines.


“Why Did You Shoot Me? I Was Reading a Book”

On the militarization of America’s police forces.


Solving Kathy Mabry's Murder

How an overzealous forensic pathologist and his odontologist sidekick put innocent Mississippi residents behind bars – and let killers run free.


Why Americans Still Support The Death Penalty

Three primary reasons: A desire for vengeance, the sanitization of executions and, ironically, the reliability of DNA evidence.