I suspect that most of the readers who tune in to this blog are familiar with Radley Balko, who writes for the Washington Post. He has been writing about justice system issues for a number of years, and has authored the books Rise of the Warrior Cop – The Militarization of America’s Police Forces and Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America.
He has just issued his 2015 predictions for civil liberties in the US. You might ask why civil liberties are being covered in the Wrongful Convictions Blog. But I submit – wrongful conviction and wrongful incarceration (and, most of all, wrongful execution) are the ultimate civil rights violations.
His predictions are sobering – SOBERING – at best. You can read them here: Horrifying Civil Liberties Predictions for 2015.
I encourage you to read all the way through to the end. But if you find yourself running short of time, you HAVE to skip to the last paragraph.