This week on RealClear Radio Hour: a sharecropper’s grandson whose father was a police officer and a 34-year police veteran turned against the failed war on drugs discuss criminal justice reform, gun control, and how to fix community policing.
My first guest this week is Jonathan Blanks, managing editor of PoliceMisconduct.net and research associate at the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice. Blanks discusses gun control, police shootings, and the blue wall of silence; and notes that while police corruption has become less pervasive, incidents of misconduct that do occur are even more pernicious.
In the second half of the show, I’m joined by Major Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement against Prohibition (LEAP) and 34-year veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. Franklin shares first-hand experience on how the failed war on drugs pits communities and police against one another, with tragic consequences.
You can hear from both of our guests this week by listening to the full show as-aired on iTunes, or you can check out the individual podcasts hosted on YouTube and SoundCloud. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.