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‘Washington Post’ Blogger to Address Militarization of Police

Radley Balko, a blogger for The Washington Post, will present Militarization of Police and Its Effect on Civil Liberties at a lecture hosted by the Duquesne University Federalist Society student organization.

Balko, who blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties, is the author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces. His work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Mississippi Supreme Court.

In addition to previously working at the Huffington Post, Reason magazine and FoxNews.com, Balko was a policy analyst at the Cato Institute.

When:   Monday, April 7, from 12 to 1 p.m.

Room 308, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the law school at 412.396.6300 or visit www.duq.edu/law.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.