Antiwar Radio: Will Grigg

Will Grigg, author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses the loss of “local” police to a homogeneous federally-funded force designed to fight the war on drugs, how police departments facing budget cuts use asset forfeiture laws to make up the difference, the dramatic change of police portrayals in movies (and the culture’s acceptance of lawbreaking cops at large) following The French Connection and Dirty Harry, how the “Mosque at Ground Zero” exposed conservatives’ opposition to private property rights and how television’s idea of a balanced look at the criminal justice system means getting the story of cops and prosecutors.