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Jonathan Blanks

Jonathan Blanks is a Research Associate in the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice and managing editor of PoliceMisconduct.net. Follow him on Twitter @BlanksSlate


Obama praises himself on criminal justice reform, but he could have done so much more Police state Obama praises himself on criminal justice reform, but he could have done so much more Jonathan Blanks, 7:08am, January 6
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Twenty years ago the Supreme Court effectively legalized racial profiling Race in America Twenty years ago the Supreme Court effectively legalized racial profiling Jonathan Blanks, 3:31pm, June 10
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Beyond the Confederate flag: The rest of the country needs to be more honest about its own racist legacy Race in America Beyond the Confederate flag: The rest of the country needs to be more honest about its own racist legacy Jonathan Blanks, 10:54am, July 14
Even the damning video of a cop killing Walter Scott doesn’t guarantee justice will be served Crime and punishment Even the damning video of a cop killing Walter Scott doesn’t guarantee justice will be served Jonathan Blanks, 8:24pm, April 8
The secret nature of police culture encourages rampant abuse and brutality Police state The secret nature of police culture encourages rampant abuse and brutality Jonathan Blanks, 4:20pm, March 5
Black history, black pride and American ignorance History Black history, black pride and American ignorance Jonathan Blanks, 3:38pm, February 23
Reasonable suspicion: Are police lying in use of force cases? Police state Reasonable suspicion: Are police lying in use of force cases? Jonathan Blanks, 8:21am, January 7
To reduce police violence against citizens, police practices will need to change Police state To reduce police violence against citizens, police practices will need to change Jonathan Blanks, 11:31am, December 17
There’s no respect for the rule of law in Ferguson because the government destroyed it Across the U.S.A. There’s no respect for the rule of law in Ferguson because the government destroyed it Jonathan Blanks, 12:33pm, November 25
Washington D.C. should protect the poor by legalizing the sale of marijuana "War on drugs" Washington D.C. should protect the poor by legalizing the sale of marijuana Jonathan Blanks, 10:52am, November 13
The thin line between Mia Love and Tim Scott Getting it Right The thin line between Mia Love and Tim Scott Jonathan Blanks, 10:06am, November 9
Why libertarians should vote Rare Liberty Why libertarians should vote Jonathan Blanks, 3:13pm, November 4
“Stop Helping Us” more about reinforcing black stereotypes than finding small government solutions Conservatism today “Stop Helping Us” more about reinforcing black stereotypes than finding small government solutions Jonathan Blanks, 7:23am, October 26
How equal rights for black Americans still aren’t equal enough Getting it Right How equal rights for black Americans still aren’t equal enough Jonathan Blanks, 7:04am, September 30
Could the New Republic be any more wrong about libertarians and police militarization? Government run amok Could the New Republic be any more wrong about libertarians and police militarization? Jonathan Blanks, 2:52pm, September 4
Many black Americans live in fear of the police and something must be done about it Many black Americans live in fear of the police and something must be done about it Jonathan Blanks, 8:29am, August 26
America owes black people more than it has given—but reparations aren’t the answer America owes black people more than it has given—but reparations aren’t the answer Jonathan Blanks, 6:37am, July 29
To reach blacks, libertarians must begin to understand the African-American experience Getting it Right To reach blacks, libertarians must begin to understand the African-American experience Jonathan Blanks, 2:55pm, July 2
Why aren’t there more black libertarians? Getting it Right Why aren’t there more black libertarians? Jonathan Blanks, 10:50am, June 6