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Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Rand Paul on Ferguson, police militarization, and racial disparities in the criminal justice system"

Ilya Somin has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part:

The op ed should help put to rest the notion – never very plausible to begin with – that libertarians are ignoring these issues. Paul has not gone as far in opposing the War on Drugs and police militarization as I and many other libertarians would like. I would prefer to abolish the War on Drugs completely, not just cut it back and reduce sentences, as Paul has advocated. But he has gone much farther on both than the vast majority of other mainstream politicians, including most Democrats.

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