Brian Saady on the Drug War, Bad Forensic Evidence, and the “School to Prison Pipeline” Ep. 91

by | Aug 29, 2018

Brian Saady is a freelance journalist and author of four books, including a three-book series, entitled “Rackets,” which discusses the legalization of drugs, gambling, and prostitution, respectively. His writing has appeared in outlets such as: The American Conservative,, Counterpunch, ActivistPost, and the Foundation for Economic Education. Additionally, he is the host of an excellent podcast entitled “Rackets.”

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Show Notes:

“The War on Drugs is far Deadlier than Most People Realize” FEE


For more on the New Jersey gambling case, please refer to Episode Four of the “Rackets” Podcast on this page

“When Forensic Evidence Goes Bad” The American Conservative

“Throwing Children Away: The School-to-Prison Pipeline”

“School Resource Officers and the Criminalization of Student Behavior” by Matthew Theriot–University of Tennesee 

The Daubert Standard

Steven Teske, the chief judge at the Clayton County Juvenile Court in Georgia, testifies before Congress

FPF #133 “The Drug War with Brian Saady”

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