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8/7/20 Tom Woods: The Problems With the Police and How to Fix Them

8/7/20 Tom Woods: The Problems With the Police and How to Fix Them
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Scott interviews Tom Woods about his new eBook, which provides a libertarian perspective on some of the national questions being raised these days about the future of policing. Scott and Woods focus in on the war on drugs in particular, which has been the culprit behind so many of the police abuses of the last few decades. They review the reasons why this policy has been completely ineffective, a staggering waste of resource and has led to vastly disproportionate outcomes between white and minority populations. As a libertarian, Woods supports the replacement of government police forces with free market alternatives, but short of this, he also offers a few relatively simple reforms that could go a long way toward solving some of the worst problems with police, and which he hopes almost any American could get behind.

Discussed on the show:

The Pentagon vs. the Economy
The Problems With the Police
“81 Percent of Black Americans Want the Same Level, or More, of Police Presence: Gallup” (Reason)
“Amash, Pressley introduce bipartisan legislation to end qualified immunity” (U.S. Representative Justin Amash)

Tom Woods is the host of the Tom Woods Show and the author of numerous books including Real Dissent. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasEWoods.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from this website. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. Visit https://scotthorton.org

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