Samuel Walker

University of Nebraska Omaha

Guest

Samuel Walker is professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha and the author of In Defense of American Liberties: A History of the ACLU. He is a former ACLU board member.

Samuel Walker on KCRW

"I may hate what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."  Some version of that old saying could be the motto of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU when free speech turns violent

"I may hate what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."  Some version of that old saying could be the motto of the American Civil Liberties Union.

from To the Point

A Justice Department investigation has found that the Baltimore Police Department has routinely discriminated against black citizens for years.

Justice Department investigation finds police bias in Baltimore

A Justice Department investigation has found that the Baltimore Police Department has routinely discriminated against black citizens for years.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

As the country observes Independence Day, we’re exploring some of our national divisions and efforts to come together.

from News Special Programming

Sha’Carri Richardson tested positive for THC, so the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed her a one-month suspension.

from KCRW Features

As OC continues to debate whether ethnic studies should be included in the local K-12 curriculum, professor Theresa Montaño withdrew from the conservative-leaning OC Board of…

from KCRW Features

Ken and Josh discuss fallout from the indictment of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, how much his defense might cost, the Kraken lawyers’ sanctions hearing and Michael…

from All the Presidents' Lawyers

The American federal government is probing its history of Native children who were taken from families and forced into boarding schools.

from KCRW Features

Steve Scalise, the second highest ranking Republican in the House, got vaccinated against COVID on Sunday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California voters will decide Gov. Gavin Newsom’s fate September 14. Lt. Gov.

from News Stories

LA County says the average daily COVID case rate and test positivity rate have doubled in the past week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand