Paul Butler is a legal scholar and commentator based in Washington D.C. He is a regular contributor to MSNBC and NPR, has been featured on 60 Minutes, and profiled in the Washington Post. He is the author of Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, winner of the Harry Chapin Media Award, and Chokehold: Policing Black Men (both from The New Press). He has published numerous op-eds and book reviews, including in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times.

Paul Butler Joins CRIME STORY as Consulting Editor


Podcasts: Attorney General William Barr; Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler

Paul Butler on the Podcast to talk AG Barr, Texas Cops and Criminal and…

Jury Duty – New Podcast Series – Ep. 3 – Paul Butler on AG…

A Conversation with Paul Butler about Progressive Prosecutors

Paul Butler Interview: Crime and Injustice in a Time of Pandemic

Will the Chokehold Be Unlocked?: A Conversation with Paul Butler

Interview: Paul Butler on the Killing of Breonna Taylor

Interview: Paul Butler on the Biden Presidency’s Potential and Trump’s Criminal Exposure


Trump, Jussie Smollett and “Embarrassment to our Nation”

Paul Butler Reads: The Promise and Failure of “Queen & Slim”

Paul Butler: The Real Target of The Jussie Smollett Charges Is A Progressive Prosecutor

Paul Butler Joins CRIME STORY as Consulting Editor

Paul Butler: Pandemic Policing: Hands Off; Don’t Arrest?

Paul Butler: “The Simple Opportunity to Breathe”

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Video: Paul Butler’s Opening Statement if He Was Prosecuting Breonna Taylor’s Killers

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