Paul Butler

A former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler provides legal commentary for MSNBC and NPR and has been featured on 60 Minutes and profiled in the Washington Post. A law professor at Georgetown University, 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. He lives in Washington, DC.

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News and Reviews

Book Excerpt

Read an excerpt from Chokehold in the Guardian about how the US justice system is built to humiliate and oppress black men.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Atlanta Journal Constitution named Chokehold one of 2017’s “Notable Nonfiction Books on Race”

Books by Paul Butler

Policing Black Men

Paul Butler

Let’s Get Free
A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

Paul Butler