- Oct 31 20161 minute
The Social Cost of Solitary Confinement
ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES FROM FEDERAL agencies, there are tens of thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement—put there not by judges or juries but at the discretion of prison administrators. Often the conditions are extreme: one California prisoner
- Aug 22 20161 minute
Walmart’s DIY Plan To Fight Petty Theft
THE WALMART SUPERCENTER IN CAMDEN, S.C., is a 24/7 retail oasis and the only place many nearby residents can go for basic necessities. It’s also the most frequented stop for local police. In the first six months of 2016, 14% of the city’s law-enforce
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Timeline: A Doctor’s Lethal Plan
JUNE 2001 Dr. William Hunter and Dr. Roger Brumback fire Garcia from the pathology residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine after he tries to interfere with a colleague who is taking a medical license exam. FEB. 26, 2008 Garcia
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
4 Steps For The Next President
Racism should be a core concern for all Americans, in every area of our lives. Implicit bias—our subconscious associations of race—permeates everything that we do. And we must pursue systemic accountability to fix it. The next President must apply th
- Aug 22 20161 minute
The JonBenet Ramsey Case: A Timeline
The little girl’s shocking murder stunned the nation—and led investigators through nearly two decades of twists and suspects
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
What Will It Take To Convict A Police Officer For Shooting An Unarmed Man?
In two high-profile trials—those of Officers Michael Slager and Ray Tensing—juries declined to hold cops accountable for taking the lives of civilians.
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Until Death Do Us Part
More than 5 decades after his first wife’s death, Felix Vail is convicted of her murder—and suspected in the disappearances of other women in his life
- Jul 25 20162 minutes
Nightmare in America ‘This Must Stop’
After the fatal shootings of black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police, a heavily armed gunman kills 5 Dallas police officers, opening racial wounds around the nation and leaving grieving loved ones desperate for answers—and peace
- Oct 24 20166 minutes
Restoring Order to the Rule of Law
IT’S JUST AFTER 8 A.M. inside a drab second-floor classroom two miles from the Seattle airport, and Rex Caldwell is trying to get two dozen cops to talk about their feelings. “This is not meant to be touchy-feely,” he insists, a plea for them to let
- Jan 12 20175 minutes
Baltimore Police Agree To Stop Abusing Their Power
Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
Winning the Pardon Lottery
“I WAS INDICTED for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. I was a first-time drug offender—no guns or gangs. Not that that made it right or anything, but I was thinking, Not even real drug dealers get life sentences, there’s no way I’m going to get
- Apr 1 20142 minutes
'I'm Getting Divorced, and My Spouse Owns Part of My Company'
Q: I'm getting divorced, and my spouse owns part of my company. Now what? A: Sorry to break it to you, but unless you went into business with well-defined operational roles or have a prenuptial agreement that clearly defines company ownership, you're
- Jul 25 20161 minute
A New Night Of Crime And Injustice On HBO
DANIEL D’ADDARIO A COLLEGE KID BORROWS THE FAMILY CAR TO GO out partying—but that car is a New York City cab, and its off-duty light is broken. Soon, the kid’s got a passenger, a beautiful young woman who gets him high, plays knife games with him an
- Jan 6 20174 minutes
The Desire To Live-Stream Violence
Why would four suspects in Chicago broadcast the torture of a man on Facebook Live?
- Aug 1 20162 minutes
Another Tragic Day
A week after 5 Dallas police officers were murdered, a gunman goes on a killing spree in Louisiana, leaving 3 officers dead and 3 others injured. While families mourn the lives lost in the line of duty, a heartsick nation seeks unity—and an end to violence
- Dec 25 20162 minutes
No. 23 Because Ken Thompson Fought To The Very End.
GEOFFREY GRAY KEN THOMPSON, Brooklyn’s first black district attorney, came in as a reformer. Within months of his election in 2014, he announced that his office would refuse to prosecute low-level marijuana possession and set up a kind of Innocence
- Dec 30 20162 minutes
U.S. Law Enforcement Fatalities Increased In 2016
But officer deaths remain lower than the average annual fatalities over the past decade.
- Nov 25 20165 minutes
‘Do Not Resist’ Puts Militarized Police Under Fire
American law enforcement is using billions of dollars worth of military equipment, sometimes in ways it shouldn’t, according to a new documentary.
- Jan 9 201720 minutes
Inside Lax's New Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit
If the airport’s experimental team succeeds, every critical infrastructure site in the world might soon have its own in-house intel operation.
- Jan 13 20172 minutes
What The Investigation Into The Chicago Police Department Found
The year-long inquiry uncovered “systemic” violations of Chicago residents’ civil rights.