“I Was Not As Interested in Justice As I Was in Winning”Read an extraordinary letter from a remorseful prosecutor who put an innocent man away for 30 years.
Cops and ConservativesCould the DOJ’s Ferguson report lead the right to abandon its love of law enforcement?
OK, So Who Gets to Go Free?Everyone wants to reduce America’s prison population. Now comes the hard part.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Justin Peters takes a tour around the magazine to celebrate his 10 years at Slate.
Young GunsWhen cops shoot kids holding toy weapons, they’re rarely held accountable. That has to change.
False CertaintyWhy did the pathologist in the Purvi Patel feticide case use the discredited “lung float test” to show her fetus was born alive?
Throw the Book at ThemShould prisons offer degree-granting courses to convicted felons? An influential conservative voice says yes.
Leave the Cannibal Cop AloneHe never harmed anyone, and his conviction was overturned. Why can’t he look for love on Match.com?
They Couldn’t Breathe, EitherEvery time William Bratton has taken over a police department, excessive-force incidents have followed.
Ferguson Is HiringHow to find a chief to run the city’s embattled police department—and how a new hire could make all the difference.
Stop Calling Children’s Gun Deaths “Accidental”They’re the fault of criminally negligent parents and guardians—who must be prosecuted.
Let’s Make a DealA startup helps stores like Bloomingdale’s and Whole Foods give suspected shoplifters a choice: Pay $320, or we’ll call the cops.
A Koch and a SmileConservatives and liberals have joined forces to advance criminal justice reform. Can they really work together?
Does Decriminalization Work?Or does replacing jail time with fines just mean more people get punished?
David Carr’s First Big ScoopThe writer’s brio, bravery, and good humor are all there, right from the beginning.
Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Bobby Shmurda.The lawyer for the rapper accused of violent crimes believes his client is a victim of racial injustice. Does he have a point?
Who Stole Your Identity?Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says today’s cybercriminal is yesterday’s chain-snatching street hustler.
The Magic QuestionJudges trust jurors to assess their own biases. That might not be such a good idea.
Helicopters Don’t Pay for ThemselvesWhy Eric Holder’s civil forfeiture decision won’t stop civil forfeiture abuse.