Why Did It Take More Than a Year to Charge the Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald?
A former prosecutor, now running to be Cook County state’s attorney, decries Chicago’s crawl to justice.
Black Lives Matter Protesters Shot in MinneapolisWill investigators release the video of Jamar Clark’s death now?
Does Being a Good Cop Mean Frequently Getting Accused of Misconduct?The dangerous logic of police officers who say, “If you’re not getting complaints, you’re not working.”
Waller County Blames Sandra Bland’s Suicide on Her FamilyIn a motion, the county’s lawyers say Bland killed herself because her family failed to bail her out of jail.
Vincent Asaro, Accused of Planning Infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist, Acquitted of All ChargesThe theft of $6 million in cash and jewels from a vault at JFK Airport was immortalized in Goodfellas.
Serving Time in Overcrowded Prisons Makes Ex-Cons More Likely to ReoffendA new study finds that inmates at severely overcrowded prisons are two and a half times more likely to violate their parole.
Why Gun Dealers Are Hardly Ever Subjected to InspectionsIf you're a licensed gun dealer in America, you almost certainly don't have anyone looking over your shoulder.
Top Police and Prosecutors Condemn Mass IncarcerationBut ignore the role they have to play in solving the problem.
Was the Shooting of Tamir Rice “Reasonable”?The bad Supreme Court standard that lets cops who kill go free.
Charlotte Was DifferentAn all-too-familiar story—an unarmed black man killed by a white police officer—with an unfamiliar ending.
GanglandA new way of fighting crime, and helping victims, in Los Angeles—a city with no shortage of either.
“This Is a Fundamentally Different Way of Policing”Can Susan Herman repair the broken relationship between the New York Police Department and the city’s most disadvantaged residents?
Chicago Cop Charged With First-Degree MurderOfficer Jason Van Dyke was caught on video shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.
There’s Going to Be a Book About Adnan Syed From SerialRabia Chaudry, who brought the case to Sarah Koenig, is writing it.
There Is No Ferguson EffectBut in the rush to disprove it, we’re ignoring a very real tragedy unfolding in cities like Baltimore and Milwaukee.
Richard Glossip Describes Preparing to DieIn a remarkable interview with journalist Gabrielle Canon, he recounts the torture of counting down the hours to his execution.
How to Run Against a Tough-on-Crime DA—and WinHow reformer Scott Colom unseated an incumbent with 25 harsh years on the job.
Report: Florida Police Officers Shoot Someone Every Three DaysAccording to a new report by the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
West Virginia Prosecutor Disciplined for Pulling Gun, Threatening to Shoot Office Halloween DecorationsOne man’s arachnophobia causes an office freakout, brings about a no-guns-at-work policy.
Why Do So Many Ex-Cons End Up Back in Prison?Maybe they don’t—a provocative new study says recidivism rates are drastically lower than we think.
How Much Will Congress Really Reduce the Prison Population?When you crunch the numbers, the effect of the proposed law looks mighty modest.
England Refuses to Extradite an Alleged Sex OffenderJudges rule that California’s civil commitment law could result in a “flagrant” violation of the suspect’s human rights.
“It’s Worse Than Prison”Reginald Artis served 27 years behind bars. But just because her sentence was up didn’t mean she got to go free.
Is Juice Delayed Justice Denied?What constitutes “reasonable” use of force by police? It goes back to the case of Dethorne Graham.
The Pardon Process Is BrokenPresidents are granting clemency far less often than they once did. Why?
“A Profound, Glaring Injustice”Sen. Cory Booker on mass incarceration—and the hard choices we’ll need to make if we want to end it.