A Texas Prosecutor Jailed a Rape Victim
To ensure she’d testify against her attacker, the prosecutor locked up an innocent woman in a notoriously hellish jail.
Donald Trump Has Zero Ideas for How to Lower Crime RatesThat doesn’t mean he’s wrong about the troubling spike in violence in America’s cities.
A Shocking Reminder of How Reliant Prosecutors Are on Plea Deals A rogue lab technician in Massachusetts inadvertently shows how rare criminal trials are.
A Police Department That’s Embraced ReformUnder Chief David Brown, the Dallas PD has made tremendous strides in curbing excessive force and reducing officer-involved shootings.
Whatever Happened to Michael Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Crusade?It still exists—and it’s starting to work.
Three Phone Calls a Father Receives After His Daughter’s Been ShotAt home with a grieving man who has lost a child to gun violence.
A Better Way to Limit Mass Shooting CarnageIt’s not about the type of gun. It’s how many rounds it can fire without reloading.
Blood on the Streets of LouisvilleOn Thursday, the NRA opens its annual convention in the Kentucky city, where more than 100 residents have been shot in 2016.
Big Wins for Black Lives MatterThe prosecutors in the Tamir Rice and Laquan McDonald cases lose their primary races.
The Clintons Aren’t to Blame for Mass IncarcerationThe 1994 crime bill was wrongheaded and draconian. But it didn’t cause the explosion in the prison population.
Doing Time in Solitary Is Unimaginably Hard. Getting Out Might Be Harder.Former inmates on the horror of the hole—and the terror of re-entry.
The Well-Heeled Ex-Cons Backing the Criminal Justice Reform FightThe storied American tradition of white-collar criminals emerging from prison with a mission.
North Miami Cop Defense: He Was Trying to Protect the Man He ShotSo says the head of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association.
The Bahamas Is Warning Its Citizens About the Dangers of the United StatesThe truth is Bahamians are safer abroad than at home.
Are Black People at Risk When They Carry a Concealed Weapon?Here’s what three Minnesota gun instructors think.
The Oakland Police Department Mess, ExplainedThree chiefs out in eight days. A sex scandal. A mysterious suicide. What in the name of the Bay Bridge is going on?
Omar Mateen Had a “Modern Sporting Rifle”The firearms industry doesn’t call the gun he used in Orlando an assault weapon. It prefers a less threatening name.
The Craziest Black Market in RussiaIt’s not for oil or guns. It’s for plagiarized dissertations. And every self-respecting doctor, lawyer, and politician in the country wants one.
The Imperfect VictimGalen Baughman seemed like an ideal spokesman for sex offenders’ civil rights. Then he got arrested for texting a teenage boy.
Numbers RacketThere’s great crime data for nearly every city in the United States. Why is nobody using it?
Black Americans Supported the 1994 Crime Bill, TooMany black leaders saw the notoriously harsh law as an imperfect solution to unbearable levels of urban crime.
Why is the Connecticut Governor a State of the Union Guest?His state has reduced the prison population—and the crime rate—at the same time.
“They Knew It Was the Right Thing to Do”The unlikely rise of restorative justice in a conservative upstate New York county.