Crime

The Cannibal Cop Goes Free, but What About the Murderous Mechanic?

 One thought-crime conviction has been overturned. Three others have not.

April 17 2014 7:32 AMThe Last Golden Days of Marijuana SmugglingIt was the summer of 1986, and my dad didn’t know his pot empire was about to come crashing down.
Dec. 13 2013 5:30 AMLessons From Newtown for Gun-Owning ParentsAdam Lanza’s unwitting accomplice: His long-suffering mother.
Dec. 12 2013 11:52 PMThe First Mass School ShootingTeachers and students who fled bullets in Stockton, Calif., 25 years ago mourn in the wake of Newtown.
Dec. 12 2013 11:30 PMIt’s Simple: Fewer Guns, Fewer SuicidesTwo scientists explore a decade of data to find the tie between gun ownership and suicide in America.
Dec. 12 2013 2:56 PMFor Whom the Bells TollNot for Adam Lanza—or his mother.
Nov. 21 2013 11:45 AMHelp Slate Dig Deeper Into Gun Deaths in AmericaA crowdsourced analysis of the 10,000-plus people killed by guns since Newtown.
Sept. 16 2013 3:34 PMHow Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14.
Aug. 6 2013 11:01 AMThe Whitey Bulger TrialThe defense’s screwy, last-ditch, triple-bank-shot attempt to get Whitey acquitted.
July 25 2013 5:45 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialWhat it’s like when one of the world’s most terrifying criminals puts a shotgun in your mouth.
July 23 2013 6:04 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialHow Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi is like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
July 15 2013 12:51 PMGambling With Gun ViolenceIs the structure of Florida’s legal system to blame for Trayvon Martin’s killing?
June 19 2013 5:32 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialHow a prolific killer spends his time when he gets out of prison.
June 17 2013 7:04 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialJohn Martorano killed 20 people. Why is he a free man?
June 14 2013 11:24 AMThe Whitey Bulger TrialThe first of what I hope will be a parade of chowder-thick regional accents.
June 12 2013 9:34 AMThe Whitey Bulger TrialEverything you need to know about one of the most colorful criminals in American history.
Dec. 13 2013 10:48 AMDid Your State Pass Any Gun Control Laws Since Newtown?The 20 states that passed 41 new state laws to restrict guns or improve background checks.
Dec. 12 2013 11:53 PMA Year of Gun DeathsWhat Slate learned from trying, and failing, to record every death by gun in America since Newtown.
Dec. 12 2013 11:31 PMThe Missing 20,000 Gun DeathsHomicide is only part of the gun violence issue—the smaller part.
Dec. 12 2013 7:24 PMHold Parents AccountableIt’s their responsibility to themselves, their kids, and society to keep guns out of kids’ hands.
Dec. 11 2013 11:52 PMLockdown NationWe routinely terrify and traumatize kids to spare them terror and trauma.
Sept. 20 2013 8:18 AMWhistling Vivaldi Won’t Save YouThe shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell reminds us of the heavy toll of stereotype threat.
Aug. 12 2013 6:03 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialIn the least surprising verdict ever, the Boston gangster is very, very guilty. Here’s why the trial wasn’t a waste of time.
July 26 2013 5:40 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialWill the notorious James J. Bulger testify?
July 24 2013 6:37 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialA brief glimpse of a world without posthumous mutilations.
July 22 2013 5:49 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialStephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi apologizes for misspeaking, not for murdering.
July 14 2013 12:18 AMZimmerman's Not Guilty. But Florida Sure Is.Blame the state’s bad laws for Trayvon Martin’s death.
June 18 2013 6:53 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialShould John Martorano be at the defendant’s table, with Whitey testifying against him?
June 14 2013 6:04 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialA tip from Boston bookmakers—you better pay Whitey, or else.
June 12 2013 7:04 PMThe Whitey Bulger TrialThe two things the master criminal wants the jury to understand.
May 24 2013 7:15 AMIs Kaitlyn Hunt Being Punished Because She Is Gay?It looks that way. But her case is about more than gay rights.

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