Justin Peters

Justin Peters is a writer for Slate. He is working on a book about Aaron Swartz, copyright, and the rise of “free culture.” Email him at justintrevett@fastmail.fm.

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Dec. 13 2013 2:00 PMA Terrifying Holiday Warning From 1962
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Dec. 12 2013 7:24 PMHold Parents AccountableIt’s their responsibility to themselves, their kids, and society to keep guns out of kids’ hands.
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Dec. 9 2013 4:15 PMThe Krokodil Menace Now Seems Faker Than Ever (and It Already Seemed Very, Very Fake)
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Dec. 6 2013 3:26 PMCooking Meth in an RV Does Not Make You Walter White
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Dec. 5 2013 3:34 PMWhy William Bratton Is the Wrong Man to Lead the New York Police Department
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Dec. 4 2013 3:30 PMThe Dumb Criminal’s Guide to Committing Malfeasance in the Social Media Age
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Dec. 3 2013 3:42 PM$10,000 Reward in Stolen-Whiskey Case Won’t Actually Buy You Much Whiskey
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Dec. 2 2013 4:20 PMWhy Would Anyone Steal an Enormous Passenger Ferry?
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Nov. 27 2013 2:08 PMNo, This Woman Was Not Performing Satanic Rituals and Sexually Abusing Preschoolers
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Nov. 26 2013 4:07 PMHoliday Tip: Do Not Threaten to Kill Your Local Bartender
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Nov. 25 2013 3:04 PMThe FBI’s Files on Camus and Sartre Confirm the Utter Meaninglessness of It All
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Nov. 22 2013 3:20 PMYou’ve Never Seen a Public Safety Video Quite Like This. It’s Got Zombies.
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Nov. 21 2013 3:27 PMDumb Criminals Don’t Get Much Dumber Than This Bumbling Burglar
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Nov. 20 2013 6:02 PMThe Death of Winamp Says a Lot About the Tech World’s Vicious Utilitarianism
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Nov. 20 2013 12:31 PMHow America’s Model Prison Became the Most Horrific Facility in the Federal System
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Dec. 13 2013 1:12 PMThis Is the Real Reason Why Strippers Hate Their Jobs 
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Dec. 10 2013 12:02 PM194 Children Have Been Shot and Killed in America in 2013. This Has to Stop.
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Dec. 9 2013 2:54 PMWe Are Now Criminalizing Awesome Secret Compartments. What Is Wrong With This Country?
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Dec. 6 2013 12:07 PMDallas, Texas, Is a Great Place to Run a Red Light
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Dec. 5 2013 1:10 PMWatch the Video That Precipitated Aaron Swartz’s Downfall
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Dec. 4 2013 2:08 PMThe Knee Is One of the Five Worst Body Parts to Bite
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Dec. 3 2013 1:23 PMThe Presidential Candidate Who Shot and Killed a Girl When He Was 12
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Dec. 2 2013 2:23 PM"You've Got the Wrong Guy," Claim St. Louis Arrestees. Often, They're Telling the Truth.
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Nov. 27 2013 12:44 PMAnother Day, Another Murder Plot Foiled By an Accidental Butt-Dialing
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Nov. 26 2013 3:21 PMDid the Alleged Silk Road Kingpin Get Scammed Out of $650,000 by a Phony Hit Man?
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Nov. 25 2013 1:30 PMThe Best Tips and Tricks for Smuggling Drugs Into a Jail
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Nov. 22 2013 2:00 PMHow "Zero Tolerance" Policing Helped Bad Cops in Florida Create a Civil Rights Nightmare
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Nov. 21 2013 2:05 PMThe Texas Judge Who Lost His Mind over a Jury’s “Bizarre” Verdict
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Nov. 20 2013 3:59 PMWas George Zimmerman’s 911 Call a Clever Piece of Propaganda?
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Nov. 20 2013 9:00 AMWhy Are Shoplifters Flocking to This One Walmart in Denver?

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