Leon Neyfakh
Leon Neyfakh Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer.

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Sept. 23 2016 11:43 AMHow Did Chicago Get So Violent?Did the effort to eradicate the city’s gangs in the 1990s inadvertently lead to its bloody present?
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Sept. 22 2016 12:17 PMCharlotte Police Chief: Video Doesn't Show "Definitive" Proof Keith Scott Pointed a Gun at Cops
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Sept. 21 2016 9:51 AMProtests Break Out in Charlotte After a Cop Shoots and Kills a Black Man
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Sept. 19 2016 11:24 AMTimeline of New York Bombing: What Has Happened So Far and When
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Sept. 15 2016 2:41 PMThe Family of Sandra Bland Reaches a Remarkable Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit
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Sept. 2 2016 5:02 PMThis Is What It Will Take to End Mass Incarceration
Crime
Sept. 1 2016 10:00 AMThe Blurred Blue LineWhen police officers take off-duty jobs, do they work for the people, or are they guns for hire?
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Aug. 10 2016 7:45 PMIn Addition to Ending Their Abuse and Discrimination, Baltimore Cops Also Need to Stop Acting Like Jerks
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Aug. 8 2016 3:27 PMThe Daily News Admits It Was Wrong to Fearmonger Over the End of Stop-and-Frisk in New York
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Aug. 4 2016 6:31 PMVirginia Police Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Black 18-Year-Old
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Aug. 4 2016 11:23 AMPublic Defender Pulls the Best Stunt on Missouri Governor Who Won’t Fund Lawyers for Poor People
Crime
Aug. 3 2016 4:21 PMThe Unapologetic Political Machinations of William BrattonGhettoside author Jill Leovy on the departing commissioner.
Crime
July 27 2016 2:52 PMNo Convictions for the Officers in the Freddie Gray CaseBut this isn’t necessarily a step back in the movement to make America’s police officers more conscientious and less violent. 
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July 26 2016 9:14 PMWatch a Moving DNC Appearance by the Mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, and Jordan Davis
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July 22 2016 3:09 PMA Texas Prosecutor Jailed a Rape VictimTo ensure she’d testify against her attacker, the prosecutor locked up an innocent woman in a notoriously hellish jail.
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Sept. 22 2016 5:32 PMTulsa Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Terence Crutcher Charged With Manslaughter
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Sept. 21 2016 1:45 PMLegally Justifiable Police Shootings Aren’t Always Morally Defensible. So Says Charlotte’s Top Cop.How will Police Chief Kerr Putney handle outrage over the killing of Keith Lamont Scott?
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Sept. 19 2016 3:20 PMTrump Insults Police Officers, Says They’re Too Scared to Do Anything About Terrorism
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Sept. 16 2016 5:39 PMThe Fraternal Order of Police Just Endorsed Trump. Here’s Why They Love Him.
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Sept. 15 2016 12:57 PM13-Year-Old Tyree King Is Killed by Police in Columbus, Ohio, After Allegedly Pulling Out a BB Gun
Politics
Sept. 1 2016 12:20 PMIs the Defeat of America’s “Cruelest Prosecutor” in Florida Really a Victory for Criminal Justice Reform?Good riddance to Angela Corey. But don’t mistake her NRA-endorsed successor for a crusading reformer.
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Aug. 12 2016 4:51 PMOlympic Village Has Poor Fruit Selection, Bad Forks, Grouses Head of Russian Delegation
Politics
Aug. 10 2016 12:02 AMTrump’s “Second Amendment People” Joke Was Targeting Gun Owners, TooThe line wasn’t just a veiled threat at Hillary. It was a glimpse of Trump’s true feelings about his supporters.
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Aug. 5 2016 2:45 PMAnother Unarmed Black Teenager Is Shot by Police in Chicago. But This Time, Video Is Quickly Released.
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Aug. 4 2016 4:44 PMA Little-Noticed Police Shooting Case in Baltimore Just Ended in a Guilty Verdict
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Aug. 3 2016 4:51 PMWith Hands Tied on Justice Reform, Obama Just Shortened 214 Prisoners’ Sentences
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July 28 2016 4:18 PMThe Freddie Gray Case Proves That Prosecutors Can’t Be the Enforcers of Police Reform
Crime
July 27 2016 1:08 AMA Powerful and Pragmatic Approach to Criminal Justice at the DNCThe Clinton campaign acknowledged the work of police—and the suffering of mothers who’ve lost children to violence.
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July 26 2016 2:02 PMWhy These Mothers Who Lost Children to Police and Gun Violence Are Supporting Hillary Clinton
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July 21 2016 11:03 PMDonald 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.

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