Leon Neyfakh
Leon Neyfakh Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer.

Five-Ring Circus
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.
The Slatest
Aug. 5 2016 2:45 PMAnother Unarmed Black Teenager Is Shot by Police in Chicago. But This Time, Video Is Quickly Released.
The Slatest
Aug. 4 2016 4:44 PMA Little-Noticed Police Shooting Case in Baltimore Just Ended in a Guilty Verdict
The Slatest
Aug. 3 2016 4:51 PMWith Hands Tied on Justice Reform, Obama Just Shortened 214 Prisoners’ Sentences
The Slatest
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.
The Slatest
July 26 2016 2:02 PMWhy These Mothers Who Lost Children to Police and Gun Violence Are Supporting Hillary Clinton
Crime
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.
Crime
July 21 2016 4:25 PMA Shocking Reminder of How Reliant Prosecutors Are on Plea Deals   A rogue lab technician in Massachusetts inadvertently shows how rare criminal trials are.
Crime
July 15 2016 12:35 PMWhat Is the Deal With Synthetic Marijuana?Everything you need to know about fake weed.
Trumpcast
July 11 2016 1:48 PMWhy Hillbillies Love TrumpBroken communities are finding solace in Trump’s campaign.
Trumpcast
July 8 2016 12:23 PMThe Moscow MuleThere’s a clear pattern of Putin supporting candidates that are exactly like Donald Trump.
Crime
July 7 2016 8:41 PMAre Black People at Risk When They Carry a Concealed Weapon?Here’s what three Minnesota gun instructors think.
The Slatest
July 7 2016 8:11 AMVideo Captures Aftermath of Police Shooting in Minnesota That Left Another Black Man Dead
The Slatest
Aug. 10 2016 7:45 PMIn Addition to Ending Their Abuse and Discrimination, Baltimore Cops Also Need to Stop Acting Like Jerks
The Slatest
Aug. 8 2016 3:27 PMThe Daily News Admits It Was Wrong to Fearmonger Over the End of Stop-and-Frisk in New York
The Slatest
Aug. 4 2016 6:31 PMVirginia Police Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Black 18-Year-Old
The Slatest
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. 
The Slatest
July 26 2016 9:14 PMWatch a Moving DNC Appearance by the Mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, and Jordan Davis
Crime
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.
Crime
July 21 2016 7:18 PMNorth Miami Cop Defense: He Was Trying to Protect the Man He ShotSo says the head of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association.
Crime
July 21 2016 11:18 AMCharles Kinsey Did Everything He Possibly Could Not to be Shot And the police shot him anyway.
The Slatest
July 11 2016 2:09 PMThe Baton Rouge DA Is Recusing Himself From the Alton Sterling Investigation. Why That’s Significant.
The Slatest
July 8 2016 2:25 PMAre Conservatives Coming to Terms With Racism in American Policing?
Crime
July 8 2016 12:10 PMA 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.
The Slatest
July 7 2016 11:44 AMNew Details on Minnesota Police Shooting as Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Speaks to Press
Trumpcast
July 6 2016 3:47 PMA Case of the TrumpsTalking with a psychotherapist about his patients’ Trump-based anxieties.

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