Leon Neyfakh
Leon Neyfakh Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer.

The Slatest
Aug. 28 2015 4:24 PMThis Black Driver’s Mistake Was Looking a Police Officer in the Eye
Travel Explainer
Aug. 26 2015 5:56 AMLather, Rinse, RebookHow hotels decide which toiletry brands will keep customers coming back.
Crime
Aug. 21 2015 11:31 AMSt. Louis Police Try a Strange Old TacticOfficers tried to subdue a crowd of protesters by banging their batons on the ground in unison. Does that work?
Crime
Aug. 6 2015 12:57 PM“That’s Our Standard in Policing … Fear”An ex–Baltimore cop explains why police are so violent toward young black men.
Crime
July 23 2015 8:17 PMWhy Was Sandra Bland Still in Jail?She couldn’t pay her bond. How a bail system the Justice Department has called unconstitutional may have contributed to her death.
Crime
July 15 2015 6:34 PMObama Wants to End Mass IncarcerationCan he?
The Slatest
July 14 2015 5:07 PMBloodthirsty Prosecutor Who Said “We Need to Kill More People” Will Not Run for Reelection
Crime
July 10 2015 5:45 AM“Prosecution Is About Locking Black People Up”A former black prosecutor on why there aren’t more black prosecutors.
Crime
July 2 2015 3:20 PMPut the Pumpkin in the BoatA new dictionary of prison slang.
Crime
June 23 2015 7:21 PMNew RecruitsHow hate groups have used the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black men to grow their ranks.
Crime
June 18 2015 5:58 PMThe Ethics of EthnographyAlice Goffman’s heralded book about inner-city life has come under fire for inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Is the author to blame—or does the fault lie with her field?
Crime
June 1 2015 4:06 PMThe Best Police Blotter in America—RevisitedWas I totally wrong to praise the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light?
Crime
May 21 2015 2:43 AMHow Police Learn When to ShootThey watch a grim canon of videos in which their colleagues have been killed in the line of duty.
The Slatest
May 18 2015 1:13 PMObama Is Making His Big Law Enforcement Speech in Camden, New Jersey. Why Camden?  
Crime
May 8 2015 2:46 PMNo Experience, No ProblemIn Arkansas and Indiana, you can become a police officer without any formal training.
The Slatest
Aug. 27 2015 12:49 PMWhy That New York Daily News Cover Crosses the Line
Crime
Aug. 21 2015 7:40 PM“A Profound, Glaring Injustice”Sen. Cory Booker on mass incarceration—and the hard choices we’ll need to make if we want to end it.
The Slatest
Aug. 19 2015 6:31 PMBaltimore Cop, Charged With Attempted Murder, Allegedly Shot a Suspect Just Because He Could
Crime
Aug. 5 2015 2:08 PMFive Other Black Lives That MatteredFamilies who lost loved ones to police violence in the years before Ferguson reflect on the year since.
The Slatest
July 21 2015 8:26 PM“I Will Light You Up!” Disturbing Dashcam Footage Shows the Traffic Stop That Led to Sandra Bland’s Arrest.
The Slatest
July 14 2015 7:30 PMObama Calls for Giving Felons the Right to Vote in Major Criminal Justice Reform Speech
The Slatest
July 13 2015 2:01 PMObama Commutes the Sentences of 46 Drug Offenders, Says “People Deserve a Second Chance”
Crime
July 8 2015 5:16 PMWhy Aren’t There More Black Prosecutors?Ninety-five percent of elected prosecutors in the U.S. are white.
Crime
June 30 2015 7:49 PMIs Bail Unconstitutional?Our broken system keeps the poor in jail and lets the rich walk free.
Crime
June 19 2015 3:02 PMFewer Beds, Fewer InmatesHow Hurricane Katrina helped New Orleans reform a jail system overcrowded with minority prisoners and nonviolent offenders.
The Slatest
June 12 2015 11:58 AMCleveland Cop Fired 49 Shots at Two Unarmed Black People. The Judge Who Let Him Off Explains Why.
Crime
May 27 2015 9:29 AMThe Best Police Blotter in AmericaThe procedural poetry of the Sheriff’s Calls column in the Point Reyes Light.
The Slatest
May 18 2015 6:31 PMA Former Informant Describes the Violent and Sartorially Complicated World of Biker Gangs
The Slatest
May 12 2015 6:11 PMPolice Chief Issues Extraordinary Statement After His Officer Is Cleared in Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen
Crime
May 4 2015 3:13 PMHillary Clinton’s Bold MoveBy embracing police and prison reform, she’s changed the terms of the criminal justice debate. Will any Republicans follow her lead?

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