Leon Neyfakh
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Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer.

Crime
April 21 2015 3:08 PMThe Koch Brothers Want It Both WaysHow can they support criminal justice reform and Scott Walker at the same time?
The Slatest
April 13 2015 9:04 PMFeds Launch Investigation Into Death of a Chicago Teen Shot 16 Times and Killed by Police
The Slatest
April 9 2015 12:40 AM“This Is Not Right.” Man Who Filmed Walter Scott Shooting Speaks for First Time.
Crime
April 8 2015 10:17 AMWhy Did the North Charleston Cop Handcuff Walter Scott?Believe it or not, that’s standard police procedure.
Crime
April 3 2015 1:51 PMWhat Do You Do With the Worst of the Worst?Washington state has a pathbreaking new idea for how to handle prisoners in solitary confinement: Don’t give up on them.
Crime
April 2 2015 10:44 AMCalifornia’s Sane New Approach to Sex OffendersAnd why no other state is following its example.
The Slatest
March 26 2015 12:47 PMCory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime
Crime
March 20 2015 1:00 PM“I Was Not As Interested in Justice As I Was in Winning”Read an extraordinary letter from a remorseful prosecutor who put an innocent man away for 30 years.
The Slatest
March 18 2015 2:27 PMThe NYPD Is Creating a Unit to Investigate Police-Involved Shootings
Crime
March 17 2015 12:12 PMWhy Can’t Ex-Cons Vote?They did the time, why can’t they pull the lever?
The Slatest
March 16 2015 1:28 PMAll Your Questions About the Jinx Finale Answered
Crime
March 4 2015 3:47 PMOK, So Who Gets to Go Free?Everyone wants to reduce America’s prison population. Now comes the hard part.
Crime
Feb. 25 2015 8:44 PMHow to Stop Overzealous ProsecutorsMake them answer for the cost of incarceration.
Crime
Feb. 19 2015 8:07 PMA Koch and a SmileConservatives and liberals have joined forces to advance criminal justice reform. Can they really work together?
Behind the Scenes
Feb. 13 2015 2:37 PMSlate Remembers David CarrThe Times media reporter had an outsize influence in the lives and careers of many Slate staffers.
Crime
April 16 2015 7:53 PMNew York City’s Brave New Police PolicyEvery city should copy it.
Crime
April 10 2015 4:03 PMHow Can We Restore Faith in Police?The NYPD’s former chief of department talks candidly about what police need to do to win back the public’s trust.
Crime
April 8 2015 3:02 PMThe 10 Other Cop Shootings in South Carolina This YearA closer look.
Crime
April 7 2015 8:00 AMNo DealShould prosecutors be forced to have their plea bargains approved by juries?
Plus Roundups
April 3 2015 12:21 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week? Here are Leon Neyfakh’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from safe sex and condoms to terrible tweets.
The Slatest
March 27 2015 6:10 PMSt. Louis Police to Limit Use of Tear Gas in Response to Ferguson Lawsuit
Crime
March 26 2015 10:26 AMA Provocative New Plan to Reduce the Prison PopulationAnd why the left hates it.
Crime
March 20 2015 12:41 PMFerguson Is HiringHow to find a chief to run the city’s embattled police department—and how a new hire could make all the difference.
Crime
March 18 2015 9:55 AMAre Overcrowded Prisons Unconstitutional?It’s time for the Supreme Court to weigh in.
Brow Beat
March 16 2015 6:43 PMHere’s a Timeline of Everything You Need to Know About the Jinx Case
Crime
March 5 2015 7:01 PMCops and ConservativesCould the DOJ’s Ferguson report lead the right to abandon its love of law enforcement?
Crime
Feb. 26 2015 4:25 PMLet’s Make a DealA startup helps stores like Bloomingdale’s and Whole Foods give suspected shoplifters a choice: Pay $320, or we’ll call the cops.
Crime
Feb. 23 2015 6:14 PMHow to Go to JailThe surprisingly robust genre of prison survival guides.
Crime
Feb. 17 2015 10:51 AMDoes Decriminalization Work?Or does replacing jail time with fines just mean more people get punished?
Crime
Feb. 13 2015 11:43 AMThe Bad Cop DatabaseA radical new idea for keeping tabs on police misconduct.

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