Leon Neyfakh
Leon Neyfakh Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer.

The Slatest
Feb. 3 2016 4:49 PMAdnan Syed Is Back in Court For the First Time Since Serial and Is Fighting For a New Trial 
Brow Beat
Feb. 2 2016 10:05 PMWhat’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Episode 1 of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story?
Crime
Feb. 1 2016 5:46 AMAn Ingenious New Way of Solving Cold CasesUsing playing cards.
The Slatest
Jan. 14 2016 9:41 PMHere Are the Best Lines of the Fox Business Debate
The Slatest
Jan. 12 2016 10:20 PMObama Barely Mentioned Criminal Justice Reform in His Speech Tuesday Night
The Slatest
Jan. 6 2016 6:19 PMTexas State Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Indicted for Perjury
The Slatest
Jan. 4 2016 4:28 PMHey, Making a Murderer Fans: Obama Can’t Pardon Steven Avery
The Slatest
Dec. 28 2015 5:19 PMThe Key to Understanding Why the Officers in the Tamir Rice Case Weren’t Indicted
The Slatest
Dec. 22 2015 5:59 PMAt Least 100 Officers Involved in Fatal On-Duty Shootings in 2015 Had Used Deadly Force Before  
Crime
Dec. 16 2015 7:28 PMDid the Police Officers in the Freddie Gray Case Act Reasonably?It depends on whether you think not following department policy is reasonable.
The Slatest
Dec. 16 2015 3:48 PMNew York State Prisons Agree to Sharply Cut Their Reliance on Solitary Confinement
The Slatest
Dec. 7 2015 2:52 PMAs Fallout From Laquan McDonald’s Killing Continues, No Charges for Chicago Police Officer in Separate Shooting
The Slatest
Dec. 1 2015 6:22 PMPolice Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Says He Shouted Warnings Before Shooting
Crime
Nov. 25 2015 4:41 PMWhy Did It Take More Than a Year to Charge the Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald?A former prosecutor, now running to be Cook County state’s attorney, decries Chicago’s crawl to justice.
The Slatest
Nov. 24 2015 6:49 PMThe Graphic Footage of Laquan McDonald Being Killed by a Police Officer Is Horrifying
Crime
Feb. 3 2016 2:01 PMDoing Time in Solitary Is Unimaginably Hard. Getting Out Might Be Harder.Former inmates on the horror of the hole—and the terror of re-entry.
Crime
Feb. 2 2016 10:07 AMWhat Is the Deal With Synthetic Marijuana?Everything you need to know about fake weed.
Politics
Jan. 25 2016 2:28 PMHow Nate Silver Missed Donald TrumpThe election guru said Trump had no shot. Where did he go wrong?
Crime
Jan. 13 2016 12:46 PMThe Well-Heeled Ex-Cons Backing the Criminal Justice Reform FightThe storied American tradition of white-collar criminals emerging from prison with a mission.
Crime
Jan. 12 2016 8:21 PMWhy is the Connecticut Governor a State of the Union Guest?His state has reduced the prison population—and the crime rate—at the same time.
The Slatest
Jan. 5 2016 12:46 PMWhat It Feels Like to Send an Innocent Person to Prison for 18 Years
The Slatest
Dec. 31 2015 2:18 PMTamir Rice’s Killer Went Free Because of the “Reasonableness Test.” It Didn’t Have to Be That Way.
The Slatest
Dec. 23 2015 2:36 PMAnother Police Officer Indicted After Video Proves He Lied
The Slatest
Dec. 17 2015 1:24 PMMichael Moore Inserts Himself Into Trump Moment With Very Shareable Facebook Post
The Slatest
Dec. 16 2015 3:51 PMTrial of First Police Officer Prosecuted for the Death of Freddie Gray Ends in Hung Jury
Crime
Dec. 9 2015 5:42 PMKnife-Wielding Man Lunges at Two Police OfficersYou won’t believe what happened next: They didn’t shoot him!
Crime
Dec. 3 2015 1:52 PMWhat Do We Really Know About the Alleged Police Cover-Up in Dothan, Alabama?A closer look at a viral article reveals that it offers little evidence to support its disturbing claims.
The Slatest
Dec. 1 2015 12:24 PMChicago’s Top Cop Fired as Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tries to Contain Anger Over Laquan McDonald Shooting
Crime
Nov. 25 2015 1:59 PMLaquan McDonald’s Death Is an OutrageBut the charges against his killer are a political triumph.
Crime
Nov. 24 2015 12:23 PMChicago Cop Charged With First-Degree MurderOfficer Jason Van Dyke was caught on video shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.

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