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February 1, 2023

Why Are So Few Being Released?

By Jacob Biba

They were sentenced to long prison terms for crimes they committed in their teens. But North Carolina opened a potential door to get them out.

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The NYPD Brutalized Protesters in 2020. Will It Face a Reckoning?

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‘We don’t know how many women are out there like that’

May 16, 2022
Anna Borkowski accused three men of rape. Why did prosecutors stop her?
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How Texas Became the Most Virulently Anti-Trans State in America

April 5, 2022
Governor Greg Abbott’s notorious order to investigate gender-affirming care as child abuse was years in the making.
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David Simon Made Baltimore Detectives Famous. Now Their Cases Are Falling Apart.

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Has reality caught up to the “Murder Police”?
By Lara Bazelon

She Was Open To Her Child Being Trans. Then The State Separated Them.

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Is the case of Katee Churchill just the beginning?
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North Carolina Appeals Courts Have Never Found That Prosecutors Discriminated Against Black Jurors. Two Cases Could Change That.

November 8, 2021
The state’s appellate courts could give new trials to two Black men who claim prosecutors discriminated against potential jurors.
By Jacob Biba

White Riot

October 4, 2021
In 1992, thousands of furious, drunken cops descended on City Hall — and changed New York history.
By Laura Nahmias