April 19, 2024

GOP Senate Candidate’s Error-Laden Memoir Villainized Baltimore, Freddie Gray

By Baynard Woods

Larry Hogan, the former Maryland Republican governor, has a moderate reputation — but spent his career wrongfully demonizing Baltimore

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In historic North Carolina hearing, Joe Freeman Britt’s troubled past as prosecutor looms

March 29, 2024
The proceedings are before a Johnston County Superior judge, but former Roberson and Scotland County prosecutor Britt's legacy hangs over them.
By Jacob Biba

Reality Policing TV Is Back And More Pervasive Than Ever

November 14, 2023
After George Floyd's murder, reality policing shows were cancelled, and network execs promised they'd never return. But three years later, they're back—and thriving.
By Sean Campbell

In Louisiana, Police Reform Led Directly To A “Torture Warehouse.”

October 13, 2023
This story was produced in partnership with Slate. A new lawsuit filed in federal court last month alleges that the Baton...

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By Brandon Soderberg

Former Death Row Prisoner Files Lawsuit Against Moonlighting Prosecutor

September 20, 2023
Clinton Young is suing a prosecutor who simultaneously worked for judges presiding over his cases.
By Roxanna Asgarian

Data Undercuts Key Law Enforcement Claim About San Francisco’s Fentanyl Trafficking Crackdown

May 26, 2023
San Francisco’s top prosecutor says massive resources are needed to rebut human trafficking defenses, but it’s hard to find many instances where that has happened.
By Zachary Siegel

Police Are Bragging About Big Fentanyl Busts, Repeating the Drug War’s Dark History

September 20, 2022
Politicians and lawmakers are equating large-scale fentanyl seizures with progress in combating the drug’s epidemic, forgetting the lessons from the age of crack.
By Zachary Siegel

How States Will Target Pregnant People Now that Roe Has Fallen

June 24, 2022
After the Dobbs decision, every pregnancy is a potential crime scene.
By Roxanna Asgarian

School Police Don’t Stop Shootings. So What Are They For?

June 7, 2022
This story was published in partnership with Slate. Each day following the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which left...

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By Roxanna Asgarian