Poor defendants are getting caught in the modern-day equivalent of debtor’s prison.
Investigators in Washington have tried for decades to identify a teenage girl who was brutally killed near a lake. They might finally succeed with genealogy websites.
This is a story about what happened after the happy ending.
Jerry Drake Varnell was arrested shortly after an early Saturday morning attempt to detonate a fake bomb packed into what he believed was a stolen cargo van outside a bank in Oklahoma City, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.
The mixed blessing of an internet posse.
"If police patrolled white areas as they do poor black neighborhoods, there would be a revolution."
She survived years in an Italian jail after being torn apart by the press for a murder she didn't commit. How the 30-year-old Knox is moving on.
Two decades later, a traffic stop on a country road is still teaching police officers about deadly force – and the cost of hesitation.
Until now, we haven’t known very much about how the system works, who is using it, and what their problems are. And neither Palantir nor many of the police departments that use it are willing to talk about it.
Is it possible to voluntarily have sex while blackout drunk? Kim Fromme, one of the country’s foremost blackout experts, isn’t afraid to say so, and has testified in high-profile rape cases from Steubenville to Stanford.
Chicago, still negotiating with the Justice Department over reforming its police force, says things would get only worse under a new Trump admin 'sanctuary city' policy.
Activists say a man's 9-year-old son was used "as bait" to lure the immigrant in so he could be taken into custody.
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations division hosted an "industry day" for technology companies interested in building a new tool for "extreme vetting."
Funded by the feds for counterterrorism, Chicago’s militarized police are instead turned loose on the city’s most vulnerable.
Departments have had to take back hundreds of officers over the past decade after appeals required by union contracts.
Most people adjudicated in the criminal-justice system today waive the right to a trial and the host of protections that go along with one, including the right to appeal. Innocence is irrelevant.
The top drug enforcement official in Trump's own Justice Department issued a memo contradicting Trump's apparent endorsement of police brutality.
By the time Noura Jackson's conviction was overturned, she had spent nine years in prison. This type of prosecutorial error is almost never punished.
Lost amid the flurry of attention that focuses on missing white girls and women are the names of black girls who disappear. Veronica Pate's daughter, ShyShy, is one of them.
Even pro hackers make cyber mistakes.
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