Marshall Project Originals
About the ‘Anglo-American Heritage of Law Enforcement’
Jeff Sessions is right about the ‘heritage” of U.S. sheriffs, in more ways than one.
The Anomaly of Dylann Roof
White-on-black murders rarely result in a death sentence. Roof might be an exception.
Can Courtroom Prejudice Be Proved?
The Supreme Court considers what it takes to show that prosecutors, when they pick juries, are discriminating against minorities.
A Judge Overturned a Death Sentence Because the Prosecutor Compared a Black Defendant to King Kong
The South Carolina prosecutor is known as ‘Death Penalty Donnie.’
Black and Unarmed: Behind the Numbers
What the Black Lives Matter movement misses about those police shootings.
What We’ve Learned About Racial Disparity in Policing Since Ferguson
A brief overview of the numbers.
‘When She Objected to Putting Out Her Cigarette ... She Was Saying, Leave Me Alone.’
A selection of recent letters from our readers.
United States Prison vs. South African Prison
The penal colony where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated was “a paradise by comparison.”
Why Dylann Roof’s Racism Will Only be Nurtured in Prison
An author and former prisoner reflects on the white supremacist’s potential fate.
Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race
“I don’t believe slavery ended in 1865, I believe it just evolved.”
In Charleston, Echoes of Violence from 1963
A prosecutor looks back on the Birmingham church bombing.
When The Gang-bangers Are White Guys
“If these biker gangs were non-white, we’d have a national freakout.”