Marshall Project Originals
The Gun King
A middle-class college student from the Chicago suburbs used Facebook to sell firearms to gangsters. But was he a kingpin or a scapegoat?
Less Than Zero Tolerance
After Parkland, Sante Fe shootings, policies meant to protect schools may lead to some misguided arrests
Healing for Vegas
Helping survivors of the violence in Vegas means also addressing their inevitable trauma.
Crime Hotspots Need Investments, Not Just Policing
Anti-crime strategies should try to fix what makes hotspots prone to violence.
This Machine Could Prevent Gun Violence — If Only Cops Used It
A system that can link gun crimes through shell casings is hobbled by skepticism and lack of manpower.
The Man With the Bleeding Brain
William Palmer was “severely mentally impaired” when he clashed with police. Should that matter?
Trump Denounces Chicago on Gun Violence, But Is He Leaving Something Out?
A lot of those guns come from neighboring Indiana, the state his running mate leads.
“Ghettoside” Author Jill Leovy on What We Have Learned Since Rodney King
Not nearly enough, she says
Politicians Still Say Longer Prison Sentences Prevent Gun Violence — But Do They?
What we know about “gun enhancements.”
A Columbine Parent Reflects on the Prospects for Gun Control
After Virginia shootings, Tom Mauser reaffirms advocacy “for the long run.”
Why High-Profile Murders Are Ripe for Conspiracy Theories
A history professor examines an American phenomenon.
When The Gang-bangers Are White Guys
“If these biker gangs were non-white, we’d have a national freakout.”