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Simone Weichselbaum is a staff writer who primarily focuses on national policing issues. She is also The Marshall Project’s diversity chair. Weichselbaum has spent more than 15 years reporting on a variety of urban criminal justice systems, previously working as a staff writer for the New York Daily News and the Philadelphia Daily News. She holds a graduate degree in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Feature September 3
Andrew Goldstein's crime set in motion a dramatic shift in how we care for the violent mentally ill. Including for himself—when he's released this month.
Feature July 23
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
Feature July 16
How am I doing? Check the sentiment meter.
News May 1
Newark tries to restore trust with a novel program.
News April 17
Angry at Chicago, he cuts off police aid for all.
News February 23
Cops v. Trump on union clout.
Feature January 23
Meet Sheriff Michael Chitwood, a Yankee cop in good-ol’-boy territory.
News September 1, 2017
Um, because they’re free.
News August 14, 2017
The mixed blessing of an internet posse.
News June 14, 2017
An intensive study and new programs to combat stress that often goes overlooked.