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How Wealth and Privilege Helped One Man Hide His Serial Abuse
Life seemed golden for Leon Jacob. Then he hired a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend. His classmate exposes how the system repeatedly failed to stop him.
August 6, 2022
How Policing Has — and Hasn’t — Changed Since George Floyd
More than two years after millions took to the streets to protest police violence, the problem persists. That doesn’t mean nothing has changed.
April 21, 2022
Crime Stoppers of Houston Has a Tip: Vote Out These Judges
The historically nonpartisan nonprofit took millions of dollars from the Republican governor. Now it’s targeting Democratic judges.
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June 19, 2020
“It Was An Execution”: Nicolas Chavez Was On His Knees When Police Killed Him. His Father Wants Answers.
The Houston shooting has sparked more questions about use of force and what many experts call the failed promise of police body cameras.
March 28, 2020
How Is The Justice System Responding to the Coronavirus? It Depends On Where You Live.
While some cities free people from jail and stop arrests, others are much more business as usual.
October 31, 2019
Why Some Police Departments Are Leaving Federal Task Forces
Cities say the feds won’t follow their rules about using force, body cams.
February 22, 2017
The Case of Duane Buck
Was he sentenced to death “because he is black”?
January 25, 2017
Against the Trump Tide
Away from Washington, a new breed of prosecutors takes first steps.