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I Write About Bad Prison Conditions. That Doesn’t Mean I Hate All Cops.
As a kid in Pakistan, police treated Tariq MaQbool like a nephew. As an adult in solitary confinement, the kindness of one New Jersey corrections officer made him feel human.
March 4, 2021
How I Keep Hope Alive While Serving 150 Years in Prison
In those moments when I feel like a puppet tied up in strings, I draw on my Muslim faith to stay hopeful.
February 18, 2020
Anatomy of Hate
It was a triple-murder fueled by rage—but was it a hate crime?
March 14, 2017
Prosecutor: It’s Terrorism. Suspect: ‘I Was Just Saying Something Stupid’
If it was just a crazy, drug-induced outburst, is it worth 7 years in prison?