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September 25, 2020
Is Violent Crime Rising In Cities Like Trump Says? Well, It’s Complicated.
Trump speaks of "anarchy and mayhem" in cities. Here's what the data really shows.
June 3, 2020
Masks On, Fists Up: Scenes from New York City’s Protests Against Police Violence
Some of the city’s most famous streets, emptied by the pandemic, fill with demonstrators and police in riot gear.
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June 1, 2020
Why So Many Police Are Handling the Protests Wrong
Disproportionate use of force can turn a peaceful protest violent, research shows.
July 3, 2018
Revolutionary Moments in Law Enforcement
Had British authorities and their soldiers exercised de-escalation tactics, would the United States exist today?
March 1, 2018
The Kerner Omission
How a landmark report on the 1960s race riots fell short on police reform
February 1, 2018
The First Ever Marshall Project Guide to the Super Bowl
A criminal justice matchup
December 3, 2015
Black Lives Matter Protesters are “Tired,” “Hopeful,” “Ready”
Minneapolis sit-in for Jamar Clark stretches through a third week.
June 22, 2015
Columbia students rally to get their school to divest from private prison companies.
March 19, 2015
Behind the Hashtag
#Blacklivesmatter wants to stay black.
December 8, 2014
What it’s Like to be Black In the NYPD Right Now
“Morale is already dead.”