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Police Shootings in Rural America
We investigate police shootings in rural areas and speak with music executive Jason Flom about his work with people who were wrongfully convicted.
Donald Washington, Jr.
August 19, 2021
Where Lots of Police Shootings Draw Little Scrutiny
The Kentucky State Police fatally shot 41 people from 2015 through 2020, more than any other law enforcement agency in the state.
R. G. Dunlop
August 13, 2021
“Shooting First and Asking Questions Later”
In rural communities, fatal police shootings have occurred at high rates, without the attention (and protests) that urban shootings have drawn.
July 29, 2020
Your Local Jail May Be A House of Horrors
But you probably wouldn’t know it, because sheriffs rule them with little accountability. After one man's death in a notorious lockup, residents of a Missouri town fought back.
October 24, 2018
When You’re the Only Cop in Town
A photographer follows three lone officers who deal with drugs, domestic violence and wayward bears in their communities.
August 2, 2018
In Trump Country, ICE May Chill Immigrants’ Crime Reports
Fewer calls on opioid abuse may mean sicker, and more dangerous, rural communities.
Tonyaa J. Weathersbee
June 14, 2016
So You Think a New Prison Will Save Your Town?
Six reasons you’re likely to be disappointed