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September 9, 2021
I’m a Pakistani-American Muslim in a Prison 5 Miles From the Twin Towers. Since 9/11, I’ve Been Treated Like the Enemy
It doesn’t matter how American I feel. The labels applied to me are “foreign,” “terrorist,” “inmate” and “other.”
January 14, 2021
White Terrorism Often Leads to Harsher Punishment for People of Color
Amid calls for tougher laws after the Capitol assault, research shows that measures addressing White violence usually fall harder on Black people.
Case in Point
March 12, 2018
The Video Alibi
Where was Hamid Hayat?
February 28, 2018
After nearly a decade in detention, Haroon Gul believed he had a chance at freedom. Then came President Trump.
October 5, 2017
What's Terrorism? Depends on Who, and When, You Ask
The definition of terrorism varies by jurisdiction and has morphed over time.
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?
January 8, 2016
My Life in the Supermax
Finger handshakes, the toilet phone, and the “shoe bomber.”
May 15, 2015
Executing Tsarnaev? Not So Fast.
Like many states, the feds have trouble getting the killer drugs.
April 7, 2015
Juror No. 5
On the eve of deliberations over the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a juror in the Timothy McVeigh trial looks back.
April 6, 2015
What to Read on the Boston Bombing Trial
In time for closing arguments, ten pieces to catch you up.