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Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

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Systematic undercounting of sexual assaults in the US disguises a hidden rape crisis.

Yes, it humanizes the women held in Litchfield Penitentiary—but it laughs at the idea that they could change anything about their circumstances.

Campus

Virtually everyone agrees the system is broken. But while some feminists want colleges to deliver justice, others argue it’s just not their job. Who is right?

Syringes

Do white pundits, reporters and TV producers have a no-snitch policy on exposing crises in the white community?

Bullet hole

Why we avoid talking about the one thing that might stop the next bloodbath

Using sex as an excuse, Los Angeles has created a disciplinary limbo in which hundreds of teachers languish.

Police tape

How police across the country are using civil asset forfeiture to seize people’s houses, cars and cash to make money for their departments.

James Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Maybe it’s not too big to face criminal charges after all.

Edward Snowden

The United States is no Soviet Union—and yet it has set up machinery that satisfies certain tendencies that are in the genetic code of totalitarianism.

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The Stand Your Ground defense is being used to justify another senseless murder. 

February 4, 2014

Following through on a key campaign promise, de Blasio agrees to an inclusive reform process for stop-and-frisk—but does it matter?

January 30, 2014

Early arrests can haunt American youths for the rest of their lives.

January 21, 2014

A new case of lax punishment of sexual assault has arisen in Maryville, Missouri, drawing comparisons to Steubenville.

October 15, 2013

In states that use Corizon to provide healthcare in their prisons, medical neglect and abuse run rampant. 

October 8, 2013

Prison phone companies like Global Tel* Link get away with charging prisoners exorbitant rates just to keep in touch with their families. Tell the Federal Communications Commission to end this predatory practice. 

October 1, 2013

The New York Times runs a correction about Navy Yards shooter Aaron Alexis’s attempts to buy an assault rifle, but the central question remains.

September 20, 2013

Military brass did a bad job convincing people they are serious about preventing sexual assault.

June 5, 2013

As suspected, the killing of Ibragim Todashev by an FBI agent raises some suspicious questions. 

May 31, 2013

The military’s dismal record on sexual assault shows it just isn’t taking the problem seriously.

May 29, 2013