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Keith Raniere

The lawsuit filed by the NXIVM company against a Vanity Fair writer and a local reporter invokes the same computer hacking law used against Aaron Swartz. 

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While other cities have embraced heavy-handed policing tactics, Richmond, California, has offered mentoring and money to its most at-risk young men.

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In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.

Prison

How this country’s “tough on crime” ethos created a generation of graying inmates.

While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.

Prison-reform advocates tend to focus on the plight of those behind bars. But the enforcers of this draconian system are victims as well.

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.

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When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

Many reformers on the left are optimistic that this time, bipartisan consensus will tilt in a progressive direction.

March 27, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

It’s time for New York to change how minors are tried in the criminal justice system.

March 23, 2015

Chris Hayes talks to a GOP congressman who wants to bring back the firing squad about the ethics of the death penalty.

March 12, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015

What the story about a fire set to a gender-nonconforming teenager in Oakland leaves out about race, gender expression and violence.

January 30, 2015

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014

At a Senate hearing, Kirsten Gillibrand says that “survivors have lost trust in law enforcement”—but can they trust their colleges either?

December 10, 2014