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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.

Welcome home sign for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight

Whatever their intent, laws equating pregnancy termination with murder are used against pregnant women, not for them.

Cleveland sheriff's van

Reliance on the criminal justice system as the primary solution to intimate partner violence is a long-standing point of debate in the movement to end it.

Kharey Wise, the oldest of the Central Park Five, is arraigned in court.

A new documentary sheds light on what we haven't learned from the tragic miscarriage of justice.

Daniel Villegas was 16 when he confessed to a double murder en El Paso. But almost 20 years later, he insists he's innocent, and the evidence backs him up.

Blogs

Local reports say a male shooter opened fire near Marysville-Pilchuck High.

October 24, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

The Attorney General has cemented a doctrine of “too big to jail” at the Justice Department.

September 25, 2014

Conservative militants struck in Las Vegas and Georgia over the weekend. 

June 9, 2014

Sexual assault survivors forced campus officials to listen up. Last week’s news shows the feds picking up what’s been their work all along.

May 9, 2014

As reforms have caused incarceration rates to fall and the sky has not fallen with it, Americans are increasingly supportive of such measures. 

May 7, 2014

De Blasio distinguished himself from his electoral opponents by advocating an independent overseer of the NYPD—now he’s fulfilled that promise.

March 28, 2014

The numbers look good. Someday they won’t. Let’s not talk about them so much.

March 12, 2014

US officials claim the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is a major drug war victory. They're wrong.

March 7, 2014

Overall stops and arrests are down, but arrests of panhandlers and peddlers are way up.

March 6, 2014