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Amidst allegations that government attorneys withheld key information while applying for wiretap permissions from federal judges, federal prosecutors in Denver dropped gang conspiracy charges against six alleged Mara Salvatrucha members.

A federal jury found three New Orleans police officers guilty in the shooting, burning and cover-up of the death of Henry Glover. Two officers were acquitted.

When faced with something so painful as gay teen suicide, it's easy to scapegoat child bullies.  It's hard to create a world that wants queer youth to live and thrive.

Most coverage of the allegations against Al Gore has given us permission to giggle when what we need is a sober dose of reality.

Federal prosecutors will soon be forced to admit that their star witness in the gang conspiracy case against Alex Sanchez is a fugitive still on a crime spree somewhere in Central America.

The era of "Lock 'em up and throw away the key" seems, slowly, to be drawing to a close.

Alex Gibney's new film Casino Jack tells the complete story of Jack Abramoff—and his victims.
 

Two former police members recently admitted to participating in a cover-up of the killings and wounding of unarmed civilians in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Nation reporter A.C. Thompson, who first broke the story in December 2008, is continuing to report on the investigation.

A host of politicians and pundits would have you believe that Hispanic immigrants are to blame for an uptick in urban crime. They're wrong.

Barnett Slepian was the last abortion provider to be gunned down in America, in 1998--until George Tiller.

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Our justice system fails when it doesn’t hold bankers accountable for their fraudulent and criminal actions.

May 26, 2015

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