Tag: crime

Lara Naughton: America’s Prison Rodeo

July 2016

In Louisiana, incarceration is a spectator sport.


September 2015

It’s an open secret that every officer, regardless of rank, is allowed to step in and ask for special consideration for one fuck-up.

Randall Horton: Because Hook Doesn’t Exist

May 2015

Flash Fiction: Convince yourself the race never stops running, that memory will eat you alive.

Joe Sexton: Decades Later, a Routine Police Record Hangs Over Patz Murder Trial

April 2015

The prosecution says Pedro Hernandez fled New York after killing Etan Patz. A detectives report from 1979 suggests that might not be so.

Prison Journal of a Child Bride

August 2014

At times I wonder whether they considered me a human being or a lamb to sacrifice for their own good.

Joaquin Sapien: Death Penalty Report Cites Value of Taping Interrogations

May 2014

How honest are confessions to homicide?

Joaquin Sapien: Brooklyn DA Moves to Free Man after Long-Buried Evidence Surfaces

April 2014

Jonathan Fleming has served more than 24 years in prison for a 1989 murder. Law enforcement had evidence all along showing he was in Florida at the time of the shooting.

Jay Walljasper: You Don’t Have to be a Karate Champ to Prevent Street Crime

March 2014

The old wisdom that lively neighborhoods are safe neighborhoods is still true.

Joe Sexton: Ex-Prosecutor Won’t be Watching Brooklyn DA

May 2013

A decade ago, Robert Reuland played a role in what surely would have made for a lively episode of the new series.

The Minority Report of David Powell

March 2013

The story behind a landmark case that transformed death penalty trials in the U.S.

Chase Madar: The School Security America Doesn’t Need

February 2013

After Newtown: turning schools into prisons

Sebastian Rotella: Support for Mumbai Terror Group Lands Chicagoan 14-Year Prison Term

January 2013

Tahawwur Rana sentenced to 14 years in prison for working with the group involved in Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Stealing Liberties

September 2012

Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler on why bad guys deserve rights, how small-town officials wield big-time power, and why Obama has been bad for the Constitution.

David Morris: Corporate Crime Does Pay

September 2012

With penalties laughably low, what should we expect but continued criminal activity on the part of corporations?


August 2012

They were followed by a group in tropical wear, slipping and sliding, trying to prevent their ill-fitting thong sandals from flying off. A smaller group had chosen winter wear, rolling up the block like juiced up ticks, draped in coats and jackets.

Katie Ryder: Aurora

July 2012

Chance, survival, and what we wish could be true.

The Straight Dope

April 2011

David Simon would be happy to find out that The Wire was hyperbolic and ridiculous, and that the “American Century” is still to come. But he's not betting on it.