When a Witness Recants
At fourteen, Ron Bishop helped convict three innocent boys of murder. They’ve all lived with the consequences. By Jennifer Gonnerman October 25, 2021
Four Years Embedded with the N.Y.P.D.
In the late seventies, Jill Freedman set out to create a clear-eyed portrait of New York City police. What she made was something more complicated. By Vince Aletti October 19, 2021
Stash-House Stings Carry Real Penalties for Fake Crimes
The undercover operations seem like entrapment, but their targets can receive long sentences—sometimes even harsher than those for genuine crimes. By Rachel Poser October 11, 2021
Why Republican Leaders Ignored the January 6th Hearing
The House select committee’s task is to establish who knew what about the insurrection—but most Republicans don’t seem to want to find out. By Sue Halpern August 1, 2021
Annals of Inquiry
The Trial of Chesa Boudin
Can a young progressive prosecutor survive a political backlash in San Francisco? By Benjamin Wallace-Wells July 29, 2021
Why Did the Police Shoot Matthew Zadok Williams?
Outside Atlanta, a mother and five sisters look for answers. By Charles Bethea July 6, 2021
I Do Live Here
I hadn’t yet crossed that threshold Black adolescents cross in America’s codified subconscious—adorable kid to dangerous threat. By J. M. Holmes July 5, 2021
Derek Chauvin’s Trial and George Floyd’s City
Although many Americans see the former police officer’s conviction as just closure, many in Minneapolis view it as the beginning of a larger battle. By Jelani Cobb July 5, 2021
The Unknown History of Black Uprisings
In a new book, the historian Elizabeth Hinton reveals that, in the late sixties and early seventies, there were hundreds of local rebellions against white violence and racial inequality. By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor June 24, 2021
A Cop Campaigning Against the N.Y.P.D.
Edwin Raymond, a police lieutenant and a whistle-blower who alleged racial discrimination and the use of quotas in the force, stumps in Brooklyn for a City Council post. By Andrew Marantz June 21, 2021 Sections News & Politics Culture Business, Science & Tech Humor Cartoons Books & Fiction Magazine Photography Video Podcasts More Newsletters About Careers Contact FAQ Media Kit Press Accessibility Help
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