This November, Florida voters will be asked to decide whether or not to restore the voting rights of nearly 1.5 million men and women convicted of felonies. Florida is one of just three states that permanently strips the right to vote from people with felonies. If passed, Florida Amendment 4 could shake up elections…
I rob you on a dark, deserted street at night. You call the police. You describe me. The police find me. You confirm it was me. You testify against me. I go to jail. This sort of thing is completely normal.
First up: a run-down of the first things we ever did wrong in the eyes of the law.
Fifteen years ago today, at approximately 10:15 PM ET, President George W. Bush announced the start of military action in the massive crime known as Operation Iraqi Freedom in a five-minute address to the nation.
Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa was sent to the hospital on Monday after she reportedly began to feel ill upon opening a letter filled with a suspicious white powder which was sent to her New York City home.
America’s cash bail system ensures that thousands of people who have not been convicted of a crime nevertheless sit in jail before their trial. A new study finds that pretrial detention is warping our justice system in profound ways.
A big part of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was this desire to return to “law and order” that was based on the unfounded idea that crime was on the rise. Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed, saying in his swearing-in ceremony that by his “best judgment, having been involved in criminal law enforcement for many years,…
This is the time of year when you do nice things for others. Here is a very nice thing you can do today, and it will only take a minute.
San Quentin is beautiful from the outside. It sits on a sun-drenched point jutting out into San Francisco Bay, a short drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge, at the end of a small road overlooking the water. Right up to its front gate sit quaint houses with spectacular views, which go for around a million dollars…
Gary Otte is scheduled to be executed by the state of Ohio on Wednesday. In what will likely be one of his last acts, he sent us the following essay.
A survey of over 800 victims of crime reveals that their priorities don’t align with those of Donald Trump, even though he claims to be ramping up immigration enforcement and tearing up criminal justice reforms on their behalf, the New York Times first reported Friday.
A New Orleans-based visual artist just dropped the [fire emoji] rap video of the year on Wednesday to announce he’s running for mayor on a platform of curbing violence in the city.
With the declaration of a second mistrial in the case against University of Cincinnati Police Officer Raymond Tensing for the fatal July 2015 shooting of Samuel DuBose on Friday, three police officers have managed to escape prison sentences in high-profile, police-involved killings of black people.
It’s been less than a week since Bill Cosby’s trial for sexual assault ended in a mistrial, but the public relations campaign to reclaim his image as America’s father figure is already well underway. Though more than 50 women have accused him of sexual misconduct, his spokesman told Fusion this week that Cosby…
Three days after Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl, was murdered while walking to her local mosque in northern Virginia, her friends and family held a vigil in her memory Wednesday night.
Whatever you do, stop calling the Flint water crisis a “failure at all levels of government.”
Ledura Watkins, 61, wants a hug from his mom. He also wants Chinese food. On Thursday night, he’ll get them both.
Four months after 19-year-old Tim Piazza died as a result of severe injuries from a fraternity “pledge night” at Penn State University, 18 members of the fraternity he sought to join are facing the possibility of being charged on various accounts relating to his death.
Video showing the husband of a Texas sheriff’s deputy brutally choking a man outside a Denny’s restaurant was released on Monday. Even though the man later died, no arrests have been made in the case.