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The Fighter - The New York Times
The Marine Corps taught Sam Siatta how to shoot. The war in Afghanistan
taught him how to kill. Nobody taught him how to come home.
cjchivers  samsiatta  marines  military  ptsd  criminaljustice  crime  nytimes  nytimesmag 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Love’s Road Home - The New York Times
Ashley Volk waited for Sam Siatta to return from Afghanistan. She couldn’t have seen the detours ahead. But “she kept on fighting, for him and for them.”
ashleyvolk  samsiatta  cjchivers  nytimes  relationships  love  wedding  military  crime  criminaljustice  ptsd  war 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
When ‘Not Guilty’ Is a Life Sentence - The New York Times
What happens after a defendant is found not guilty by reason of insanity? Often the answer is involuntary confinement in a state psychiatric hospital — with no end in sight.
macmclelland  crime  mentalhealth  justice  criminaljustice 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What Does an Innocent Man Have to Do to Go Free? Plead… — ProPublica
A case in Baltimore — in which two men were convicted of the same murder and cleared by DNA 20 years later — shows how far prosecutors will go to preserve a conviction.
propublica  courtsystem  dna  dnatesting  crime  j  criminaljustice 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Incarcerated Women Who Fight California’s Wildfires - The New York Times
By choice, for less than $2 an hour, the female inmate firefighters of California work their bodies to the breaking point. Sometimes they even risk their lives.
nytimes  nytimesmag  crime  prison  criminaljustice  malibuconservationcamp  fires  firefighting  malibu  losangeles  california 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
She Was Convicted of Killing Her Mother. Prosecutors Withheld the Evidence That Would Have Freed Her. - The New York Times
By the time Noura Jackson’s conviction was overturned, she had spent nine years in prison. This type of prosecutorial error is almost never punished.
nourajackson  crime  prosecutorialerror  emilybazelon  nytimes  nytimesmag  courts  courtsystem  criminaljustice 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India - The New York Times
While reporting in Peepli Khera, I often set myself up at the home of a woman named Anjum, who lived next to a hand pump for water and therefore served as a clearinghouse for gossip.

I was lounging there when I heard that a woman had been killed last year, bludgeoned to death by her husband in front of at least a dozen people.

Anjum said the woman’s screams had woken her from a deep sleep, and she stumbled through the dark to the neighbor’s house, some 20 feet away. The woman, Geeta, was cowering in a neighbor’s bathroom, a U-shaped enclosure used for showering, while her husband brought a bamboo stick down on her, again and again, she told my colleague Suhasini, who was translating.
india  murder  crime  criminaljustice  domesticviolence  legalsystem  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
This Is What Happened To Men Sent To Jail In England For Being Gay
Fifty years after homosexuality was partially decriminalised, Keith Biddlecombe tells BuzzFeed News about what happened when he was sent to prison in the 1950s, and the devastating tragedy that unfolded as a result.
buzzfeed  keithbiddlecombe  england  discrimination  homophobia  greatbritain  criminaljustice 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Mother’s Death, a Botched Inquiry and a Sheriff at War - The New York Times
The sheriff called it a suicide. When a state investigator raised questions, he became the investigated.
crime  criminaljustice  murder  staugustine  florida  nytimes  police 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Thief Dines Out, Hoping Later to Eat In -
For Gangaram Mahes, Rikers Island was the only chance for three squares and a “decent life.” So Mahes committed the same crime 31 straight times: refusing to pay the check at New York City restaurants.
crime  poverty  newyork  nyc  criminaljustice  rikerisland 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
New Koch
The billionaire brothers are championing criminal-justice reform. Has their formula changed?
politics  kochbrothers  thenewyorker  janemayer  criminaljustice  criminaljusticereform 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Telling the Story of Civil Rights: A Conversation in Baltimore
Taylor Branch spent twenty-four years writing “America in the King Years,” and he’s been trying for almost as long to get his civil-rights trilogy adapted for the screen. T
thenewyorker  tanehisicoates  davidsimon  taylorbranch  martinlutherkingjr  civilrights  criminaljustice  baltimore 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Three Years on Rikers Without Trial
A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life.
prison  crime  newyork  socialproblems  criminaljustice  prisonconditions  prisons  thenewyorker  rikersisland  kaliefbrowder 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Myth of Police Reform
The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.
tanehisicoates  theatlantic  law  lawenforcement  police  policebrutality  crime  criminaljustice 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
What Kind of Monster Wants to Shoot Up His School?
The case of a teenager who didn’t kill his classmates—but talked about it.
gawker  crime  schoolshootings  criminaljustice 
december 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Shame of Three Strikes Laws
While Wall Street crooks walk, thousands sit in California prisons for life over crimes as trivial as stealing socks
threestrikeslaw  crime  rollingstone  matttaibbi  criminaljustice  laweekly 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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