Why I am skeptical of the reflex to attribute violence to structural racism
In the aftermath of Tyre Nichols’s killing, it’s easy to despair. But two new books show how police departments can alter their behavior.
David A. Graham discusses what he saw and heard in the city after video footage was released of Tyre Nichols’s fatal beating by police.
It’s almost impossible to hold them to account.
“Police should not police themselves.”
After a series of botched executions, the state is choosing a path of technical, rather than moral, innovation.
Elizabeth Bruenig reflects on writing about—and witnessing—capital punishment in America.
The acclaimed rapper’s sexual history is wrongly under scrutiny.
Plus: Mere discovery is overrated.
His company now has criminal convictions, and his effort to seek political immunity is looking shaky.
Michael Peterson refuses to watch The Staircase.
What if, instead of trying to find incriminating evidence, law-enforcement officials could be made responsible for trying to exonerate those charged with crimes?
Juliet Tuttle may have been the most prolific murderer of pets in American history. How did she get away with it?
By zooming out and looking at the big picture, the question of what causes violence becomes quite answerable.
Why does Alabama keep botching executions?
Democrats can’t find a message on crime they believe in.
A Texas prisoner fought for the right to have his pastor pray over him and lay hands on him during his execution. Now his pastor reflects.
Plus: Why do sports matter?
An interview with Fulton Leroy Washington
A Philadelphia teenager and the empty promise of the Sixth Amendment