15 Stories About Justice That Outraged Us In 2017

From victims breaking their silence to cover-ups exposed, here are some of the most memorable, moving, and infuriating stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2017.

A 15-Year-Old Says He Was Beaten And Called Racial Slurs, But The Police Won't Call It A Hate Crime — Albert Samaha

A Murder In Berkeley Gave The Alt-Right Its Perfect Perp — Jessica Testa

A Woman Who Had Underage Sex With R. Kelly Is Finally Telling Her Story — Jim DeRogatis

Here's What Happens When Someone Burns Down Your Mosque — Hannah Allam

Detective Guevara's Witnesses — Melissa Segura

A Young Woman Was Tortured And Raped After Being Turned Away From The United States — John Stanton

Actor Anthony Rapp: Kevin Spacey Made A Sexual Advance Toward Me When I Was 14 — Adam B. Vary

Racist Vandalism In Oregon Is Pulling Residents Into A Free Speech Fight — Albert Samaha, Talal Ansari, and Mike Hayes

Inside The Pied Piper Of R&B's "Cult" — Jim DeRogatis

A College Student Admitted To Groping Sleeping Women, But He Might Avoid Prison Time — Tyler Kingkade

A Prescription For Violence — Rosalind Adams

This Teen Troll Fled To The US For Political Asylum. Now He's Stuck In A Detention Center. — Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

She Said A Powerful Congressman Harassed Her. Here’s Why You Didn’t Hear Her Story. — Paul McLeod and Lissandra Villa

How Accusing A Powerful Man of Rape Drove A College Student To Suicide — Katie J.M. Baker

From Russia With Blood — Heidi Blake, Tom Warren, Richard Holmes, Jason Leopold, Jane Bradley, and Alex Campbell

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