Not All School Shootings Make National News. Here’s One Of Them.
“Far too often we’re not outraged enough as a nation about the fact that school shootings disproportionately impact Black and brown kids.”
These Children’s Drawings Show What It’s Like To Wait For Asylum At The US–Mexico Border
“Don’t forget about us.”
Police Said A 13-Year-Old Boy Was Killed By An Officer Because He Rammed A Police Cruiser. Video Tells A Different Story.
Andre “AJ” Hernandez was fatally shot by San Antonio police on June 3, 2022, and a grand jury on Thursday declined to indict the officer on criminal charges.
The Police Officer Who Killed A 13-Year-Old Boy In San Antonio Won’t Face Criminal Charges
“It’s devastating,” the boy’s aunt told BuzzFeed News. “It’s frustrating. It’s disappointing.”
The El Paso Walmart Mass Shooting Suspect Pleaded Guilty To Federal Hate Crime Charges
The 24-year-old may still face the death penalty in state court, where his case has been marred by scandals.
A Chicago Attorney Is Getting Justice For Hundreds Of Wrongfully Convicted People All At Once
Josh Tepfer has helped exonerate 288 people, many of whom were convicted based on patterns of misconduct by corrupt police or officials.
Since Sandy Hook
Some of the victims dreamed of becoming veterinarians, marine biologists, artists, or teachers in the same schools where they died. Others never lived long enough to discover their unique talents.
Progressive Prosecutors Won In Midterm Elections Across The US In Spite Of Tough-On-Crime Rhetoric From Republicans
Crime was among the top issues on voters' minds on Tuesday, but in many cities they still opted for candidates aiming to reform the criminal justice system.
Crime Researchers Say Political Candidates Are Ignoring Evidence As The Midterm Campaigns Heat Up
“Tough on crime” rhetoric may be effective for political campaigns, but researchers and experts told BuzzFeed News it doesn’t match up with reality.
A 37th Person Has Had Their Murder Conviction Overturned Based On Chicago Police Misconduct
“It’s hurting me that my parents aren't here to celebrate with me, but I’m grateful,” Gamalier Rivera said after spending 22 years in prison.
Seven People Who’ve Served Decades In Prison Had Their Murder Convictions Overturned Over Alleged Abuse By A Chicago Cop
“I’m sorry,” one judge told a man who’d served 22 years for murder before his conviction was overturned.
Two More Men Convicted Of Murder Have Been Exonerated After 23 Years In Prison Due To Allegations Of Police Misconduct
“I want to scream to the world,” one of their sisters told BuzzFeed News.
“Can You Imagine Waking Up Next To Her Every Day?”: A Chicago Judge Disparaged An Attorney On A Hot Mic
The recording, the lawyer said, “shows what some of us already know: that there's this chumminess that goes on behind closed doors and makes you wonder whether cases are being heard on the merits or for some other reason.”
“Protected Again And Again”: How A Fencer Made It To The Tokyo Olympics Despite Sexual Assault Allegations
The US Center for SafeSport was tasked with investigating sexual abuse claims at Olympic programs. But in the first Summer Games since the agency’s creation, Team USA fencers say the system failed them.
How Do You Social Distance In Prison? You Don't. You Get COVID.
In crowded cells, where COVID is running rampant, appeals for clemency for thousands of prisoners have gone unanswered or flat-out rejected.
The Capitol Siege Wasn’t Institutional Failure. It Was Exactly How American Policing Was Meant To Work.
If you haven’t heard of “bluelining,” you saw it on Capitol Hill.
On The Day George Floyd Died, Police Across The US Shot And Killed At Least Five Other Men
Police in the US have not gone more than two days without fatally shooting someone since 2015.
There’s One Big Reason Why Police Brutality Is So Common In The US. And That’s The Police Unions.
Police unions have become increasingly rightwing as a backlash to the Obama administration and Black Lives Matter — and that’s bad news for the cities they police.
A Chicago Man Who Claims He Was Framed For Murder Will Finally Get His Day In Court
Roosevelt Myles, who was convicted of a murder in 1996, was awarded a new hearing in 2000 but didn’t get it until now.
More Than 50 People Say This Cop Framed Them For Murder. Now Prosecutors Are Going To Review His Cases.
Prosecutors in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office are launching a “comprehensive review” of retired detective Reynaldo Guevara’s cases, which could lead to a mass exoneration.