Latest from Griff Witte

The Chauvin verdict had cities nationwide braced for unrest. Instead, they got a celebration.

Tears, hugs and relief characterized the response after a former officer was found guilty of George Floyd’s murder.
  • Apr 20, 2021

As covid relief money floods in, pandemic-battered cities see a chance to transform

Mayors nationwide say federal aid represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
  • Apr 20, 2021

Indianapolis shooter was former FedEx employee, had had gun seized by police, authorities say

Officials identified the man who shot eight people dead as 19-year-old Brandon Hole.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Minnesota killing adds to the anger, and the stakes, as Chauvin trial nears its end

The shooting death by police of Daunte Wright added to fears of unrest after the verdict.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Police keep using force against Black citizens in Rochester. And the demands for change keep growing.

Pepper-spray incidents and a fatal shooting in the New York city have intensified the call for an overhaul to policing.
  • Apr 6, 2021

Biden and Harris visit Atlanta after shooting rampage, vowing to stand against racism and xenophobia

“Hate and violence often hide in plain sight and are so often met with silence,” Biden said.
  • Mar 19, 2021

Georgia shootings could test state’s new hate-crimes law as debate rages over suspect’s motive

An Atlanta police official said Thursday that “nothing is off the table” in the investigation.
  • Mar 18, 2021

Suspect charged with killing 8 in Atlanta-area shootings that targeted Asian-run spas

Authorities said the suspect had a “sex addiction” and that possible racial motives were being investigated.
  • Mar 17, 2021

In the shadow of its exceptionalism, America fails to invest in the basics

In recent months in the U.S., historic breakthroughs have come alongside monumental failures of infrastructure and healthcare.
  • Mar 13, 2021

Billions in damage across the South prompts focus on who’s to blame, and who will pay

The cold surge may be the most expensive disaster in Texas history. But experts worry its causes won’t be addressed.
  • Feb 19, 2021