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Law enforcement task forces straddle the line between state and federal, making them difficult to sue
  • Feb 14, 2020
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Justice only for the powerful is worse than injustice for all.
  • Feb 13, 2020
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A seemingly mundane bureaucratic decision could hurt indigent defendants for years to come.
  • Dec 12, 2019
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A Brooklyn man faced 10 years in prison for driving his car at a police officer — but it never happened.
  • Nov 20, 2019
  • Opinion
John DeRosier will let you out of your community service obligation — if you donate to his nonprofit
  • Nov 1, 2019
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When we perpetually — and falsely — tell cops they’re under siege, we shouldn’t be surprised when they act like it.
  • Oct 14, 2019
  • Opinion
There's almost no evidence linking Toforest Johnson to the death of William Hardy. But prosecutors kept insisting the impossible.
  • Sep 5, 2019
  • Opinion
The critical evidence that could have acquitted Landon Quinn was in his attorneys’ file all along. They just never looked for it.
  • Aug 28, 2019
  • Opinion
Our panelists offer achievable, moderately difficult and long-shot policies to reform the forensics system.
  • Aug 26, 2019
  • Opinion
Add bird feces to the long list of substances to trigger false positives in drug field tests.
  • Aug 9, 2019
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