Police

'Operation Clean Sweep' Arrest Reports Show Most Arrests Were For Drug Possession

'Operation Clean Sweep' Arrest Reports Show Most Arrests Were For Drug Possession

Jerome Campbell

FEATURES

Co-published with WBUR. An extensive review of Boston police reports reveals the majority of those arrested in “Operation Clean Sweep” were not charged with crimes like drug dealing, contrary to claims by city leaders and law enforcement.

A Town Under Trial

A Town Under Trial

Tamara Reynolds

PHOTOGRAPHY

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Oxford American with support from EHRP. What an unsolved double murder in Kentucky reveals about America’s military-industrial complex.

When Your Used Car Makes You a Target for Cops

When Your Used Car Makes You a Target for Cops

David Dayen

NEWS | FEATURES

Co-published with VICE. Buying a car and actually owning it in the eyes of the law are not the same thing. Some Americans are finding that out the hard way.

 

Want Police Reform? Charge Rich People More for Speeding Tickets

Want Police Reform? Charge Rich People More for Speeding Tickets

Astra Taylor

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The GuardianMunicipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift.

The Truancy Trap

The Truancy Trap

Annette Fuentes

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. Courts are hitting students with harsh penalties and collecting millions of dollars in fines. But are they addressing the real problems?