Co-published with The Washington Post. It shouldn’t be so hard to differentiate between law-abiding U.S. citizens and wanted criminals.
Co-published with Crosscut. The state ranks near worst in the nation for constraints on civil asset forfeiture.
Co-published with Crosscut. Washington police sell or use millions of dollars’ worth of seized property each year. Legislators haven’t managed to change the rules.
Co-published with Crosscut. Even as Washington winds down its drug war, police still seize homes and cash from low-level suspects.
Co-published with Slate. Most states let courts fine teenagers. The debt is taking down their whole families.
Co-published with The Intercept. It’s time to end the entertainment industry’s anti-Black, pro-police programming.
Co-published with WBUR. A review of Boston police reports reveals the majority of those arrested in “Operation Clean Sweep” were not charged with drug crimes, contrary …
Co-published with The Guardian. Municipal coffers are being filled by fining those who can least afford it. If fees were tied to wealth, that calculus would shift.