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Co-published with RevealFemale agents are so rare in the U.S. Border Patrol that they have their own nickname: the Fearless 5%. It’s meant as a badge of honor, but the title is a bold admission of the

Co-published with Jacobin. Police departments spend tens of millions of dollars every year to manipulate the news, flooding the discourse with “copaganda.”

Co-published with Salt Lake City WeeklyCritics say a lack of trust between police and the homeless community is to blame for an unsolved homicide in Utah.

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 CrosscutThe state ranks near worst in the nation for constraints on civil asset forfeiture.

Co-published with CrosscutWashington police sell or use millions of dollars’ worth of seized property each year. Legislators haven’t managed to change the rules.

Co-published with CrosscutEven as Washington winds down its drug war, police still seize homes and cash from low-level suspects.

Co-published with Slate. I learned racial ambiguity was not something I could afford.

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 to claims by city leaders.

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