Sarah Childress

Series Senior Editor

With Program in Peril, DOJ Evaluates Police Reform
The Obama Justice Department aggressively pursued reform agreements with police departments. What will come next?
January 4, 2017
Why Beating ISIS in Mosul Won't End the Threat of Attack
American and Iraqi forces are gearing up for another big fight against ISIS, but victory may not matter much in the overall battle to eradicate the terrorist group.
October 11, 2016
New Report Traces Former Trump Executive's Criminal Past
For a decade, Abraham Wallach was a top executive for Donald Trump’s real estate empire. But he also had a second career as a habitual thief.
September 26, 2016
How Baltimore’s Police Policy Led to Freddie Gray
Baltimore police routinely target blacks for improper stops, searches and excessive force, the Justice Department said, and must undergo reforms.
August 10, 2016
North Dakota's Voter ID Law Is Latest to Be Overturned
A federal judge has ruled against North Dakota’s voter ID law, the fifth time in recent weeks that a state has been forced to abandon restrictive voting policies ahead of the election.
August 2, 2016
Court: North Carolina Voter ID Law Targeted Black Voters
A federal court has overturned what's considered one of the nation's broadest restrictive voting laws.
July 29, 2016
Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law — What's Next?
A court must now rewrite what's considered the most restrictive voter ID law in the country.
July 20, 2016
Study: Election Coverage Skewed By "Journalistic Bias"
A new report finds that just 11 percent of primary coverage focused on the candidates' policy positions, leadership abilities or personal and professional histories.
July 12, 2016
The Problem with "Broken Windows" Policing
In cities where Broken Windows has taken root, there’s little evidence that it's worked as intended. Newark, N.J. is one example.
June 28, 2016
Why Some Officers Are Policing Kids Differently
Science says kids don’t think or act like adults, but most cops still police them that way.
June 10, 2016
More States Consider Raising the Age for Juvenile Crime
If you’re a teenager, whether you’re an adult in the eyes of the law depends on the state you live in. Slowly, that’s starting to change.
June 2, 2016
How Federal Flood Maps Ignore the Risks Of Climate Change
FEMA's floodmaps are supposed to show how likely your home is to flood -- but they leave out critical data on future risks.
May 26, 2016