Revealing stories about the war on drugs, prison reform and other criminal justice issues — plus binge-worthy true crime documentaries.
What prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate over 150 unsolved civil rights era killings? And what does justice look like for the families of the victims? Reporter James Edwards seeks answers to these questions, reflecting on his own family’s experiences along the way.
June 3, 2021
As the Department of Justice continues to identify and charge current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces in relation to January 6, military courts typically aren’t the go-to option for prosecution. Here’s why.
May 25, 2021
FRONTLINE has been chronicling police reform and police accountability in documentaries, podcast episodes and collaborative stories with our Local Journalism Initiative partners.
May 25, 2021
‘Mom, I’ve Been Hit’: Enforcing COVID Curfew Last Year, Kenyan Police Fatally Shot 13-Year-Old Boy on His Own Balcony
The parents of Yasin Hussein Moyo speak out in ‘The Virus That Shook the World,’ a two-night documentary special on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts across the globe.
April 26, 2021
According to data from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, there were 405 terror attacks or plots in the U.S. from 2015 through 2020 — more than double the total number in the previous decade. A timeline of significant incidents tracks how domestic extremism has evolved in recent years.
April 21, 2021
The conviction, almost a year after a bystander video captured Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes, was the first time in Minnesota history that a white police officer was convicted of killing a Black civilian on the job.
April 20, 2021
As Derek Chauvin’s murder trial nears its end and Minnesota roils over the killing of Daunte Wright, calls for police accountability continue.
April 18, 2021
Steven Carrillo’s path to the Boogaloo Bois shows the hate group is far more organized and dangerous than previously known.
April 13, 2021
"Do you know how many times that could have been me?" Staff at a Minneapolis rehab facility that George Floyd attended see themselves in Floyd — and racism in theories about his drug use — the Star Tribune, our local journalism partner in Minneapolis, reports.
April 11, 2021
Repatriating ISIS Foreign Fighters Is Key to Stemming Radicalization, Experts Say, but Many Countries Don’t Want Their Citizens Back
A review of the 10 countries that yielded the most ISIS foreign fighters showed varying levels of commitment to repatriation and prosecution.
April 6, 2021
Derek Chauvin is the second Minneapolis police officer to stand trial for murder in the last few years, but that is where similarities to Mohamed Noor end, our Local Journalism Initiative partner the Star Tribune finds.
March 27, 2021
Ras Baraka is the mayor of Newark, N.J. Jelani Cobb is an academic and a writer for The New Yorker. Watch and read their conversations, five years apart, for "Policing the Police," available for the first time as extended videos and transcripts.
March 16, 2021