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Lawsuit Dismissed Against Florida Agent in Michelle O'Connell Investigation
A federal judge has ruled that a Florida official had probable cause to investigate whether sheriff's deputy Jeremy Banks shot Michelle O'Connell in 2010 as she was preparing to leave him. The case has raised broader questions about how police departments investigate allegations of domestic violence involving their own officers.
April 4, 2018
Can the Death Penalty Actually Stem the Opioid Epidemic?
President Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to pursue the death penalty against drug traffickers to tackle the opioid epidemic, but experts say a more punitive approach may only compound the crisis.
March 20, 2018
Hacker Adrian Lamo, Who Reported Chelsea Manning, Dies at 37
In a 2011 interview with FRONTLINE, Adrian Lamo said he turned Chelsea Manning into the authorities because "the needs of the many outweighed the needs of one."
March 19, 2018
FRONTLINE investigates the sexual misconduct allegations around Harvey Weinstein.
March 2, 2018
10 Things You May Not Know About Waco
It's been 20 years to the day since the federal government began its siege of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. What really happened?
February 28, 2018
In Crackdown on MS-13, a New Detention Policy Raises Alarms
An agency once primarily tasked with aiding refugees and asylum seekers has quietly become a potent and controversial tool in the Trump administration's fight against MS-13 and its approach to undocumented immigrants.
February 18, 2018
The Gang Crackdown
FRONTLINE investigates how a slew of killings on Long Island linked to MS-13 led to a crackdown that has swept up immigrant teens.
February 13, 2018
Watch: How a Crackdown on MS-13 Swept Up Immigrant Teens
Meet two teens accused of gang affiliation in a scene from the FRONTLINE documentary, "The Gang Crackdown."
February 12, 2018
“Living With Murder”: An Update on Kempis Songster's Case
After 30 years in prison, “juvenile lifer” Kempis Songster -- whose case was at the heart of The FRONTLINE Dispatch's "Living With Murder" series -- has been granted parole.
December 1, 2017
Living With Murder: Part Two
We continue to follow the story of Kempis Songster and the Supreme Court rulings that found his sentence, and thousands of others, to be unconstitutional.
November 22, 2017
Living With Murder: Part One
At 15, after committing a brutal murder, Kempis Songster is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. But now, decades later, he has a chance to be free.
November 16, 2017
A Life Sentence
The story of a violent crime committed by a juvenile lifer whose second chance went horribly wrong.
November 9, 2017