Justin Glawe

immigration

What Life Is Like in the Town Where Trump Is Actually Building His Wall

El Paso, Texas, has become a laboratory for the administration's immigration policy—much to the anger of many residents.
Justin Glawe
1.8.19
News

Why the Agency That's Supposed to Hold Chicago Cops Accountable Is Such a Failure

A veteran cop and independent police investigator explains why it's so hard to get the police under control in Chicago.
Justin Glawe
12.9.15
News

Finally, the Federal Government Is Investigating the Notoriously Brutal Chicago Police Department

The Department of Justice probe comes less than two weeks after the release of the graphic video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times.
Justin Glawe
12.7.15
News

What We Know So Far About the Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

Two suspects have been identified, but their motives remain unclear.
Justin Glawe
12.3.15
News

Everything We Know So Far About the Shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood

On Friday in Colorado Springs, a gunman fired on both cops and civilians, taking hostages and injuring at least eight people before being taken into custody.
Justin Glawe
11.28.15
News

The War on Drugs Could Be Making Our Communities More Dangerous

The war on drugs has sucked up public safety dollars that might otherwise go towards putting rapists and killers behind bars.
Justin Glawe
11.8.15
News

How My Hometown Mayor's Abuse of Power Became a National Joke

When Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis had the cops raid my friend's house for some Twitter jokes, he ruined the city's reputation and sent my friend's life spinning in a new direction.
Justin Glawe
10.16.15
America Incarcerated

How Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Laws Put Regular People in Prison for Life

If you rub elbows with big-time drug dealers, you can get sentenced to decades behind bars thanks to laws passed at the height of the drug panic in the 1980s.
Justin Glawe
9.30.15
News

The Strange Relationship Between Politics, Prosecutors, and Police Shootings

The United States is alone in the world in electing its prosecutors, but how should officials handle the brew of rage and resentment that boils over when police kill unarmed minorities?
Justin Glawe
9.2.15
News

Talking to a Chicago Crime Reporter About Covering the City's Murders

In early June, Michael Lansu was laid off from the Chicago Sun-Times after almost two years keeping tabs on the Windy City's notorious gun violence.
Justin Glawe
7.1.15
News

Chicago's Young Pappy Followed the Gangsta Rap Dream to His Grave

Twenty-year-old Shaquon Thomas was an up-and-coming rapper who couldn't steer clear of the cops or the bullets of enemies.
Justin Glawe
6.26.15
News

Talking to the Journalist Who Uncovered Police Torture in Chicago

"House of Screams" by John Conroy kicked off a decades-long effort to unravel the web of a Chicago cop's torturous ways. We asked him how it all went down and whether police in the Windy City have changed.
Justin Glawe
5.15.15
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