Brutality

Life Inside

Shanking Guys in a Prison Fight Was When I Hit Rock Bottom

I’m not thinking. I’m not human. I’m what a prison made of me.
Demetrius Buckley
11.17.17
Brutality

Keeper Celebrates Too Early, Lets in Brutal, Gravity-Defying Penalty

The shot went off the crossbar and skied into the air, landing right in front of the penalty spot. Then it started bouncing.
Sean Newell
10.23.17
News

Why Is It So Hard to Fix a Violent Jail?

Inmates are dying preventable deaths as the feds try to get local sheriffs in line.
Alysia Santo
9.14.16
News

The Many Crimes of the 'Sick Ripper,' the Worst Alleged Serial Killer in Connecticut History

Prosecutors say William Devin Howell killed seven people, burying them all in his "garden" behind a Subway restaurant in New Britain.
Justin Kloczko
2.22.16
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What We Know So Far About the Texas Pool Party That Turned into a Police Brutality Scandal

A video of officers being aggressive with some African-American teens in a Dallas suburb has ignited yet another controversy about policing and race.
Mike Pearl
6.9.15
News

When Prison Guards Force Inmates to Fight

That sort of brutal violence is just "part of doing time," one former federal prisoner says.
Max Cherney
4.3.15
News

Talking to Cambodians in the Bronx About the Khmer Rouge Genocide Tribunal

Despite many Cambodian New Yorkers' connection to the tragedy, the diaspora here isn't too focused on the proceedings in their home country.
Dorian Geiger
4.2.15
News

​Rikers Island Is Still Fucked, and It’s Terrifying

Despite some noises late last year about reform at New York's notorious jail, conditions remain brutal, as a series of recent incidents make clear.
John Surico
3.5.15
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Miss Honduras Was Allegedly Killed by Her Sister's Boyfriend

She was found buried in a riverbank along with her sister, having apparently been shot at least twice in the back.
Matt Taylor
11.19.14
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The Problem with Massive Cash Payments from Police Departments

When people win brutality cases against police departments they get paid off, which is good for them but the process erodes trust in the police and doesn't seem to prevent further abuses.
Josiah M. Hesse
10.28.14
News

The NYPD's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

A series of horrific videos showing flagrant brutality by cops have NYC's progressive mayor and his controversial police commissioner on the defensive.
John Surico
10.10.14
News

A Recent Cop-Related Fatality Has Revealed the Flaws in Quebec's Police Review System

After a cyclist was killed by cops in Quebec, protests sprung up calling for justice. But with an internal police review process in place, some fear that there may never be a proper reaction.
Simon Van Vliet
9.10.14
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