Max Rivlin-Nadler

Weed

How Cops Could Cash in on Legal Weed in California

With no good place to stash profits and a patchwork of local laws, some businesses will make inviting targets for cops—who might get help from the feds.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
12.18.17
inequality

Need a Lawyer? Trump Wants to Make it Harder if You're Poor

The president's budget would eliminate loan forgiveness for people who become public defenders—which could make America's criminal justice crisis even worse.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
6.30.17
Weed Week

This Is Probably the Most Stoned Stretch of Highway in All America

Cops in "Buzzkill County" swear they aren't targeting stoners who just left Colorado. But the arrest numbers there are eye-popping.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
4.20.17
crime

The Long Struggle to Reform the System That Lets Cops Casually Seize Property and Cash

Politicians in both parties have been trying to overhaul the process by which police confiscate the cash and belongings they think have some vague connection to crime. Then Donald Trump happened.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
3.14.17
crime

Texas May Double Healthcare Fees for Its Massive Prison Population

A recent VICE investigation suggests this would be a disaster for families without raising much cash for the state.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
2.23.17
crime

How Medical Copays Haunt Prisoners and Their Loved Ones

In the Texas prison system, illness is just another way for the state to profit on the back of inmates.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
1.18.17
News

The Strange Aftermath of the Largest Gang Bust in New York History

The criminal charges lean heavily on social media activity by young men of color.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
5.12.16
News

How Child Protection Agencies Are Trying to Predict Which Parents Will Abuse Kids

America is about to find out what happens when you mix big data with so-called risk factors like race.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
5.4.16
News

How America's Bond System Keeps Immigrants Behind Bars

Immigrants are regularly denied bail or offered bail that's too expensive, forcing them to stay in jail sometimes for years, waiting for their day in court.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
4.19.16
News

How the Legal System in New Orleans Is Screwing the Poor

Overworked public defenders say they're being forced to take on cases under threat of jail time in what amounts to a criminal justice nightmare.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
3.22.16
News

We Know Terrifyingly Little About How Cops in New York Track Cell Phones

The NYPD has used StingRay trackers more than 1,000 times since 2008 for cases ranging from prank 9-1-1 calls to murder.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
2.18.16
News

One of New York's 'Most Dangerous' Housing Projects Now Has Its Own YouTube Show

"Project Heat" tells the story of life in East New York's Pink Houses just as an NYPD cop faces trial for accidentally killing a resident.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
2.9.16
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