People charged—but not convicted—of crimes often have to wait weeks to see a judge if they’re too poor to pay for their freedom.
Mike Chase, the man behind the popular @CrimeADay Twitter feed, on his new book, How to Become a Federal Criminal
While well-intentioned, the alert system is often ineffective.
In contrast, police killed nearly 1,000 people last year.
'Some People Might Say That Ricky Fell Through a Crack in the System. This Is Not a Crack. This Is the System.'
Over 23 years ago Missouri’s criminal justice system failed a man charged with murder. This week he’s looking at his last best chance at freedom.
New Jersey is detaining almost half as many people pretrial, and the state is not seeing a big crime wave.
Marijuana Activist Who Live-Streamed Meeting With Congressional Staffer Charged With 'Illegal Wiretap'
Rep. Andy Harris's (R-Md.) office refuses to say whether the congressman supports prosecution of the young activist.
Plus: Lionel Shriver on cultural erasure and Stormy Daniels on strip-club labor laws
How big hotel chains became arms of the surveillance state.
Operation Lucky Bag targets people whose actions hurt absolutely no one.
Chicago Police Deny Claim That Jussie Smollett Identified Attackers as White, Can't Get Their Story Straight About Whether He Heard Them Say 'MAGA'
Empire star attacked on streets of Chicago late last night.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has some concerns.
The link that Alex Berenson perceives between cannabis and violence is not apparent in careful research on the issue.
A second cop in South Dakota is keeping his name concealed from the public after a fatal shooting.
The suspect's previous DUI arrests didn't even put him on ICE's radar.
The man behind the "Deportation Bus" said he wanted to round up criminals. Looks like he should have started with himself.
Congress Ramps Up War on Sex Workers and Their Customers With Secret Votes on Four New 'Protection' Laws
A national strategy for arresting sex buyers and letting local cops wiretap sex workers are among the approved changes.
Taxpayers shell out big time to keep poor folks who haven't even been convicted of crimes behind bars.
Plus: Obamacare unconstitutional?
A Tucson Weekly investigation finds that federal funds to "fight sex trafficking" are actually perpetuating it.
Money is no longer needed to get out of jail. This hasn't resulted in danger to the community.
But not according Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Convicted of Brutally Beating His Wife, This Judge Was Given a Second Chance in City Government. Now He's Been Arrested for Her Murder: Reason Roundup
Plus: lawmakers move to allow headscarves on the Hill and private landlords protect from lead better than city Health Department.
Police, however, still shift away responsibility for killing unarmed, innocent Wichita man.
Candidates used to let political operatives do the dirty work so they could appear above it all. Not Trump.
When genetic testing results become a tool for law enforcement
This is how the system is supposed to work.
As if we needed any more evidence that the vast majority of undocumented immigrants aren't bringing crime into the country.
Plus: fight against FOSTA continues and Tennessee trooper reports Democrat for visiting falafel restaurant.
Jeff Sessions credits the dip to his tough-on-crime policies, but criminal justice groups say that's nonsense.
New FBI statistics for 2017 even show a small increase.
He has prior felony convictions, but 20 years still seems harsh.
It's a scare tactic, and an inaccurate one at that.