Rather than deterring unlawful entry, US border policy has helped create a humanitarian crisis, where untold numbers of migrants die or fall ill in the scorching Arizona desert. When concerned citizens, like Ajo’s Scott Walker, form groups to help gather migrants’ bodily remains and offer water and medical aid to the living, officials treats these humanitarians as criminals who help enable unlawful entry and commit conspiracy. And people keep dying in the desert.
Even as the people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline became suspicious about other activists’ loyalties, a security firm successfully planted a bearded ex-Marine undercover to gather intelligence about the protesters. Besides fueling paranoia, did the operative’s activities change anything?
Gang members in El Salvador are considered ruined, beyond redemption. So what’s life like for a gang member who manages to get out?
Wendell Lindsey is serving life prison for murdering his daughter. Maybe he did, or maybe he’s also a victim — of junk science, personal vendettas, weak investigation, and bad attorneys.
Two decades after a judge sentenced Barry Jones to death for the rape and murder of 4-year-old Arizona girl, critics claim the foundation of his trial is fraught with problems. Arizona won’t reopen the case, but Jones is awaiting an evidentiary hearing. So if he didn’t kill her, who did?
The City Council of Memphis, a majority black city that is the 25th largest in the US, wants to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. But the Tennessee legislature requires a governor-appointed commission to approve all changes to military and historical monuments throughout the state. Last year, the commission denied the city’s request to remove the monument to Forrest, who made a living in the slave trade and led a massacre of black Union soldiers during the Civil War.
On the strange political economy of flood insurance: What does home ownership look like in an age of climate change? When is it OK to rebuild, and when is it time to retreat?
Before she followed her mentor Steve Bannon to the White House, Julia Hahn was a recent college grad from Beverly Hills who attended the liberal enclaves of Harvard-Westlake and the University of Chicago. Peter Maass attempts to unravel the mystery of what brought a 25-year-old with no distinct political leanings to become a reporter for Breitbart and a voice of the alt-right. The mystery, however, may have a simple answer: “Washington is bursting with strivers in their 20s just like her, eager to find their spot on the terrain of political power, while unsure of what their own attitudes about power really are.”
Arkansas plans to execute seven people by lethal injection this month — with an untested, nearly-expired drug.