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An inmate uses a phone at the San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno, Calif., in 2014. (Mike Koozmin)

From Overcrowding to Uprising at California Jails

The dogs dashed down the concrete cellblock — tongues wagging, teeth bared…

 

(Jessica Christian)

When Cameras Aren’t Enough to Stop the Killing

WASHINGTON — After the police killing of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott on…

 

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Chem Tales: What Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Mean for Cannabis?

In mid-September, the giant German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer agreed to…

 

Russian Nihilists are given the last rites before their execution at the scaffold.

Yesterday’s Crimes: Butchered by Russian Nihilists

Luther Weber let himself into his parents’ modest grocery store on L…

Russian Nihilists are given the last rites before their execution at the scaffold.
National Museum of African-American History (Creative Commons Wikipedia)

A Black Museum in the Age of Black Lives Matter

WASHINGTON — It’s a Sunday in September, and I’m watching the slant…

National Museum of African-American History (Creative Commons Wikipedia)
(Dylan Goldberger)

The Second Life of a Private Prison Titan

When the young prisoner went missing from the examination area, the nurse…

(Dylan Goldberger)
(Photo by Kelle Kutsugeras)

Notes From the Intersection: Uber to Nowhere

His face is gray with a layer of dust, as if he…

(Photo by Kelle Kutsugeras)
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Chem Tales: Abuse Is Rampant Among Pot Growers

Earlier this month, the East Bay-based Center for Investigative Reporting published a…

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Security camera photo of Donald DeFreeze aka Cinque and Patty Hearst robbing the Hibernia Bank on Noriega Street in San Francisco on April 15, 1974. (Images Courtesy of Skyhorse Publishing)

Yesterday’s Crimes: LAPD Snitches, CIA Mind Control and the Birth of the SLA

By the end of the 1960s, future Patty Hearst kidnapper and SLA…

Security camera photo of Donald DeFreeze aka Cinque and Patty Hearst robbing the Hibernia Bank on Noriega Street in San Francisco on April 15, 1974. (Images Courtesy of Skyhorse Publishing)
The Lexington Club gets a plaque. (Credit: Lydia Daniller)

Lexington Club Honored With Permanent Landmark

The Lexington Club is gone, but a new commemorative plaque ensures it…

The Lexington Club gets a plaque. (Credit: Lydia Daniller)