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What a Highland Park Drug Ring Reveals About America’s Drug War Hypocrisy

Even in communities that feel immune from U.S. drug enforcement, the consequences can be deadly.
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Criminal Justice

Mayor, Governor: Stop Sharing the News’ Fearmongering Bail Reform Editorial

The News conflated bail reform with the release of violent criminals on low bonds. And now the governor and the mayor are sharing it.
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Criminal Justice

In Dallas County, Hope For Bail Reform Collapses Into Confusion

Judges aren’t sharing their approaches. The DA has taken heat. An editorial board can’t keep left from right. And an ongoing lawsuit has only fueled more uncertainty.
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Awards

Exoneree Richard Miles Receives a CNN Heroes Award

He spent 15 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. And he’s used his compensation to help inmates successfully re-enter society.
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Criminal Justice

Two Dallas ZIP Codes Produce More Inmates Than Any Others in Texas

An analysis from Commit highlights “the stark impact of what decades of systemic inequities can collectively create.”
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Criminal Justice

The Atlantic Profiles Dallas DA John Creuzot

Does the national magazine accurately capture our reformer district attorney?
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Crime

Mother Who Subjected Child To 13 Surgeries Pleads Guilty, But Son’s Future Hangs in Balance

Alleged Munchhausen by proxy mom Kaylene Bowen pled guilty to a reduced felony charge and will be sentenced on October 11.
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Criminal Justice

How Ed Zwick Hopes to Reignite the Death-Penalty Debate With Trial by Fire

The veteran filmmaker digs into the controversial true-life case of a Corsicana man who was executed in 2004 after a possibly erroneous murder conviction.
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