TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Two men who spent decades in prison based in part on the erroneous testimony of world-famous forensic expert Henry Lee had all charges against them dismissed Friday by a...
Pamela ColloffAnother blow to the "science" of bloodstain pattern analysis. And another blow to the reputation of celebrity expert witness Henry Lee.
Ricky Birch and Shawn Henning each spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime they did not commit.
A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real LolitaThe appeal of true-crime stories has never been...
In the past dozen years, judges have repeatedly escaped public accountability for misdeeds that have victimized thousands. Nine of 10 kept their jobs, Reuters found
Pamela ColloffIn Alabama, Judge Les Hayes unlawfully jailed hundreds of poor people, many of them Black, over traffic fines. A single mother was sentenced to over a year in jail. Her children were cast into foster care, where one was physically abused, another molested.
His New York City hospital has been all pandemic, all the time.
Pamela ColloffBefore I ever had children, @mimiswartz was the mother I wanted to be one day. From my first pregnancy on forward, she’s been my motherhood mentor. Now she’s experiencing something I can’t fathom—the pride and terror of having a child on the front lines.
The case of Ahmaud Arbery seems to point to racial presumptions implicit in how we interpret the concept of self-defense.
Pamela ColloffThe “black-panic defense” is “reminiscent of the ‘gay panic’ defense of old, in which violence in the name of self-defense was acceptable based on a straight person’s allegedly rational fear that a presumably gay person might assault him,” writes @jelani9.
As the U.S. economy shut down, few places in America were hit harder and faster than Las Vegas.
Pamela Colloff“People begin to line up in their cars at one of the largest food distribution sites as early as 4 a.m., more than six hours before it opens...People wait so long in their cars that the batteries die.”
Forced to shutter Prune, I’ve been revisiting my original dreams for it — and wondering if there will still be a place for it in the New York of the future.
Pamela Colloff“In the night before I laid off all 30 of my employees, I dreamed that my two children had perished, buried alive in dirt, while I dug in the wrong place, just five feet away from where they were actually smothered.”
That’s just the first sentence.
The pandemic separated my family from our neighbors. Could a network of backyard gardens bring us together?
Pamela Colloff“Openness to collaboration, eagerness for labor, expressions of good will — sentiments in our neighbors that hint at mutual reliance are as bright as any bloom.” This @cjchivers piece is beautiful.
A well-known lawyer helped land a $2 billion settlement for Gulf Coast seafood-industry workers. But who was he really representing?
Pamela ColloffHow did one of the country's top plaintiff's attorneys—known for winning huge settlements for “the little guy”—come to represent 40,000 fishermen who didn't actually exist?
Stupendous investigative reporting and storytelling from @francescamari.
Estelle knew her fiancé had betrayed her. She had no idea what else he was capable of.
Pamela Colloff“D’Argenio died before she could truly live, be known, find purpose. As the ‘Woman on the Bridge’ she could be flattened into two dimensions, forgotten, discarded.”
Again and again, @sarahw’s work shines light on women who were obscured in their time.
James Cai’s case was completely new to his doctors. When he grew severely ill, he tapped a network of Chinese and Chinese-American medical colleagues who helped save his life.
Pamela ColloffOne of the remarkable things about this story — and about most narrative journalism right now — is that the reporting had to be done remotely. Yet it’s brimming with the vibrancy of in-person, on-the-ground reporting. Brilliant work by @susandominus.
First came the sound of someone running hard on the breezeway outside, then a banging on the apartment door. Irene Vera opened it to see her neighbor,
Pamela ColloffFive different judges have said Rosa Jimenez was wrongly convicted. She also has stage 4 kidney disease, which makes her particularly susceptible to COVID-19. So why won't D.A. Margaret Moore let her go free? Powerful, important story by @mikehalltexas.
Pamela ColloffWhy is Texas’s AG fighting to uphold a conviction that five different judges and Austin’s DA have all said is fundamentally flawed? @mikehalltexas searches for answers.