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Paying Jabbar Collins $10 Million Doesn’t Address Problems With Prosecutors

by Joe Sexton The dollar figure was so large and the public statements of vindication and concession so harmonious, one might have been tempted to think the system had actually worked. A wrongly convicted Brooklyn man had won his freedom when a ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - 10 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

New York City Will Pay $10 Million to Settle Wrongful Conviction Case

by Joaquin Sapien New York City has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by Jabbar Collins, who spent 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. The settlement announced today concludes a decades-long struggle ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Interview With Civil Rights Legend John Lewis: Audio

by Nikole Hannah-Jones FB.init({appId: '229862657130557', // App IDstatus: true, // check login statuscookie: true, // enable cookies to allow the server to access the sessionxfbml: true // parse XFBML}); ProPublica Read article Share on Facebook ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

The Best Reporting on Federal Push to Militarize Local Police

by Hanqing Chen Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters with full riot gear, armored vehicles and assault rifles, escalating ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Long a Force for Progress, a Freedom Summer Legend Looks Back

by Nikole Hannah-Jones FB.init({appId: '229862657130557', // App IDstatus: true, // check login statuscookie: true, // enable cookies to allow the server to access the sessionxfbml: true // parse XFBML}); ProPublica Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Podcast: The Pitfalls of Drug Testing in Sports

by Minhee Cho .player_box { display: none; } Anti-doping technology has vastly improved over the years, particularly with advances like the biological passport, which monitors fluctuations in the athlete's blood over time rather than trying to detect ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

How Tobacco Bonds Work, and What Can Go Wrong

by Cezary Podkul and David Sleight It all began when states settled their lawsuits against Big Tobacco. After a long fight, states would finally get billions to cover the health costs of smoking, in perpetuity. But some government ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Government Will Withhold One-Third of the Records from Database of Physician Payments

by Charles Ornstein Next month, when the federal government releases data about payments to physicians from pharmaceutical and medical device makers, one-third of the records will be withheld because of data inconsistencies, an official told ProPublica. ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

The Militarization of U.S. Police Forces and More in MuckReads Weekly

by Amanda Zamora The militarization of police in Ferguson, Mo., is part of a national trend. The war on terror has helped transform local police forces around the country, flooding them with tactical military equipment designed for combat. The ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Red Cross Reverses Stance on Sandy Spending “Trade Secrets”

by Justin Elliott In June we reported that the Red Cross was resisting our request that the New York attorney general's office release information provided by the group on how it spent money after Superstorm Sandy, arguing that documents we sought ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Six Days in Ferguson: Voices from the Protests

by Lois Beckett On Saturday afternoon, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, 18-year-old Michael Brown. The killing sparked immediate protests in Ferguson which was followed by a heavily militarized police ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

USA Discounters Agrees to Refund $5 Charge Collected in What Feds Called A “Fee Scam”

by Paul Kiel USA Discounters, a retail company that caters to service members, has agreed to refund $350,000 collected as part of what federal regulators termed a "fee scam.'' The company also agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty to settle an inquiry ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 15 2014]

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Government Will Withhold One-Third of the Recor... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 15 2014]
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Red Cross Reverses Stance on Sandy Spending “Tr... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Aug 15 2014]
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