“The grand jury witness who testified that she saw Michael Brown pummel a cop before charging at him ‘like a football player, head down,’ is a troubled, bipolar Missouri woman with a criminal past who has a history of making racist remarks and once insinuated herself into another high-profile St. Louis criminal case with claims that police eventually dismissed as a ‘complete fabrication.’”
Saturday, December 13
They robbed 27 banks in 15 years, one of the most prolific streaks in American history. Then they slipped up.
Friday, December 12
Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.
San Francisco’s forgotten serial killer.Elon Green is a Longform contributing editor.
Thursday, December 11
How Facebook ‘likes’ landed Jelani Henry in Rikers.
Sunday, December 7
How solitary confinement can lead to suicide.
After 13 years of war, the United States has helped create a nation ruled by drug lords.
Saturday, December 6
Telephone poles began to appear around the same time that white Americans started lynching black Americans.
Three men are exonerated, almost 40 years after a 12-year-old’s coerced testimony led to their murder convictions.
Friday, December 5
On the border of Utah and Arizona, Mormon fundamentalists have long lived according to their own rules. When a former sect member and his family moved to the town where he’d grown up, they expected a homecoming. What they got was a war.
Thursday, December 4
In the gentrifying Bywater, the intertwined destinies of a legendary gay pool-bar and a woman who was drugged there.
On the 1934 lynching of Claude Neal, and the Florida town that kept the identity of those responsible a secret.