An experiment in public defense.
Tuesday, August 12
Monday, August 11
They thought that they’d found the perfect New York apartment. They weren’t alone.
Sunday, August 10
The story of a naïve fisherman, a boat headed for Spain and 1.5 tons of cocaine.
Friday, August 8
Sandra Bridewell, a Dallas socialite, and the people around her who keep dying.
Wednesday, August 6
Tuesday, August 5
Louis Scarcella was a star New York City detective in the ’80s and ’90s, cracking cases no one else could. Now it appears that many of the people he put away were innocent, forced into false confessions and convicted with testimony from flimsy witnesses. Scarcella maintains that he did nothing wrong, despite evidence against him much stronger than in many of his cases.
Monday, August 4
In 2004, Cameron Todd Willingham was executed for starting a fire that killed his three daughters. The case hinged on the testimony of a jailhouse informant named Johnny E. Webb. Today, Webb says he lied.
Previously: "Trial By Fire," David Grann's 2009 article on the Willingham case.
Saturday, August 2
Friday, August 1
On Singapore’s attempt to create a more harmonious society using mass surveillance and data analysis.
Wednesday, July 30
The story of imprisoned boxer James Scott, who contended for the light heavyweight title by staging fights inside Rahway prison.