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Alex Kotlowitz

4 articles
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“I See Everything Through This Tragedy”

An essay on “how we ignore the long-term effects of violence on children, adults and our communities.”

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Blocking the Transmission of Violence

A profile of CeaseFire, a group of “violence interrupters” attempting to prevent street shootings by treating them like an infectious disease.

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In the Face of Death

There was no doubt: Jeremy Gross had brutally murdered a convenience store clerk. All that was left to decide was his punishment. Death or life without parole? The story of a capital murder trial, as seen from the jury box.

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The Trenchcoat Robbers

They robbed 27 banks in 15 years, one of the most prolific streaks in American history. Then they got caught.