U.S. Border Patrol agents have responded to threats and assaults with escalating violence and lethal force. More than half of the 40+ deaths that happened at the hands of Border Patrol agents since 2005 occurred in the least 4 years.
Our new investigation takes an in-depth look at one of those fatal shootings and the questionable investigation that followed. Read the full story.
"Did he need killing?"
In 2010, a U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a fleeing teenage drug smuggler twice in the back. Investigators deemed the shooting justified.
But was it? For the first time, we’ve pieced together a full account of the incident, and the questionable investigation that followed.
Read the full story, published in partnership with Medium.
Just days before video of NFL player Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee sparked outrage, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some startling numbers on the prevalence of domestic violence:
More than 31% of women in the U.S. have experienced physical abuse by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to the new survey. Here’s Washington Post’s look at the stats.
In South Carolina, the state’s domestic violence epidemic is particularly deadly. Read the chilling investigation from our partners at The Post and Courier for an in-depth look at the problems – and what can be done to address them.
Every Arizona resident who had a driver’s license or state-issued ID card and all that identifying stuff is potentially compromised. That’s a huge breach.
Mikel Longman, former Criminal Investigations Chief at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, on a 2007 data breach at a major counterterrorism center that you’ve heard nothing about. Until now.
Our new investigation with ProPublica unravels the mystery of a Chinese national who had access to a wide array of sensitive intelligence info, then disappeared. Read it here.
18-year-old poet Unique Hughley of Kansas City, Missouri, wrote the above poem in response to what he witnessed at a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri.
Now, it’s your turn. The Off/Page Project, our collaboration with Youth Speaks, is soliciting youth poetry in response to events in Ferguson. How do they compare to what you experience in your own community?
Learn more and send us your poem here.
How local police are using military surveillance tech
Beyond armored vehicles and guns, local law enforcement agencies are also trying out war-tested surveillance tools to fight crime. One such technology, know as “wide-area surveillance,” functions like Google Earth with a rewind button, allowing police to track the movements of an entire city.
EXCLUSIVE: Ousted internal affairs chief accuses Border Patrol of shooting cover-ups and corruption
In an unauthorized interview, the recently removed head of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol's internal affairs tells our reporter Andrew Becker that at least a quarter of 28 shooting deaths by CBP agents were “highly suspect.”