An Alabama Man Executed Thursday Faced Legal Battles Until His Death
The Supreme Court denied Domineque Ray's request to have his Muslim imam in the room during his lethal injection, raising questions of religious discrimination. But his trial and death sentence were an uphill battle from the start.
The Laquan McDonald Case and Police Brutality in America: An Essential Reading List
Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to over six years in prison. Read Pacific Standard's most relevant stories on the Chicago policeman's murder of a black teenager.
Twenty Years After Matthew Shepard's Death, What's Changed?
Shepard's murderer unsuccessfully claimed gay panic, a defense that's still legal in 47 states.
Jason Van Dyke Is Convicted on Murder and Aggravated Battery Charges
On Friday, a jury convicted Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, of the second-degree murder of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Viewfinder: Far-Right Protesters and Anti-Nazi Counter-Protesters Clash in Germany
People holding German flags arrive at a right-wing protest gathering near a statue of Karl Marx the day after a man was stabbed and died of his injuries on August 27th, 2018, in Chemnitz, Germany.
Research Tells Us That Immigration Does Not Lead to Higher Crime Rates
Conservatives see Mollie Tibbetts' murder as proof of a need for more stringent immigration policies. Here's why they're wrong.
PS Picks: 'New York' Magazine's Story of the Worst Roommate Ever
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
The Deadliest Year for Environmental and Indigenous Activists Yet
At least 200 people were killed in 24 countries last year in retaliation for standing up to environmentally destructive industrial projects.
'A Thousand Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground': Re-Framing Islam in North Carolina
Scenes before a tragedy—and how art responds to murder.
It’s Poverty, Not the 'Teenage Brain,' That Causes the Most Youth Crime
A new analysis of crime stats suggests that economics trumps biology in causing violent behavior in teenagers.
Making Police Departments More Diverse Isn’t Enough
Local police departments should reflect the communities they serve, but fixing that alone won’t curb unnecessary violence.