P. Leila Barghouty
Let’s all chill out a bit about a coronavirus-induced police state
We’re far from “marshall law.”
U.S. prisons are not ready for coronavirus
The constant flow of both staff and detainees in and out of jails means that a powerful virus could take over quickly and easily.
When you’re the alleged architect of the CIA’s alleged torture program but you also non-allegedly love dogs
It’s possible for someone to have no empathy for humans but cry at the thought of dogs getting harmed.
The dangerous shortcomings of forensic science
Junk forensic science is responsible for putting many innocent people behind bars. Can the field be advanced to prevent this?
Cutting corners to put boots on the border
Customs and Border Protection agents and officers are less trained and more unqualified than ever before.
Why isn’t every cop trained to administer first aid?
It might seem like a rhetorical question, but there’s no standardized training in emergency medical treatment for cops.
Getting an abortion at a Greek refugee camp
Despite health care rollbacks, aid workers in Greece are making sure refugees are guaranteed basic care.
“Everything blew through those houses, everything is gone.”
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Dorian, Bahama residents are left to recover on their own.
The police avoid requests for their records by simply not keeping any
The futility of open-records requests makes it difficult, if not impossible, for journalists to report on aspects of the criminal justice system.
Secrets and lies at Guantanamo Bay
Listening devices, FBI informants, and gag orders… these are just some of the ways that the U.S. is mishandling classified information in the Al Qaeda trials.
One week at Gitmo
Waiting for a trial that may never come.