FROM Shelley Murphy
Whitey Bulger Trial Gets Going The multiple-murder trial of 83-year-old Whitey Bulger is the kind of real-life drama that would seem excessive even in a contemporary film or TV series. Two years ago, Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, California after 16 years as one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted. He's now facing a jury in Boston, charged with 19 murders in the 1970's and 1980's. Shelley Murphy has been attending the trial. She's a reporter for the Boston Globe and co-author of Whitey Bulger : America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice.
Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System How often do police officers in American cities use deadly force against black men? When killings are justified, what’s the official reason? We look for the answers to those and other questions raised by recent police killings that have sparked widespread outrage against racism in the justice system.
Reporting on Rape A Rolling Stone magazine story about rape on campus led the University of Virginia to suspend fraternities. Since then, the article has become a sensation as much for what it got wrong as for what it reported. How should “sexual misconduct” be defined by journalists, college administrators and the law?