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Cyntoia Brown granted clemency by Tennessee governor

Source:  PEOPLE On Monday, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam granted an early release to Cyntoia Brown, who was a 16-year-old victim of sex trafficking in 2004 when she fatally shot Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old real estate agent who solicited sex from her. The...

He was a narcotics officer. Then his daughter overdosed.

Source:  The Atlantic Kevin Simmers is a former police sergeant in Hagerstown, Maryland. During his tenure as a narcotics officer, he aggressively pursued drug arrests—especially those related to heroin. “I believed my entire life that incarceration was the answer to...

“Documenting Hate: New American Nazis” premieres tomorrow on PBS

Source:  PBS In the wake of the deadly anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, FRONTLINE and ProPublica are presenting a new investigation into white supremacist groups in America – in particular, a neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division, that...

YouTube greenlights documentary on the LGBTQ Pride movement

Source:  Engadget YouTube has greenlighted a documentary that will focus on the impact the Pride movement has had on the LGBTQ community. "State of Pride" will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman -- who worked together on "The Celluloid Closet" and the...

The Atlantic Selects: “Mothers and Meth”

Source:  The Atlantic In the United States, methamphetamine is making a comeback. Following the legalization of medical marijuana in California, Mexican cartels pivoted to the production of pure liquid meth, which is brought across the border and crystallized in...

“Crime + Punishment” examines the damage caused by policing quotas

Source:  The Washingston Post The documentary “Crime + Punishment,” through a combination of sobering statistics and lively characters who bring those statistics to vivid life, tracks the progress of a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of 12 New York City police...

“Minding the Gap” is an astonishing film about American life

Source:  The New York Times They grew up together in Rockford, Illinois, three boys united by their love of skateboarding. At a certain point — around middle school, it seems — one of them, Bing Liu, began videotaping their exploits. A pleasure of “Minding the...