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The Extremely Inefficient—And Only—Way to Trace Guns in the U.S.

Source:  The Atlantic On television, when a perpetrator leaves a gun at the scene, a quick computer search can point law enforcement to the weapon’s owner.  In reality—at least in the United States—no such database of firearms exists. To have one would be illegal,...

Wanted for Drug Trafficking: Life on the Run

Source:  VICE Music artist Quintin “Q Nhannaz” Walters is ready to stop running. As a young kid, growing up in the spotlight of his parents — the late Buffy the Human Beatbox from The Fat Boys and rapper Queen Pen, featured artist on the classic song “No Diggity” — he...

The legacy of Jim Crow continues to loom large in Louisiana

Source:  The Atlantic The legacy of Jim Crow continues to loom large in the United States.  But nowhere is it arguably more evident than in Louisiana. In 1898, a constitutional convention in Louisiana successfully codified a slew of Jim Crow laws in a flagrant effort...

The Stonewall Inn: The Bar That Started It All

Source:  The New York Times Few places are so closely identified with the birth of a movement as the Stonewall Inn and the streets that surround it in the downtown Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village. This month marks 50 years since the Stonewall riot, which...

“17 Blocks” is essential viewing about race and class in America

Source:  The Playlist A documentary with cinéma vérité sensibilities and no qualms whatsoever about the honest presentation of its subjects, “17 Blocks” is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Director Davy Rothbart wisely removes himself from the effort to allow the...