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LAPD Bars Use of Unauthorized Facial Recognition Platforms

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Police Department has barred officers and detectives from using outside facial recognition platforms in their investigations after uncovering a handful of detectives had used a powerful commercial software platform known as Clearview AI without permission, it was reported today.

Danny Masterson and the Tension between Due Process and #MeToo

In January of 2017, hundreds of thousands of protesters, mostly women, took to the streets in cities and towns across the United States. The protestors wore pink “pussyhats” and brandished signs saying “Resist” or “This episode of The Handmaid’s Tale sucks.” The protest...

Mongol: The Trial of David Martinez — The Complete Ten-Part Series

On today’s podcast we present, in its entirety, Mongol, our exclusive new Crime Story series written and read by Molly Miller that tells the story of the tragic killing of a police officer and the complex search for truth and justice in the...

Editors Blog

Two New Series: NUREMBERG and INSIDE THE ROBE (Week 67)

This week we launched TWO new series. We continued our coverage of a headline-grabbing L.A. criminal case. We offered a fascinating interview with a man literally born into the struggle for social justice. And we presented another client update from Stanford's Three Strikes Project. Welcome...

The Danny Masterson Rape Indictment (Week 66)

This week we began to cover a new high-profile L.A. celebrity criminal prosecution, just as we concluded another Crime Story article and podcast series. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. (One quick request: If you like what we are...

Jackie Lacey Concedes to George Gascón (Week 65)

This week we focused our coverage on the results of Tuesday's election as they related to the criminal legal process in California including pieces on L.A. ballot measures, statewide propositions, criminal judge races and the battle for Los Angeles District Attorney. And we presented another client update from Stanford's Three Strikes Project.

Expert Witness

Interview: Mike Africa Jr. on the Struggle and the Legacy of MOVE (with Amanda Knox)

The Standoff: An Interview with MOVE member Mike Africa Jr. Today, Philadelphia-based activist Mike Africa Jr. benefits from a kind of aura. Mike Africa Jr.  I’ll give an example. During the RNC Republican National...

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 2

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD's first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare...

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 1

Katherine Mader spent two decades as a judge in Los Angeles Criminal Court, before retiring early in 2020. Before that she was the LAPD's first Inspector General, prosecuted two murder-for-hire trials and served as a defense attorney who convinced a jury to spare...

Justice

New Series: Nuremberg — Part 1

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR  To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal, Crime Story presents a new series, NUREMBERG. Sean Smith examines the many dimensions of the historic judicial proceedings. Drawing on official transcripts of the trial, as well as a vast...

Mike Romano: Another HUGE Week of Victories!

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast...

Mike Romano: Devastating Loss in Los Angeles Superior Court

CRIME STORY has received permission to re-print Michael Romano‘s newsletters from Stanford Law School’s Three Strikes Project whose mission is to reverse the most unjust criminal sentences. Romano and his colleague Susan Champion were interviewed by Amanda Knox for CRIME STORY and you can find the podcast...