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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 6: Mississippi Justice

There have long been concerns about the quality of investigations into the suspicious deaths of young Black men in the state, especially when police are involved.

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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 5: Star Crossed

Billey Joe Johnson was a Black boy dating a White girl. That made the story behind his death even more complicated.

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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 4: The Investigator

When a detective with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation finds out what Reveal has uncovered, he begins to wonder whether the case should be reopened.

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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 3: The Autopsy

In December 2008, the autopsy of Billey Joe Johnson Jr. helped the grand jury conclude that his death was an accident. But an independent review of the autopsy came to a different conclusion.

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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 2: The Aftermath

On the morning of Billey Joe Johnson’s death, crime scene tape separates the Johnsons from their son’s body. Their shaky faith in the criminal justice system buckles as authorities fail to follow up on inconsistencies in the official story.

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Mississippi Goddam Chapter 1: The Promise

Billey Joe Johnson Jr. was a high school football star headed for the big time. Then, early one morning in 2008, the Black teenager died during a traffic stop with a White deputy. His family’s been searching for answers ever since.

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For 20 years, I saw no peace

As the Taliban take over Kabul, an Afghan poet, a journalist fielding desperate phone calls and an American veteran reflect on the past and future of Afghanistan.

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