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No Retreat: The Dangers of Stand Your Ground

In the decade since George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, stand your ground laws have expanded across the nation. And with them come more homicides.

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Posted inVoting

How Democracy Survived the Midterm Elections

Following the 2020 election, it looked like the midterms could create more chaos. But mostly, they didn’t. Why?

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Posted inGuns

No Retreat: The Dangers of Stand Your Ground

In the decade since George Zimmerman killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, stand your ground laws have expanded across the nation. And with them come more homicides.

https://reveal-player.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/831_Reveal_PC.mp3
Posted inMississippi Goddam

Mississippi Goddam Chapter 7: Reasonable Doubt

The final episode of Mississippi Goddam shares new revelations that cast doubt on the official story that Billey Joe Johnson accidentally killed himself.

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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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