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Melissa Lewis

Melissa Lewis

Data Reporter

Biography

Melissa Lewis is a data reporter for Reveal. Prior to joining Reveal, she was a data editor at The Oregonian, a data engineer at Simple and a data analyst at Periscopic. She is an organizer for PyLadies Portland and the Portland chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. Lewis is based in Oregon.

Articles

Criminal Justice

When Tasers fail

In police departments across America, Tasers aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.

Dec 7, 2019
Criminal Justice

Bound by Statute

The actions of police, prosecutors and judges in Mississippi ultimately end the childhood of black kids far more often – and with far greater severity.

Nov 14, 2019
Accountability

Pardon me

The inquiry into President Donald Trump brings memories of Richard Nixon and the pardon that changed history. Also, how the pardons system broke down.

Nov 2, 2019
The Trump Era

Pardon me

We share the story of a broken pardons system, leaving a backlog of 13,000 applications, and a pardon attorney’s office that the White House ignores.

Jul 6, 2019
Accountability

When Tasers fail

Tasers help police resolve situations without using guns. Reports show they aren’t always living up to their promise, sometimes with lethal results.

May 11, 2019