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To Imprison or Divert in L.A.

Editor’s note: Out of respect for the privacy of the individuals depicted in this story, we have changed those individuals' names. Reggie was going for breakfast at Denny’s with some of his buds. It was 10am on a Saturday but...

Unanticipated Intimacy and the Trial of Robert Durst

A long trial can breed moments of unanticipated intimacy. CRIME STORY has been reporting on the Durst pre-trial hearings for nearly a year now, and it’s safe to say that a strained familiarity has developed between all concerned parties. There...

Reassessing The Estes Robbery

Editor’s note: Out of respect for the privacy of one of the people depicted in this story, we have changed that person’s name. It was 1983 in the men’s department of a Sears when Curtis Estes committed a crime that...

Editors Blog

A Conversation with Paul Butler about Progressive Prosecutors

Kary Antholis: This is Jury Duty, a weekly podcast forum for the discussion of crime and justice storytelling, news and narrative analysis presented by Crime Story Media.  This episode features a discussion between yours truly, Crime Story,...

The Rest Of Our Interview with George Gascón, Los Angles District Attorney Candidate

This episode of Jury Duty features the conclusion of our exclusive interview with George Gascón, candidate for Los Angeles District Attorney. In Part Two, Mr. Gascón answers questions - from Crime Story Publisher and Editor Kary Antholis and Crime Story reporter Molly Miller...

Amanda Knox Week (Week 27)

Welcome to our weekly review of the events at crimestory.com. We dedicated this week at Crime Story to Amanda Knox, the legacy of her story, and the work that she has pursued as a voice for compassionate and restorative justice with her partner, Christopher...

Expert Witness

Recently-Retired Los Angeles Crime Judge Endorses George Gascón for District Attorney

On February 19, 2020, Katherine Mader retired after serving for nearly two decades as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Before she joined the bench in 2001, she also practiced criminal defense from 1973-1985, was a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney from 1985-1996 and 1999-2001, and...

Paul Butler: The Real Target of The Jussie Smollett Charges Is A Progressive Prosecutor

Jussie Smollett is the target of new charges, but his case is no longer mainly about him. Who is really on trial are progressive prosecutors, like Kim Foxx, the Chicago State’s Attorney, whose office made the decision to drop the original charges brought against...

Amanda Knox Week: A Crime Story Compilation

Since August of last year, Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson have contributed four pieces to Crime Story. Each offers a unique perspective on how our society approaches crime, justice and punishment. Today on The Crime Story Podcast we offer all four of those...

Justice

Jury Duty Exclusive: Part 1 of an Interview with George Gascón, Los Angles District Attorney Candidate

This is Jury Duty, a weekly podcast forum for the discussion of crime and justice storytelling news and narrative analysis brought to you by Crime Story Media. This episode features part one of our exclusive interview with George Gascón, candidate for Los Angeles...

The Second L.A. D.A. Debate: A View From the Front Row

It was minutes after the conclusion of the most recent District Attorney debate in downtown Los Angeles and the crowd was just starting to spill from the Aratani Theatre. Among them, a man garbed in khakis and a gingham button-up held a cellphone...

PART 3 — PODCAST SPECIAL: The First Los Angeles District Attorney Debate

This is the third part of a three part look at the First Los Angeles District Attorney Debate of the 2020 election cycle. You can find part 1 of this series here and part 2 of the series here.