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Hannah Teich | Crime Story Daily Editor

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Showrunners of “The Wire” Team with Crime Story for Baltimore Police Corruption Series  (Week...

This week brought a big announcement of a new Crime Story scripted TV series. We presented a story marking the 30th Anniversary of the Rodney King beating. We continued our presentation of the series by Katherine Mader and offered another update from Mike Romano.Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. Yesterday, Deadline broke the story that the Creator of The Wire, David Simon, and his fellow Executive Producer from that show, George Pelecanos are teaming up with Crime Story for a new HBO...

Journalist Justin Fenton on Epic Police Corruption in the World of “The Wire”

On today’s Crime Story Podcast, I interview journalist Justin Fenton, who covers the crime beat for the Baltimore Sun, about his new book, We Own This City. I first became aware of Justin’s work four years ago, as I read his reporting on a police scandal that dominated the news in Baltimore and that culminated in the shooting death of Homicide Detective Sean Suiter. I found Justin’s reporting to be clarifying and insightful amid the murkiness and confusion. In fact, his reporting reminded me of the work of another Baltimore based journalist who...

Prosecutor Misrepresents Gascón’s Remarks to Crime Story (Week 81)

Team Crime Story: This week brought a special report about a misrepresentations made by an L.A. prosecutor about remarks made to Crime Story L.A. District Attorney Gascón. We continued our presentation of the series by Katherine Mader and another update from Mike Romano. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. On Wednesday and Thursday, we continued our Crime Story series excerpting Inside the Robe: A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America, by Judge Katherine Mader (Ret.) which best selling author...

Prosecutor’s Claim Misrepresents L.A. District Attorney Gascón’s Remarks to Crime Story

It was recently reported that Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami has formally accused newly elected District Attorney George Gascón of discrimination for, among other things, comments he made during an interview with Crime Story.  Having reviewed the filing documents, we would like to clarify for our readers the timeline of events and the erroneous representations in Hatami’s claim. The claim, filed February 8, 2021 states, “On October 27, 2020, in a televised and recorded interview, Gascón said on Crime Story, ‘Some people will be unhappy and like...

Episode 286: Prosecutor’s Claim Misrepresents L.A. District Attorney Gascón’s Remarks to Crime Story

It was recently reported that Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami has formally accused newly elected District Attorney George Gascón of discrimination for, among other things, comments he made during an interview with Crime Story.  Having reviewed the filing documents, we would like to clarify for our readers the timeline of events and the erroneous representations in Hatami’s claim. The claim, filed February 8, 2021 states, “On October 27, 2020, in a televised and recorded interview, Gascón said on Crime Story, ‘Some people will be unhappy and like...

Hermann Goering’s Journey to Defiance (Week 80)

This week at Crime Story we continued our presentation of series by Sean Smith and Katherine Mader. We featured a story about a disturbing development in the LAPD. And I represented Crime Story in two appearances as a commentator on Court TV. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. On Friday, we presented thethird installment of our Crime Story Series: Nuremberg by Sean Smith, the timely and timeless tale of the effort to use international law to criminalize and...

Judge Rules on District Attorney’s Policy Directives (Week 79)

Team Crime Story:This week brought reports on a key decision in litigation over D.A. George Gascón's policy directives, the initiation of a new police reform program and we continued our presentation of the series by Katherine Mader. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. On Monday, we reported that an L.A. Superior Court Judge ruled mostly in favor of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County in a petition brought against District Attorney George Gascón, saying he cannot order...

Gascón Makes Exception to Death Penalty Policy (Week 78)

Team Crime Story:This week brought further developments in the controversies over D.A. George Gascón's policy directives and we continued our presentation of the series by Katherine Mader. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. On Wednesday, we presented a City News Service Report on a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing focused on L.A. District Attorney Gorge Gascón's directives eliminating three-strikes allegations and some sentencing enhancements. During the hearing, the union representing L.A. prosecutors urged a judge to issue a preliminary injunction stopping the...

Crime Story Media Projects Announced at HBO with LeBron James and Apple TV+ with...

There were two recent announcements involving Crime Story projects that we are delighted to bring to our readers' attention. As Deadline reported yesterday, "the podcast-to-TV boom continues with HBO adapting the third season of Serial as a limited series. The network is developing the remake with rising writer/director Shola Amoo and exec produced by Lebron James and former HBO exec  Kary Antholis." "The third season of the award-winning podcast, which arguably set in motion the current boom for non-fiction audio series, was set in the Cleveland justice system. Unlike the first two seasons, which featured...

Two Crime Story TV Series with LeBron James — Dennis Lehane Announced (Week...

Team Crime Story:This week brought the announcements of two new TV Series from Crime Story Media. We continued our presentation of the series by Katherine Mader. And, we re-presented our latest piece about the Robert Durst Murder Trial. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. On Thursday we called attention to this week's announcements of Crime Story media projects at HBO (based Season three of the "Serial" Podcast with LeBron James and others producing) and Apple TV+ (based on the book "In with...

Talking High Crimes with my Brother (Week 76)

Team Crime Story:This week at Crime Story we continued our presentation of the series by Katherine Mader and we featured an interview about the the upcoming Impeachment trial with a scholar who happens to be my brother. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. Yesterday, we presented my interview with William Antholis entitled "High Crimes Story 2" — The Second Impeachment of Donald Trump. Bill serves as director and CEO of the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University...

The Nuremberg Tribunal Series — Part 2 (Week 75)

Team Crime Story:This week at Crime Story we continued our presentation of series by Sean Smith and Katherine Mader and we featured breaking news on the Los Angeles D.A.'s efforts to follow through on campaign promises to transform his office. Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. On Tuesday, we presented the second installment of our Crime Story Series: Nuremberg by Sean Smith, the timely and timeless story of the effort to use international law to criminalize and condemn the...

President Trump’s Words and the Riot at the U.S. Capitol

This video juxtaposes the words of President Donald J. Trump to his supporters against the images of those supporters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. (The video contains some graphic images.) Our aim in presenting the video is to offer a visceral sense of how a leader's rhetoric may incite criminal action in his followers. Sources: AP Washington Post The Telegraph Status Coup Getty Images Reuters

President Trump’s Words and the Capitol Riot (Week 74)

This week at Crime Story we continued our presentation of Katerine Mader's Inside the Robe: A Judge's Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America and we presented another client update from Stanford's Three Strikes Project. We also offered a video presentation focused on the events in Washington, D.C. this week.Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. First, this morning we published a video that juxtaposes the words of President Donald J. Trump to his supporters against the images of those supporters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Our aim...

The Conclusion: Susy Berman’s Greatest Unfinished Story (Week 73)

During this holiday week we published the final two parts of a new Crime Story series. We also presented a compilation of some of our most memorable Crime Story Journal entries. And we presented another client update from Stanford's Three Strikes Project.Welcome to our summary of the week's events at CrimeStory.com and The Crime Story Podcast. Also on Friday, we published Michael Romano's update on the case of Stanford Three Strikes Project client, Harold Bell, who — 23 years ago — was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for...

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