Welcome to a new feature!
One of my favorite things to do on the internet is read cool articles. I’ve posted to a couple before that I’ve found via Longform.org, one of my go-to sites for good reads. I’m going to post links to my favorites occasionally.
The inaugural post:
The Murders at the Lake is a complicated investigative piece looking at the 1982 murders of three teenagers in Waco, TX, the decades of investigation that have followed, and the questions the cases still pose. Bringing up difficult questions about the death penalty (especially in light of DNA-based convictions being overturned, and doubly especially the way it is used in Texas), as well as access to decent lawyers and the role money, class, and race play in convictions, and the power imbalance present when a zealous prosecutor and/or investigator shapes a case against someone, this was a compelling and interesting read. Kudos, as always, to Texas Monthly for their reporting and writing.