George Joseph

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Mapping the Drone War Over Pakistan

The controversial campaign of U.S. drone strikes has been intensely focused on small northern Pakistani communities near the Afghan border.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Mapping Who Will Be Hurt by D.C. Metro's Late-Night Cuts

Service workers will likely have fewer safe, affordable ways to get home after late shifts.

Matt Rourke/AP

Boston Police Want to Track Your Emotions on Social Media

A debate rages over the department’s request for a $1.4 million analytics tool that would let undercover accounts monitor users’ locations, associates—and even moods.

Paul Beaty/AP

How Police Are Watching You on Social Media

Documents from Chicago's Cook County Sheriff’s Office reveal the undercover techniques law enforcement uses to monitor—and manipulate—social media users.

James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

Justice by Algorithm

Baltimore uses a little-known risk assessment tool to help make bail decisions. It’s supposed to be an objective way to keep non-violent defendants out of jail, but some fear it might be reinforcing racial bias.

Paul Sakuma/AP

30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents, Mapped

The sheer number of incidents involving America’s fossil fuel infrastructure suggests environmental concerns should go beyond Standing Rock.

Ross D. Franklin/AP

Mapping Trump's Coming War on Immigrant Sanctuary Cities

The president-elect's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants has set up a showdown with the cities that have pledged to protect them.

Ricardo Arduengo/AP

Why Private Prison Stocks Are Soaring

Investors are betting on Trump’s promise to incarcerate and deport millions, and big changes may be coming to America's prison towns, says Carl Takei of the ACLU.

Andrew Harnik/AP

Mapping How Clinton's 'Blue Wall' Came Down

Trump won the Rust Belt, and the presidency, by taking on longtime Democratic strongholds outside of big cities.

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The New Top Cop: How President Trump Might Reshape Urban Policing

Border patrol and police militarization will likely grow. And federal pressure for reform is likely finished.

Gary Cameron/Reuters

Eric Holder Wants to End Bail as We Know It

In a new paper, the former attorney general argues that using bail to jail low-income defendants is unconstitutional.

Paul Beaty/AP

Chicago Activists Turn the Tables on Police Surveillance

A new tool called OpenOversight matches names and badge numbers with photos of police. But some fear it could put officers’ lives in danger.

Frankie Dintino/CityLab

Racial Disparities in Police 'Stingray' Surveillance, Mapped

Cops are using secret cellphone trackers nationwide to collect cellphone data—especially in poor, black neighborhoods.

Jason Miczek/Reuters

From Ferguson to Charlotte, Why Police Protests Turn Into Riots

“Riots occur because these police killings just keep happening, no matter how many peaceful marches happen. It is, in every sense, maddening.”

John Minchillo/AP

Should Philadelphia Count on an Algorithm for Bail Reform?

Debate is brewing over whether individuals’ risk assessments will be based on factors out of their control.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

Do Charter Schools With Extreme Disciplinary Measures Cluster in Black Communities?

A CityLab analysis finds that some charter schools disproportionately suspend and expel students, especially in black neighborhoods.

Kate Brumback/AP

The Private Prison Industry's New Criminal Justice Ventures

The DOJ’s decision to end contracts with private prison companies may not stop their growth in the long run.

David Duprey/AP

The Largest Prison Strike in American History Is Happening Right Now

On the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, inmates in 40 sites across 24 states are refusing to work.