The Weeds
The Weeds
In politics, you’re often told not to get lost in the weeds. But we love the weeds! That’s where politics becomes policy – the stuff that shapes our lives. Every Tuesday and Friday, Matthew Yglesias is joined by Ezra Klein, Dara Lind, Jane Coaston and other Vox voices to dig into the weeds on important national issues, including healthcare, immigration, housing, and everything else that matters. Produced by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
It’s surprisingly easy to get away with murder in America
49 minutes Posted Jul 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
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    Senior criminal justice reporter German Lopez joins Dara and Matt to talk about the high number of unsolved homicides in America.
    References and further reading:
    Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
    German's reporting on the violent crime clearance rate in America
    Study referenced by Dara that looked at community cooperation from Secure Communities (a massive federal immigration enforcement program)
    In-depth reporting on the low murder clearance rate across the US from The Washington Post
    Anthony Braga study on Boston's approaches to solving homicides mentioned by German
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