When Donna Ladd goes deep on an investigative story, I tend to hear about it. Her cover story this week, with Arielle Dreher's help, is part of a great deal of reporting she is now doing that will extend over a few different outlets—the Jackson Free Press locally and a national media outlet, for starters, along with a crime-reporting fellowship project that takes her back to New York in the next few weeks. What she is focused on is what she is always focused on in one way or another: the nexus of policing, young people, evidence-based policy and race in the U.S. I've followed her work over a few decades now—and been privy so some of what she hasn't yet published, or the more raw forms of ideas she has synthesized—and it is worth saying that there...
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