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Assistant Managing Editor — ProPublica

Assistant Managing Editor @ProPublica and co-founder @DocumentCloud. Also, former NBA star. eric.umansky@propublica.org

Department of Pre-Crime

motherjones.com — When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held a press conference in the summer of 2006 announcing the arrests of seven young men for plotting to bomb Chicago's Sears Tower, he sounded defensive, his voice lingering a beat on each thing the men allegedly did. "Individuals here in America made plans to hurt Americans," he claimed.

Atul Gawande on doctor's aiding and abetting torture.

How American journalists covered torture after 9/11

cjr.org — Coverage of the brutal practice was played down in print and on airwaves Editors' note: Torture, and specifically the US government's use of it, is back in the news. The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to release a much-anticipated report on the CIA's treatment of terrorism suspects in the wake of 9/11, prompting President Obama to say, bluntly, "We tortured some folks."

CJR September/October 2006 - Failures of Imagination

web.archive.org — By Eric Umansky Carlotta Gall was curious. It was early December 2002, and Gall, the Afghanistan correspondent for The New York Times, had just seen a press release from the U.S. military announcing the death of a prisoner at its Bagram Air Base. Soon thereafter the military issued a second release about another detainee death at Bagram.

Conversation with @conor64 and @marcambinder

Apr 19, 2015

Turns out, contra Uber's claims, surge pricing doesn't seem to result in more drivers: washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog…

Apr 18, 2015

The FBI found 32 death penalty convictions that relied on the bureau's flawed forensics: washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fb…

Apr 17, 2015

RT @saftergood: US special operations forces are now deployed in more than 80 countries bit.ly/1aDiWO6

Apr 17, 2015

I need a @fmkaplan column explaining why the U.S. is supporting Saudi airstrikes (against al Qaeda foes!)

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