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A.C. Thompson is a staff reporter with ProPublica. His stories, which often examine the criminal justice system, have helped lead to the exoneration of two innocent San Francisco men sentenced to life in prison and the prosecution of seven New Orleans police officers. In addition to working as a print and web journalist, Thompson has reported extensively for television, serving as a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline. His life was fictionalized on the HBO show “Treme.”

Teens Report Onslaught of Bullying During Divisive Election

In a survey of 50,000 teens, some 70 percent reported abusive behavior across months of a notably angry presidential campaign.

‘What’s Going On, Daddy’: A Reporter on the Hate Beat Finds 2 Very Local Stories

A brutal beating; a terrible murder. Seeking motives in a divided America.

‘As a White Nationalist, What Do You Do?’

A conversation with a scholar of America’s extreme right

In An Ugly Election Result, Hate Surges Online

Has Trump emboldened extremists? Some disquieting early returns.

Hate Crimes Are Up — But the Government Isn’t Keeping Good Track of Them

There is considerable anxiety about the potential for violence after a bitter national election. The data kept on hate crimes won’t reassure anyone.

Latest Attempt at Police Transparency Fails In California

As police scandals swirl in Northern California, a legislative effort to make the disciplinary records of officers available to the public comes up short.

A Call to Reopen Investigation of Terror Campaign Against Journalists

An advocacy group says ProPublica and Frontline’s reporting on the murders of Vietnamese-American reporters requires a renewed probe by the FBI.

Collateral Damage: Decades Later, a Suicide Can Be Added to Domestic Terror Campaign’s Toll

Before killing himself in Houston in 1988, Pham Dang Cuong was targeted by a violent anti-Communist group of former South Vietnamese military officers, according to interviews and records.

Terror in Little Saigon (Vietnamese)

An old war comes to a new country.

Watch: The Front on Camera

ProPublica and Frontline reopen the investigation into a death squad run by former South Vietnamese military men that killed journalists, torched businesses and intimidated those who challenged its dream of re-starting the Vietnam War — all on American soil.

Terror in Little Saigon

An old war comes to a new country.

Hãy giúp chúng tôi điều tra những vụ Ám sát c&#

Không giống như các cuộc tấn công bạo lực chống nhà báo khác, những vụ ám sát này đã thu hút được khá ít sự chú ý. Hãy giúp ProPublica và Frontline điều tra

Help Us Investigate the Murders of Five Vietnamese-American Journalists

If you know anything about these murders or were a victim of political terrorism during this time, you can help our investigation by sending us a tip.

How We Reported ‘Terror in Little Saigon’

How we investigated the murders of five Vietnamese-American journalists.

Coming soon: Terror in Little Saigon

ProPublica and Frontline reopen the investigation into a death squad run by former South Vietnamese military men that killed journalists, torched businesses and intimidated those who challenged its dream of re-starting the Vietnam War — all on American soil.

In Protecting the Elderly, California at Last Takes Steps to Catch Up

California, which has loosely regulated the assisted living industry for years, adopts measures that give advocates for the elderly modest hope.

In California, Some Efforts to Toughen Oversight of Assisted Living Falter

Cost concerns may derail efforts by lawmakers and advocates to require more frequent inspections and a swifter response to allegations of abuse and neglect.

What to Look For In Dueling Autopsies of Michael Brown

Post Mortem by Michael Baden is only the beginning as teams of specialists study the body of 18-year-old African American killed by police.

Assisted Living Giant Is Focus of Federal Probe

Investigators for the last year have been examining the operations of Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest assisted living company.

In California, a Raft of Measures to Improve Conditions and Oversight of Assisted Living

After months of damning reports, including an investigation by ProPublica and PBS “Frontline,” legislators have proposed a regulatory overhaul.

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