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Lucas Waldron

Visual Investigations Producer

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Lucas Waldron is ProPublica’s visual investigations producer. Previously, he was a social visuals and graphics producer.

Waldron is a motion graphics journalist focused on storytelling across social media platforms. His work has previously been published by The New York Times and KQED.

Intuit CEO in Internal Video: Hiding Free TurboTax Was In “Best Interest of Taxpayers”

The video obtained by ProPublica shows the CEO defending the company as committed to “integrity without compromise.”

Have You Had Problems With Airport Security Related to Your Gender Identity?

We want to hear about issues transgender and nonbinary people have had during interactions with the TSA.

Así es como TurboTax lo engañó para que pagara por la declaración de sus impuestos

¡Síganos mientras tratamos de hacer la declaración de impuestos gratis en TurboTax!

Here’s How TurboTax Just Tricked You Into Paying to File Your Taxes

Come along as we try to file our taxes for free on TurboTax!

Despite Crackdowns, White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Videos Take Stubborn Root on YouTube

The ideas in a treatise by Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman responsible for the massacres at two New Zealand mosques, are also circulating on many of the world’s most popular social media platforms.

How the FBI Uses Unproven Image Analysis Techniques in Criminal Cases

The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs for decades using unproven techniques and baseless statistics.

Americans Dodge $660 Billion in Taxes Each Year — And It’s Probably Getting Worse

The IRS is underfunded and understaffed. One result: audits of the wealthy are rapidly declining.

How a Police Beating in Elkhart, Indiana Unfolded

Reporting by ProPublica and the South Bend Tribune revealed a history of corruption and police abuse in Elkhart. This video, obtained through a public records request, shows police officers punching and kicking a handcuffed man.

Video: For Trans People, It’s Difficult and Costly to Update an ID. But It Can Also Be Dangerous Not To.

A confusing web of state policies determine if and how a trans person can update their IDs. And not doing so can increase the risk of discrimination and violence.

Deadnamed

The way cops in Jacksonville and other jurisdictions investigate the murders of transgender women adds insult to injury and may be delaying justice.

Have You Had Problems Changing Your Name or Gender Marker?

We’re investigating the barriers transgender and gender-nonconforming people face in changing their name or gender marker on government-issued IDs.

He’s a Proud Neo-Nazi, Charlottesville Attacker – and a U.S. Marine

Vasilios Pistolis, a Marine, took part in the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and later bragged about it online with other members of Atomwaffen, an extremist group preparing for a race war.

We Have Some Follow-Ups for Facebook — And We Want Your Help

Senators held Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to account today, grilling him while often citing our investigations. You can help keep Facebook accountable, too.

Unmasking California’s New White Supremacists

A group of young white supremacists, known as the Rise Above Movement, coordinated violence at rallies in Charlottesville, VA and across California cities. We identified some of the group members using social media posts and the group’s own propaganda.

How Ivanka and Donald Trump, Jr. Avoided Criminal Indictment

New York prosecutors were preparing a case. Then the D.A. overruled his staff after a visit from a top donor.

The Big Problems with Testing Tiny Bits of DNA

New York City’s crime lab has been a pioneer nationally in analyzing especially difficult DNA samples. Now these DNA analysis methods are under the microscope, with scientists questioning their validity.

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