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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.”
Aug. 13, 7:59 p.m.A group that included many people who were college-educated or ex-military displayed effective planning. “White people are pretty good at getting organized,” said one.
Aug. 12, 11 p.m.State police and National Guardsmen watched passively for hours as self-proclaimed Nazis engaged in street battles with counter-protesters. ProPublica reporter A.C. Thompson was on the scene and reports that the authorities turned the streets of the city over to groups of militiamen armed with assau
Aug. 4, 10:15 a.m.Demonized as immigrants. Mistaken for Muslims. For more than a century, Sikhs in the U.S. have faced suspicion and violence.
June 22, 1:39 p.m.The gaps in data damage efforts to understand the nature and scope of violence driven by racial and religious hatred.
May 31, 8 a.m.A reporter for the conservative news site neglected to mention he’d given a speech in front of protesters in support of white nationalism.
May 19, 1:38 p.m.Prosecutors were pleased that the two white assailants pleaded guilty to hate crime charges.
March 8, 6:36 p.m.ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project recorded more than 330 reports of anti-Semitic incidents during a three-month span, from early November to early February.
Feb. 8, 11 a.m.Assault rifles, body armor, a possible kill list, but not much attention when feds arrested a white man they said was bent on “race war.”
Feb. 6, 9 a.m.Some Christian groups have no problem protecting people from crimes driven by racial or religious hatred. They just draw the line at sexual orientation.
Jan. 24, 1:42 p.m.In a survey of 50,000 teens, some 70 percent reported abusive behavior across months of a notably angry presidential campaign.
Dec. 19, 2016, 12:51 p.m.A brutal beating; a terrible murder. Seeking motives in a divided America.
Dec. 13, 2016, 3 p.m.A conversation with a scholar of America’s extreme right
Nov. 23, 2016, 5:58 p.m.Has Trump emboldened extremists? Some disquieting early returns.
Nov. 15, 2016, 3:36 p.m.There is considerable anxiety about the potential for violence after a bitter national election. The data kept on hate crimes won’t reassure anyone.
June 20, 2016, 8:01 a.m.As police scandals swirl in Northern California, a legislative effort to make the disciplinary records of officers available to the public comes up short.
May 31, 2016, 1:08 p.m.An advocacy group says ProPublica and Frontline’s reporting on the murders of Vietnamese-American reporters requires a renewed probe by the FBI.
April 13, 2016, 8 a.m.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.
Jan. 6, 2016, 7:51 p.m.An old war comes to a new country.
Nov. 3, 2015, 11 p.m.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.
Nov. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.An old war comes to a new country.
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