Computer-generated risk assessments are increasingly common in US courtrooms. Black defendants are much more likely to be pegged "higher risk," regardless of other factors.
William Rivers Pitt of Truthout: Donald Trump dredged up the Clinton-era Vince Foster conspiracy theory and threw it against the wall like the rancid viscera of old roadkill.
Wendy Ruderman is a journalist for the Philadelphia Daily News. She won with Barbara Laker the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.