Sex Trafficking: Can Private Investigators Fill Gaps Left By Police?

In Part Two of our investigation of America’s sex trafficking crisis, TCR finds a burgeoning “niche” industry of private nonprofit groups—many comprised of ex-cops or military operatives—who operate outside law enforcement. One former FBI agent maintains that if such groups didn’t exist, the picture would be a lot grimmer.

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Elder Abuse: When Victims Balk, Should Prosecutors Press Charges?

Elders are often reluctant to press charges for abuse because they don’t want to lose the support of caregivers—even if those caregivers were responsible for the abuse—but prosecutors should try to persuade them otherwise, say some advocates. “A good prosecutor will do everything they can to try and persuade the victim to go forward with the case,” says Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Conspiracy Mouthpiece Jones

The InfoWars conspiracy theorist has repeatedly proclaimed the bizarre falsehood that the 2012 mass shooting that killed 20 first graders and six adults in Newtown, Conn., was an elaborate hoax invented by government-backed “gun grabbers.” In three separate lawsuits, the families of eight victims as well as an FBI agent seek damages for defamation.