What could induce innocent people to plead guilty to a crime? “Trading Away Justice” examines the phenomenon — and let’s you put yourself in their shoes. What would you do?
“No one really cares,” said Jorge Sactic-Espana, a community leader in Langley Park, where state highway officials have done little in response to more than 100 pedestrian accidents in the past 9 years. “I’ve seen a lot of them, a lot of accidents,” said Langley Park resident Elizabeth Villalobos through an interpreter. “It makes me feel horrible but what am I going to do?..What I do is, I just take out my phone and call the ambulance to help.” (CNS photo by Michelle Sloan)
Jan 22 2017
Their stories, taken from court records, sketch out a common theme: Traffickers find vulnerable young women, seduce them with promises of security, then force them into the sex trade. When they resist, they are beaten, drugged, threatened with the loss of their children. (CNS photo Illustration by James Levin)
Reuters collected and analyzed vast stores of data and combined the results with on-the-ground reporting to produce stories unique in their treatment of rising seas not as a future threat, but as a troubling reality for millions of people living along the U.S. coast — and for billions more crowding shores worldwide.