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Reporter @theintercept covering criminal justice and reproductive rights and hoping they never intersect. Opinions mine. jordan.smith@theintercept.com

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.@chronic_jordan & @LilianaSegura continue their amazing, intrepid reporting on the criminal injustice system. It’s… https://t.co/NClkgCQIhs
Retweeted by Jordan Smithtfw you come in 2nd behind your friend and hero @pamelacolloff: https://t.co/mrSLIZScfV
12/7
2019
@mattbooshell 😱
12/4
2019
This is long but well worth your attention. Even if you already oppose the death penalty, you're very likely to lea… https://t.co/3MEgdaMBo2
Retweeted by Jordan SmithToday my colleagues published a project years in the making — a dataset charting the arc of the death penalty over… https://t.co/3O9mQnKBfg
Retweeted by Jordan Smithread this important work from @chronic_jordan & @LilianaSegura. proud to have been on the team collecting, cleaning… https://t.co/i4F4SEfsRi
Retweeted by Jordan Smith @LilianaSegura @theintercept @DonellAyalaEsq We will be maintaining the data and will update it three times per yea… https://t.co/gNDtNDVska @LilianaSegura @theintercept @DonellAyalaEsq And despite the fact that many still insist the death penalty is neces… https://t.co/D9JiGvB1Iz @LilianaSegura @theintercept The data shows that, as always, the death penalty is arbitrary & capricious. & that it… https://t.co/enoBC4IBgC @LilianaSegura @theintercept Among the most startling, if not entirely shocking, revelations? The realization that… https://t.co/S0Up5HPcvf @LilianaSegura @theintercept We worked with a group of awesome & incredibly talented teammates who’ve put in so man… https://t.co/IfM3THPq9r @LilianaSegura @theintercept It’s been a long & difficult process, mostly because the state of record keeping is pr… https://t.co/3ZXix539r7For the last 3y, @LilianaSegura & I have been working on collecting data on ppl sentenced to death in active death… https://t.co/SpnmvJysj4
12/3
2019
@AndrewHSowards yessssssss! congrats! @mahaxahmed lol!How do you know if a fingerprint examiner is competent? How they do on proficiency exams is supposed to tell you so… https://t.co/tKbFiGwyzjWhat, if anything, do proficiency tests say about the abilities of the forensic examiners taking them? https://t.co/OJY3lOGZLI
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11/29
2019
Thread providing background on Scott Warren acquittal. Kudos to Ryan for his powerful coverage. https://t.co/F5NjmvSO9K
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11/21
2019
This is an excellent thread by my amazing colleague @LilianaSegura. The "casual cruelty" baked into the criminal ju… https://t.co/BUQlhyFb4h
11/18
2019
Texas's top criminal court wants to hear more from #RodneyReed regarding evidence that the state w/held evidence fr… https://t.co/mcbrAKFksS
11/17
2019
@drjudymelinek is so bad ass. and what she says is legit truth. https://t.co/1irqDNxpvIThis does NOT mean that you should stop reminding @GovAbbott about the problems with the #RodneyReed case. Just say… https://t.co/wDnOVMKoJJ
11/16
2019
So, BPP recommends a reprieve so @GovAbbott can punt to the courts. And then the court (the CCA!!) comes in w/an in… https://t.co/oplozBZboUBREAKING NEWS: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted #RodneyReed an indefinite stay of execution, meaning he… https://t.co/Ubk7IGzj8p
Retweeted by Jordan Smith“Gov. Abbott has limited power in this arena…Although, it’s useful to note that the Board of Pardons & Paroles is a… https://t.co/Ygc3haG9Mg
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11/15
2019
@MauriceChammah @jduffyrice @Nate_Blakeslee It is true. The allegations were all serious, but largely not investiga… https://t.co/KR8A4QMzd8Excellent thread from @helenprejean laying out problems related to one of the rape allegations used against… https://t.co/kSEMNJMi2UGeorgia killed Ray Cromartie last night, despite new evidence of innocence and untested DNA evidence. The crime in… https://t.co/dR9aBAZjFD
Retweeted by Jordan SmithThread. Shame on Georgia and every state actor who fights against DNA testing in capital cases. https://t.co/MiOhFhloEz
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11/14
2019
@MarshallProj @HoustonChron @TexasElsa @chronic_jordan @theintercept And check out the great @itsjasonflom’s new… https://t.co/hJzH0AnafY
Retweeted by Jordan SmithEven more damning evidence collected by @innocence from those who TOLD police about what they knew when the knew it… https://t.co/mVrfDuV8rDWe just released a special episode of @intercepted on the case of Rodney Reed, with the dynamic duo of ⁦… https://t.co/5Qqa0Rz8jT
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11/13
2019
Such a good read. Everyone should read this entire thread from a journalist who has followed this case for 18 years! https://t.co/PHCbX7pCMd
Retweeted by Jordan SmithJust finished @SignalBoostShow. Where we talked #RodneyReed case and how it fits in with the larger capital punishm… https://t.co/oqveFsvkB1
11/12
2019
Most people know that I am not a pro- OR anti-death penalty advocate - my job was to be an impartial witness for ye… https://t.co/pBwqyi7zp9
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11/11
2019
This is a critical thread on the Rodney Reed case by the reporter who has been covering it for nearly 20 years. https://t.co/L9R2wiArVz
Retweeted by Jordan SmithJUST IN: The Polk County (TX) Republican Party writes letter supporting clemency for #RodneyReed who is scheduled f… https://t.co/RDB67ESfEB
Retweeted by Jordan SmithThis is *the* piece you need to read to see why #RodneyReed should not be executed (and should be exonerated).… https://t.co/0LumB0q3pK
Retweeted by Jordan Smith @theintercept #RodneyReed will be executed on November 20 unless someone intervenes. Plenty of voices have answered… https://t.co/YMMTkorKXo @theintercept Fennell was released from prison last year. According to his lawyer, he is a new man. He may have a s… https://t.co/XUW3fNWmPb @theintercept What did Texas’s highest criminal court say about that? “Other than showing that Fennell has engaged… https://t.co/syqwK9XmqT @theintercept So, what about Fennell? He’s had a lot of problems. He went to jail for 10 years for a rape committed… https://t.co/G00CzGLKrt @theintercept Part of the problem with the case is the way courts have considered the evidence. The way the case wa… https://t.co/gAGLwX5NiB @theintercept Importantly, the post-mortem changes to Stites’s body meant she was killed the night before she was f… https://t.co/RqPEIYq4XF @theintercept For Gannon & his crew, the seatbelt in the truck was also important. The driver’s belt was fastened w… https://t.co/UscsqrlIpF @theintercept Back in 1996, investigators found decomp fluid on the floorboard of Fennell’s truck. In crime scene p… https://t.co/GvmvBFO9Ei @theintercept In 2014, retired NYPD det. Kevin Gannon told me he noticed that right away. He was working on a… https://t.co/4fhREe2b78 @theintercept In the following yrs a number of other MEs weighed in and all came to the same conclusion, that basin… https://t.co/LCSScfX6Kk @theintercept There were Stites’s fingernails, which were rough-cut 2 the quick. He was also disturbed by differenc… https://t.co/4Qyrodn18h @theintercept I always thought the sperm-based time-of-death determination reeked of junk science. So, in 2002 I as… https://t.co/SI6dpsRqs0 @theintercept From the beginning, the condition of Stites’s body was an issue. The state said science proved sperm… https://t.co/I42oSyoyIp @theintercept That cop’s story, & others, were heard in another hearing in 2006. And, again, the judge decided none… https://t.co/7F0ThgnVjV @theintercept Stites was strangled with a braided belt. (8/22) https://t.co/819BTebXfi @theintercept One story that has always troubled me came from a Dallas area cop who said that in a 1995 police acad… https://t.co/cyS3iYQHmf @theintercept At Reed’s trial, the defense failed to deliver on a promise to provide the jury w/evidence of a relat… https://t.co/bmlhD5jFJY @theintercept The DNA evidence was considered in an evidentiary hearing before Judge Harold Towslee in early 2001.… https://t.co/HGpxYdnkh8 @theintercept DNA testing on the cans eliminated Reed, but not 2 other possible contributors, both cops. One was F… https://t.co/tSDpsnZETj @theintercept One of the reasons the state ultimately dismissed Stites’s cop fiancé Jimmy Fennell as a suspect was… https://t.co/LMZoozlehc @theintercept I got interested in the case back in 2001 when evidence came to light that the state withheld the res… https://t.co/Yt62XBRuQ1I’ve been covering the #RodneyReed case for 18 yrs. Friday’s story @theintercept is a summary of what’s happened ov… https://t.co/3a1XgMMl4R
11/10
2019
Friends, This is the single most important article on Rodney Reed that you could ever read. @chronic_jordan has… https://t.co/OQI3w7HZiZ
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11/9
2019
THIS is the #RodneyReed take everyone needs to read, by the esteemed @chronic_jordan, who's been writing abt proble… https://t.co/Gfpq540ET3
Retweeted by Jordan Smith @chronic_jordan, who has reported on #RodneyReed's case for 18 years, guides us through the mountains of evidence t… https://t.co/wW5qucW1Vp
Retweeted by Jordan SmithDespite Reed’s impending execution, “the court has denied requests for DNA testing, including on the belt the state… https://t.co/QQO9BfT7GS
Retweeted by Jordan SmithTexas prepares to execute Rodney Reed amid a flood of new evidence pointing to his innocence… https://t.co/pFpkOJMmxc
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11/8
2019
@pamelacolloff so true!!
10/10
2019
Great episode of @intercepted: @eliseswain talks media and the US's ISIS war with @alexadobrien. @JackDIsidoro di… https://t.co/OuLTDVRhUX
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10/9
2019
@maxmhouck @radleybalko lol
10/6
2019
Since SCOTUS has said it will hear this case, it's worth revisiting what's at stake and how Kavanaugh has already s… https://t.co/5cK70gP8I1
10/4
2019
It’s obscene that Alfred Brown is having to fight for compensation that is rightfully his. He was declared actually… https://t.co/wXGY5TJfPW
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10/3
2019
On this #WrongfulConvictionDay, please take a moment to learn about Rodney Reed, who faces execution on Nov. 20. Yo… https://t.co/GGmdgo6Vw7
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10/2
2019
Our latest update to the #Murderville podcast, wherein @LilianaSegura & I discuss the recent, & extraordinary, ruli… https://t.co/ei9BX7chCbLast week @chronic_jordan and I wrote about an amazing ruling by the GA Supreme Court in the case of Devonia Inman.… https://t.co/d7IwE4rt2O
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9/27
2019
It's hard to describe just how extraordinary this ruling is. The PJ openly regrets the court's previous decision to… https://t.co/SPnq1j8lPt
9/20
2019
From @lilianasegura, a perfect example of a state (here, AZ) trying to keep alive a wrongful conviction through rei… https://t.co/c40yHp5Jmm
8/13
2019
1. #RodneyReed and #KennethFoster met many years ago when death row was moved to Polunsky. Both had Austin roots (K… https://t.co/te5MG9wVtZ
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8/9
2019
Damn, I miss Molly.YES. NEED THIS: https://t.co/0RX9WADPxh"There’s something so profoundly bleak about the idea of using the terror frame and the war on terror... as a posit… https://t.co/FBuc2sFxal
8/8
2019
This is such a dangerous political moment in so many ways. Here @chronic_jordan vividly traces a history of violenc… https://t.co/GpRQo7HNIH
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8/5
2019
“Put simply, anti-abortion violence in the U.S. has often been condoned, if not led, by the government. Perhaps now… https://t.co/BQkUm8SKXx
Retweeted by Jordan SmithICYMI @chronic_jordan and I got good news last week in Devonia Inman's case. https://t.co/TpFLVZ4G5Uhttps://t.co/Xn2U404nOz
Retweeted by Jordan SmithDevonia Inman will have a chance to prove his innocence. Here's the latest from #Murderville, Georgia: https://t.co/XAeywgOKfS
8/2
2019
ICYMI, Devonia Inman, the subject of the #Murderville podcast @theintercept got some good news this week: His inno… https://t.co/dSYp4JeSDs @PointAustin @jasonbenetti @whitesox @NBCSWhiteSox 😍30,000+ overturned convictions later... https://t.co/DrKO6BZc9M
Retweeted by Jordan SmithPretty sure I'm gonna like this new series from the Chron. https://t.co/p1GT2dXdhT via @austinchronicle
7/31
2019
The cost of bite-mark bullshit keeps piling up: Milwaukee aldermen approve $7.5 million settlement with man convi… https://t.co/zcBjugvuCY @pamelacolloff yeah, he took off for Palau right after that whole episode. don't miss that guy at all.Here, my intrepid colleague @lilianasegura gives you the context you need to understand the fed desire to restart i… https://t.co/2fqar20ljG
7/30
2019
@maxmhouck 😂 @tlangford Classic Dan Quinn right here: "neither the government nor the courts should force taxpayers to fund thi… https://t.co/Hb6XlCUMeCMan, anyone who wants to know more about the Reed case needs to read the badass @chronic_jordan coverage that goes… https://t.co/LZVxaXaJGY
Retweeted by Jordan SmithSigh. Have we learned nothing about junk science? "Avatars like their virtual policeman 'will be suitable for det… https://t.co/4VqOEtdVGL
7/26
2019
@keribla LOL: Smith 2020: bored
7/11
2019
We are the shithole nation. https://t.co/7CB2KoZ7TK
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7/3
2019
Among the more irritating parts of the GOP claiming the Democrats are the “real racists” is the implication that 90… https://t.co/xkrIqQjYE9
Retweeted by Jordan SmithHow to mount a 4th amt challenge to genetic genealogy: 1. We have an expectation of privacy in genetic code, even… https://t.co/gQmLsN8WLA
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6/20
2019

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