Sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking victims are at higher risk of deportation under new policies affecting the U visa program.

Albert Samaha • One month ago

“It’s robbed me of years of my life. It’s given me zero trust in the system. This is probably why women don’t come forward.”

Albert Samaha • One month ago

Sometimes being a good kid isn’t enough.

Albert Samaha • 3 months ago

Andrew Cuomo’s campaign received $25,000 from Harvey Weinstein’s former lawyer days before Cuomo suspended an investigation into the Manhattan DA’s handling of allegations against the movie mogul.

Albert Samaha • 3 months ago

Dozens of school resource officers have been accused of crimes involving the students they were hired to protect. Joshua Spratt was one of them.

Albert Samaha • 3 months ago

The proposal, which lawmakers drafted following a BuzzFeed News story on the subject, also seeks to increase funding for states that adopt similar laws.

Albert Samaha • 4 months ago

After fatal shootings, police officers may lose their jobs, but they rarely get prison time. This cop walked away with a settlement.

Albert Samaha • 5 months ago

Prosecutors told Robert A. Hadden’s patients his guilty plea was a win for victims, but the #MeToo movement has some questioning the Manhattan district attorney’s motives.

Albert Samaha • 6 months ago

As the San Antonio city manager defends the police chief following a BuzzFeed News story exposing misogyny on the force, another former officer describes harassment she faced.

Albert Samaha • 7 months ago

Men defacing the women’s bathroom, threatening to post nude pictures of female cops, and dating teenage girls: The San Antonio Police Department has been praised for reforms, but female cops told BuzzFeed News the gender gap remains.

Albert Samaha • 7 months ago

Unlike the bill passed in New York last month, it doesn't automatically deem all sex in custody as rape.

Albert Samaha • 8 months ago

My great-uncle Tomas Concepcion was a legend in our family — a famed artist and politician living in a hilltop castle on the Mediterranean. When I was 20 I visited him in Italy, looking to understand how he got there, why he stayed, and what it means to be an immigrant who leaves home with hopes of building something permanent.

Albert Samaha • 8 months ago

State lawmakers acted following a BuzzFeed story that showed how existing law lets cops accused of raping detainees fight charges by claiming the sex was consensual.

Albert Samaha • 8 months ago

Good guys with guns don’t only shoot bad guys. At least 47 times since 2015, a person has shot a friend, family member, or emergency responder they mistook for an intruder in their home.

Albert Samaha • 8 months ago

The Florida woman felt she had to have sex with Detective Michel Toro to ensure he worked on her case. Investigators agreed and said he'd violated state law, but Toro was never charged.

Albert Samaha • 9 months ago

When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.

Albert Samaha • 10 months ago

With the Super Bowl days away, one high school quarterback is taking a stand for free speech.

Albert Samaha • 10 months ago

An internal affairs memo obtained by BuzzFeed News offers insight into how Philadelphia cop Ian Lichterman was cleared of wrongdoing, even though his name appeared on a white racist group's database.

Albert Samaha • One year ago

Indiana is one of five states without hate crime laws. A brutal attack and the frightening aftermath shows how the absence of this legislation leaves victims feeling abandoned.

Albert Samaha • One year ago

The Philadelphia bill, introduced weeks after BuzzFeed News reported on a local police controversy, would prevent public employees from displaying racist symbols on the job.

Albert Samaha • One year ago