Michael Fox had no choice but to give Scott Wharton life without parole—then spent years fighting to set him free. This is a real-life parable about our broken criminal justice system.
When Chad Baker died from a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin, prosecutors charged Tommy Kosto, his friend and fellow drug user, with killing him—a tactic from the Reagan-era war on drugs that is gaining popularity around the country and making today's opioid crisis even worse.
Twenty years ago, scoring political points with personal tales of drug-addicted relatives would have been frowned upon. Now, everybody from Donald Trump to Jeb Bush is doing it.