Carrie Johnson

National Security Correspondent for the Washington Post

Carrie Johnson appears in the following:

John Walker Lindh Sues For Prison Prayer Group

Monday, August 27, 2012

John Walker Lindh was a middle-class kid in Northern California who converted to Islam, traveled the world, and was captured by U.S. authorities in Afghanistan after Sept. 11, alleged...


Sikh Shooting Puts Focus On Hate Groups At Home

Friday, August 10, 2012

The attack at a Sikh temple by a gunman with ties to white supremacists has raised questions about domestic terrorism — and what law enforcement is doing to stop it. In recent years, ...


Wells Fargo Agrees To $175 Million Settlement Over Lending Discrimination

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Justice Department says their analysis found minorities paid what amounted to a "racial surtax" on mortgages.


Edwards Verdict: A Case Of Campaign Law Confusion

Friday, June 01, 2012

From the day a grand jury indicted former Sen. John Edwards on six felony charges nearly one year ago, the case drew jeers from election lawyers and government watchdogs. After a mist...

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Without Parole, Juveniles Face Bleak Life In Prison

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For the first time, researchers have surveyed more than 1,600 young people serving life without the possibility of parole. The study found that many came from homes of violence and...


As Gangs Move To New York Suburbs, So Does Crime

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The sheer number of law enforcement officers makes it hard for big gangs to meet openly in New York City the way they did back in the 1980s, so many gang members who have left state p...


GOP Seeks Big Changes In Federal Prison Sentences

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Every year, federal judges sentence more than 80,000 criminals. Those punishments are supposed to be fair — and predictable. But seven years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court threw a wrench into the system by ruling that the guidelines that judges use to figure out a prison sentence are only suggestions.



Privacy Lawyers Process Megaupload Copyright Case

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Justice Department's massive copyright case against the file-sharing website got lawyers talking about the scope of a criminal investigation that spanned eight countries and the...

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States Fail In Fight Against Sex Trafficking

Thursday, December 01, 2011

A new report finds that too many states inadvertently provide safe havens when it comes to sex trafficking — even when children bear the consequences. The study graded states on how w...


As It Turns 10, Patriot Act Remains Controversial

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

President George W. Bush signed the act into law 10 years ago. But in the years since, civil liberties groups have raised concerns about whether the Patriot Act goes too far by scoop...


Justice Dept. To Probe If News Corp. Hacked Sept. 11 Families

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder told relatives of people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks that a preliminary criminal investigation into the allegations had been opened. But even if the ...


Fury at ATF Over Mexican Gun Sting

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hearings this week are investigating a Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms program to sell guns to individuals buying on behalf of Mexican drug cartels. NPR justice correspondent Carrie Johnson discusses how the "Fast and Furious" sting operation went awry.

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Domestic Arrest Reveals Terror Networks' Global Reach

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

David Coleman Headley, a 49-year-old Chicago man, was arrested two months ago in connection with a terrorist plot against the Danish newspaper Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten. The Copenh...


New Information on Attorney Firings

Monday, August 24, 2009

Washington Post reporter Carrie Johnson discusses the findings of a recent investigation into the US attorney firings under the Bush administration.


Interagency Conflict

Friday, May 23, 2008

The report from the Justice Department's inspector general reveals a conflict between governmental agencies on the issue of handling detainees. Washington Post reporter Carrie Johnson explains the internal strife.

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