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Latest 'Serial' Episode Proves That For Victims Of Police Brutality, The Trauma Endures

Latest 'Serial' Episode Proves That For Victims Of Police Brutality, The Trauma Endures

"How do you quantify the intangible damage a cop does when he kicks your ass?" asks host Sarah Koenig, in an episode that tackles the aftermath of Jesse Nickerson and Emirius Spencer's run-ins with police.

- Oxygen
"The Snowball Effect," the seventh episode of the newest season of “Serial,” once again focuses on allegations of corruption and violence against police in the Cleveland area.
Like the preceding episode, Jesse Nickerson, a man who was beaten by police officers in 2016, is the focus. But rather than further detailing his story, hosts Sarah Koenig and Emmanuel Dzotsi explore the trauma Nickerson experienced as a result of his run-in with the law, and draw comparisons to the case...

‘Serial’ Explains How Prosecutors Are The 'Most Powerful People In Any Courthouse'

‘Serial’ Explains How Prosecutors Are The 'Most Powerful People In Any Courthouse'

- Oxygen
The fifth episode of the new season of "Serial," aptly named "Pleas Baby Pleas," focuses on prosecutors and the plea deals they make.
“Prosecutors are the most powerful people in any courthouse,” host Sarah Koenig says. “Defense attorneys will tell you they’d rather have a fair prosecutor and an unfair judge than a fair judge and an unfair prosecutor, because of all the people who shape a criminal case the prosecutor has the most...

'Serial' Examines ‘No Snitching’ Code, Even After A Baby Has Been Shot To Death

'Serial' Examines ‘No Snitching’ Code, Even After A Baby Has Been Shot To Death

Sarah Koenig sat down with Davon Holmes and Robert "RJ" Scott –t wo witnesses to horrific crimes where children were shot to death – who maintained that they would never snitch.

- Oxygen
The fourth episode of "Serial’s" newest season, which has been focusing on examining Cleveland’s justice system, looks into a 2015 shooting death of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield.
She was shot while she rode in a car with her mother and other relatives after a bullet struck her in the chest; someone was shooting from outside the vehicle, and it does not appear that the baby was the intended target.
Host Sarah Koenig (pictured above) interviews Davon Holmes who was...

‘Serial’ Episode 2 Explores When Judges Cross A Line, Even Ordering Defendants To Stop Having Babies

‘Serial’ Episode 2 Explores When Judges Cross A Line, Even Ordering Defendants To Stop Having Babies

The show covers Judge Daniel Gaul, a controversial fiure in Cleveland’s Justice Center, who regularly orders defendants to stop having children.

- Oxygen
The second episode of “Serial’s” third season is entitled “You’ve Got Some Gauls,” and it primarily follows the court proceedings of Judge Daniel Gaul.
“Serial” and “This American Life” staffer Emmanuel Dzotsi sat in Gaul’s sentencing and probation proceedings for months and noted that Gaul often asks questions that could be perceived as racially prejudiced.
“Is your father in the picture?” Gaul asks one...