W. Paul Smith
W. Paul Smith is the Investigative Researcher for The Intercept. Prior to joining The Intercept, he contributed research to in-depth investigations on criminal justice, immigration, national security, and surveillance issues at Human Rights Watch. His writing has appeared in HuffPost and Politico, among other outlets. He received his M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. He is based in New York.
Judge Who Struck Down Eviction Moratorium Lives in Nearly $3 Million, 6-Bedroom Home
Dabney Friedrich’s 6,900-square-foot house boasts cathedral ceilings and two kitchens.
Protests for Black LivesU.S. Marshals Used Drones to Spy on Black Lives Matter Protests in Washington, D.C.
The flights, revealed in documents obtained by The Intercept, underscore the growing militarization of policing.
Protests for Black LivesChauvin Defense Witness Faces Lawsuit of His Own Over Death of Black Teenager in Police Custody
David Fowler, Maryland’s former chief medical examiner, is being sued for civil rights violations by the family of Anton Black.
How Oracle Sells Repression in China
In its bid for TikTok, Oracle was supposed to prevent data from being passed to Chinese police. Instead, it’s been marketing its own software for their surveillance work.