My latest story: An exclusive interview with actress at center of Sen. Ted Cruz Twitter controversy

"Cory Chase, the adult film actress featured in a porn video that was “liked” by the senator’s Twitter account Monday night, says she’s been inundated with Twitter notifications and messages from fans since her video earned the approval of Cruz’s account. And while Chase said she leans republican, Cruz’s stance on her industry—as Texas solicitor general, he once tried to ban the purchase of sex toys in the state—means she likely won’t be casting a ballot for him should he make another run for president."

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My response to Newsday's review

For me, journalistic ethics are sacrosanct. They've remained so throughout my fifteen-year criminal justice journalism career—a career I'm extremely proud of. I stand behind every word I've published. None of my work has been found to be inaccurate, nor any story I’ve worked on ever retracted. Newsday’s review confirmed the accuracy of the more than 630 stories I wrote for the paper--stories Newsday is standing behind. There have been no complaints about my work from citizens, government agencies, public officials, or other sources about any of my journalism.

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New York Observer article: The Truth Is on My Side

From my latest opinion piece: 

"I interviewed more than 300 people for the book, many of them gang members and drug dealers, some of whom threatened me with death for my reporting. More than 60 percent of homicide cases recorded in Baltimore in 2015 remain unsolved; among the people I interviewed were gang members who carried out some of those killings.

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New York Times Letter To the Editor

On Feb. 25, 2017, The New York Times published an innacurate editor's note about my work. I've twice submitted a letter to the editor (printed below), and contacted the newspaper's public editor, Liz Spayd, in an attempt to have this brief response published in The Times' print or online editions. So far, The Times has not responded to my letter. This, at a time when the paper is publicly boasting of their commitment to free speech and objectivity.  

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Kirkus calls 'Pill City' "an important story, meticulously reported"

"The most impressive element of this book is that Newsday criminal justice writer Deutsch (The Triangle: A Year on the Ground with New York’s Bloods and Crips, 2014) was able to get behind the technology that hid the identities of the two computer-programming drug dealers from the police, the public, and

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'Pill City' on C-Span's Book TV

Thanks to C-Span for their coverage of the 'Pill City' book launch. Their full segment can be viewed here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?422641-2/kevin-deutsch-discusses-pill-city

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"The Illegal Drug Revolution"

Check out this Q and A with interviewer Kayla Tannenbaum of Columba Journal. We talked about how encruption is changing the face of street dealing. 

 

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'Pill City' VICE Interview

I did a Q and A with Seth Ferranti about the Baltimore drug lootings, and the tens of millions worth of heroin that changed hands in the aftermath of the riots. Read the piece here: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-two-teens-used-the-baltimore-riots-to-start-an-uber-of-drug-dealing

 

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WBAL interview

I stopped by WBAL to talk about 'Pill City' and the stolen opiates that helped spur record-breaking violence across Baltimore and elsewhere. Check out the interview here: http://www.wbal.com/article/219099?title=Kevin-Deutsch-Talks-Baltimores-Gangland-Drug-Violence-In-New-Book

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