Christopher Moraff Christopher Moraff

    DISPATCHES is Christopher Moraff’s weekly column for Filter, featuring analysis and beat reporting. Christopher has spent over a decade reporting on the intersection of policing, criminal justice and civil liberties. His immersion reporting from Kensington, Philadelphia, has earned him a reputation as an expert on injection drug culture and the fentanyl crisis. His work has appeared in publications including the Daily Beast, the Washington Post and Al Jazeera America. He is co-host of the podcast Narcotica, and curator of the stock photo site StashHouse.org.

    How COVID-19 Is Driving Risks in the Illicit Benzodiazepines Market

    The life conditions imposed by the pandemic are leading many Americans to seek mental ...

    Kentucky Challenge to “Casey’s Law” Strikes Against Involuntary Commitment

    One of the nation’s oldest involuntary commitment laws designed specifically to target people who ...

    Police Brutality and Fear: Hits Keep Coming for Philly’s Most Vulnerable

    When the current protests began in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 30, something felt distinctly ...

    Tensions Rise in Kensington, Philadelphia as Lockdown Bites

    Like much of the nation, Philadelphia has come to a virtual standstill. At publication ...

    Why Suboxone Diversion Is Nothing to Fear

    “Subs. Who needs subs?” a woman called out quietly near the intersection of Kensington ...