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Zaron Burnett III

Zaron Burnett is an investigative journalist and longform features writer based in Los Angeles. He covers culture, politics, race, and other perplexing mysteries for MEL.

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Imprisoning a White Woman and Making Her Watch ‘Roots’ Is Probably Not the Best Way to Teach Anti-Racism

Do not be like Robert Lee Noye — no matter how much a prejudiced white person in your life might need it

The Strange Case of the Stanford LSD Stabbing

James Shirvell is as mild-mannered as they come. Then he took acid with his girlfriend and nearly stabbed her to death with a butcher knife. Which begs the question: Who is to blame — the man or the acid?

Thou Shalt Kill: The Bloody Trail of an Apocalyptic Mormon Couple

Lori Vallow is a Mormon mom and podcast host. Chad Daybell is a gravedigger-turned-doomsday-prophet and self-publishing LDS visionary. They ran off to Hawaii like newlyweds — while police search for her missing kids and investigate the suspicious deaths of their spouses and her brother