Bernice Yeung, ProPublica

Bernice Yeung


San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Past articles by Bernice:

Your Free-Range Organic Chicken May Have Been Processed at a Large Industrial Poultry Plant

To help us make sense of the opaque poultry supply chain, hundreds of ProPublica readers sent in details about their chickens and turkeys. Here’s what we learned. → Read More

America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.

For years, a dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA knows about it. So do the companies. And yet, contaminated meat continues to be sold to consumers. → Read More

As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge

Meatpacking was once a path to the middle class in Waterloo, where workers led the fight for civil rights. But by the time the pandemic hit, a transformed industry had assembled a workforce from the most vulnerable parts of the world. The stage had been set. → Read More

Emails Reveal Chaos as Meatpacking Companies Fought Health Agencies Over COVID-19 Outbreaks in Their Plants —

Thousands of pages of documents obtained by ProPublica show how quickly public health agencies were overwhelmed by meatpacking cases. One CEO described social distancing as “a nicety that makes sense only for people with laptops.” → Read More

“Similar to Times of War”: The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on…

One of every four Filipinos in the New York-New Jersey area is employed in the health care industry. With at least 30 worker deaths and many more family members lost to the coronavirus, a community at the epicenter of the pandemic has been left reeling. → Read More

Millions of Essential Workers Are Being Left Out of COVID-19…

Even as the federal worker-safety agency has been inundated with complaints, it has rolled back safety standards and virtually eliminated non-health care workplaces from government protection. → Read More

Austin Police Chief Offers Partial Apology To Rape Survivors

Chief Brian Manley says he plans to tell other big cities' chiefs about "lessons learned" in investigating and clearing rape cases. → Read More

Austin City Council Orders Review Of Nearly 2,000 Rape Cases

The comprehensive examination will look back on seven years of rape investigations. → Read More

Austin PD Orders New Probe After Audit Finds Misclassified Rapes

The Austin Police Department will ask a third party to examine how it handles rape investigations from beginning to end. → Read More

Audit Finds Austin Police Department Improperly Cleared Rape Cases

A review prompted by a Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica investigation shows cases were classified in a way that made the clearance rate appear higher. → Read More

Audit Finds Austin, Texas, Improperly Cleared Rapes —

A review prompted by an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica shows that the Police Department misclassified cases in a way that made its rate of solving them appear higher. → Read More

Austin closes a high number of its rape cases without arrests. The state’s investigating why

Austin Mayor Steve Adler says the issue is “worthy of immediate attention” in the wake of an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica. → Read More

Case Cleared: FBI Moves To Fix Flaw In Its Crime Reporting System

In response to a Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica report, FBI expedites process expected to require police to disclose 'unfounded' cases. → Read More

FBI moves to fix critical flaw in its crime reporting system

In response to an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica, the bureau is expected to change reporting rules and require police to disclose cases → Read More

Case Cleared: The Consequences Of 'Exceptional Clearance'

Dozens of police departments are making it appear they have solved a significant number of rape cases when in reality, they've simply closed them. → Read More

Case Cleared: Rape Suspects Walk Free. Police Count It As A Success

Dozens of police departments are making it appear they have solved a significant share of their rape cases when they simply have closed them. → Read More

Rape suspects walk free. Victims don’t get justice. And police get to count it as a success

Dozens of departments are making it appear as though they have solved a significant share of their rape cases when they simply have closed them. → Read More

When It Comes to Rape, Just Because a Case Is Cleared Doesn’t Mean It’s Solved

Some police departments, turning to a designation that’s supposed to be used sparingly, make it seem as though they’ve solved a significant number of rape cases when they have simply closed them. → Read More

How The Deportation Crackdown Is Hurting Immigrant Victims Of Crime

Immigrants are less willing to report crimes or go to court because they fear they’ll be deported, according to a survey. → Read More

How the ICE crackdown is affecting immigrant victims of crime

A new survey of judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and advocates suggests immigrant victims are less willing to report crimes or go to court. → Read More