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Interview: Emily Galvin-Almanza, Criminal Justice Advocate for Activists, Defendants and their Attorneys (with Amanda Knox)

The “Yes, And…” Principle for Justice: An Interview with Emily Galvin-Almanza Emily Galvin-Almanza is CEO and co-founder of Partners For...

Interview: Jessica Henry, Scholar, on the Phenomenon of “No Crime” Wrongful Convictions (with Amanda Knox)

Smoke But No Fire: An Interview with Jessica Henry Jessica Henry is a professor and former public defender based in...

Interview: Kevin Sharp, on the Case of Leonard Peltier

The Case of Leonard Peltier: An Interview with Kevin Sharp On June 26, 1975, FBI agents Jack Coler and Ron...

LA County to Begin Offering Audio, Video Appearances for All Criminal Courts

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County's court system is set to expand audio and video court appearances for hearings to all 250 criminal courtrooms, starting today.

The Robert Durst Trial: The Adjournment

Crime Story has partnered with the Podcast giant Acast to host, distribute, and monetize our original podcast series, Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst....

Tuesday August 11, 2020

PM Stories

COVID Has Reduced Prison Populations Around the World—Creating a Rare Chance to Fix the System Gavin Butler, Vice

Amid COVID-19, California releases some inmates doing time for murder. Advocates push to free more Richard Winton, Anita Chabria, and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times

Leaving Gun Towers and Barbed Wire for a Healing House Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times

Breaking Out With A Bar of Soap Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Prison’s Other Death Sentence (Washington) Levi Pulkkinen, Crosscut

We Must Change How Our Criminal Justice System Treats People with Mental Illness Christine Montross, Time

How Leander Perez’s Vicious Racism Backfired and Saved Jury Trials Lewis Beale, Daily Beast  

What a 1924 case from Montana says about dismissing the Flynn prosecution Dayna Zolle, Washington Post

The Rikers Debate Project The New Yorker Radio Hour

Announcing the 2020 Insider Prize Winners Texas Observer

AM Stories

Can Minneapolis Dismantle Its Police Department? Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker

California Eyes 11 Police Reforms After George Floyd’s Death CBS

Should police be in charge of traffic enforcement? In a suburb beset by racial inequities, lawmakers aren’t sure. (Maryland) Rebecca Tan, Washington Post

Baltimore Police ask legislature to help bring about police reform, more accountability in the wake of George Floyd Jessica Anderson and Pamela Wood, Baltimore Sun

Want to fix policing? Start with a better 911 system. Roge Karma, Vox

Milwaukee Police Chief Demoted After Questions Over Protest Response Daniel Victor, New York Times

Police Infiltration of Protests Undermines the First Amendment Sahil Singhvi, Brennan Center for Justice

Police unions show their hand Editorial Board, Boston Globe

NYPD cops ordered to do virtual interviews with police watchdog agency under penalty of suspension Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News

They Were Arrested During the Protests. Here’s What Happened Next. Ali Watkins, New York Times

SLO police ask DA to file 8 charges against protest leader Tianna Arata, including 5 felonies (California) Matt Fountain, San Luis Obispo Tribune

One tweet tried to identify a cop — then five people were charged with felony harassment Adi Robertson, The Verge

Will the stonewalling over the US Park Police killing of Bijan Ghaisar ever end? Editorial Board, Washington Post

‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police Danny Hakim, Stephanie Saul, and Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times

JUSTICE

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 11

CRIME STORY’S Sean Smith continues his weekly analysis of the news stories aggregated in CRIME STORY DAILY related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. By reconsidering early reporting on the crisis in the light of subsequent developments, CRIME STORY hopes to point out trends in the narrative of COVID-19 and the prisons. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning May 17. WEEK 11 (MAY 24-MAY 30)  The New York Times commemorated...