The Bleak Truth Behind My ‘Inspiring’ Path From Oakland to Yale Akintunde Ahmad, The Atlantic

Do Cash Rewards For Crime Tips Work? Cheryl Corley, NPR

Trump administration exploring police crackdown on homeless people (California) Sam Levin, The Guardian

US court: Media should be able to hear Arizona executions Jonathan Cooper, Washington Post

When Prosecutors Bury NYPD Officers’ Lies George Joseph and Ali Winston, Gothamist

Kamala Harris, Police Shootings and ‘Safety’ James Doyle, The Crime Report

New Parent Charged in College-Admissions Cheating Case Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal

Exploring the intersection of sports and criminal justice reform Sean Hurd, The Undefeated

Cuyahoga County Jail officers attacked, threatened to kill inmate who interviewed with US Marshals, lawsuit says (Ohio) Adam Ferrise, Cleveland.com

Reports suggested that Downtown Pittsburgh had a crime wave this summer. But it didn’t. What actually happened? Ryan Deto, Pittsburgh City Paper

3 Georgia Teenagers Fatally Shot in Attempted Robbery, Authorities Say Sandra Garcia, New York Times

When true crime takes the stage: Opera Philadelphia premieres ‘Denis & Katya’ Alexandra Svokos, ABC News

Was it suicide or murder? True crime podcast ‘Culpable’ looks at death of Mississippi man Wilton Jackson, Mississippi Clarion Ledger