The Controversial Use of Rap Lyrics As Evidence Briana Younger, The New Yorker

How Chicago Police Created a False Narrative After Officers Killed Harith Augustus Jamie Kalven and Eyal Weizman, The Intercept

Houston dangerous? Mayor candidates should stick to facts on crime Houston Chronicle

Executions are the public’s business, and they shouldn’t be done in the shadows Scott Martelle, Los Angeles Times

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect Lauren Smiley, Wired

The Hunt for the Serial Killer of Laredo Skip Hollandsworth, Texas Monthly

With 4 cops in 3 years indicted on murder charges, Dallas County bucks national trend LaVendrick Smith and David Tarrant, Dallas News

How Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos Became a Cult Hero Sofia Barrett-Ibarria, Vice

Sentenced to Death by Incarceration in New York State Prison Steven Zeidman, Gotham Gazette

Where Art and Rural Incarceration Meet Celina Fang, The Marshall Project

A Complete Timeline of the True Story Behind Netflix’s Unbelievable Emma Dibdin, Harper’s Bazaar

Law & Order: SVU Changed the TV Landscape. It Also Changed How People Think About Sexual Assault. Mahita Gajanan, TIME

Local Activist to Create Music Label for Incarcerated Artists (New York) Matt Fink, Bushwick Daily