How the Central Park 5 Case Looms Over the Tessa Majors Murder Ashley Southall and Jim Dwyer, New York Times

In One California City, Police Kill With Near Impunity Darwin BondGraham, The Appeal

From Marijuana to the Death Penalty, States Led the Way in 2019 Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

A New Ruling by Oregon’s Highest Court Could Curb the Over-policing of Black Portlanders Alex Zielinski, Portland Mercury

Chicago’s Gang Database Can Have ‘Devastating’ Consequences, But There’s No Way To Be Removed From It Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Facial Recognition Software Misreads African-American Faces: Study The Crime Report

In Search of Solutions to Alaska’s Law Enforcement Crisis David Hulen and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica/Anchorage Daily News

‘They Can Do This to Anybody’ (New York City) Ali Winston, The Appeal

New York Jail Inmates Charged $50 Million Annually, Report Says Ben Chapman, Wall Street Journal

Mother copes with son’s killing by hosting holiday party for others who’ve lost loved ones Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times

The Poetry Of Prison: A Photographer Looks At The Lives Of Oklahoma’s Incarcerated Mhari Shaw, NPR

Brendan Dassey of ‘Making a Murderer’ Is Denied Clemency Mariel Padilla, New York Times