Weinstein Trial Begins With Vivid Descriptions of Several Sexual Attacks Jan Ransom and Alan Feuer, New York Times

Democrats Should Stop Saying Some People Should Die in Prison Ben Miller and Daniel S. Harawa, Slate

Attorney general launches presidential commission on law enforcement Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Violent, Property Crime Reports Fell In 2019’s First Half The Crime Report

Marijuana legalization is about to have a huge year German Lopez, Vox

New federal rules on campus sexual misconduct will only make things worse Brett A. Sokolow, Los Angeles Times

The Prison Inside Prison (Texas) Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

Kentucky Bill Would Make It Harder for Formerly Incarcerated People to Vote Kira Lerner, The Appeal

A black defendant’s lawyer harbored such ‘extreme’ racist views that a court has granted his client a new trial Meagan Flynn, Washington Post

In Milwaukee, ‘Justice’ is About More Than Punishment The Crime Report

Pretrial date set for Joseph DeAngelo, suspect in Golden State Killer case Gabrielle Canon, USA Today

23 Years After a College Student Vanished, We May Soon Have Answers Amanda Arnold, The Cut

Suspected ‘pillowcase rapist’ is in jail; police say he terrorized dozens of women in the ‘80s (Florida) Tyler Vazquez, USA Today

More Than a Statistic: MTV’s True Life Crime Explores the Murder of Gender-Fluid Teen Kedarie Johnson Maiysha Kai, The Root