Welcome to our weekly review of the events at crimestory.com.

This week we dedicated much of our attention to our continuing coverage of the Los Angeles District Attorney Election.

But we began the week with one of our periodic features on the idiosyncrasies of the Los Angeles criminal legal system. On Monday we presented Molly Miller’s Third Floor Madness, a look at the part of the L.A. Criminal Courts Building where many pre-trial hearings take place or as Molly calls it, “the busiest waiting room in the world.”

On Tuesday, we published Molly’s The Second LA DA Debate: A View From the Front Row, her take on the chaotic forum featuring the three candidates for Los Angeles District Attorney, an event marked by nearly constant protester interruptions.

On Thursday we published and released the latest episode of our podcast Jury Duty during which Molly and I examine the Second LA DA Debate, and offer our respective assessments of much of the subtext of that chaotic event.

And then this morning, we presented a special Jury Duty exclusive interview with Rachel Rossi, candidate for Los Angeles District Attorney. Ms. Rossi answers questions about her views on the issues, her life, and her career.

For those of you wondering how you can catch up on previous Crime Story newsletters, just click here and your question shall be answered.

We close this week, as is our habit, with Hannah Teich’s curated selection of some of the more interesting stories from Crime Story Daily over the past week.

Hannah, who edits this Daily section, groups the aggregation into four general topic areas: criminal justice policy reporting; muckraking/watchdog reporting; complex crime storytelling; and stories that examine the impact of criminal justice and true-crime in the culture.

Click here to go to Hannah’s weekly essay.

Thanks for reading and listening.

Kary Antholis
Publisher/Editor, Crime Story

editor@crimestory.com