PM Stories

Cut the Carceral System Now Jack Norton, New York Review of Books

The Law Isn’t Neutral Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Nearly 1,000 infected at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in worst coronavirus outbreak to hit prison system Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times

Federal Inmate COVID-19 Releases ‘Cloaked in Secrecy’ The Crime Report

Thousands were freed from Kentucky jails to avoid COVID-19. Few have re-offended. John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader

Probation Conditions Relaxed During the Pandemic. Some Say They Should Stay That Way. Lauren Lee White, The Appeal

Bernie Sanders endorses former San Francisco prosecutor George Gascón for Los Angeles DA James Queally, Los Angeles Times

‘Recognizably a Courtroom’: US Judiciary to Get a Virus-Minded Makeover Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News

Have COVID-19? Cops May Have Your Neighborhood on a “Heat Map” Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project

Bobby Moore’s Supreme Court case changed how Texas defines intellectual disabilities. After 40 years in prison, he’s just been granted parole. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

AM Stories

Minneapolis Will Dismantle Its Police Force, Council Members Pledge Dionne Searcey and John Eligon, New York Times

Minneapolis City Council Pledges to Disband Police Department as de Blasio Vows NYPD Funding Cut Daniel Politi, Slate

Defund the Police Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

There’s a growing call to defund the police. Here’s what it means Scottie Andrew, CNN

‘Defund the police’ gains traction as cities seek to respond to demands for a major law enforcement shift Derek Hawkins, Katie Mettler, and Perry Stein, Washington Post

Black activists push for criminal justice system overhaul Kat Stafford, AP News

Why Prosecutors Keep Letting Police Get Away With Murder Nicole Gonzalez van Cleve and Somil Trivedi, Slate

Prosecutors: Please Stand Up to the Police Marilyn Mosby, New York Times

How Police Unions Became Such Powerful Opponents to Reform Efforts Noam Scheiber, Farah Stockman, and J. David Goodman, New York Times

After George Floyd’s Killing, Police Departments Change How They Discipline Officers Kris Maher and Deanna Paul, Wall Street Journal

Americans Are More Troubled by Police Actions in Killing of George Floyd Than by Violence at Protests, Poll Finds Michael C. Bender, Wall Street Journal

The Militarization of the American Hometown Matt Farwell, New Republic

Police Attacks on Protesters Are Rooted in a Violent Ideology of Reactionary Grievance Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept

In violent protest incidents, a theme emerges: Videos contradict police accounts Alex Horton, Washington Post

Police Protests: No Prosecution Planned Against Protesters (Los Angeles, CA) City News Service