PM Stories

New York Attorney General Sues to Dissolve the NRA Will Van Sant, The Trace

The Fall of the NRA Adam Winkler, New Republic

Black Lives Matter movement sparks ‘collective awakening’ on marijuana policies Natalie Fertig, Politico

As Decriminalization Drives Reforms For Marijuana Convictions, Activists See Others Serving Time Left Behind Tana Ganeva, The Appeal

California plans early release of many more prison inmates due to coronavirus Los Angeles Times

One Journalist Is Chronicling San Quentin’s Huge COVID-19 Outbreak – While Locked Inside Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Can Jurors Save the Justice System? James M. Doyle, The Crime Report

Illinois Has Promised to “Infuse Love” in Its Juvenile Justice System, but What Will Actually Change? Duaa Eldeib, ProPublica

Violence at Rikers at an ‘All-Time High’ Despite City’s Promise to Curb It Benjamin Weiser, New York Times

How Prison Turned My Childhood Friend Into a Neo-Nazi Christopher Blackwell, The Marshall Project

When it comes to executions, do Black lives matter? Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott Calls for Release of Black Death Row Inmate Julius Jones Sean Gregory, Time

AM Stories

Progressive Prosecutor Movement Makes Major Gains in Democratic Primaries Ryan Grim and Akela Lacy, The Intercept

A Federal Judge Challenges the Supreme Court to Say Black Lives Matter Mark Joseph Stern, Slate

Incremental Change Is a Moral Failure Mychal Denzel Smith, The Atlantic

Minneapolis Push to ‘Defund,’ Overhaul Police Department Is Killed for Now Joe Barrett, Wall Street Journal

Minneapolis Board Blocks Police Reform Measure From November Ballot Karen Robinson-Jacobs, Forbes

As coronavirus spreads through nation’s jails and prisons, lawmakers demand more transparency on toll Tonya Simpson and Luke Barr, ABC News

California Ups COVID-19 Early Inmate Release Estimate Amid Objections KPIX

ACLU Launches Effort to Free 50,000 State Prisoners The Crime Report

Gov. Pritzker’s juvenile justice reform helps. Now broaden it. Emily Buss, Chicago Tribune  

A Family Cries ‘Justice for Hannah.’ Will Its Rural Town Listen? Jack Healy, New York Times

Louisiana Supreme Court won’t review life sentence for man convicted of attempting to steal hedge clippers Nicholas Chrastil, The Lens

Whose Streets? Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones