PM Stories

A Short History of Biden VP Kamala Harris’ Record on Criminal Justice Meghan Roos, Newsweek

Harris and Biden once were at odds on criminal justice issues. Finding common ground helped lead him to pick her as his running mate. Michael Kranish, Washington Post

Give Kamala Harris a Break Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

San Francisco becomes first county in the nation to offer free calls to jail inmates Carla Marinucci, Politico

LA County Report Shows Arrests, Bookings Down Dramatically During COVID-19 Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service

In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

Minnesota nonprofit with $35M bails out those accused of violent crimes Tom Lyden, KMSP

In Missouri, a Rift Over Local Murder Prosecutions Andrea Noble, Route Fifty

Texas Judge Holds First Virtual Jury Trial in Criminal Case David Lee, Courthouse News

Don’t be fooled by the shiny new object of online jury trials Kathryn Dyer, Grits for Breakfast

A Prosecutor’s Success Story: Change Without Labels Jonathan Raven, The Crime Report

A man who was sentenced to life in prison for selling $30 of marijuana will be freed Kay Jones and Scottie Andrew, CNN

What Kinds of Crimes End Up on the Big Screen? Adam Janos, A&E

Upcoming Hulu True Crime Series Will Feature Michelle Carter’s Texting Suicide Case Mariel Loveland, The Mighty

“Nowhere Else To Go” Emily Kassie and Ben C. Solomon, The Marshall Project

AM Stories

How Stephen Miller Turned the Department of Homeland Security Into a Political Weapon Jean Guerrero, The Nation

The Whole Concept of ‘Unlawful Assembly’ Is a Mess Garrett Epps, The Atlantic 

Portland police declare riot Sunday after small crowd marches on police union The Oregonian

Trump sent agents to quell unrest. But protest is what Portland does best. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post

Taking Protest to the Streets, and the Mayor’s Front Door Mike Baker and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times

Seattle Police Chief to Resign as Council Pursues Ambitious Plan to Cut Budget Mike Baker, New York Times

Top Female Chief Quits, Accusing NYPD of Widespread Gender Bias Ashley Southall, New York Times

Cold as ICE: How Local Sheriffs Are Driving Trump’s Deportation Agenda Seth Freed Wessler, Mother Jones

“When does a Black face get the same equality?” Aurora, Denver police use force against Black people at higher rates than other races Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

Just How Many Cops Are ‘Bad Apples’? Gregory D. Squires and James Austin, The Crime Report

Who Opposes Defunding the NYPD? These Black Lawmakers Jeffery C. Mays, New York Times

Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure Nellie Bowles, New York Times