PM Stories

The ‘Tough on Crime’ Ticket Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

Was Kamala Harris a Progressive Prosecutor? A Look at Her Time as a DA & California Attorney General Democracy Now!

Why Mass Incarceration Is Looming as a Campaign Issue Ryan Williams, Bloomberg

Inside the Prison Where California’s Coronavirus Outbreak Exploded John Thomason, The Intercept

Protesters hold vigil outside California prison secretary’s home as COVID-19 deaths climb Andrew Sheeler and Xavier Mascareñas, Sacramento Bee

California could cut its prison population in half and free 50,000 people. Amid pandemic, will the state act? Jason Fagone, San Francisco Chronicle

Plan To Close Rikers And Build New Jails Faces Significant Delays JB Nicholas, Gothamist

Taking on the hardest cases – without DNA – and setting the innocent free Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Washington Post

How a New Jersey Divinity Student Helped Transform the Texas Criminal Justice System Michael Hall, Texas Monthly

NC Supreme Court pulls Racial Justice Act murder defendant off death row Paul Woolverton, Asheville Citizen-Times

Three men exonerated in notorious 1983 murder of Baltimore student file federal lawsuit against police officers Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun

In Prison, Learning Magic by Mail Annalisa Quinn, New York Times

COVID Killed the Atlanta Drug Trade – for a Time. This Photographer Captured the Lull. Jamilah King, Mother Jones

AM Stories

We Should Still Defund the Police Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker

FBI’s tally of how often police use force has plenty of holes Tonya Alanez, Boston Globe

Far-right demonstrators, counter-protesters and police clash in multiple states Joel Shannon, USA Today

Downtown protest turns into violent clash between Chicago police and marchers, injuring dozens of officers and demonstrators Paige Fry, Chicago Tribune

Divisions over Chicago protests highlight challenges for activists and police Mark Guarino, Washington Post

A New York police union endorses Trump. Matt Stevens, New York Times

NYPD knows gender bias is a problem, “but they’re not willing to address it,” former chief says CBS News

NYPD Used Facial Recognition Technology In Siege Of Black Lives Matter Activist’s Apartment George Joseph and Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist

3 Mississippi Police Officers Charged With Murder of Black Man Michael Levenson and Marie Fazio, New York Times

After a police shootout in Tioga, a traumatized community began to heal. A year later, COVID has changed everything. Anna Orso, Philadelphia Inquirer

Fear of a Black Uprising Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, New Republic

The End of the Fictional Cop Stephen Kearse, The Atlantic