PM Stories

Dismiss Minor Misdemeanors During the Pandemic Michele Hall, The Atlantic

‘Over-Enforcement’ During Pandemic Drives More Homeless into Jail Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

Poor training, faulty thermometers hurt California prisons’ COVID-19 response, report says Andrew Sheeler, Sacramento Bee

Nearly 200 Pardons Languish on Pennsylvania Governor’s Desk Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

Greenville jail population increasing again as state stops processing prison inmates due to COVID-19 (South Carolina) Daniel J. Gross, Greenville News

Virus, fees hinder drive to register Florida felons to vote Terry Spencer, AP News

‘Words can’t explain how I feel’: Felons vote for first time since rights restoration C. Isaiah Smalls II, Miami Herald

The Militias Against Masks Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker

What do Boston Marathon bombing survivors want federal prosecutors to do next? David Abel, Laura Crimaldi, and Steve Annear, Boston Globe

Gun Violence Left a Mark on His Childhood. He Says People Like Him Should Lead Efforts to Reduce It. Ann Givens, The Trace

A rising basketball prodigy, a pandemic, a fatal shooting. The Semaj Miller story Emmanuel Morgan, Los Angeles Times

Killing the Truth Andy Kroll, Rolling Stone

Crime-Scene Photos Are Lizzie Borden’s Legacy Lindsey Fitzharris, Wall Street Journal

AM Stories

The movement to defund police has won historic victories across the US. What’s next? Sam Levin, The Guardian

Defund the police? It’s already happening thanks to the Covid-19 budget crunch Rebecca Rainey and Maya King, Politico

How to reform police liability without involving McConnell or Trump I Bennett Capers, John CP Goldberg, and Benjamin C Zipursky, Washington Post

6 steps to real, enduring police reform Tim Burgess, Seattle Times

Interest growing among police departments in training cops on how to intervene in police abuse Los Angeles Times

Maryland has a ‘unique moment’ to move critical police reforms forward, elected leaders say Jeff Barker, Baltimore Sun

Record wave of deadly shootings hits US cities. More police aren’t the answer, activists say Trevor Hughes, USA Today

Failure of oversight: How dozens of officers kept their police certification despite convictions Gary A. Harki, Virginian-Pilot

The NYPD Is Withholding Evidence From Investigations Into Police Abuse Eric Umansky and Mollie Simon, ProPublica

How Northern California’s Police Intelligence Center Tracked Protests Micah Lee, The Intercept

The Cop Was the Hero in One Viral Video. Another Told a Different Story. Nicholas Casey, New York Times

Mobile crisis units in the Philly area take strain off police when dealing with mental-health incidents Bethany Ao, Philadelphia Inquirer