PM Stories

Tracking the Suspect in the Fatal Kenosha Shootings Haley Willis, Muyi Xiao, Christiaan Triebert, Christoph Koettl, Stella Cooper, David Botti, John Ismay, and Ainara Tiefenthäler, New York Times

An inescapable echo between Trump’s campaign rhetoric and the deaths of protesters in Kenosha Philip Bump, Washington Post

Jacob Blake’s Dad: Cops Shot My Son, High-Fived Kyle Rittenhouse Jamie Ross, Daily Beast

White supremacists and militias have infiltrated police across US, report says Sam Levin, The Guardian

Blue Bloods: America’s Brotherhood of Police Officers Eve L. Ewing, Vanity Fair

Long History of US Racism in Policing Blocks Reforms, Panel Says Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

Many California police reform efforts have stalled despite push from George Floyd protests Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Hallmark police reform bill faces tough road in California Don Thompson, San Francisco Chronicle

Texas Cities Caught in Crossfire Over Police Defunding Laura Bowen, The Crime Report

Black Lives Matter goes big on policy agenda Maya King, Politico

Can “Progressive” Prosecutors Bring Justice to Victims of Police Violence? Alice Speri, The Intercept

For Many Police Departments, De-Escalation Training Is a Response Heather Gillers, Wall Street Journal

Minneapolis police to reduce allowable use of force under new policy Libor Jany and Liz Navratil, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Protesters in Multiple States Are Facing Felony Charges, Including Terrorism Akela Lacy, The Intercept

AM Stories

California Has a Shortage of Imprisoned Firefighters. That’s Good. Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

Penal firefighters are battling California fires. Once released, they can’t fight fires full time. Dario Gurrola, NBC News  

My cousin had his best year fighting fires as an inmate. But the system failed him. Danielle Allen, Washington Post

No state would commit the resources I did to the defense of a death penalty trial. That’s concerning. Mark W. Bennett, Washington Post

Attack racism in California’s criminal proceedings Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

The Shaky Foundation of Trump’s Pose As a Criminal Justice Reformer Jacob Sullum, Reason

Trump and Biden Both Have Complicated Records on Criminal Justice Reform Jenni Fink, Newsweek

How Washington Exports Failed Criminal Justice Policies Douglas Keillor, The Crime Report

Pennsylvania Governor Calls For State To Legalize Marijuana, Citing Pandemic Bill Chappell, NPR

In decades as an Iowa warden, I learned how mandatory sentences, ill-considered programs and more keep inmates and prisons from success John Mathes, Des Moines Register

Convicted of Sex Crimes, but With No Victims Michael Winerip, New York Times Magazine

State Attorney: DNA exonerates man in 1983 Tampa murder Dan Sullivan, Tampa Bay Times

44 years later, federal appeals court rules the rights of Concord man were violated at trial Michelle Boudin, WCNC

Top Prosecutor Kim Gardner Isn’t Backing Down From Trump, Hate Mail, or an Armed Suburban Couple Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones