PM Stories

A woman killed. An officer shot. And no one legally responsible. David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post

How “Absurd Legal Maneuvering” Protected the Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

True Justice for Breonna Taylor Won’t Come From Criminal Charges Alone Somil Trivedi, Slate

Louisville’s Police Force Feels Besieged on Two Fronts Will Wright, John Eligon, and Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times

Is Black Lives Matter Causing a Police Shortage? Alex Yablon, Slate

Is Violent Crime Rising In Cities Like Trump Says? Well, It’s Complicated. Weihua Li, The Marshall Project

‘Race and Violence in our Cities’? A topic for the first presidential debate draws criticism. Paul Farhi and Elahe Izadi, Washington Post

White Supremacists Top Terrorist Threats Within US, Wolf Says Josyana Joshua and Daniel Flatley, Bloomberg

Revealed: pro-Trump activists plotted violence ahead of Portland rallies Jason Wilson and Robert Evans, The Guardian

Armed protesters in America create stress test for police Patrik Jonsson and Noah Robertson, Christian Science Monitor

Researcher Howard Henderson on Reimagining Policing in the US Michael Barajas, Texas Observer

‘What if something happens and he doesn’t get to come home?’ Brianna Bailey, The Frontier

The Pirates of the Highways Dylan Taylor-Lehman, Narratively

AM Stories

What happens to the law in a world without Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Ian Millhiser, Vox

How Losing RBG Could Shape Criminal Justice For Years to Come Eli Hager and Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

Another accounting of Justice Ginsburg’s criminal justice legacy Sentencing Law and Policy

As part of revived federal death penalty, Christopher Vialva set for execution in Texas double murder Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

How A Perpetrator’s Race And Age Factor Into Who Is Executed Carrie Johnson, NPR

Gov. Newsom must sign the Racial Justice Act to bar discrimination in California courts Michelle Alexander, Sacramento Bee

Bail Reform No Threat to Public Safety: Former NY Chief Judge Emily Riley, The Crime Report

Florida AG calls for criminal inquiry into Bloomberg’s $16M felon voter donation Matt Dixon and Gary Fineout, Politico

Inside the Chaos of Immigration Court Gabriel Thompson, Longreads

Deportation Nation Julia Preston, New York Review of Books

Her Lawyers Say She Was Coerced To Plead Guilty To A Crime That Never Happened Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Jails Are Designed to Keep Inmates Hidden Hannah La Follette Ryan, The Nation

Artists Team up With Critical Resistance to Make Prison Abolition Irresistible Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED