PM Stories

Trump Doesn’t Know Why Crime Rises or Falls. Neither Does Biden. Or Any Other Politician. Maggie Koerth and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThirtyEight

California Prop. 20 would boost punishments for a variety of crimes, restrict parole Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

The DA Primary in Los Angeles Narrowly Went to a Runoff. Now That the Election Is Here, the Stakes Are Even Higher Eliyahu Kamisher, The Appeal

Two Prosecutors Running for LA District Attorney Clash Over Criminal Justice Reform Davis Vanguard

How New Orleans Activists Are Pushing DA Candidates To End Mass Incarceration Katie Jane Fernelius, The Appeal

Citing abuse, Florida prosecutor stops pursuing most resisting arrest charges, sparking police concerns Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN

To Charge or Not to Charge? How Prosecutors Drive Mass Incarceration Emily Riley, The Crime Report

The Misdemeanor System Reinforces Economic Inequality Tim Lau, Brennan Center for Justice

The Prisoners Who Were Convicted by Hung Juries Zoé Chevalier, The Nation

Some formerly incarcerated West Virginians can’t vote. Others can, but may not know it. Douglas Soule, Mountain State Spotlight

First COVID-19-related deaths confirmed in Wisconsin prison system Emily Hamer, Wisconsin State Journal

Inmate Claims COVID-19 Mess at Denver Jails Michael Roberts, Westword

I left my friends in prison in a pandemic. Here’s what it’s like for them Jennifer Toon, The Guardian

How Crime Survivors Are Joining Forces to Push for Criminal Justice Reforms and Victim Services NBC Washington

‘Time’ Review: What We Really Mean When We Say Mass Incarceration Lisa Kennedy, New York Times

AM Stories

Why isn’t Detroit, the nation’s Blackest big city, ready for criminal justice reform? Tom Perkins, Detroit Metro Times

Protesters want to defund police. Homicides and violence are spiking. In Oakland, ideology and practicality collide. Scott Wilson and Holly Bailey, Washington Post

Multnomah County DA declines to prosecute 70% of Portland protest cases Shane Dixon Kavanaugh, The Oregonian

Texas prosecutor says probe of police shooting of Black man will go to grand jury Nathan Layne, Reuters

Policing Group Announces Council on Reform and Race The Crime Report

Derek Chauvin, Ex-Officer Charged in George Floyd Killing, Is Released on Bail Joe Barrett, Wall Street Journal

Kentucky attorney general seeks to ban Breonna Taylor grand juror from discussing proceedings Marisa Iati, Hannah Knowles, and Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post

Body cam industry is under pressure after deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor Chauncey Alcorn, CNN

The Armed Women at the Center of the Louisville Protests Jamie Thompson, Politico Magazine

Colin Kaepernick says ‘f— reform’ in new series on police abolition Anagha Srikanth, The Hill

Abolition for the People Medium

Protest Movements Without a Public Face Celestine Bohlen, New York Times