PM Stories

The Heartlessness of Amy Coney Barrett’s Originalism Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Editorial: What a Justice Barrett might mean for the 2nd Amendment Los Angeles Times

Coalition of prosecutors, attorneys general across US vows not to enforce antiabortion laws Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Why Private Prisons Are Spending a Fortune on 2020 Republican Candidates Alexander Lekhtman, Filter Magazine

Changes ‘Urgently Needed’ on COVID-19 in Prisons, Jails, Experts Say The Crime Report

A Super-Spreader Jail Keeps Sparking COVID Outbreaks Across the US Keegan Hamilton, Vice News

Prison Labor During Pandemic Fuels Calls for New Constitutional Amendment Nancy Bilyeau, The Crime Report

Florida’s prison population lowest in 15 years as intakes slow due to coronavirus Grace Toohey, Orlando Sentinel

LA County to pay out $14 million over unlawful immigration holds Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times

California ban on private prisons, immigration centers is ‘largely Constitutional’ Winston Gieseke, USA Today

‘I just never stopped fighting’: Curtis Flowers, now a free man, gives his first interview Alissa Zhu, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

‘I feel human again’ – At three hotels, formerly incarcerated New Yorkers get the support they need Ilyssa Daly, Queens Daily Eagle

Death Row Exonerees: behind a powerful photo project on injustice Nadja Sayej, The Guardian

From Marking Time: An Excerpt Nicole R. Fleetwood, Hyperallergic

AM Stories

All The President’s Men Christopher Mathias, HuffPost

The alleged plot in Michigan isn’t an anomaly. The domestic terrorism threat is rising. Kevin K. McAleenan and Thomas K. Plofchan III, Washington Post

New Eyewitness Accounts: Feds Didn’t Identify Themselves Before Opening Fire on Portland Antifa Suspect Bryan Denson and Conrad Wilson, ProPublica/Oregon Public Broadcasting

‘Straight to Gunshots’: How a US Task Force Killed an Antifa Activist Evan Hill, Mike Baker, Derek Knowles, and Stella Cooper, New York Times

The FBI Team Sent to ‘Exploit’ Protesters’ Phones in Portland Mattathias Schwartz, New York Review of Books

Pressure mounts on prosecutors to scrutinize police, disclose troubled pasts Matt Rocheleau, Boston Globe

Within Boston police, more often white officers win the awards and Black officers get punished Andrew Ryan and Evan Allen, Boston Globe

Florida’s Most Powerful Pro-Police Lobbying Group Is An Anti-Reform Force Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal

Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed to reimagine violence response and end sole reliance on police, but outreach groups at heart of plan still struggle for funding Dan Hinkel, Madeline Buckley, Gregory Pratt, and Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune

How The Police Reform Movement Is Spilling Over Into Colorado’s District Attorney Races Allison Sherry, Colorado Public Radio

Philly police to start flagging 911 calls that involve a behavioral health crisis Nina Feldman, WHYY

LA County Considers Hiring Non-Sworn Force to Patrol Parks Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service

When cops abuse social media, the results are explosive: “One post can become a movement” Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times

Why Coroners Often Blame Police Killings on a Made-Up Medical Condition Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

UNCOUNTED, a Memorial for People Killed by Law Enforcement Officers Coco Howard, The Nation