PM Stories

How Black Lives Matter reshaped the race for Los Angeles’ top prosecutor Sam Levin, The Guardian

Prop. 20 sparks debate over effects of criminal justice reform in California Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

In Los Angeles, murder is back. Now what? Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Chicago’s Gun Violence Plan Looks Good on Paper, Prevention Leaders Say. Can the City Pull It Off? Lakeidra Chavis, The Trace

Florida acts to remove felons from voter rolls as election looms Gary Fineout, Politico

Rural Jails Reel as US Coronavirus Cases Surpass 8 Million Lucy Tompkins, Maura Turcotte, and Libby Seline, New York Times

COVID-19 outbreak infects 90 inmates in Stillwater prison Paul Walsh, Minneapolis Star Tribune

State prison COVID-19 outbreak fuels Greene County spike (New York) Bethany Bump, Albany Times-Union

‘I didn’t want to live’: How incarceration hits loved ones left behind Margo Snipe, Tampa Bay Times

A young lawyer battling for women caught up in mass incarceration Paul Butler, Washington Post

‘Belly of the Beast’ Review: Fighting for Incarcerated Women Lovia Gyarkye, New York Times

Review: A hypnotic debut tells tales from the DA’s office Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times

He got life for stealing hedge clippers under Louisiana’s habitual offender law. Now he’s free after 24 years. Lea Skene, The Advocate

AM Stories

6 Places Where Police Reform Is Going Straight to the Voters Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna, Politico Magazine

Can Politics Handle Police Reform in 2020? An Expert Roundtable Darius Dixon, Politico Magazine

Case preview: When is a fleeing suspect “seized”? Jeffrey Bellin, SCOTUSblog

Cleveland Hospitals’ Private Police “Border Patrol” Comes Under Scrutiny David Armstrong, ProPublica

Walsh Says He’ll Adopt All Boston Police Reform Recommendations, Including New Oversight Office Ally Jarmanning, WBUR

Newsom advisers urge changes in policing at California protests Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle

LA Council Votes to Create Pilot Program of Unarmed Mental Health Responders Eric Heinz, City News Service

Can community policing defuse racial tensions? LAPD’s new deputy chief says yes Sylvester Monroe, The Guardian

How One Police Chief Kept Her City from Blowing Up This Summer Bronwen Dickey, Politico Magazine

Beyond Policing: Investing in Offices of Neighborhood Safety Betsy Pearl, Center for American Progress

CBS is remaking its police shows for the Black Lives Matter era Steven Zeitchik, Washington Post

‘Live PD’ was canceled. But in one Texas county, its twisted legacy lives on. Hannah Rappleye, NBC News

From lotto millions to a felony indictment: How reality TV could undo a Texas sheriff Tony Plohetski, USA Today/Austin American-Statesman