PM Stories

California goes big on criminal justice reform, setting a new, uncertain path Kevin Rector, Anita Chabria, James Queally, and Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times

George Gascón barely survived his primary. Now, he’s likely to be LA County’s district attorney. James Queally, Los Angeles Times

Progressive State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Fends Off Law-And-Order Candidate Pat O’Brien Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Prop. 25, which would have abolished California’s cash bail system, is rejected by voters Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times

The Real Winner Of The Election? Drugs. Tanya Chen, BuzzFeed News

Oregon’s Decriminalization Vote Might Be Biggest Step Yet to Ending War on Drugs Natasha Lennard, The Intercept

Voters Demanded More Accountability From Prosecutors and Police on Election Night CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Voters around the US approve local police reform measures Safia Samee Ali, NBC News

Measure J Results: What We Know So Far About The Measure To Dedicate Some County Funding To Anti-Jail Efforts Frank Stoltze, LAist

Measure J’s ‘Care First’ Public Safety Plan Likely to Pass City News Service

Portland Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Police Reform Measure to Overhaul Current Oversight System and Build a New One Tess Riski, Willamette Week

San Francisco Voters Abolish Mandatory Staffing Levels for Police Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Prop D boosting oversight of SF sheriff passing comfortably Michael Barba, San Francisco Examiner

Amendments to appoint, restructure King County sheriff leading in election night results Scott Greenstone, Seattle Times

Pittsburgh voters overwhelmingly trending toward expanding Citizen Police Review Board powers Ashley Murray, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gwinnett, Cobb, Henry counties elect first Black sheriffs in history (Georgia) WSB

AM Stories

California Chooses Criminal Justice Reform Sasha Abramsky, The Nation

From George Gascón to jail diversion, criminal justice reform got a big boost in California Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles voters just delivered a huge win for the defund the police movement Roge Karma, Vox

California Votes to Keep Cash Bail Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Transit, Police Reform and Drug Policy See Some Big Ballot Wins Nicole Flatow, Linda Poon, and Kriston Capps, Bloomberg CityLab

US drug laws set for sweeping overhaul as voters choose decriminalization Poppy Noor, The Guardian

Portland voters approve creating new civilian-run police oversight board Everton Bailey Jr., The Oregonian

San Francisco hasn’t defunded its police force yet – but just voted to make it smaller Fabiola Cineas, Vox

Columbus election results: Voters favor police oversight board Bill Bush, Columbus Dispatch

Two New Orleans Public Defenders Elected Judge in a Push to “Flip the Bench” Katie Jane Fernelius, The Appeal

Georgia Supreme Court throws out immunity for deputies in Taser death Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Enhanced Sentencing for Reckless Crimes Debated at Supreme Court Jack Rodgers, Courthouse News

Court Considers Prerequisites for Juveniles’ Life-Without-Parole Sentences Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal

2,258 NJ Prisoners Will Be Released in a Single Day Tracey Tully, New York Times

‘Just Over The Line’ Examines How Justice Varies From County To County Matt Bush, Blue Ridge Public Radio