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Superpredator: The Media Myth That Demonized a Generation of Black Youth Carroll Bogert and Lynnell Hancock, The Marshall Project

I Wasn’t a Superpredator. I Was a Kid Who Made a Terrible Decision. Derrick Hardaway with Carroll Bogert, The Marshall Project

Pasco’s sheriff uses grades and abuse histories to label schoolchildren potential criminals. The kids and their parents don’t know. Neil Bedi and Kathleen McGrory, Tampa Bay Times

Two Juvenile Court judge runoffs in New Orleans to influence criminal justice system Matt Sledge, NOLA.com

The Supreme Court Faces a Matter of Life and Death Matt Ford, New Republic

Tennessee Must Fix System Allowing for Execution of Intellectually Disabled Defendant Daniel Kiel, Bloomberg Law

Op-ed: I helped put Brandon Bernard on federal death row. I now think he should live. Angela Moore, Indianapolis Star

The cruelty of parole in New York Darcel Clark, Eric Gonzalez, and Cy Vance, New York Daily News

‘Why are we suffering if he’s innocent until proven guilty?’ Cash bail in the COVID era Kelan Lyons, Connecticut Mirror

Few inmates considered eligible for early ‘compassionate release’ even as COVID-19 flares up in prison Michelle Rindels, Nevada Independent

Cuyahoga County Jail stops accepting new inmates charged with most misdemeanors to prevent ‘explosion’ of coronavirus cases amid historic surge Cory Shaffer, Cleveland.com

Judge halts federal execution after lawyers contract virus Michael Balsamo, AP News

State prisons failing on mental health, according to federal investigators Chris Lisinski, Quincy Patriot Ledger

‘They were not born evil’: inside a troubling film on why people kill Adrian Horton, The Guardian

AM Stories

DOJ’s Watchdog Knocks Department On Lax Police Oversight, Urges ‘Swift’ Federal Action Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost

DOJ ‘Cut Back’ on Tools to Fix Policing, Inspector General Finds Dan Glaun, PBS

Portland police report 6,283 uses of force during protests in 2020, but data has significant gaps Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian

Key to reforming US policing rests with state legislatures Reade Levinson and Lisa Girion, Reuters

Cities, States Prevail in Early Legal Clashes With Police Unions Ian Kullgren and Robert Iafolla, Bloomberg Law

Why Charges Against Protesters Are Being Dismissed by the Thousands Neil MacFarquhar, New York Times

Atlanta mayor vows ‘top to bottom review’ of policing ABC News

Police reform: California DAs who get police union money could be barred from misconduct investigations Nico Savidge, San Jose Mercury News

SF supe readies measure to make police-union bargaining public Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle

Texas Lawmakers File ‘George Floyd’ Bill To Ban Chokeholds Amid Calls For Nationwide Police Reform Florian Martin and Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media

Gov. Abbott is sending state police to help combat violent crime in Dallas. A similar effort last year proved controversial. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Decades before Black Lives Matter, Bonita Carter changed Alabama forever John Archibald and Roy S. Johnson, AL.com

An improbable journalist’s crusade against police impunity George F. Will, Washington Post