PM Stories

US executes Brandon Bernard, who was 18 at the time of his crime, despite appeals Erik Ortiz, NBC News

‘Abolish the death penalty’: Brandon Bernard execution prompts wave of anger Tom McCarthy, The Guardian

Fighting From Federal Death Row in My Friend Brandon Bernard’s Memory Billie Allen, The Nation

ACLU: US Execution Plans During Prison Outbreak Put Indiana At Risk George Hale, Indiana Public Media

COVID-19 outbreak at Philly jail panics staff and prisoners ‘in the eye of the storm’ Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

Inside NC prisons, the death toll from COVID-19 has doubled in recent weeks Ames Alexander, Charlotte Observer

Disabled California Prisoners Say Mistreatment Persists Despite Court Orders Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News

Biden Made Big Promises On Juvenile Justice. Activists Worry It’s Not Enough Kalyani Saxena, NPR

I Was Wrongfully Imprisoned by a Nonunanimous Jury Jerome Morgan, Slate

DA investigation inspires new appeal in Toforest Johnson’s innocence claim from Alabama’s death row Beth Shelburne, WBRC

Longest-serving marijuana crimes inmate in US released from Florida prison amid 90-year sentence Gary White, USA Today

The untold story of how the Golden State Killer was found: A covert operation and private DNA Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times

Still Unsolved Hannah Knowles, Wesley Lowery, and Mark Berman, Washington Post

In 1985, Police Dropped a Bomb On a Black Liberation Group. But That’s Only Part of the Story. Gabrielle Bruney, Esquire

HBO documentary about the 1978 MOVE standoff is a distressing look at the past – and the present Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

AM Stories

The Trump Administration’s Double Standard of Justice Ankush Khardori, The Atlantic

A Federal Agenda for Criminal Justice Reform Ram Subramanian and Lauren-Brooke Eisen, Brennan Center for Justice

What A Biden Administration May Do To Change Policing Martin Kaste, NPR

Feds join investigation into death of Ohio Black man shot ‘multiple times’ by deputy Bethany Bruner, Columbus Dispatch

LA County has reviewed 650 police killings since 2004. Four officers have been prosecuted. Los Angeles Times

Southern California Sheriffs Rebel Over Gavin Newsom’s New Stay-at-Home Order Christian Britschgi, Reason

In Portland, Tensions Move From Streets to Court Aruna Viswanatha and Sadie Gurman, Wall Street Journal

Incognito Cops Roamed the Streets Amid Summer Protests. The Defense Bill Will Put a Stop to It. Spencer Ackerman, Daily Beast

How Oath Keepers Are Quietly Infiltrating Local Government Ciara O’Rourke, Politico Magazine

No immunity this time for former Georgia deputies in 2017 Taser death Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, AP News

Is Diversion the Right Way to ‘Defund’ the Police? Ted Gest, The Crime Report

Under Fire Chris Palmer, Mike Newall, Mensah M. Dean, and Dylan Purcell, Philadelphia Inquirer