PM Stories

How States Transformed Criminal Justice in 2020, and How They Fell Short Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

‘A Tsunami of Change’: How Protests Fueled a New Crop of Prosecutors Tim Arango, New York Times

Insurgency Matters: Progressive DAs May Change Policing David Rosen, CounterPunch

As DA, Jason Williams plans to keep a list of police officers with credibility issues he won’t take cases from Nicholas Chrastil, The Lens

Scott Wiener legislation would end mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes San Francisco Examiner

The Election That Could Thwart New York City’s War On Drugs Sam Mellins, The Appeal

Climbing Jail Population and Second COVID Wave Renews Push to Release NYers Behind Bars Nicole Javorsky, City Limits

Early Vaccine for Incarcerated Called ‘Ethical Imperative’ Emily Riley, The Crime Report

1 in 5 Prisoners in the US Has Had COVID-19 Beth Schwartzapfel, Katie Park, and Andrew DeMillo, The Marshall Project/AP News

The Last Man Scheduled To Be Executed By Trump Admin Tests Positive For COVID-19 Jessica Schulberg, HuffPost

COVID-19 imposes a new death sentence in Pa. prisons Editorial Board, Philadelphia Inquirer

The US government has executed 10 people this year – the most since 1896 Francesca Giuliani-Hoffman, CNN

The Man I Saw Them Kill Elizabeth Breunig, New York Times

Lisa Montgomery Endured Years Of Abuse. Now Her Lawyers Fight To Stop Her Execution Sarah Fenske, St. Louis Public Radio

Punch After Punch, Rape After Rape, a Murderer Was Made Rachel Louise Snyder, New York Times

AM Stories

How to Reimagine Policing and Public Safety that Works for Everyone Ephrat Livni, New York Times

How Ohio’s Racial Justice Movement Won Big at the Ballot Box Anoa Changa, The Appeal

Black Police Execs Join Mayors, Activists in Setting ‘National Roadmap’ on Public Safety The Crime Report

Beyond the no-knock: Push in states to reform police tactics Claudia Lauer, AP News

A New Bill Aims to End Police Raids Like the One That Killed Breonna Taylor Alice Speri, The Intercept

Systemic racism simmered in Louisville for generations. Then Breonna Taylor died Bailey Loosemore and Hayes Gardner, Louisville Courier Journal

Why You Really Can’t Fight City Hall, At Least Over the Police Jim Schober, Politico

LAPD union seeks to raise $10 million to fight layoffs and help political allies in 2022 David Zahniser and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

The Bad Cops: How Minneapolis protects its worst police officers until it’s too late Max Nesterak and Tony Webster, Minnesota Reformer

Former RPD chief claims Mayor Warren directed him to lie in Daniel Prude case Brian Sharp and Will Cleveland, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Victim Of Botched Police Raid Blasts Mayor, Cops: ‘They Didn’t Serve Me, They Didn’t Protect Me, They Didn’t Care About Me’ Justin Laurence, Block Club Chicago

Governor Baker, regulating facial recognition technology is a racial justice issue Boston Celtics players, Boston Globe

Mass Exoneration Milestone: Judge Tosses More Convictions in Chicago Cop Scandal Ronald Watts, NBC Chicago

Police shot a Philly man, then accused him of rape. He was exonerated after 19 years. Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer