PM Stories

‘A lifetime of torture’: the story of the woman Trump is rushing to execute Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

Saving Lisa Montgomery’s Life Requires More Than Stopping Her Execution Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Only Woman On Federal Death Row Asks Trump To Spare Her Life Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost

US judge weighs delaying executions of two inmates with COVID-19 Jonathan Allen, Reuters

There will be blood: Coronavirus, conflict and capital punishment Liane Jackson, ABA Journal

After Surviving Botched Execution, Romell Broom Dies of COVID-19 Equal Justice Initiative

‘Being A Prisoner During COVID Is A Death Sentence’ Lise Olsen, Texas Observer

A Texas man was sent to trial with the coronavirus. Jurors weren’t told they were exposed until after deliberations ended. Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center says continued delays in jury trials due to coronavirus pandemic presents unique challenges to sexual assault victims Cory Shaffer,

After 3 Years and $1.5 Million Testing Rape Kits, Alaska Made One New Arrest Kyle Hopkins, ProPublica/Anchorage Daily News

She didn’t know her kidnapper. But he was using Google Maps – and that cracked the case. Jon Schuppe, NBC News

“Where There’s an Injustice, We Cannot Afford to Forget It” Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

We Are the ‘Exonerated 5.’ What Happened to Us Isn’t Past, It’s Present. Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana, New York Times

The People vs. Hate Adam Harris, The Atlantic

AM Stories

Trump’s Circumvention of the Justice Department Clemency Process Jack Goldsmith and Matt Gluck, Lawfare

Trump’s worst pardon is one you haven’t heard about Alex Busansky, Washington Post

Trump pardons former officer convicted in police brutality, dog bite case Kristine Phillips, USA Today

The FBI’s New US Terrorist Threat: ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Jana Winter and Sharon Weinberger, Foreign Policy

Challenging police violence… while Black Andrea Januta, Andrew Chung, Jaimi Dowdell, and Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

Can ‘Defunding’ Address the US Police Crisis? The Crime Report

Five Days Without Cops: Could Brooklyn Policing Experiment be a ‘Model for the Future’? Yoav Gonen and Eileen Grench, The City

NYC shootings in 2020 matched prior two years combined Craig McCarthy and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, New York Post

New York City’s Shooting Surge Hit Black and Hispanic Communities Hardest Ben Chapman, Wall Street Journal

Why Are Shootings Up in New York City? We Asked Four People on the Front Lines Reuven Blau, The City

Gun violence marks end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 in Philly Jon Tuleya, Philly Voice

‘It’s like war numbers’: Cleveland endures worst homicide rate in recent history in 2020 Adam Ferrise,

Gunfire and Crashing Cars: In Struggling Neighborhoods, ‘We’re Losing Our Grip’ Campbell Robertson, New York Times

This Beleaguered Federal Agency Is America’s Best Hope to Curb Guns Joshua Eaton, New Republic

Parkland survivor wants a different kind of gun reform movement: One that centers Black lives Mashable

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