PM Stories

Mob Rule in the Capitol Evan Osnos, The New Yorker

This Isn’t an Insurrection. It’s an Alliance. Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol – but few have been arrested so far Nicole Narea, Vox

Capitol Breach Draws Sharp Condemnation of Law Enforcement Shaila Dewan, Neil MacFarquhar, and John Eligon, New York Times

‘Piss-Poor Planning’: How Police Bungled the Capitol Riot Justin Rohrlich and Michael Daly, Daily Beast

Kid glove treatment of pro-Trump mob contrasts with strong-arm police tactics against Black Lives Matter, activists say Robert Klemko, Kimberly Kindy, Kim Bellware, and Derek Hawkins, Washington Post

Photos show difference in how police responded to anti-racism protests and the siege at the US Capitol Li Cohen, CBS News

The racial contradictions of Trump’s ‘law and order’ mantra Sabrina Rodriguez, Maya King, and Nolan D. McCaskill, Politico

Where Is the ‘Law and Order’ Now? Claire Lampen, New York Magazine

For Trump, There Is No Policing Without Violence Jay Willis, The Appeal

Scenes From an American Insurrection The Atlantic

Trump supporters clash with counter-protesters and police in LA County as deadly violence erupts in Washington Erin B. Logan, Kevin Rector, James Queally, Faith E. Pinho, Anita Chabria, and Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times

Our Long, Forgotten History of Election-Related Violence Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker

‘Guns are a way to exercise power’: how the idea of overthrowing the government became mainstream Lois Beckett, The Guardian

The Plot To Storm The Capitol Was Brewing For Days In Pro-Trump Online Media Jesselyn Cook, HuffPost

Gun Sales Surged in 2020. So Did Gun Violence. Matt Cohen, Mother Jones

AM Stories

Jacob Blake Shooting: No Charges Against Officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin Robert Chiarito, Julie Bosman, and John Eligon, New York Times

No charges in Jacob Blake shooting; decision ‘further destroys trust in our justice system,’ family attorney says Manny Ramos and Clare Proctor, Chicago Sun-Times

Kyle Rittenhouse pleads not guilty to seven charges stemming from Kenosha killings Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Nobody” Hurt, “Just a Perp,” Say Officers After NYPD Shot and Killed Man in His Own Home Eric Umansky, ProPublica

Police chief “can’t defend” bodycam video showing officers’ delay in aiding Andre Hill after shooting Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News

Orange sheriff to release body cam within months after shootings by deputies Grace Toohey, Orlando Sentinel

There Were 1,000 Fatal Police Shootings in 2020. But the Big Picture on Officer Gun Violence Remains Murky. Tom Kutsch, The Trace

Those Who Did Not Die Patrick Smith, WBEZ

Police reform advocates press Minnesota Legislature to take further action Zoë Jackson, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Police Shouldn’t Tag Students as Potential Criminals Priyam Madhukar, Brennan Center for Justice

California considers requiring police recruits to finish college or setting minimum age of 25 Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle

Federal appeals court says Massachusetts citizens can secretly make audio recordings of on-duty police in public spaces Nick Stoico and John R. Ellement, Boston Globe

Wyoming’s first Black sheriff takes office in troubled times Joel Funk, WyoFile