PM Stories

Why the Media Wants a Crisis at the Border Alex Shephard, New Republic

What’s Actually Happening at the Border Henry Grabar, Slate

CBP Defends Conditions At Border Detention Centers Amid Upsurge In Migrants Scott Neuman, NPR

Private Companies Maneuvering to Cash In on Biden’s Child Migrant Detention John Washington, The Intercept

How private prisons turned criminal justice into big business Vanessa Taylor, Mic

Clearing COVID-19 backlog in Fulton Courts will cost $60M Ben Brasch, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Pandemic jury trials go from the courtroom to a ballroom Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe

Zoom Court Videos Are Making People’s Darkest Hours Go Viral Gita Jackson, Vice

Losing My Mom Was Hard Enough. Prison Made It Unbearable Julia Ann Poff, The Marshall Project

I Survived 18 Years in Solitary Confinement Ian Manuel, New York Times

Proposal would give Alaska juveniles sentenced to life a possible way out of prison Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News

California’s top court ends cash bail for some defendants who can’t afford it Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times

Local Leaders Laud CA Supreme Court’s Ruling on Bail in Criminal Cases City News Service

After crime plummeted in 2020, Baltimore will stop drug, sex prosecutions Tom Jackman, Washington Post

Washington State Restores Voting Rights to Those on Probation and Parole The Crime Report

AM Stories

Shootings never stopped during the pandemic: 2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades Reis Thebault and Danielle Rindler, Washington Post

Boulder grocery store rampage follows spike in mass shootings during 2020 Jim Sergent, USA Today

The Atlanta Attacks Came After A Year Of Data Showed Anti-Asian Incidents On The Rise Galen Druke, Nate Silver, and Alex Samuels, FiveThirtyEight

‘Locked Down, Lashing Out’: How COVID Spurred Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Calling the Atlanta Shootings a Hate Crime Isn’t Nearly Enough Saida Grundy, The Atlantic

Suburban radicals: Inside the resurgence of right-wing extremism in Orange County Paige St. John, Anita Chabria, Hannah Fry, and Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times

New evidence suggests ‘alliance’ between Oath Keepers, Proud Boys ahead of Jan. 6 Kyle Cheney, Politico

New Proud Boys Busted for Capitol Riot Have Wild Police Ties Kelly Weill, Daily Beast

The Failure to Police White Nationalism is a Feature, Not a Bug of American Policing Priscilla A. Ocen, Just Security

Former DC police chief: ‘There should be a higher standard for police’ KK Ottesen, Washington Post

Identity crisis: White supremacist, racist American cops must be removed, experts say. It will take resolve. William Ramsey, USA Today

A California City Is Experiencing An Epidemic of Police Shootings – And Many Of The Victims May Have Been Unarmed Brian Krans, The Appeal