PM Stories

Here’s some hope for supporters of criminal justice reform Charles Lane, Washington Post

The Biden Administration Takes a Step Toward Undoing the Damage of the War on Drugs Julia Craven, Slate

“We’re Reversing 90 Years Of Prohibition”: New York State Legalizes Marijuana Christopher Robbins, Gothamist

New York to Expunge Convictions With Marijuana Legalization Keshia Clukey, Bloomberg

Marilyn Mosby declares war on drugs over, formalizes policy to dismiss all possession charges in Baltimore Tim Prudente, Baltimore Sun

What Marijuana Legalization Means For Those Who Have Been Hurt By The War On Drugs Brian Mann, NPR

Maryland House passes bill to end life without parole for juvenile offenders, allow re-sentencings Bennett Leckrone and Danielle E. Gaines, WTOP

New York Will End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails Troy Closson, New York Times

Former prisoner taking on Michigan laws to create change in criminal justice system Scott Wolchek and Annmarie Kent, WNEM

A mother’s pursuit for justice overturns wrongful conviction, catches the true killer Boaz Halaban, Marc Dorian, Sandy Evans, Carrie Cook, and Haley Yamada, ABC News

Death of a (Really Good) Salesman Jeff Gottlieb, Medium

How Midwestern Politeness Let a Serial Killer Run Free Laura Miller, Slate

AM Stories

Minneapolis Braces for the Trial of Derek Chauvin Aymann Ismail, Slate

‘Believe Your Eyes,’ Prosecutor Tells Jury on First Day of Derek Chauvin Trial John Eligon, Tim Arango, Shaila Dewan, and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, New York Times

Who Are the Jurors in the Derek Chauvin Trial? Shaila Dewan and Tim Arango, New York Times

The trial of Derek Chauvin, and the debate about cameras in court Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review

Derek Chauvin’s Lawyers Are Falsely Implying That Drugs Killed George Floyd Mike Ludwig, Truthout

Eric Nelson isn’t working alone to defend Derek Chauvin: A police legal fund is backing him up with a dozen lawyers and $1 million Eric Ferkenhoff, USA Today

Insurrection fundraiser: Capitol riot extremists, Trump supporters raise money for lawyer bills online Brenna Smith, Jessica Guynn, and Will Carless, USA Today

Most Capitol rioters unlikely to serve jail time Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney, Politico

A Black Lives Matter activist exposed the role two local police officers played in the Capitol insurrection. Their small town rapidly took sides. Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post

No ‘Guilty’ Verdicts in Trial of White Cops Accused of Beating Black Undercover Officer Joe Harris, Courthouse News

Cities Need a Fresh Approach to Public Safety: Report The Crime Report

This Election Could Transform Policing in Omaha Anoa Changa, The Appeal

Police Unions Won Power Using His Playbook. Now He’s Negotiating the Backlash. Michael H. Keller and Kim Barker, New York Times