PM Stories

Trump’s Killing Spree Continues Elizabeth Bruenig, New York Times

Prosecutors Should Stop Seeking the Death Penalty Nikki Trautman Baszynski, The Appeal

Abolishing the death penalty must be part of reimagining safety Johanna Wald and David J. Harris, Washington Post

Court Throws Out Death Sentence for Raymond Riles, Texas’s Longest-Serving Death Row Prisoner Democracy Now!

Manhattan DA Candidates Maintains ‘We Can Choose Both’ Public Safety and Decarceration Davis Vanguard

Fix parole to fix criminal justice Errol Louis, New York Daily News

‘It Tears Families Apart’: Lawmakers Nationwide Are Moving to End Mandatory Sentencing Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Colorado tested more prisoners for COVID-19 than most states – but it’s not clear if that prevented deaths Meg Wingerter, Denver Post

Oklahoma prisons ahead in vaccinations but advocates say earlier access could have saved lives Quinton Chandler, State Impact Oklahoma

State agrees to provide vaccines, cleaner conditions for inmates at Baltimore jail to end COVID-19 lawsuit Phil Davis, Baltimore Sun

Colorado may expand early prison release program for people who committed serious crimes before age 21 Thy Vo, Colorado Sun

Addressing Mass Incarceration From Within the System Daniel Hautzinger, WTTW

Men Arrested in 1996 Kristin Smart Case Investigated by True Crime Podcast Seren Morris, Newsweek

Netflix’s Latest True-Crime Hit Involves MySpace, Voodoo Dolls, and Mass Murder Marissa Martinelli, Slate

AM Stories

Police keep creating Black corpses. We are being crushed under the weight. Hayes Brown, MSNBC

The Shooting of Daunte Wright and the Meaning of George Floyd’s Death Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker

Officer charged with second-degree manslaughter in killing of Daunte Wright Matt McKinney, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Daunte Wright’s family, attorneys reject police explanation of fatal Taser ‘mistake’: ‘Don’t tell us it’s an accident’ David K. Li, NBC News

After Daunte Wright’s Death, Advocates Press Leaders to Get Police Out of Traffic Enforcement Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal

Taser vs. gun mix-ups draw fresh scrutiny in wake of Minnesota killing Tim Reid and Alexandra Ulmer, Reuters

At Least 15 Officers Mistook Guns for Tasers. Three Were Convicted. Alan Feuer and Mihir Zaveri, New York Times

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, AP News

How the Capitol Riot Suspects Are Challenging the Charges Alan Feuer, New York Times

Leniency for defendants in Portland clashes could affect Capitol riot cases Josh Gerstein, Politico

Watchdog lays bare Capitol Police’s riot security failures Mary Clare Jalonick, AP News

Capitol Police Told to Hold Back on Riot Response on Jan. 6, Report Finds Luke Broadwater, New York Times

Even After Jan. 6, GOP Senators Still Think They Can Claim the Mantle of Law and Order Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

How Views On Black Lives Matter Have Changed – And Why That Makes Police Reform So Hard Alex Samuels and Elena Mejía, FiveThirtyEight

What Next, After Protest?: An Interview with Ephraim Asili Devika Girish, New York Review of Books