PM Stories

Quintin Jones Is Not Innocent. But He Doesn’t Deserve to Die. Suleika Jaouad, New York Times

‘I’m nothing like that person’: Texas death row inmate makes video plea for clemency Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

Rush of Arkansas executions that included Ledell Lee’s comes under renewed scrutiny Erik Ortiz, NBC News

Racial disparities, lack of DNA testing highlighted amid growing call to end death penalty MSNBC

Race, Mass Incarceration, and the Disastrous War on Drugs Nkechi Taifa, Brennan Center for Justice

Violent crime in Pa. is a problem. But it’s not a reason to end reform. Reggie Shuford, Philadelphia Inquirer

Campaign to Overturn Split-Jury Convictions Keeps Pressure on Oregon Legal System Blair Stenvick, Portland Mercury

System-Impacted Youth Leaders Push For LA County To Fund “Youth Justice Reimagined” Taylor Walker, WitnessLA

How the wrongful arrest of a Black teen in Denver led to proposed statewide reform of eyewitness identification Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

Kansas City man is innocent in 1978 murders and should be released, prosecutors say Luke Nozicka, Kansas City Star

Then Again: A shotgun blast started one of Vermont’s strangest murder cases Mark Bushnell, VT Digger

Has an Old Soviet Mystery at Last Been Solved? Douglas Preston, New Yorker

Netflix’s New True Crime Hit Offers an Alternate Theory About the Son of Sam Killings Matthew Dessem, Slate

Above Suspicion Review: Emilia Clarke Can’t Save A Generic True Crime Story Rachel LaBonte, Screen Rant

AM Stories

Race, Policing, and the Limits of Social Science Lily Hu, Boston Review

Why Police Reform Fails Reveal

Most police departments in America are small. That’s partly why changing policing is difficult, experts say. Mark Berman, Washington Post

Why Police Won’t Confront Their Deadliest Danger Julia Craven, Slate

A Brentwood mother called 911 to get help for her son. Hours later, police shot him and he died Adam Tamburin, Nashville Tennessean

No charges in fatal police shooting of mentally ill Black man, district attorney says Dakin Andone and Josh Campbell, CNN

Police indictments in George Floyd murder case show America’s broken cop culture Frank Figliuzzi, MSNBC

Derek Chauvin, three other ex-Minneapolis police officers indicted by federal grand jury Pete Williams and David K. Li, NBC News

How Using Videos At Chauvin Trial And Others Impacts Criminal Justice Cheryl Corley, NPR

Keith Ellison reshaping Minnesota Attorney General’s Office with eye on criminal justice Stephen Montemayor, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Brooklyn Center Mayor Unveils Plan To Decrease Police Traffic Enforcement Powers Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal

Washington citizens to wield more power in police shooting investigations Troy Brynelson, Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Ferguson movement is on the cusp of revolutionizing political power in St. Louis Rebecca Rivas, Missouri Independent