PM Stories

Trump Went on an Execution Spree. Biden Can Make Sure That Doesn’t Happen Again. Nathalie Baptiste, Mother Jones

President Biden Must End the Federal Death Penalty Kevin Sabet, Newsweek

Nevada plans to use 3 or 4 drugs for late-July execution Ken Ritter, AP News

How young is too young for a death sentence? Christa Pike fights move to set execution date Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel

After Grace’s Story, Michigan Will Study Its Juvenile Justice System Jodi S. Cohen and Dave Boucher, ProPublica

I wrote about kids sentenced to life without parole, then the letters from prison started Austin Sarat, USA Today

Prosecutors need reform, too. It’s good that Montgomery County is reviewing its office for bias. Editorial Board, Washington Post

Prosecutors Don’t Just Enforce Laws – They Lobby Hard to Make Them Rory Fleming, Filter Magazine

She Sought Change at the Manhattan DA’s Office. Now She Wants to Lead It. Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times

Norfolk Elects Prosecutor Who Says Crime Is a “Symptom of Structural Racism” Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal

Meek Mill Pushed for a Probation Reform Law in Virginia. The State’s Governor Just Signed It. Malaika Jabali, Essence

Language mattters. How reforming the criminal justice system can start with words Brendon Woods, San Francisco Chronicle

Two Montana Sweethearts Were Fatally Shot in 1956. The Case Was Just Solved. Michael Levenson, New York Times

A Film Tries to Make a Difference for Domestic Violence Survivors Melena Ryzik, New York Times

What to Know About the Literary Origins of Netflix’s Buzzy Crime Drama Lupin Annabel Gutterman, Time

The Accidental True Crime Writer Chip Jacobs, Los Angeles Review of Books

AM Stories

What Do Conservatives Fear About Critical Race Theory? Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker

What Florida’s “Critical Race Theory” Ban Tells Us About Anti-Antiracism Julia Craven, Slate

The Lives and Deaths of Tony McDade and Malik Jackson Adam Mahoney, Dissent Magazine

Police reform talks stalling as law enforcement groups bristle Nicholas Wu and Marianne Levine, Politico

After Floyd Killing, Law Enforcement Struggles with Recruitment The Crime Report

The NYPD Is Still Stopping and Frisking Black People at Disproportionate Rates Alice Speri, The Intercept

Just Five Cops Face Serious Penalties in De Blasio’s Promised Accounting of NYPD Protest Misconduct Caught on Video Yoav Gonen and Gabriel Sandoval, The City

Former OC police chief, five others indicted on Capitol riot conspiracy charges Anita Chabria, Paige St. John, Richard Winton, Hannah Fry, and Del Quentin Wilber, Los Angeles Times

The Geophysicist Who Stormed the Capitol Melanie Warner, Politico

Crime Is The Key Issue In New York City Mayor’s Race Brigid Bergin, NPR

Killings spiked in the US and Republicans blame calls to ‘defund the police.’ But they are also rising in cities that increased spending on cops. David Klepper and Gary Fields, Chicago Tribune

Editorial: Defund the police? LA needs to stop dodging the question Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

‘Invest in Communities’: A Gun Violence Researcher Finds Reason for Hope Greg Berman, The Crime Report