PM Stories

Biden said ‘no’ to the death penalty. Now what? Hassan Kanu, Reuters

Death penalty faces critical test: Will California high court raise bar? Emily Hoeven, CalMatters

2 South Carolina executions halted until firing squad formed Michelle Liu and Meg Kinnard, AP News

‘It’s a real freedom to forgive’: Exonerated Idaho death-row inmate finally compensated Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman

Missouri is inhibiting the ability of local prosecutors to correct wrongful convictions Editorial Board, Washington Post

Here Are the Democrats Running for Manhattan DA Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times

Meet Tali Farhadian Weinstein, the Millionaire Trying to Buy the Manhattan DA’s Office Jonah Walters, Jacobin

Dan Quart Runs for Manhattan District Attorney on Criminal-Justice Record Deanna Paul, Wall Street Journal

The Everglades Experiment: Florida’s First ‘Incentivized’ Prison Redefines Punishment Ryan M. Moser, The Crime Report

Poll: Abandon The War On Drugs And Decriminalize Molly Bernstein and Sean McElwee, The Appeal

Nixon’s war on drugs has failed for half a century. It’s time to end it Alexander Soros, USA Today

Biden administration to endorse bill to end disparity in drug sentencing between crack and powder cocaine Sean Sullivan and Seung Min Kim, Washington Post

“Mare of Easttown” and the Streaming Harm Reduction Revolution Stanton Peele, Filter Magazine

Damian Marley, Nabil Elderkin Urge Social Justice in ‘Evidence’ Short Film Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone

True crime is one of TV’s top genres. Critics say it’s failing us Valentina Valentini, Los Angeles Times

AM Stories

Can Criminal Justice Reform Survive a Wave of Violent Crime? John Pfaff, New Republic

Violent crime is rising in American cities, putting criminal-justice reform at risk The Economist

Fact Check: Did Austin’s police budget cuts cause murders to double? Brandon Mulder, Houston Chronicle

Homicides up, but ‘defunding the police’ not to blame David Klepper and Gary Fields, Chicago Tribune

Taking on racism and crime should be the same fight EJ Dionne Jr., Washington Post

Who Are the Police Protecting and Serving at Pride? Melissa Gira Grant, New Republic

A Cop Campaigning Against the NYPD Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker

‘Keep an Eye on This Guy’: Inside Eric Adams’s Complicated Police Career Michael Rothfeld, Joseph Goldstein, Ashley Southall, and Michael Wilson, New York Times

How NYC Mayoral Candidates Plan to Address Gun Violence Chip Brownlee, The Trace

With Violence Still Surging, These States Want to Make It Even Easier to Carry Guns Chip Brownlee, The Trace

Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott signs permitless carry bill into law Sami Sparber, Texas Tribune

Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can’t void federal gun laws Michael Balsamo, AP News

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs three new gun laws inspired by Boulder shooting. Here’s how they’ll work. Saja Hindi, Denver Post

Shot in the Dark Margaret Baker and Isabelle Taft, Biloxi Sun Herald