PM Stories

Marijuana legalization has won German Lopez, Vox

NY Cannabis Law Is National Blueprint For Pot Expungement Marco Poggio, Law360

Biden Administration Endorses Legislation to End Crack Cocaine Sentencing Disparity CJ Ciaramella, Reason

Why drugs must be decriminalized: A Q&A with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman Editorial Board, Newark Star-Ledger

Probation Puts Drug Offenders at Greater Risk of Returning to Prison: Paper Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Collateral Consequences and the Enduring Nature of Punishment Cameron Kimble and Ames Grawert, Brennan Center for Justice

Millions of People With Felonies Can Now Vote. Most Don’t Know It. Nicole Lewis and Andrew R. Calderón, The Marshall Project

California’s prison boom saved this town. Now, plans to close a lockup are sparking anger and fear Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times

Editorial: LA County should stick with its criminal justice reform measure Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Facing a Recall Campaign, DA Gascón Rallies Supporters Frank Stoltze, LAist

Bragg Holds Lead in Manhattan District Attorney Primary Jonah E. Bromwich, New York Times

How the Manhattan DA Election May Rock the City’s Criminal Justice Status-Quo The Appeal

True Crime’s Deceits: The Genrefication of Tragedy Gabriella Gage, Los Angeles Review of Books

For Heaven’s Sake Makes True Crime Feel Cozy Lauren Milici, New York Magazine

AM Stories

Florida’s tug-of-war on police power Ben Montgomery, Axios

Atlanta almost withheld $73M in police funding last year. What’s changed since then? JD Capelouto, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mayor Lightfoot promised to reform the Chicago Police Department. Two years in, racial disparities remain in uses of force and arrests, and city is behind on court-ordered changes. Dan Hinkel, Chicago Tribune

He’s a Former Officer. She’s ‘Had Enough’ of the Police. Who Will Come Out Ahead? Errol Louis, New York Times

Police Commissioner Pick Will Be an Early Test for New York City’s Next Mayor Alice Speri, The Intercept

As homicides soar nationwide, mayors see few options for regaining control Griff Witte and Mark Berman, Washington Post

Biden launches an effort to head off violent crime – and political peril for his party Annie Linskey, Tyler Pager, and Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post

GOP state lawmakers seek to nullify federal gun limits Lindsay Whitehurst, AP News

En Banc Ninth Circuit to Hear First Case in Avalanche of Golden State Gun Reform Challenges Bianca Bruno, Courthouse News

Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban Azi Paybarah, New York Times

What covering hundreds of homicides taught me Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times

How And Why We Produced A Podcast About People Working To Reform Policing From Inside And Outside The System Jo Erickson, Dennis Funk, and Brad Turner, Colorado Public Radio

The Extraordinary Legacy of “The New Jim Crow” Joy Frank-Collins, Columbus Monthly

Bringing Abolition to the Museum Shellyne Rodriguez and Billy Anania, Boston Review