PM Stories

The War on Drugs Is 50 Years Old Alfred W. McCoy, The Nation

Nixon launched the war on drugs 50 years ago. Who won? NBC News

50-year war on drugs imprisoned millions of Black Americans Aaron Morrison, AP News

The ‘war on drugs’ was always about race LZ Granderson, Los Angeles Times

How race shaped the South’s punitive approach to justice Noah Robertson and Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor

South Carolina Prepares To Bring Firing Squads To Death Row Catherine Welch, WFAE

America’s execution mess Austin Sarat, The Hill

US Won’t Seek Death Penalty in 7 Cases, Signaling a Shift Under Biden Benjamin Weiser and Hailey Fuchs, New York Times

First Guantanamo prisoner under Biden released to home country, fewer than 40 remain at terror jail Tucker Higgins, CNBC

Federal Inmates Eligible For Home Confinement Under CARES Act Pled For Their Release From Prison Walter Pavlo, Forbes

The Truth Behind the Growing Number of Women Ending Up in Prison Donna Hylton, Ms. Magazine

Oregon sex workers advocate for decriminalization, in their own words John Notarianni, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Hollywood Loves Rape-Revenge Plots. But What Story Are They Really Telling? Maddie Oatman, Mother Jones

Review: Documentary ‘The Phantom’ finds injustice on the streets of Corpus Christi Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

AM Stories

Murders are up. Crime is not. What’s going on? German Lopez, Vox

Low Clearance Rate for Gun Crimes Fuels ‘Retaliatory Violence’: Paper Emily Riley, The Crime Report

Shoot Someone In a Major US City, and Odds Are You’ll Get Away With It (2019) Sarah Ryley, Jeremy Singer-Vine, and Sean Campbell, The Trace

Improving Police Clearance Rates of Shootings: A Review of the Evidence Anthony A. Braga, Manhattan Institute

There Is A New Effort To Target Gun Trafficking In Chicago Cheryl Corley, NPR

Chicago police create new gun team to target illegal weapons ahead of Biden strike force Frank Main, Chicago Sun-Times

‘Perfect storm’: Bulletin warns of extremist violence as pandemic restrictions lift Pierre Thomas and Aaron Katersky, ABC News

Watching the Watchmen Ken Bensinger and Jessica Garrison, BuzzFeed News

US Capitol Police gets new chief months after Jan. 6 insurrection Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, and Colleen Long, Los Angeles Times

DEA agent trespassed at Capitol on Jan. 6 and lied about it, prosecutors say Rachel Weiner, Washington Post

The first Capitol riot felony prison sentence signals to other insurrectionists that they’ll get a better deal if they accept responsibility Madison Hall, Insider

The Art of Surviving (2019) Elizabeth Van Brocklin, The Trace