Latino and Black victims account for nearly all of LA’s surge in homicides Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

‘Our future is dying off’: Gun violence is killing more Louisville kids than ever before Jonathan Bullington, Billy Kobin, and Sylvia Goodman, Louisville Courier Journal

Permitless-Carry Laws Make It Easier to Pack Heat in Red America Neil Weinberg, Bloomberg

Proposed bill would eliminate required conceal carry license Andrew Welsh-Huggins, AP News

New Texas law allowing people to carry handguns without permits stirs mix of fear, concern among law enforcement Heidi Pérez-Moreno, Texas Tribune

As murders surge, Democrats find a new message: Fund the police James Oliphant and Nathan Layne, Reuters

The Oakland police department says it is underfunded. Is that true? Noah Baustin, San Francisco Chronicle

States Are Finally Starting To Rein in Deceptive Police Interrogation Techniques That Lead to False Confessions CJ Ciaramella, Reason

3 Former Cops Charged In Wrongful Conviction That Sent A Man To Prison For 25 Years Jessica Schulberg, HuffPost

This Innocent Man Spent 23 Years Behind Bars. He’s Suing the Police Who Put Him There. Billy Binion, Reason

Top California law enforcement agencies report vaccination rates far lower than public Sam Levin, The Guardian

San Quentin Suffers New COVID-19 Outbreak Joe Garcia, San Francisco Public Press

COVID cases rise in Palm Beach County jails; more than half of west jail under quarantine Hannah Winston, Palm Beach Post

Alaska prison reopens amid criticism from reform advocates AP News

Words Matter: Don’t Call People Felons, Prisoners, Or Inmates Erica Bryant and Raf Jefferson, Forbes

‘I found your mom’: The mystery that led a college football coach on a 41-year search Adam Rittenberg and Kyle Bonagura, ESPN