Armed protests are picking up, and a new study says they’re more likely to turn violent Will Carless, USA Today

Even Amid a Crackdown, the Proud Boys Are Still Agitating Sergio Olmos, Mike Baker, and Alan Feuer, New York Times

Hands-off police strategy during violent Portland clashes confounds critics, wins praise from mayor Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian

13 States Can Charge Unarmed Civilians With Murder When Other People Are Killed By Police Emily Wilder, BuzzFeed News

Attorney general forces Bakersfield to reform troubled police department Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

Is New York’s Wave of Gun Violence Receding? Experts See Reason for Hope. Troy Closson, New York Times

‘Put the guns down’: Atlanta police plead with community to help fight crime Caroline Silva and JD Capelouto, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Mom, An Activist, A Musical Cop: Meet The People Fighting Chicago Violence Patrick Smith, WBEZ

An ‘Absolute Emergency’ at Rikers Island as Violence Increases Jonah E. Bromwich and Jan Ransom, New York Times

‘They don’t deserve to die’: Central Texas jail waited 7 months to offer jail population COVID-19 vaccine Kelly Wiley, KXAN

A Tri-Cities jail has a new incentive for COVID vaccines. Inmates are eating it up Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald

Black police groups call for ex-Black Panther jailed for 48 years to be released Ed Pilkington, The Guardian

Richard Glossip v. the Death Machine Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone

Inside the Battle to Close Rikers (2019) Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

Don’t Just “Close” Prisons – Demolish Them and Reinvest Their Funding Graham Finochio, Truthout

Prosecutors Call on Biden to Create Task Force Aimed at Reform Rory Fleming, Filter Magazine

What Europe Can Teach Us About Ending Mass Incarceration Rory Fleming, The Crime Report

When You Hear Me, You Hear Us Inquest

Conversations with a Killer (1994) Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker

Can We Love True Crime When We’re the Victims? Slate

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Sends Up Our True-Crime Obsession Cat Cardenas, Texas Monthly