Hate crime reports in US surge to the highest level in 12 years, FBI says Christina Carrega and Priya Krishnakumar, CNN

Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says David Nakamura, Washington Post

‘The Very, Very Tip Of A Huge Iceberg’: Why Hate Crimes Are Often Undercounted Marilyn Schairer and Meghan Smith, GBH

Gun violence: America’s other epidemic CBS News

‘Something has to be done’: After decades of near-silence from the CDC, the agency’s director is speaking up about gun violence Elizabeth Cohen, John Bonifield, and Justin Lape, CNN

In Louisville, Kentucky, homicides go unsolved as number of killings climb Deon J. Hampton, NBC News

In Chicago, Controversy Mounts Over the Use of Gunshot Detection Sensors Jim Daley, The Trace

Chicago Audit Finds ShotSpotter Alerts Rarely Lead to Evidence of Gun Crimes CJ Ciaramella, Reason

The Problems With Chicago’s Gang-Centric Narrative of Gun Violence Lakeidra Chavis, The Trace

As Hurricane Ida Strands Thousands, the Police Would Rather Focus on “Anti-Looting” Patrols Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

No, criminal justice reform isn’t causing the current crime wave Brett Tolman and Lars Trautman, Washington Examiner

Where Residents In Oakland, California Stand On Defunding The Police Jonathan Chang and Meghna Chakrabarti, WBUR

This State’s Legislators Want to Overhaul the System That Lets Law Enforcement Keep People’s Money Shannon Dooling and Saurabh Datar, WBUR

Professionals With Mental Health Training To Respond To Some 911 Calls Instead Of Madison Police Shamane Mills, Wisconsin Public Radio

Dealing with mental health crisis one Zoom call at a time Don Babwin, AP News

The PA justice system often fails autistic people. Can these activists and judges bring reform? Chris Hippensteel, Public Source

Prison slave labor isn’t just a problem in China. It happens in Texas, too. Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle

Opinion: Virginia can do better than keeping innocent people in prison John Grisham, Washington Post

Under New Missouri Law, Jackson County Prosecutor Files Motion To Free Kevin Strickland After 43 Years Sam Zeff and Luke X. Martin, KCUR

Aspiration and the Atlanta Prison Farm Ryan Gravel

Karen Brown on Longing and Violence Oliver Munday, The Atlantic