‘Defund the Police’ dominated 2020. What happened? Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC

‘Blinded by police’: my search for fellow survivors of an alarming trend Wil Sands, The Guardian

Beverly Hills: 99% of people arrested by ‘safe streets’ unit were Black, suit says Sam Levin, The Guardian

Is It Time to Rethink ‘Broken Windows’ Policing? Jill Snider and Maya Szilak, The Crime Report

From Crisis to Care Katherine Beckett, Forrest Stuart, and Monica Bell, Inquest

California police reform bills move toward passage in reduced form Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle

Former Prosecutor in Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Faces Criminal Charges Alyssa Lukpat, New York Times

Fate of Arbery trial in question as COVID-19 ravages Glynn County Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Crowded US Jails Drove Millions Of COVID-19 Cases, A New Study Says Bill Chappell, NPR

Drastically Reducing Jail Population Could Curb COVID Nearly As Much As Mask Mandates, Study Says Jemima McEvoy, Forbes

Freed from prison, Mississippi man sues district attorney Emily Wagster Pettus, AP News

How Progressives Are Knocking Out Local Judges Across the Country Ian Ward, Politico Magazine

The Beto Effect: Transforming Houston’s Criminal Justice System (2020) Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project

Politics explains oddities and strange bedfellows in Harris County bail debate Grits for Breakfast

Pardon and Parole Board sets clemency hearing dates for Julius Jones, more death row inmates Josh Dulaney, The Oklahoman

From Last Meals to Last Words, What Can Death Row Prisoners Request Before They Die? Keri Blakinger and Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

A True-Crime Story That Puts the Victims First Andrea DenHoed, The New Yorker

The Girl in the Picture Nile Cappello, Atavist Magazine

SA Cosby, a Writer of Violent Noirs, Claims the Rural South as His Own Dwight Garner, New York Times

Democratic Party Promoter Sean Piccoli, New York Magazine