The Bipartisan Popularity of Community Violence Intervention Tom Kutsch, The Trace

Doing No Harm Beth Schwartzapfel and Cary Aspinwall, The Marshall Project

In Texas, Corrupt Politicians Face Little Accountability Lise Olsen, Texas Observer

Chicago mayor unveils $16 billion budget, which boosts police spending and relies on pandemic relief money to fill revenue holes Gregory Pratt and John Byrne, Chicago Tribune

‘The world is looking at us’: Minneapolis puts ‘defund the police’ to a vote Maya King, Politico

Minneapolis Inches Closer to Disbanding Its Police Department Ibrahim Hirsi, The Nation

Does Police Reform Work? Russell Berman, The Atlantic

Massachusetts State Police Union sues over governor’s vaccine mandate Shawna Chen, Axios

America’s Cops Are Throwing a Sick COVID Temper Tantrum Kali Holloway, Daily Beast

I Was at Rikers While Coronavirus Spread. Getting Out Was Just as Surreal. Donald Kagan with Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project

New Death Rocks Rikers Island as De Blasio Targets Correction Officers’ Union With Huge Fines Reuven Blau, The City

He Nearly Qualified for Release From Rikers. Instead, He Died There. Jan Ransom, New York Times

Georgia COVID surge stalls 2 courthouses, but not death-penalty trial Bill Rankin, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Texas death row case: Supreme Court grapples with prayer, touch in execution chamber John Fritze, USA Today

The State of Texas v. Jesus Christ Elizabeth Bruenig, The Atlantic

Biden needs to act on growing anti-death penalty sentiments Russ Feingold and Brett Tolman, The Hill

America’s Justice System Needs a ‘Course Correction’: Jeremy Travis Greg Berman, The Crime Report

DOJ’s historic week was more about restoration than reform Hassan Kanu, Reuters

Debate Over Reform in Manhattan District Attorney General Election Samar Khurshid, Gotham Gazette

San Diego’s DA touts justice reform. Not all reformers are buying it. Greg Moran, San Diego Union-Tribune

TikTok’s Obsession With The Gabby Petito Case Is Sparking A Debate Over How Much True Crime Fans Are Really Helping Tanya Chen, BuzzFeed News

What Gabby Petito’s Case Says About Cops – and Us Molly Jong-Fast, Daily Beast

Love Is a Crime Podcast: A Man Pushed to the Brink Savannah Walsh, Vanity Fair