So much for the reckoning on police misconduct Editorial Board, Washington Post

Congress has given up on police reform. Both sides agree they missed the moment. Leigh Ann Caldwell, NBC News

How Moderate Democrats Derailed Police Reform Akela Lacy, The Intercept

They Investigate Police Killings. Their Record Is Wanting. Michael LaForgia and Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, New York Times

“They Saw Me and Thought the Worst” Richard A. Webster, ProPublica

LA County sheriff’s unit accused of targeting political enemies, vocal critics Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times

LA police, fire agencies hotbeds of vaccine opposition – and coronavirus outbreaks Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Police Officers Resist Getting Vaccinated for COVID-19, Now Their No. 1 Killer Zusha Elinson, Wall Street Journal

A champion of COVID-19 vaccines, Newsom fights plan to mandate them for prison guards Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

State’s largest ongoing prison COVID outbreak linked to staff member; early quarantine release questioned Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle

COVID outbreak in Texas prison reveals delta variant’s wrath. Did vaccines help? Katie Camero, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

COVID Is Surging Back Into Rikers and NYC Jails George Joseph, Gothamist

NYC Sinks More Money Into Rikers Jail as Deaths, Staff Crisis Spirals Fola Akinnibi and Sri Taylor, Bloomberg CityLab

Why Is Rikers Island Still Open? Ginia Bellafante, New York Times

Rikers Island Is a Human Rights Atrocity. New York Must Close It Immediately. Emily Gallagher, Jacobin

Crisis At Rikers: How NYC Judges Fueled An Increase In The City’s Jail Population George Joseph and Akash Mehta, Gothamist

“Left in the Dark” April Harris, Christopher Blackwell, Corey Devon Arthur, Darla Jones, Felix Sitthivong, Joel Castón, Olethus Hill Jr., Patrick Stephens, and Wesley Williams, The Drift Magazine

Gov. Hochul signs parole reform bill into law amid Rikers crisis Mark Sundstrom and Katie Corrado, PIX11

Illinois Eyes New York Plan to Keep Parole Violators Out of Jail Ayanna Alexander, Bloomberg

The Unraveling of the Murdaugh Dynasty: Unsolved Murders, Insurance Fraud and Missing Millions Valerie Bauerlein, Wall Street Journal

Experts say we’re hardwired to become fascinated with true-crime cases like Gabby Petito’s Charlotte Colombo, Insider

True Crime, Keith Morrison and Me Jane Coaston, New York Times

Dateline’s Andrea Canning Talks True Crime Meg Donohue, Town & Country