Murders Spiked In 2020. How Will That Change The Politics of Crime? FiveThirtyEight

Can America Reform Policing and Fight Crime at the Same Time? Charles M. Blow, New York Times

The Recent Rise In Violence Should Be A Rallying Cry For Reform Sarah Lustbader and Vaidya Gullapalli, The Appeal

At least four Black women and girls were murdered per day in the US last year Lois Beckett and Abené Clayton, The Guardian

Crime Is Up and Democrats Are Scrambling Jason L. Riley, Wall Street Journal

Political strategists: Police reform in Minneapolis is going to be a close vote WBUR

Rodney King’s beating incited calls for police reform. 30 years later, LA poll shows work remains to be done. Susan Page and Cady Stanton, USA Today

A Pending Pardon for George Floyd Shows How the Drug War Gives Cops a License To Lie Jacob Sullum, Reason

Wrongfully convicted former death row inmate is suing Tampa Police officers who allegedly framed him Justin Garcia, Orlando Weekly

The US Needs a Federal Commission on Wrongful Convictions: Paper Blake Diaz, The Crime Report

Missouri Enacts New Mechanism for Prosecutors to Address Wrongful Convictions Equal Justice Initiative

California ends mandatory minimum drug sentence rules under bill signed by Gov. Newsom KTLA

Can the ‘War’ on Gun Violence Learn From the Mistakes of the War on Drugs? Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Our jail and prison shame, coast to coast Michael B. Mushlin, New York Daily News

The True Jailers of Rikers Angel Parker, Inquest

‘Unconstitutional’: Mental health access in Illinois prisons fails to meet standards Kallie Cox, Southern Illinoisan

Does anyone care? The mental health crisis in our prisons Vicki Cardwell, The Justice Gap

Her TikTok broadcasts from inside a Florida prison are exposing conditions to millions. Katie Hyson, WUFT

How YoungBoy Never Broke Again Hit No. 1 From Jail Joe Coscarelli, New York Times

What ‘Only Murders in the Building’ gets right about our obsession with true crime Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times

What effect do true crime podcasts really have on our mental health? Emma Kershaw, i-D