Three Trials in America Nicole Lewis and Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

Charlottesville “Unite the Right” civil trial begins, four years after the rally Clare Hymes, CBS News

Before Kyle Rittenhouse’s Murder Trial, a Debate Over Terms Like ‘Victim’ Julie Bosman and Dan Hinkel, New York Times

Men shot by Kyle Rittenhouse can be called ‘rioters’ and ‘looters’ but not ‘victims,’ judge rules Timothy Bella, Washington Post

Kyle Rittenhouse shot his victims, but we can’t call them that? What kind of justice system is this? Suzette Hackney, USA Today

A Man Shot By Kyle Rittenhouse Is Accusing Police Of Enabling Militants During The Kenosha Protests Tasneem Nashrulla, BuzzFeed News

Police misconduct needs to be tracked by prosecutors and acted on John Choi, Alissa Marque Heydari, and Raúl Torrez, NBC News

In Minneapolis, the Movement Heads for the Voting Booth Eamon Whalen, The Nation

Ilhan Omar blames Minneapolis spike in violence on police Sydney Shea, Yahoo! News

First Covid raised the murder rate. Now it’s changing the politics of crime. Maya King, Politico

Some States Are Cloaking Prison COVID Data Michael Ollove, PEW Stateline

COVID outbreaks continue in NC jails, which are exempt from state vaccine mandate Elizabeth Thompson, North Carolina Health News

New Hampshire’s largest jail struggling with COVID-19 outbreak Jordan Williams, The Hill

Dying behind bars: The NY way Steve Zeidman, New York Daily News

Closing Rikers Island Is a Matter of Life and Death Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation

Federal appeals court temporarily halts Oklahoma executions Sean Murphy, AP News

Oklahoma turns to Supreme Court after long-delayed executions are halted again Kim Bellware, Washington Post

‘I was about to die for something I didn’t do’: Meet the numerous people on death row who are innocent Josh Marcus, Independent

Justice for the Dead Scott D. Seligman, The Atlantic

Polly Klaas’ murder accelerated the tough-on-crime movement. Her sisters want to stop it Robert Greene, Los Angeles Times

Rosa Parks Got the Glory. Claudette Colvin Just Wants Her Record Expunged Maiysha Kai, The Root

‘Attica’ Review: Reflections on a Riot Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

The San Francisco Opera and San Quentin Prison Team Up to Showcase Incarcerated Artists Emily Wilson, Hyperallergic

I Love True Crime. Should I Feel Guilty? New York Times

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