Brutal, brazen crimes shake LA, leaving city at a crossroads Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Murder rates are spiking in medium-sized cities. Where’s the outcry? Damon Linker, The Week

More guns and fewer police officers are blamed for spike in homicides Jeff Pegues and Andres Triay, CBS News

After Michigan Killings, Students Praised Shooter Drills. But Do They Really Work? Dana Goldstein, New York Times

The Chilling Alleged Role of the Michigan School Shooter’s Parents Mark Follman, Mother Jones

More states consider laws to punish parents if children fire unsecured guns Kimberly Kindy and John Woodrow Cox, Washington Post

Michigan School Shooting Renews Pressure on Role of Police Rachel M. Cohen, The Intercept

Maine keeps ruling police shootings are justified. Experts point to one needed reform. Kyle Stucker, USA Today

Justice Dept. launches civil investigation into Mount Vernon, NY, police David Nakamura, Washington Post

How Can You Destroy a Person’s Life and Only Get a Slap on the Wrist? Editorial Board, New York Times

The pandemic might be producing juries that are more likely to convict Radley Balko, Washington Post

Mass Incarceration in America, Then and Now The New Yorker Radio Hour

Suit alleges parole board has ‘blanket practice’ of denying requests to end supervision Deborah Becker, WBUR

Durbin: Prisons chief has ‘no intention of reforming’ system Michael Balsamo, AP News

3rd worker at federal prison charged with sexual misconduct Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, AP News

Strip searches, trauma, isolation: Trans men describe life behind bars Aviva Stahl, NBC News

The Facility Seth Freed Wessler, Type Investigations

Examining Georgia’s prison conditions through the death of one man Grant Blankenship, WJCT

I Survived Death Row, But I’ll Never Escape It Renaldo Hudson, Truthout

The Supreme Court Should Reject Arizona’s Death Penalty Gambit Christina Swarns, New York Times

A Glimmer of Justice in Death Penalty States Margaret Renkl, New York Times

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