CDC: US Gun Deaths Reached Highest Level Ever in 2020 Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence

Chicago has exceeded 800 homicides in 2021 Chip Mitchell, WBEZ

‘Defund the police’ runs into reality Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post

Tough-on-crime politics are back in California. But Black activists aren’t giving up Erika D. Smith, Los Angeles Times

California’s ‘smash and grab’ robberies – what’s really going on behind the headlines? Abené Clayton, The Guardian

A splash of truth about Colorado’s ‘crime wave’ Quentin Young, Colorado Newsline

Biden’s Low Marks on Crime Are Killing Reform Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine

New York City’s New Overdose Prevention Centers Have Already Saved Lived. The Biden Administration Should Get On Board. Darcel Clark, Cy Vance, Eric Gonzalez, Dave A. Chokshi, and Melinda Katz, BuzzFeed News

There’s a Revolution Happening in Harm Reduction for Drug Users. Can Our Broken Health Care System Handle It? Laura Weiss, New Republic

The War on Drugs Failed, But the Suffering It Caused Continues Alicia Inez Guzmán, Rolling Stone

These Meds Prevent Overdoses. Few Federal Prisoners Are Getting Them Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project

Too Little, Too Late Hannah Riley, Inquest

She’s one of 18,000 people waiting for a presidential pardon. She knows an answer may take years. Clare Hymes, CBS News

Capital Punishment’s Victims Now ‘the Most Vulnerable of the Vulnerable’: Report The Crime Report 

‘The Only Way We Get Out of There Is in a Pine Box’ John Simerman, The Marshall Project

On Rikers, Brooklyn Man Becomes Latest Detainee to Die in Custody Jan Ransom, New York Times

15th person from Rikers Island dies, orgs push for intervention Ariama C. Long, Amsterdam News

Inside the Battle to Close Rikers (2019) Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project

Unmaking a Murderer Jake Malooley, Chicago Magazine

Deep Asleep Proliferates Ugly True Crime Trends Natalia Keogan, Paste Magazine

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