The White DA, the Black ex-mayor and a harsh debate on crime Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post

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

How to Go After Rogue Prosecutors Rory Fleming, The Atlantic

Bring Plea Bargaining ‘Out of the Shadows’: Paper Andrea Cipriano, The Crime Report

Yes, there are problems with Prop. 47 and $0 bail. Just not what you think Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

California considers cash bail unconstitutional, but it’s still crushing families here Manuel Galindo, San Francisco Chronicle

Homicides have risen in Columbus and cities across the US. What are the causes? Eric Lagatta, Columbus Dispatch

Stop Blaming Crime Increase on Bail Reform: NC Prosecutor Satana Deberry, The Crime Report

America’s crime wave tests both parties Frida Ghitis, CNN

How the rise in violent crime is affecting college campuses Elise Preston, CBS News

Murders are spiking. Police should be part of the solution. German Lopez, Vox

The still-urgent problem of police violence in America Ryan Cooper, The Week

Teen Who Sought New Life Found Death at Hands of the Police, Father Says Jill Cowan and Giulia Heyward, New York Times

The Tragedy of Valentina and the ‘Clear Shot’ Provision Jeffrey A. Schwartz, The Crime Report

Utah Police Shootings Often Involve a Person in a Mental Health Crisis. Here is How Law Enforcement and Advocates Respond. Paighten Harkins and Jessica Miller, PBS Frontline/Salt Lake Tribune

What will Columbus’ ongoing police reform look like in 2022? Bethany Bruner, Columbus Dispatch

Abolition Now, Utopia Forever Cheryl Rivera, Lux Magazine

Pennsylvania has a wrongful conviction problem. Here’s how to fix it. Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Try, if You Can, to Remember Everything” Laura Miller, Slate

Why Didn’t More of Us Question Alice Sebold’s Memoir? Johanna Berkman, The Cut

Wrongly convicted Keith Cooper has become an advocate for people like him Kristine Phillips, Indianapolis Star

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