Does the Criminal Justice System Cause Crime? Matt Watkins, Center for Court Innovation

Community violence, views of police drive youth firearm carriage Alex Piazza, Michigan Health Lab

In Disadvantaged Areas, Shootings Cluster Near Gun Shops, Study Finds Champe Barton, The Trace

After tragedy, one town reopens the doors Erin Blakemore, Washington Post

In Arbery Hate Crimes Trial, Racism Will Take Center Stage Richard Fausset and Audra D. S. Burch, New York Times

One Menacing Call After Another: Threats Against Lawmakers Surge Catie Edmondson and Mark Walker, New York Times

Inside Patriot Front: The Masked White Supremacists On A Nationwide Hate Crime Spree Christopher Mathias and Ali Winston, HuffPost

Deputy Va. attorney general resigns after revelation of Facebook posts praising Jan. 6 rioters, claiming Trump won election Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post

What Do We Really Know About The National Sheriffs Association? Jessica Pishko, Slate

The Hollywood Publicist Advising the Man Critics Call “Sheriff Trump” Gary Baum, Hollywood Reporter

The Reasons Why Police Still Use No Knock Warrants Jeremy Stahl, Slate

No-knock warrants, a relic of the ‘war on drugs,’ face renewed criticism after Minneapolis death Tom Nolan, The Conversation

Banning the Type of Police Raids That Killed Amir Locke Is Just a Start Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones

Dying on Tulsa Time Tom Gogola, The Nation

DA Candidate Vows to End Death Penalty Sentences In Las Vegas, a Capital Punishment Stronghold Sam Mellins, Bolts Magazine

This unlikely pair changed some leaders’ minds about ending Utah’s death penalty. Will it be enough? Jessica Miller, Salt Lake Tribune

Jazz Freed Keith LaMar’s Soul. Can It Help Him Get Off Death Row? Laura Zornosa, New York Times

A Plea for Help After a Quarter-Century in a ‘Penal Tomb’ Adam Liptak, New York Times

Mass Disenfranchisement Somil Trivedi and Julie Ebenstein, Inquest

Jim Crow’s Lasting Legacy At The Ballot Box (2018) Jennifer Rae Taylor, The Marshall Project

Va. House Republicans kill proposal on felon voting rights despite bipartisan support Graham Moomaw, Virginia Mercury

In a first, former prisoner takes seat in New York State Assembly Dan Fastenberg, Reuters

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