First Capitol riot trial opens in DC Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney, Politico

First Jan. 6 US Capitol Riot Defendant Fighting Charges Goes on Trial Aruna Viswanatha, Wall Street Journal

Guns, radicalization and a father’s alleged threat: First Jan. 6 trial begins Spencer S. Hsu and Tom Jackman, Washington Post

The Object of Their Ire Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine

A New Face of American Gun Ownership Agya K. Aning, The Trace

The US Has a Violence Problem, and It’s Up to Democrats to Solve It Michael Javen Fortner, New York Times

Is crime decreasing or increasing in downtown Spokane? The same data is being used to make both cases Adam Shanks, (Spokane, WA) Spokesman-Review

Republicans running for Pa. governor talk a lot about Philly crime. But who are they talking to? Chris Brennan, Philadelphia Inquirer

Crime trends are diverging in SF’s rich and poor neighborhoods. These maps show the stark contrast Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco’s DA Says Angry Elites Want Him Out of Office David Marchese, New York Times

The War Between SF Police, DA Chesa Boudin Is Finally Out in the Open Michael Barba, San Francisco Standard

Jury to decide fate of SFPD officer accused of excessive baton beating Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle

Police Need Training in ‘Less Lethal’ Tools to Deal with Protests: Report The Crime Report

A New Message for Police: If You See Something, Say Something Shaila Dewan, New York Times

We know why innocent people are wrongfully convicted, so we fight for their right to sue police Laurie Roberts, USA Today

‘Murderville’ Podcast Second Season Investigates A Texas Death Penalty Case Risa Sarachan, Forbes

The Anti-Death Penalty Movement Is Taking a Page out of the Anti-Abortion Playbook Austin Sarat, Slate

California Politics: The death penalty debate turns 50 John Myers, Los Angeles Times

How a Death-Row Inmate’s Embrace of Conservatism Led to His Release Katherine Dykstra, New York Times

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