Crime Went Down During the Pandemic. But Cities Got More Dangerous. Henry Grabar, Slate

Search Intensifies for Gunman in Homeless Shootings in 2 Cities Andy Newman and Vimal Patel, New York Times

Denver records highest number of homicides since 1981 – again – as arguments, domestic violence, drugs fueled killings Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post

LA mayoral candidates want more cops. They’ll have to clear a hiring bottleneck first Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times

Majority of LA County sheriff’s deputies did not complete training requirements, audit says Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times

NYPD Rolls Out New Version of Anti-Gun Unit With Violent Past Troy Closson, New York Times

Lawmakers looking for oversight of Colorado jails cut back bill after outcry from sheriffs Thy Vo, Colorado Sun

NYPD top cop Keechant Sewell says bail reform law ‘needs to change’ Sam Raskin, New York Post

Parole Reform Squabble Leaves Hundreds in New York Jails Chris Gelardi, American Prospect

The US is limiting compassionate release in plea deals. Many say that’s cruel Carrie Johnson, NPR

Conservative US judicial regions less apt to grant inmates compassionate release – commission report Sarah N. Lynch, Reuters

A Bogus Bite Mark Sent Him to Prison for Murder. Alabama Wants to Keep Him There. Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith, The Intercept

How Debevoise Scrubbed 1,000 Years From ‘Unjust’ Prison Terms Roy Strom, Bloomberg Law

Prosecutors Agree to New DNA Testing in ‘Serial’ Case Neil Vigdor, New York Times

Citing withheld evidence, judge frees Boston man who served 28 years in prison Andrew Ryan, Boston Globe

She spent 26 years in prison, where she transitioned. Now she is a free woman Rebecca Gibian and Katrina Eroen, The Guardian

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