More than 100 deaths a day: Gun violence reached ‘staggering’ record in 2020, report says Ryan W. Miller, USA Today

Gun Deaths Rose 28% During Pandemic: Study The Crime Report 

How the crime rate is preventing some US cities from the ‘return to normal’ Amanda Pérez Pintado, USA Today

Public Safety on NYC Subways: No Safety in Small Numbers Nicole Gelinas, Manhattan Institute

The NYPD Is Tracking Possible Shooters in a Secret New Database Chip Brownlee and Ann Givens, The Trace

Calls to strengthen NYPD oversight increase as watchdog agency ends investigations into 2020 protests Christopher Werth, Gothamist

Study identifies potential crime hot spots – inside CPD Andy Grimm, Chicago Sun-Times

A Maryland sheriff’s stonewalling harms trust in police Editorial Board, Washington Post

Why is this California sheriff suddenly interested in ‘environmental crimes’? Theo Whitcomb, High Country News

‘People Have Been Absolutely Framed’: Biggest Mass Exoneration In Chicago History Sees 212 Convictions Linked to Dirty Cop Wiped Clean Kavontae Smalls, Yahoo! News

Imagine Having a Decade of Your Life Erased. It Happened to 161 People Exonerated from Prison in 2021. Scott Shackford, Reason

After Case Dissolves, Man Who Languished in Prison Wins $10.5 Million Troy Closson, New York Times

Abuse-clouded prison gets attention, but will things change? Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo, AP News

Former Rikers Watchdog: “This Whole Fucking Thing Is A Racket” JB Nicholas, Hell Gate

Medical Parole Got Them Out Of State Prison. Now They’re In A Decertified Nursing Home. Aaron Mendelson and Elly Yu, LAist

Provide tools to prove innocence Derrick Hamilton and Roger Clark, Albany Times-Union

A Future for Susanville Piper French, Bolts Magazine

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