Juneteenth and America’s Racial-Justice Backslide Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, where have all the police reforms gone? Sara Dorn, City & State NY

Major police reform remains elusive under Biden’s executive order Hassan Kanu, Reuters

Democrats Change Course on Policing, Amid Rising Pressure on Crime Alexander Burns, New York Times

The Premature Narrative on Democrats and Crime David Dayen, American Prospect

Putting the Backlash Against Progressive Prosecutors in Perspective The New Yorker: Politics and More

Chesa Boudin recall is not a death knell for California criminal justice reform Alexei Koseff, CalMatters

Abolitionist Organizer Wants to Fill Los Angeles Power Vacuum Piper French, Bolts Magazine

An easy win for criminal justice reform: Independent crime labs Michael Kusluski, The Hill

Failed Autopsies, False Arrests: A Risk of Bias in Death Examinations Shaila Dewan, New York Times

The bad old days: how policing in New York City turned back the clock Chip Brownlee, The Guardian/The Trace

Texas Law Enforcement Is Aggressively Fighting Public Records Requests About the Uvalde Mass Shooting CJ Ciaramella, Reason

“If there’s kids in there, we need to go in”: Officers in Uvalde were ready with guns, shields and tools – but not clear orders Terri Langford, Texas Tribune

Loopholes and Missing Data: The Gaps in the Gun Background Check System Glenn Thrush and Serge F. Kovaleski, New York Times

Experts say proposed federal gun safety measures might not have prevented Uvalde shooting Dr. Mark Abdelmalek and Laura Romero, ABC News

Mass killings since 2015: Could proposed laws have made a difference? Glenn Kessler, Washington Post

Will the GOP Finally Make a Deal on Guns? Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker

The Best Hope for Fixing America’s Gun Crisis Kimberly Wehle, The Atlantic

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