What Are the Real Warning Signs of a Mass Shooting? Shaila Dewan, New York Times

Defense in school shooter’s trial set to present its case Politico

‘His Brain Is Broken’: Parkland Shooter’s Lawyers Beg for Mercy in Opening Arguments Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone

As Highland Park heads back to school, scars of the shooting remain Susan Berger, Washington Post

‘It’s just insanity’: ATF now needs 2 weeks to perform a routine gun trace Simone Weichselbaum, Andrew Blankstein, Yasmine Salam, and Frank Thorp V, NBC News

Congress Approved Millions for Gun Violence Prevention. Will It Reach Grassroots Groups? Chip Brownlee, The Trace

Philadelphia is full of ‘violence interrupter’ initiatives. Can a new faith-based coalition move the needle? Sammy Caiola, WHYY

House Dems’ policing fight reignited by anti-crime push Jordain Carney, Sarah Ferris, and Anthony Adragna, Politico

Auditing the Status Quo in Los Angeles Piper French, Bolts Magazine

Los Angeles Is Creating a Model for Fighting Mass Incarceration Mark Engler and Paul Engler, Dissent Magazine

Bid to recall Los Angeles district attorney fails, a win for criminal justice reform Sam Levin, The Guardian

How Conservatives Are Trying to Shut Down the Progressive Prosecutor Movement Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

A rural California prison was set to close this summer. It’s still open, and inmates want a say Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times

What can be done with former prisons in New York? Nick Reisman, Spectrum News

What Happens When Drill and the Justice System Clash in the Courtroom? Victoria Bekiempis, New York Magazine

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