How Memes Led to an Insurrection Joan Donovan, Emily Dreyfuss, and Brian Friedberg, The Atlantic

Justice Dept. Issues 40 Subpoenas in a Week, Expanding Its Jan. 6 Inquiry Glenn Thrush, Maggie Haberman, Adam Goldman, and Alan Feuer, New York Times

A Leaked Oath Keepers Membership List Includes Elected Officials, Police Chiefs, and Military Members Julia Reinstein, BuzzFeed

In Atlanta, a Local Prosecutor Takes on Murder, Street Gangs and a President Richard Fausset, New York Times

A Slain Reporter, a City of Sin and a Politician Charged With Murder Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Mike Baker, New York Times

US Gun Deaths Hit Another All-Time High, Credit Cards To Start Flagging Purchases The Crime Report

Texas Mass Shootings Up 62.5 Percent Since Permitless Carry Bill Jef Rouner, Reform Austin

Dealers Are Already Skirting Biden’s Ghost Gun Rule Alain Stephens, The Trace

At an old mill in Littleton, gun dealers openly defy Maura Healey’s assault weapon decrees Sarah L. Ryley, Boston Globe

CT’s gun laws are being challenged in court. Democrats are prepared to fight. Julia Bergman, CT Post

Distrust of Justice System Chills Black Americans’ Perception of ‘Red Flag’ Laws The Crime Report

The FBI monitored Aretha Franklin’s role in the civil rights movement for years Ayana Archie, NPR

Will Drug Legalization Leave Black People Behind? (2020) Wilbert L. Cooper and Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project

The reality of legal weed in California: Huge illegal grows, violence, worker exploitation and deaths Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times

Oklahoma Is Prosecuting Pregnant Women for Using Medical Marijuana Brianna Bailey, The Marshall Project

Alabama is jailing pregnant marijuana users to ‘protect’ fetuses Moira Donegan, The Guardian

Getting Brittney Griner Home Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker

Arrests in New Jersey for small-time cannabis dealing plummet post-legalization Matt Friedman, Politico

Pennsylvania Governor Launches Program To Pardon Marijuana Convictions AJ Herrington, Forbes

A rural California town sued to keep a prison open. Judge rules Newsom can close it Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times

A Sensational Murder Trial in the Newly Founded New Yorker Joe Pompeo, The New Yorker

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