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Breaking News Bonus Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: The Verdict

In this breaking news episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst, host Kary Antholis presents the reading of the verdict in the Durst trial.

Prison Journalism Project: My Small Resistance: Not Re-taking the Basic Education Test

“I’m reading nine books right now,” I said. “If I have an extra 30 minutes of time, I’m going to use it to do what I want to do because I’ve been given a death-by-prison sentence due to its length. And that’s fine, but it’s still my time, and I’m not taking that test again.”

Inside the Robe: A Judge’s Candid Tale of Criminal Justice in America – Part 81

In Part 81, Judge Mader reflects on the care a judge must take when composing instructions to a jury. She also navigates a delicate situation with a disrespectful prosecutor.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast with Breaking News: Small Time Caveman Lawyer: Closing Arguments — Part 2

On Thursday September 9th, Ethan Milius and Habib Balian wrapped up closing arguments for the prosecution and Dick DeGuerin commenced closing arguments for the defense.

New Episode of Durst Trial Podcast: Roaches in Soup: Closing Arguments — Part 1

On Wednesday September 8th, Deputy DA Habib Balian commenced the prosecution's highly-anticipated closing arguments.

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Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 110

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: The New York Times reports from Rikers Island, where a number of recent inmate deaths – ten this year alone, at least five of those by suicide  – have brought renewed attention to brutal conditions inside the notorious jail complex. Since its opening in 1935, Rikers has long been characterized by dysfunction and violence; but the contours of today’s crisis, the NYT reports, were shaped by the coronavirus, which has infected more than 2,200 Department...

Friday September 17, 2021

‘It’s Always Going to Haunt Me’: How the Capitol Riot Changed Lives Emily Cochrane, Luke Broadwater, and Ellen Barry, New York Times ‘Am I scared? Absolutely,’ a Capitol Police officer says before Sept. 18 rally Jacqueline Alemany and Theodoric Meyer, Washington Post Capitol Police recommend 6 officers face disciplinary action for riot conduct Axios Intersections of Injustice Chris Palmer, Dylan Purcell, Anna Orso, John Duchneskie, and Jessica Griffin, Philadelphia Inquirer What do we do about sheriff gangs? Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

Thursday September 16, 2021

‘Overall crime decreased in 2020’ in the US, report finds Sahil Kapur and Jon Schuppe, NBC News Bail reform bill pulled as lawmakers weigh crime fears among public Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle Even after bail reform, cash, not risk, is king in Texas Editorial Board, Dallas Morning News Texas bill to require cash bail for those accused of violent crimes becomes law Jolie McCullough, Texas Tribune How calls to ‘defund the police’ took Austin to a crossroads of police reform Tony Plohetski, Austin American-Statesman

Wednesday September 15, 2021

Hate crime reports in US surge to the highest level since 2008, FBI says Jon Skolnik, Salon GOP’s Jan. 6 problem returns to its doorstep Olivia Beavers, Politico Proud Boys Leader Enrique Tarrio Was Once a Regular Miami Kid. Now He’s in Jail Joshua Ceballos, Miami New Times Capitol Police Inquiry Into Jan. 6 Riot Recommends Disciplining Six Officers Emily Cochrane, New York Times Justice Department limits use of chokeholds and ‘no-knock’ warrants Christina Carrega and Peter Nickeas, CNN California Lawmakers Approve...

Tuesday September 14, 2021

Minneapolis’ bloody summer Andy Mannix, Minneapolis Star Tribune After Floyd’s killing, Minneapolis police retreated, data shows Brad Heath, Reuters Portland Cop Who Was Caught on Video Bashing the Head of a Protest Medic Won’t Be Charged With a Crime Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone Two St. Louis Police Killings Set The Stage For George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Here’s How Things May Change William H. Freivogel, NPR Justice Dept. unveils new rules on federal monitors overseeing local police reforms David Nakamura, Washington Post

Monday September 13, 2021

In the Shadow of 9/11 Samuel Moyn, The Nation I’m a Pakistani-American Muslim in a Prison 5 Miles From the Twin Towers. Since 9/11, I’ve Been Treated Like the Enemy Tariq Maqbool, The Marshall Project The Forever Trial at Guantánamo Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker ‘The Longest Shadow’: 9/11 leads to the militarization of US police departments Lucien Bruggeman, Jinsol Jung, Sandy Lee, Evan Simon, Tonya Simpson, and Josh Margolin, ABC News NYPD’s Legacy Of Police Surveillance, From Black Panthers To Mosques To Black...