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Wednesday September 25, 2019

Deportations Reduce Crime? That’s Not What the Evidence Shows Anna Flagg, New York Times First day of Amber Guyger’s murder trial focuses on her relationship, sexual texts with police partner Jennifer Emily, LaVendrick Smith and Dana Branham, Dallas News The Supreme Court Just Got a New Case Challenging an Assault Weapons Ban Marcia Coyle, Law.com Chicago Misses 2 Dozen Deadlines In Police Reform Plan Patrick Smith, WBEZ Chicago Fighting Gun Violence in Chicago, With Trees, Rakes, and Cleanup Crews Brian Freskos, The Trace New York’s Raise the Age Overhaul Wins Early...

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Inside a Deadly American Summer Mitch Smith, New York Times Chief Keith Gabriella Paiella, GQ Justice sometimes needs a do-over James Forman Jr., Washington Post As homicides drop in LA, more women are being killed – often by intimate partners Nicole Santa Cruz and Iris Lee, Los Angeles Times Domestic violence red flags are easy to find in coaches’ pasts, but did NFL teams spot them? Rachel Axon, USA Today How Would You Spend a Life Sentence? Jesse Wegman, New York Times High-Profile Cases Sparking New Debate Over...

Monday September 23, 2019

The Controversial Use of Rap Lyrics As Evidence Briana Younger, The New Yorker How Chicago Police Created a False Narrative After Officers Killed Harith Augustus Jamie Kalven and Eyal Weizman, The Intercept Houston dangerous? Mayor candidates should stick to facts on crime Houston Chronicle Executions are the public’s business, and they shouldn’t be done in the shadows Scott Martelle, Los Angeles Times A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect Lauren Smiley, Wired The Hunt for the Serial Killer of Laredo Skip Hollandsworth, Texas Monthly

Friday September 20, 2019

The jail rethink we really need: Other places have a saner way to handle the mentally ill cycling in and out of lockup Cheryl Roberts, New York Daily News Once known for ‘three strikes’ law, California is now embracing criminal justice reform Gabrielle Canon, USA Today Ohio went around drugmaker restrictions on executions despite warnings Marty Schladen, The Columbus Dispatch Tennessee’s Voter Restoration Gauntlet Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project Complaints Against NYPD Officers on the Rise Ben Chapman, Wall Street Journal Beto O’Rourke proposes ‘drug war justice grants’ for marijuana...

Thursday September 19, 2019

The Bleak Truth Behind My ‘Inspiring’ Path From Oakland to Yale Akintunde Ahmad, The Atlantic Do Cash Rewards For Crime Tips Work? Cheryl Corley, NPR Trump administration exploring police crackdown on homeless people (California) Sam Levin, The Guardian US court: Media should be able to hear Arizona executions Jonathan Cooper, Washington Post When Prosecutors Bury NYPD Officers’ Lies George Joseph and Ali Winston, Gothamist Kamala Harris, Police Shootings and ‘Safety’ James Doyle, The Crime Report New Parent Charged in College-Admissions Cheating Case Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz, Wall Street Journal

Wednesday September 18, 2019

Houston’s mayoral candidates say crime is getting worse. The numbers say otherwise. St. John Barned-Smith and Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle The Private Option Marsha McLeod, The Atlantic The Cost of Running Guantánamo Bay: $13 Million Per Prisoner Carol Rosenberg, New York Times The Navajo Nation Opposed His Execution. The US Plans to Do It Anyway. Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project Why This Scientist Keeps Receiving Packages of Serial Killers’ Hair Heather Murphy, New York Times NRA Ramped Up Facebook Advertising Immediately After Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton Sam Biddle, The Intercept