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In Part 56, Judge Mader offers a story about judges undergoing sensitivity training and reflects on policing tactics that may challenge the pursuit of justice.
In Part 55, Judge Mader explains the complexities of electoral politics within the judiciary and the implications for defendants, attorneys, and judges.
This episode looks at the prosecution's presentation of strange events in South Salem around the time of Kathie Durst's disappearance.
This bonus episode of Jury Duty: The Trial of Robert Durst focuses on the most emotional testimony to date — Mella Kaufman, Susan Berman's surrogate daughter.
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This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: In light of the recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado, a piece from the Atlantic asks, “Is America’s great crime decline over?”. After decades of decline, violence is once again on the rise in the US. In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, gun deaths reached their highest point in US history. In an interview with the Atlantic, sociologist Patrick Sharkey illuminates this recent increase in violence, the relationship between poverty and...
PM Stories Why the Media Wants a Crisis at the Border Alex Shephard, New Republic What’s Actually Happening at the Border Henry Grabar, Slate CBP Defends Conditions At Border Detention Centers Amid Upsurge In Migrants Scott Neuman, NPR Private Companies Maneuvering to Cash In on Biden’s Child Migrant Detention John Washington, The Intercept How private prisons turned criminal justice into big business Vanessa Taylor, Mic Clearing COVID-19 backlog in Fulton Courts will cost $60M Ben Brasch, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
PM Stories Virginia Becomes the First Southern State to Abolish the Death Penalty Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal ‘It is the moral thing to do’: Virginia’s death penalty abolished in historic signing Frank Green, Richmond Times-Dispatch How Biden Can Reverse Trump’s Death Penalty Expansion Keri Blakinger, The Marshall Project On Federal Death Row, Inmates Discuss Whether Biden Will Halt Executions Michael Tarm, WBEZ ‘If you say no innocent person has been executed, you are burying your head in the sand’ Editorial Board, South...
PM Stories The Fight To Transform Criminal Justice Ayesha Rascoe, Andrea Gutierrez, Liam McBain, and Jordana Hochman, NPR Virginia is about to abolish the death penalty. It was a long, surprising road to get there. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post Bills to Set Bail at $0 in California Pass Initial Hurdles Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News Utah’s Hard-Won Bail Reforms Are In Jeopardy Rachel M. Cohen, The Appeal ‘Treat them as humans’: Advocates lobby senators for prison reform Christian Boone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
PM Stories After a Year of COVID-19 Outbreaks, California Prisons Reckon With Mistakes Monica Lam, KQED After a year of empty courtrooms, Cook County begins first criminal jury trial Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune Justice delayed or justice denied? Some fear spike in plea deals to clear COVID-caused court backlog Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian What Do Victims Want? New California Justice Reforms Expose Divide Among Crime Survivors Marisa Lagos, KQED Why Crime Victims Joined the Fight for Parole Justice in New York Victoria...
PM Stories Joe Biden, Border Cop Billy Binion, Reason Biden promised change at the border. He’s kept Trump’s Title 42 policy to close it and cut off asylum Molly O’Toole, Los Angeles Times Images of Confusion, Then Anguish: Migrant Families Deported by Surprise Daniel Berehulak and Maria Abi-Habib, New York Times America’s Immigration System Is a COVID Superspreader Eli M. Cahan, Scientific American COVID-19 Has Torn Through Prisons. Advocates Want Biden To Act Now. Ryan Brooks and Kate Lý Johnston, BuzzFeed News