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Monday November 11, 2019

Trump boasts that his landmark law is freeing these inmates. His Justice Department wants them to stay in prison. Neena Satija, Wesley Lowery, and Josh Dawsey, Washington Post Why 7 Police Officers Were Blacklisted in Brooklyn Joseph Goldstein, New York Times Eddie Johnson, who steadied CPD after the Laquan McDonald scandal, to retire as Chicago’s top cop Jeremy Gorner and Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune LAPD will inspect random body-worn camera videos for training lapses, biased policing Mark Puente, Los Angeles Times Employers Are Still Avoiding Former Inmates Margaret Barthel, The Atlantic

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 13

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: the Washington Post reports that on Tuesday, voters in Northern Virginia turned out to elect an “unprecedented” swath of reformer prosecutors. Four candidates running on explicitly progressive, anti-mass incarceration platforms won races for commonwealth’s attorney offices in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William counties – among the most populous in the state. Their wins have been called a “sea change” for Northern Virginia and beyond, as the elections will likely push the Virginia state prosecutor’s association to the left on issues ranging from the...

Friday November 8, 2019

‘A sea change’ for prosecutors in Northern Virginia as liberal democratic candidates sweep races Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post Rebuked for racial bias after trying a man six times, this Mississippi DA ran unopposed and will win Deanna Paul, Washington Post Andy Beshear’s win in Kentucky is also a win for ex-felon voting rights German Lopez, Vox How Biden Killed Prison Education John J. Lennon, The Atlantic NYC voters approve tougher oversight of NYPD Tina Moore and Carl Campanile, New York Post Texas executes Justen Hall for murder of woman in El...

Thursday November 7, 2019

Promising Reform and Independence, Melinda Katz Elected Next Queens District Attorney Samar Khurshid, Gotham Gazette SF district attorney’s race: Suzy Loftus leads Chesa Boudin by a scant 240 votes Evan Sernoffsky, San Francisco Chronicle Hingeley unseats Tracci for Albemarle commonwealth’s attorney (Virginia) Tyler Hammel, The Daily Progress Longtime Public Defender Runs For Prosecutor to Fight “Family Separation” (Virginia) Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal Fairfax County, Home of William Barr, Elects Progressive Prosecutor Steve Descano (Virginia) Ryan Reilly, Huffington Post “Ending Mass Incarceration” Requires “a Systemic Approach”: An Interview...

Wednesday November 6, 2019

How More Than 50 Women Walked Out of a Prison in Oklahoma Cary Aspinwall, The Marshall Project NYPD Commissioner Resigns, Chief Of Detectives Dermot Shea To Take Over Christopher Robbins and Brigid Bergin, Gothamist Convicted killer Charles Rhines executed in South Dakota for stabbing co-worker in 1992 CBS News Anti-gay prejudice may have driven jurors to sentence a man to death. His execution is today. Ian Millhiser, Vox Is Chesa Boudin Radical Enough? (San Francisco) Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones The Controversial Crime-Fighting Program That Changed Big-City Policing Forever Chris Smith, New...

Tuesday November 5, 2019

These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them. Stacy Cowley and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, New York Times The Porch Pirate of Potrero Hill Can’t Believe It Came to This Lauren Smiley, The Atlantic Prisoners Are Fighting California’s Wildfires on the Front Lines, But Getting Little in Return Nicole Goodkind, Fortune Inmates risking their lives to fight California’s wildfires deserve a chance at full-time jobs Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times Oklahoma to Release Nearly 500 Prisoners in a Single Day Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times After decades...