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Wednesday May 27, 2020

PM Stories America’s Most Resilient Institution Zak Cheney-Rice, New York Magazine ‘I Can’t Breathe’: 4 Minneapolis Officers Fired After Black Man Dies in Custody Christine Hauser, Derrick Bryson Taylor, and Neil Vigdor, New York Times Tear gas fired as officers in riot gear clash with Minneapolis protesters over death of George Floyd Dennis Romero, NBC News Bystander Videos of George Floyd and Others Are Policing the Police Audra D. S. Burch and John Eligon, New York Times A Black Man Bird-Watching in Central Park Asked a White Woman to Leash...

Tuesday May 26, 2020

PM Stories ‘A game-changer’: Five takeaways from the ruling on Florida felon voting Lawrence Mower, Miami Herald Conservative Florida Supreme Court reverses itself again on death penalty legal issue David Ovalle, Miami Herald ‘This was supposed to go away’: The battle to shape how the world viewed Ahmaud Arbery’s killing Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Michael Brice-Saddler, Washington Post Police Killing of Breonna Taylor Fuels Calls to End No-Knock Warrants Arian Campo-Flores and Sabrina Siddiqui, Wall Street Journal Prosecutors to Drop Charges Against Boyfriend of Breonna Taylor Michael Levenson, New York Times

Monday May 25, 2020

PM Stories Florida Law Restricting Felon Voting Is Unconstitutional, Judge Rules Patricia Mazzei, New York Times Florida’s ‘Pay-to-Vote’ Law Ruled Unconstitutional Jon Parton, Courthouse News Still in Solitary (California) Joshua Manson, The Appeal California Fights to Deny Parole Based on Gang Ties Helen Christophi, The Progressive Florida Supreme Court Destroys Precedent Protecting Mentally Disabled People From Execution Mark Joseph Stern, Slate The Suffolk County DA’s Attack on Public Defenders Was Misguided Premal Dharia and Jullian Harris-Calvin, The Appeal New York City and Los Angeles Slash Budgets...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 41

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: The Huffington Post explains how officials at California’s Terminal Island federal prison successfully contained a deadly coronavirus outbreak. Two weeks ago, Terminal Island had the biggest known outbreak in the federal penal system: more than 700 inmates, nearly 70% of the prison’s population, had tested positive for COVID-19. Now, 567 inmates have fully recovered and new cases are down, thanks to proactive quarantine measures and an aggressive testing strategy. USA Today outlines three much-needed criminal justice reforms: practicing restorative justice, implementing misdemeanor reform,...

Friday May 22, 2020

PM Stories The Unmattering of Black Lives Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, New Republic Man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery video charged with murder Christian Boone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution FBI investigating death of Breonna Taylor, killed by police in her Louisville home Doha Madani, NBC News Lori Loughlin to plead guilty in college admissions scandal, faces 2 months in prison Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times Federal judge orders new trial for death row inmate in Houston capital murder case Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle Supreme Court Won’t Block Surgery for Transgender Inmate (Idaho)...

Thursday May 21, 2020

PM Stories Ahmaud Arbery and the Local Legacy of Lynching Jennifer Rae Taylor and Kayla Vinson, The Marshall Project Breonna Taylor Is One of a Shocking Number of Black People to See Armed Police Barge Into Their Homes Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones Arkansas Grants Parole To Willie Mae Harris Three Decades After She Was Convicted For Killing Her Husband Lauren Gill, The Appeal A Life Sentence in Arkansas. And a Lifetime of Pain. (2019) Lauren Gill, The Appeal Two Cops Were Given Qualified Immunity After Allegedly Stealing $225,000....