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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 109

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: Nearly a year and half since the police murder of George Floyd, a piece from MSNBC explores the past, present, and future of “defund the police.” Last summer, “defund” became a progressive rallying cry, echoing from protesters in the streets to city halls across the country. But now, amid a purported surge in violent crime, many cities across the US that cut police budgets in response to calls for sweeping police reform are swiftly reversing...

Friday September 10, 2021

‘I can’t believe the numbers’: Mass shootings, homicide rates, gun sales hit highest levels since 1990s Trevor Hughes, USA Today White House pulls nomination of ATF chief amid pushback over gun-control advocacy Seung Min Kim and Tyler Pager, Washington Post Yale study finds that gun violence is a ‘contagious’ social epidemic YaleNews We’re ‘interrupting violence’ in Minneapolis, one lawn chair at a time Louis King and Jerry McAfee, Washington Post Ben Dugan Works for CVS. His Job Is Battling a $45 Billion Crime Spree. Rebecca...

Thursday September 8, 2021

What We Didn’t Know on 9/11 Fred Kaplan, Slate For Gen Z, Sept. 11 is history. Here’s how they’ve come to understand the attacks. Grace Hauck, USA Today ‘Reopening Old Wounds’: When 9/11 Remains Are Identified, 20 Years Later Corey Kilgannon, New York Times My Husband Died on 9/11. I Am Still Waiting for a Trial of His Killers. Kristen Breitweiser, The Intercept 20 years after 9/11, mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed still awaits trial. What went wrong? Ken Dilanian, NBC News Gitmo’s...

Wednesday September 7, 2021

Who Killed Criminal Justice Reform in Texas? Christopher Hooks, Texas Monthly The Manifold Threats of the Texas Abortion Law Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker How Republicans Became Anti-Choice Sue Halpern, New York Review of Books A Legendary Abortion Rights Activist on What Comes After Texas Heather Souvaine Horn, New Republic Justice Department to protect women seeking an abortion in Texas Hamza Shaban, Washington Post ‘It is powerful to suddenly have a voice’: reframing women in criminal justice Matt Fidler, The Guardian

Tuesday September 6, 2021

‘Defund the Police’ dominated 2020. What happened? Zeeshan Aleem, MSNBC ‘Blinded by police’: my search for fellow survivors of an alarming trend Wil Sands, The Guardian Beverly Hills: 99% of people arrested by ‘safe streets’ unit were Black, suit says Sam Levin, The Guardian Is It Time to Rethink ‘Broken Windows’ Policing? Jill Snider and Maya Szilak, The Crime Report From Crisis to Care Katherine Beckett, Forrest Stuart, and Monica Bell, Inquest California police reform bills move toward passage in reduced form...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 108

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: The LA Times reports from California, where old “soft-on-crime” lies are again on display in the fight to recall Gov. Gavin Newsome: “merely the newest wrapper for some of the same stale junk food that Californians have been offered by criminal justice reform opponents.” A piece from the Trace highlights “the problems with Chicago’s gang-centric narrative of gun violence.” Across the country, gangs have once again become a target for politicians and police navigating a...