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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.

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.

CA Innocence Project: Kiera Newsome, Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Freed After 17 Years

The morning a fatal shooting took place, Kiera Newsome was in class 13 miles away. So how did she end up imprisoned for 17 years for a crime she did not commit?

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Thursday September 2, 2021

The Texas Abortion Ban Is Just the Beginning Becca Andrews, Mother Jones What Texas Abortion Foes Want Next Emma Green, The Atlantic The Supreme Court Will Not Save Us From the Decimation of Abortion Rights Natasha Lennard, The Intercept Defense Lawyers Sound Alarm Over Abortion Criminalization Greg Land, Law.com Women and girls must be at the center of reimagining safety Andrea James, Washington Post First set of Justice Dept. agents now wearing body cams Michael Balsamo, ABC News Officers,...

Wednesday September 1, 2021

America’s Greatest Existential Threat Wasn’t Terrorism Frank Rich, New York Magazine Post-9/11 Stings Targeted People Who Posed No Threat. They Remain in Prison. Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept The US Has Held Me For 19 Years Without A Charge. I Have Just One Chance To Be Freed. Ahmed Rabbani, HuffPost The recall election is a new chance for anti-reformers’ old lies about ‘soft on crime’ California Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times Georgia lawmakers told that rise in crime is a problem with many causes Maya T....

Tuesday August 31, 2021

Hate crime reports in US surge to the highest level in 12 years, FBI says Christina Carrega and Priya Krishnakumar, CNN Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says David Nakamura, Washington Post ‘The Very, Very Tip Of A Huge Iceberg’: Why Hate Crimes Are Often Undercounted Marilyn Schairer and Meghan Smith, GBH Gun violence: America’s other epidemic CBS News ‘Something has to be done’: After decades of near-silence from the CDC, the agency’s...

Monday August 30, 2021

‘The Very, Very Tip Of A Huge Iceberg’: Why Hate Crimes Are Often Undercounted Marilyn Schairer and Meghan Smith, WGBH Armed Picnics and Snipers at Family Dollar: Life in a Town With a Government-Approved Militia Matt Cohen, Mother Jones Police Handed Over an Outer Northeast Portland Neighborhood to Armed Political Extremists Tess Riski, Willamette Week Months after Ma’Khia Bryant’s killing, Columbus police more emboldened than ever Audra Henrichs, The Guardian In Atlanta, city wrestles with call to transform policing Reid Forgrave, PBS Frontline

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 107

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: The New York Times reports from New York City, where, after a violent 2020, gun violence experts are seeing reasons for hope. Last summer, as New Yorkers emerged from months of isolation during the pandemic’s peak, the city began to experience the worst gun violence it had seen in decades – a trend mirrored in major cities across the US. But preliminary data from this June and July, experts say, offers reason for optimism: though...

Friday August 27, 2021

A Black Veteran’s Wife Feared for His Safety. Officers Fatally Shot Him. Tracey Tully and Precious Fondren, New York Times Police killing of Black Army veteran highlights racial inequities, civil rights leaders say Janelle Griffith, NBC News My son was killed by a park ranger. Qualified immunity means I may never see justice. Kimberly Beck, USA Today The Conservative Case against Qualified Immunity Clark Neily, Cato Institute Cory Booker Outfoxed Republicans on ‘Defund the Police.’ Now What? Emily Bazelon, New York Times