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In Part 90, Judge Mader explains the role of a court commissioner and what happens when these court officers make a misstep. She then details the boundaries she sets for herself when friends and family ask for legal advice.
Mike Romano: CA Governor Newsom signs six criminal law reforms developed by the Three Strikes Project into law
Late last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law six criminal law reforms developed and recommended by the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code and Three Strikes Project.
In this episode, journalist Charles Bagli profiles Nick Chavin, the man who became his trusted source on the Durst story and, ultimately, Los Angeles prosecutors’ star witness.
In Part 89, Judge Mader discusses the complex considerations when resolving conflicts between parties in court. The Judge then looks to the Thanksgiving holiday and reflects on what she is thankful for in the American criminal justice system.
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This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: A piece from USA Today centers on rising crime and the future of police reform. In a June 23 speech unveiling his crime reduction strategy, President Joe Biden encouraged mayors to use their shares of federal COVID rescue funds on public safety, including hiring more police officers. Amid a nationwide spike in gun violence, the move is aimed at combatting rising crime, but also at pushing back on attacks from Republicans seeking to tie Biden...
Murders Are Spiking in America David A. Graham, The Atlantic Gun violence hits towns across Georgia Brad Schrade and Jennifer Peebles, Atlanta Journal-Constitution A gun was stolen from a small shop in Wisconsin. Officials have linked it to 27 shootings in Chicago. Jeremy Gorner, Annie Sweeney, and Rosemary Sobol, Chicago Tribune ‘United We Thrive, Divided We Die’: A Portrait of Gun Violence in Brooklyn Amnon Gutman, The Trace Race Against Gun Violence Shows Need For On-The-Ground Violence Prevention, Organizers Say Maia McDonald, Block Club Chicago
FBI report likely to show record increase in murders in 2020 Russell Contreras, Axios ‘This is a crisis’: Oakland records 100th homicide of 2021, outpacing last year Abené Clayton, The Guardian Oakland City Council Adds New Police Academy, More Officers Due To Rising Crime Rate Evan Symon, California Globe Murder Rose by Almost 30% in 2020. It’s Rising at a Slower Rate in 2021. Jeff Asher, New York Times Electronic Monitoring in Chicago Is Pervasive, Due to Sensationalist Crime Reporting Cathryn Crawford, Teen Vogue
The Bipartisan Popularity of Community Violence Intervention Tom Kutsch, The Trace Doing No Harm Beth Schwartzapfel and Cary Aspinwall, The Marshall Project In Texas, Corrupt Politicians Face Little Accountability Lise Olsen, Texas Observer Chicago mayor unveils $16 billion budget, which boosts police spending and relies on pandemic relief money to fill revenue holes Gregory Pratt and John Byrne, Chicago Tribune ‘The world is looking at us’: Minneapolis puts ‘defund the police’ to a vote Maya King, Politico Minneapolis Inches Closer to Disbanding...
The spike in gun violence continues, with 2021 on pace to be the worst year in decades Holmes Lybrand, CNN On the front lines of the US homicide epidemic: Milwaukee faces historic violence Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times Hate crimes in Florida appeared to have dropped in 2020. That’s not necessarily true C. Isaiah Smalls II and Karen Wang, Miami Herald “The cops didn’t make it any better”: Perspectives on police and guns among survivors of gun violence Kathleen M. O’Neill, Michelle C. Salazar, Cecilio Vega, Anthony Campbell,...
There Are Fewer People Behind Bars Now Than 10 Years Ago. Will It Last? Weihua Li, David Eads, and Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project Hochul Orders Release of 191 Detainees as Rikers Crisis Deepens Rebecca Davis O’Brien and Chelsia Rose Marcius, New York Times Amid Crisis At Rikers Island, Governor Hochul Signs The “Less Is More Act” George Joseph, Gothamist Inside the Battle to Close Rikers (2019) Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project Rollback of Carceral System Reform Spurs Rikers Island Crisis Nick Pinto, The Intercept