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Crime Story Named Top 10 Criminal Justice Podcast (Week 59)

Welcome to your weekly opportunity to catch up on another busy week at CrimeStory.com. This week we offered new interviews by Amanda Knox, the penultimate episode of Season 1...

Crime Story Named Top 10 Criminal Justice Podcast (Week 59)

Welcome to your weekly opportunity to catch up on another busy week at CrimeStory.com. This week we offered new interviews by Amanda Knox, the penultimate episode of Season 1...

Interview: Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar on an Alternative Path to Decarceration (with Amanda Knox)

Prison By Any Other Name: An Interview with Victoria Law and Maya Schenwar In Prison By Any Other Name: The...

Interview: Julie Gunnigle on Running for County Attorney in a Political Crucible (with Amanda Knox)

Shifting Priorities: An Interview with Maricopa County Democratic candidate Julie Gunnigle By Amanda Knox with Christopher Robinson

Interview: Laurie Levenson and Adam Grant on L.A.’s Project for the Innocent at Loyola Law

Project for the Innocent: An Interview with Laurie Levenson and Adam Grant Professors Laurie Levenson and Adam Grant are co-founders...

LA County Jail Population Is Back Up Above State Overcrowding Limits

 By Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Following a COVID-19-related push to drop Los Angeles County's jail population by roughly 5,000...

LA County Report Shows Arrests, Bookings Down Dramatically During COVID-19

By Elizabeth Marcellino, City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) - From March to mid-June, as stay-at-home orders took effect and Los Angeles County officials...

Tuesday September 29, 2020

PM Stories

Murders Are Rising. Blaming a Party Doesn’t Add Up. Jeff Asher, New York Times

Fact of the Day: Crime Is Still Falling in the United States Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

Chicago Unveiling Sweeping Two-Year Anti-Violence Plan The Crime Report

The littlest witnesses to DC’s gun violence inspire an initiative aimed at stopping it Theresa Vargas, Washington Post

The racist anti-vote effort by Florida Republicans hits a new low Editorial Board, Washington Post

The Legal and Political Fight Over Amendment 4, Granting As Many As 1.4 Million Florida Felons the Right to Vote CBS News

COVID-19 cases spike at two federal prisons in Minnesota Mary Lynn Smith and Jeremy Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Half of all Folsom Prison inmates have caught COVID-19, with 1 dead, California authorities say Vincent Moleski, Sacramento Bee

A jury sentenced him to 74 years in prison. Some now say it wasn’t their choice. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post

Might a notable celebrity endorsement help move a notable criminal justice reform ballot initiative toward passage in Oklahoma? Sentencing Law and Policy

When a Prison Abolitionist Is a Victim of Sexual Assault Ayelet Waldman, The Atlantic

Prison Scholar and Activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore on the Case for Abolition Mina Kim, KQED

A New Exhibition Features the Hopes – and Artwork – of Rikers Island Prisoners David C. Kaufman, Architectural Digest

AM Stories

The Empty Facts of the Breonna Taylor Decision ZZ Packer, The New Yorker

Correcting the misinformation about Breonna Taylor Radley Balko, Washington Post

Ballistics don’t support AG Cameron’s claim Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend shot officer Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier Journal

The Only Witness Who Heard Police Announce Themselves at Breonna Taylor’s Door Changed His Story Roberto Ferdman, Belle Cushing, and Ani Ucar, Vice News

I’m a former prosecutor. The charge in Breonna Taylor’s death is pathetically weak. Paul Butler, Washington Post

‘This Is Breonna Taylor’s Home’: Scenes From Louisville Claire Lampen, New York Magazine

How Private Black Tragedy Shapes American Politics Teresa Wiltz, Politico

Since 2015: 48 Black Women Killed by the Police. And Only 2 Charges. Alisha Haridasani Gupta, New York Times

Police are using the law to deny the release of records involving use of force, critics claim Hannah Knowles, Mark Berman, and Shayna Jacobs, Washington Post

QAnon Is Attracting Cops Ali Breland, Mother Jones

Just prosecuting police officers won’t make us safe. Here’s what’s needed. Christy E. Lopez, Washington Post

The Growing Movement to Send Counselors – Not Cops – to Mental Health Crises Jennifer Mascia, The Trace

The Precipitous Drop of Police Traffic Stops in Minneapolis Sarah Holder, Rachael Dottle, and Marie Patino, Bloomberg CityLab

One Black Lives Matter Protest in Rural New York Opens the Door to Change Karen Rothmyer, The Nation

Trump Attacked Rochester Protesters. Not All Local Republicans Agree. Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Jesse McKinley, New York Times

JUSTICE

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 16

Sean Smith presents Part 16 of his week by week analysis of the news stories aggregated in Crime Story Daily related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning June 28. WEEK 16 (JUNE 28-JULY 4)  There were unexpected surges in coronavirus infections in states including Arizona and Florida during the week of June 28, forcing several governors to roll back their reopenings. On Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the...