TOP STORIES

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...

Interview: Carl Weathers and Paul Alan Smith on the Prison Letters of Tiyo Attallah Salah-El (with Amanda Knox)

Prison Letters: An Interview with Paul Alan Smith and Carl Weathers Tiyo Attallah Salah-El was a decorated Korean War veteran...

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...

Thursday September 24, 2020

AM Stories

‘We Have Not Defunded Anything’: Big Cities Boost Police Budgets Sarah Holder, Fola Akinnibi, and Christopher Cannon, Bloomberg

New Polling Finds Extraordinary Bipartisan Support for Policing Reforms Evan Mintz, Arnold Ventures

The financial case for defunding the police Sean Collins, Vox

Trump’s Crime and Carnage Ad Blitz Is Going Unanswered on Facebook Jeremy B. Merrill and Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project

Which Police Departments Are as Diverse as Their Communities? Lauren Leatherby and Richard A. Oppel Jr., New York Times

Black New Yorkers Are Twice as Likely to Be Stopped by the Police, Data Shows Alan Feuer, New York Times

What Will It Take for the Atlanta Police Department to Change the Way It Polices Itself? Sonam Vashi, Type Investigations

Police training cited as defense in many use-of-force cases. But experts say it’s outdated. Daphne Duret and Jessica Priest, USA Today

Colorado law’s ‘loopholes’ keep unknown number of police internal investigations secret Sady Swanson, Fort Collins Coloradoan

Six Louisville cops under internal investigation for roles in fatal Breonna Taylor search Darcy Costello and Tessa Duvall, Louisville Courier Journal

Which Louisville Judge Let Police Search Your House? Most Signatures Are Unreadable Jacob Ryan and Travis Ragsdale, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Despite past denials, LAPD has used facial recognition software 30,000 times in last decade, records show Kevin Rector and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

JUSTICE

COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 15

Sean Smith presents Part 15 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 21. WEEK 15  (JUNE 21-27)  At his Tulsa, Oklahoma campaign rally on Saturday, June 20, President Donald Trump disputed the efficacy of mass testing for the coronavirus. “Here’s the bad part,” Trump confided. “When you do testing to that extent, you’re...