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Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 43

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: This week, protests erupted across all 50 states in response to the death of George Floyd, turning a national spotlight on police brutality, systemic racism, and the excesses of American law enforcement. A piece from The Atlantic broadly outlines the policy interventions – at the federal, state, and local levels – needed to reform policing, increase accountability and transparency, and limit brutality and discrimination. A piece from The Nation calls on lawmakers to significantly reduce police...

Friday June 5, 2020

PM Stories Trump Is Reviving the Disgraceful Legacy of ‘Law-and-Order’ Politics Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine The Police Take the Side of White Vigilantes Alex Pareene, New Republic In urban areas, police are consistently much whiter than the people they serve Dan Keating and Kevin Uhrmacher, Washington Post Don’t Fall for the ‘Chaos’ Theory of the Protests Megan Garber, The Atlantic Police keep using force against peaceful protesters, prompting sustained criticism about tactics and training Mark Berman and Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, Washington Post Democrats prepare sweeping police reform...

Thursday June 4, 2020

PM Stories Federal Bureau of Prisons Locks Down Prisoners and Takes Away Communications Amid Protests Lauren Gill, The Appeal Jails Are Coronavirus Hotbeds. How Many People Should Be Released To Slow The Spread? Anna Flagg, The Marshall Project Your right to a jury trial is on hold. Here’s how coronavirus is changing the justice system Mike Carter and Sara Jean Green, Seattle Times California Sheriff Sued for Keeping People Jailed as COVID-19 Rages Alexander Lekhtman, Filter Magazine For Children, A Parent in Prison During the Pandemic Heightens...

Wednesday June 3, 2020

PM Stories Federal prisons under national lockdown amid George Floyd protests, most severe restrictions in 25 years Kevin Johnson, USA Today Senators Grill Feds on Inmate Protections During Pandemic Tim Ryan, Courthouse News Lawmakers question federal prisons’ home confinement rules Michael Balsamo, ABC News Give Incarcerated ‘Basic Human Rights’ During Pandemic, Say Families The Crime Report Two-thirds of COVID-19 cases in federal prisons limited to 7 facilities, official says Daniel Uria, United Press International “Juvenile Lifers” Were Meant to Get a Second Chance. COVID-19 Could...

Tuesday June 2, 2020

PM Stories The Double Standard of the American Riot Kellie Carter Jackson, The Atlantic The Minneapolis Uprising in Context Elizabeth Hinton, Boston Review The Police Can Still Choose Nonviolence David A. Graham, The Atlantic Facing Protests Over Use of Force, Police Respond With More Force Shaila Dewan and Mike Baker, New York Times Nation’s Cops Seem Determined To Demonstrate Why People Are Protesting Them in the First Place Eric Boehm, Reason Why So Many Police Are Handling the Protests Wrong Maggie Koerth and Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall...

Monday June 1, 2020

PM Stories Prisoners May Hold the Key to Releasing Us from Coronavirus Lockdown Marc M. Howard, New York Times What COVID-19 Prison Outbreaks Could Teach Us About Herd Immunity Jamiles Lartey, The Marshall Project Is COVID-19 Falling Harder on Black Prisoners? Officials Won’t Tell Us. Maurice Chammah and Tom Meagher, The Marshall Project Coronavirus infection rates in some parts of LA County jails are 40% or higher Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times California Sheriff Refuses to Release People From Jail as COVID Outbreak Rages Mike Ludwig, Truthout