Crime Story Daily

Headlines

Stay on top of Crime Story

LATEST ARTICLES

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 24

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: A piece for the New York Times by Emily Bazelon dives deep into the issue of non-unanimous juries. Last October, the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not split verdicts violate the Constitution; its decision is expected in the coming weeks or months. Bazelon examines the issue through the lens of specific cases: people who were exonerated, after convictions by non-unanimous juries, and the jurors who believed in their innocence all along. “If the justices end the practice,” she writes, “they will...

Friday January 24, 2020

Weinstein Trial Begins With Vivid Descriptions of Several Sexual Attacks Jan Ransom and Alan Feuer, New York Times Democrats Should Stop Saying Some People Should Die in Prison Ben Miller and Daniel S. Harawa, Slate Attorney general launches presidential commission on law enforcement Tom Jackman, Washington Post Violent, Property Crime Reports Fell In 2019’s First Half The Crime Report Marijuana legalization is about to have a huge year German Lopez, Vox New federal rules on campus sexual misconduct will only make things worse Brett A. Sokolow, Los Angeles Times

Thursday January 23, 2020

More Slayings at Parchman as Mississippi Confronts Prison Crisis Rick Rojas, New York Times Two more Mississippi inmates killed at Parchman prison. Inmate death toll reaches nine. Alissa Zhu, Mississippi Clarion Ledger Guns Are No Mere Symbol Garrett Epps, The Atlantic Architect of CIA Interrogation Program Testifies at Guantánamo Bay Carol Rosenberg, New York Times When New Jersey Next Redistricts, It Will Count Incarcerated People Where They Lived Daniel Nichanian, The Appeal A court tossed 2 NJ men’s murder convictions after 25 years. So why are they still locked up? SP...

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Ten Years After “The New Jim Crow” David Remnick, The New Yorker Mass Incarceration, Then and Now David Remnick, The New Yorker Radio Hour Two men are in prison for the same Florida murder. One may be innocent. He also may be executed. Dan Sullivan, Tampa Bay Times Weinstein Jury Has Only 2 White Women as Prosecutors Protest Jan Ransom, New York Times Facebook, Twitter hold evidence that could save people from prison. And they’re not giving it up Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle Tear-Gas Grenades and ‘Qualified Immunity’ Robert McNamara, Wall...

Tuesday January 21, 2020

The controversy over New York’s bail reform law, explained Roxanna Asgarian, Vox The Fire This Time Alice Speri, The Intercept Black Women Prosecutors Rally Behind St. Louis Circuit Attorney Over Racist Backlash Aaron Morrison, The Appeal Few Elections for Prosecutors Give Voters a Choice: Report The Crime Report The Fight to Save an Innocent Refugee From Almost Certain Death Ben Taub, The New Yorker Rural Montana Had Already Lost Too Many Native Women. Then Selena Disappeared. Jack Healy, New York Times LA Police Union Contributes $1 Million to...

Monday January 20, 2020

Injustice on Repeat Michelle Alexander, New York Times Shadow of a Doubt Emily Bazelon, New York Times Courts Approved More Than 2,400 Reduced Sentences Under New Law -- Justice Department New York Times Parole board spares life of prisoner hours before scheduled execution (Georgia) Christian Boone, Atlanta Journal-Constitution ‘Please Try to Help Us’: Conversing With Mississippi Inmates on a Contraband Phone Rick Rojas, New York Times Justice Department investigating Mississippi prisons Jerry Mitchell, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting State Supreme Court agrees with Legislature: Felons must pay all costs...