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Wednesday October 28, 2020

AM Stories Philadelphia Police Fatally Shoot a Black Man Who They Say Had a Knife Azi Paybarah, New York Times Fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. prompts heated overnight protests in West Philly Ellie Rushing, Anna Orso, Robert Moran, and Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer Waukegan mayor says videos of fatal police shooting will be released after family views them Sam Kelly, Chicago Sun Times Families Mourn, Demand Accountability At Vigil For Teen Killed By Waukegan Police María Inés Zamudio, WBEZ Breonna...

Tuesday October 27, 2020

PM Stories The Criminal Justice of Amy Coney Barrett David K. Shipler, Washington Monthly This Is What It Feels Like to Live Under Minority Rule Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Half of Colorado’s district attorneys will be replaced after election, setting scene for future of criminal justice reform Elise Schmelzer, Denver Post In the Pandemic, a Shifting Ballot Debate on Legalizing Drugs Kirk Johnson, New York Times Newsom, California district attorneys seek tighter standards for application of death penalty Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

Monday October 26, 2020

PM Stories Unlocking The Vote In Jails Nicole Lewis and Aviva Shen, The Marshall Project In 2018, Florida enfranchised former felons. They’re still fighting for the right to vote. Rebecca Nelson, Washington Post He fought for voting rights in George – then found himself in trouble with the law Johnny Kauffman, The Guardian Pandemic Should Propel New Prison Reforms Abbe Lowell, Law360 ‘Revolutionary’ criminal sentencing change passes in Virginia Rachel Weiner and Laura Vozzella, Washington Post Early releases, safety...

Crime Story Daily Highlights – Week 63

This is a curated selection of highlights from Crime Story Daily this week. On the criminal justice policy front: A piece from the Brennan Center highlights 40 key ballot initiatives, sheriff’s elections, and prosecutorial races to watch on Election Day. The Appeal offers a comprehensive guide to “30 sheriff and prosecutor elections that could challenge mass incarceration.” Vox outlines six specific ballot measures in five states that will give voters a chance to make significant changes to their criminal justice systems. And a Los Angeles Times op-ed focuses on Proposition 20, the California ballot...

Friday October 23, 2020

PM Stories Justice on the Ballot 2020 Brennan Center for Justice On Criminal Justice, Trump and Biden Are Running Against Their Own Records CJ Ciaramella, Reason Bureau of Justice Statistics reporting that, as of end of 2019, “US imprisonment rate at its lowest since 1995.” Sentencing Law and Policy Court orders San Quentin prison to sharply cut inmate population after COVID outbreak Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times NJ will release more than 2,000 prisoners next month. Who is eligible to get out...

Thursday October 22, 2020

PM Stories How 2020 voters could change the criminal justice system, in 6 ballot measures German Lopez, Vox How NJ Broke Ground With ‘COVID Time’ for Inmates Amid Justice Reform Push Suzette Parmley, New Jersey Law Journal The Virginia legislature just achieved good criminal justice reforms. But there’s a long way to go. Editorial Board, Washington Post California Could End Cash Bail. But is This Alternative Any Better? Lauren Lee White, The Appeal Uncovering the Hidden $372 Billion Cost of Our Criminal...