Wednesday August 7, 2019

Friday August 2, 2019

Wednesday July 31, 2019

The Shocking Lack of Lawyers in Rural America Jessica Pishko

After defeats in 2019, a group of Texas lawmakers is teaming up to push criminal justice reform Jolie McCullough

Oakland Police Commission flexes muscle in ruling to fire five police officers Megan Cassidy

True Crime and the Satisfaction of the Unsolved Mystery Mike Hale

Laura Lippman on turning true crime into fiction: “Am I not appropriating somebody’s story?” Erin Keane

Death penalty trials have continued despite Newsom’s moratorium. The California Supreme Court could stop them Alene Tchekmedyian

Activist group sues Providence police over gang database (Rhode Island) Madeleine List

If You’re Poor in America, Debtor’s Prison is Real Charleston Chronicle

Philly DA Larry Krasner deserves support from media, legislature Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long

‘Who Killed Garrett Phillips?’ is a masterful study in the evils of assumptions Hank Stuever

Report: Black men are biggest beneficiaries of the First Step Act Stacy M. Brown

Kroft: Prison Lawyer is “One of the Best Characters” in Decades of Reporting Jacqueline Kalil

Criminal expungements may be key to boosting minority participation in Michigan’s fledgling marijuana industry Natalie Broda

Two extraordinary exonerations show the failure of our justice system Washington Post Editorial Board

‘Like I’m crushed inside’: Trying to rebuild a life after 28 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit (Delaware) Michaelle Bond and Emilie Lounsberry

It’s ‘highly, highly unlikely’ KPD is documenting harassment, says policing expert (Tennessee) Tyler Whetstone

New book on mass killers is a disturbing eye opener Rubén Rosario 

Tuesday July 30, 2019

Meek Mill’s overturned conviction provides fresh proof of a broken criminal justice system Kay Wicker

Baltimore jury finds Keith Davis Jr. guilty in contentious fourth murder trial Tim Prudente

Building a second chance: Construction program trains former prisoners (Vermont) Mike Frett

District Attorney’s Office to launch adult diversion program in August (Colorado) Sawyer D’Argonne

7 Reasons Why You Love True Crime Stories, According To Experts Lindsay Mack

Thousands create ‘If I Go Missing’ folders; police say trend could be life-saving Savannah Levins

The Questionable Conviction, and Re-Conviction, of Ricky Joyner (Indiana) Christian Sheckler and Ken Armstrong

Ferguson diagnosed a national illness. But five years later, it hasn’t been cured. Kevin McDermott

Dozens of convicted criminals have been hired as cops in rural Alaska. Sometimes, they’re the only applicants. Kyle Hopkins

How Domestic Abusers Weaponize the Courts Jessica Klein

Chicago FOP blasts Foxx for yet another exoneration involving a violent crime WJ Kennedy

‘We know there are many more Chris Tapps out there’: Experts call for reforms in police interrogations Jeff Robinson

New Opera Tells Powerful Stories Of Ohio Innocence Project Exonerees Broadway World

The Jury Said He Killed Her Daughter. She Helped Clear His Name. Heather Murphy

Royal Clark Jr. freed after 2003 wrongful conviction in Terrytown armed robbery (Louisiana) Michelle Hunter

Commentary: Seize chance to help jailed students Jesse Kelley

Using a Public Health Approach to Reach Zero Youth Detention Kate Cole

Prosecutors drop case accusing Kevin Spacey of groping 18-year-old man Alanna Durkin Richer

‘Surviving R. Kelly’ executive producer dream hampton on the Emmy nod and justice August Brown

The Judge and Jury Agreed I Didn’t Kill Anyone. So Why Did I Just Serve 16 Years for Murder? Adnan Khan

Monday July 29, 2019

Baltimore City Council ordinance would prohibit gag order requirement in police brutality, misconduct cases Colin Campbell

Baltimore should move swiftly to stop police misconduct gag orders Baltimore Sun Editorial Board

ACLU disputes mayor’s statement that Baltimore has stopped using gag orders Mark Reutter

76 Baltimore Police misconduct cases have been allowed to expire since 2016 Kevin Rector

Underage women’: The oxymoron that hides Jeffrey Epstein’s crime Sharissa Jones and Daniel Medwed

How Jeffrey Epstein Used the Billionaire Behind Victoria’s Secret for Wealth and Women Emily Steel, Steve Eder, Sapna Maheshwari and Matthew Goldstein

DNA, genetic genealogy helps exonerate an innocent man of murder for first time (Idaho) Robert Gearty

Tay-K Gets 55 Years Over Home Invasion Death; Still Faces Capital Murder Trial AllHipHop

 75 Law Professors And Scholars Call On LA County DA To Stop Seeking The Death Penalty Taylor Walker

Unbelievable Trailer Hunts a Serial Rapist in Netflix True Crime Miniseries Samantha Clair

Book review: The true-crime story that eluded Harper Lee Betty Cotter

Jo Nesbo, Master of Norway Noir, Returns With His Creepiest Yet Marilyn Stasio

Wrong Man Season 2: Starz Renewed For Second Season, Re-Investigate Three New Cases Divya Tiwari

‘No One Saw A Thing’ True Crime Documentary Series Releases New Trailer Bruce Haring

“Exhibit A”: When Grisly Crime Meets Questionable Science Carli Moses

In unprecedented move, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ordered to provide private posts in gang trial Maura Dolan

LAPD informant infiltrated left-wing activists during Trump protests, records show James Queally 

Friday July 26, 2019

In NYC beset by crime, Morgenthau was made-for-TV prosecutor Associated Press

Former Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau remembered Amanda Santiago

Sheriff’s chief says she quit over ‘highly unethical’ demand to rehire deputy fired for abuse (Los Angeles, CA) Maya Lau

In ’99 He Was Sentenced to Life. Twenty Years Later, I Set Him Free. Robin Rosenberg

3,100 inmates to be released as Trump administration implements criminal justice reform Matt Zapotosky

Governor forms group to study criminal justice reform (Alabama) Jessa Reid Bolling

Anti-Recidivism Coalition Provides Transformational Criminal Justice Reform (California) Michele Hanisee

Where Law-and-Order Justice Still Reigns in New York City Ted Alcorn

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Call On Trump To Help Free A$AP Rocky Cole Delbyck

4 Chicago cops fired over alleged coverup of Laquan McDonald’s deadly shooting CBS News

A decisive epilogue to the Laquan McDonald case: Yes, Chicago will punish police misconduct. Chicago Tribune Editorial Board

‘A slap in the face’: Knoxville mayor, police chief respond to vulgar video that led to KPD internal investigations (Tennessee) John North and Tonja Burk

St. Louis police officer charged with felony assault for pepper-spraying protestors Rebecca Rivas

Philadelphia Police Department to fire 13 officers over ‘vile’ Facebook posts Ryan Briggs

Congress Helped Thousands of People Get Out of Prison Early. But Many of Them Will Probably Be Deported Right Away. Samantha Michaels

New initiative gives inmates opportunity to THRIVE after release (Baltimore, MD) The Aegis Opinion

Will Rape-Testing Evidence Push More Cops to Believe Women? The Crime Report