What we're reading
The future of public safety lies in prioritizing people, not police
Real protection and support in our communities requires greater investment in social services and more divestment from law enforcement
New York Times
Pulled Over: What to Know About Deadly Police Traffic Stops
A New York Times investigation examines why traffic stops can escalate into fatal encounters and how hidden financial incentives increase the risks. This is what we found.
What if Everything You Know About Murder Rates and Policing Is Wrong?
Five common myths about the FBI's homicide data, debunked.
New York Times
Opinion | Was the Decision on Boosters Bungled?
Readers discuss the government’s handling of the issue. Also: Abortion stories; criminal justice reform; voice recognition; extinct species.
Gun violence: America’s other epidemic
As young people with weapons perpetuate cycles of violence and retaliation. officials and advocates in Baltimore are working to stop the contagion of violence.
Los Angeles Times
Editorial: Congress failed with the George Floyd Act, but there’s still hope
Congress' failure to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act represents a squandering of the moment in which meaningful police reform was possible.
Voters want progressive prosecutors. Biden must follow through on promise to guide reform.
Reform-minded district attorneys are getting elected across the USA. Now's the time for Biden to set national guidance for progressive prosecution.
Restorative Justice Won’t Work Without This Crucial Piece
Illinois is one of the first states to try it.
Do Cops Make Us Safe?
Thought-provoking perspectives on policing in Black communities after Black Lives Matter protests swept the world.