— In California, an important lesson for reformers, as bail reform advocates say a good bill was hijacked with last-minute amendments, and subsequently withdrew their support.
— More reform news from Maryland, where activists are hoping a Republican governor will help change the state’s stinginess when it comes to parole for juvenile offenders.
— A Louisiana parish has overturned 18 convictions and dropped 90 other cases after an investigation revealed a culture of racist, abusive policing, including beating and coercing suspects into confessions.
— The United States is running short on cops.
— The 2018 murder rate is likely to drop significantly from last year.
— Federal prosecutors are threatening to incarcerate officials in Denver if they go through with plans to open a supervised injection cite for drug users.
— Are pain doctors unfairly shouldering the blame for the opioid crisis? This debate has been going on for more than a decade, with pain patients caught in the crosshairs.
— Report says New Jersey police are particularly aggressive with civil asset forfeiture.