“Gun violence in urban cities is real,” he said. “We need to address this because this is an epidemic that is tearing our city apart at an alarming rate.”
The Kenney administration said last week that the city could potentially receive the Tasers before the end of the year if legislators approve the contract proposal in December.
The child abuse registry is a racial and economic justice issue that cannot be ignored. Pennsylvania must once again be a leader on removing unnecessary and onerous barriers to employment.
The first year cost for the Tasers would be about $900,000, which is included in the current budget, Dunn said.
City officials have boosted police staffing and resources for Election Day as demonstrations are planned and unexpected agitation from outside groups remains a possibility.
With open carry organizations threatening to “monitor” the polls on Electiom Day, county officials here are moving to make sure polling goes as smoothly as possible in the swing county.
Almost a dozen of Philadelphia’s Black civic, religious, business and political leaders gathered on a Zoom call Friday afternoon in response to the economic impact of looting and rioting following the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.
The curfew will be in effect between 9 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, the Kenney administration said in a released statement.
In the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, experts offered advice on how to cope.
One study showed a dramatic reduction in recidivism among those with access to higher education. A bill now before the General Assembly would open the door to opporunity.