Criminal Justice

COMMENTARY

Do to guns what we did to cigarettes — make them culturally repellent | Opinion

BY: - July 1, 2022

We can say with clarity that too many guns leads to shootings just like too many cigarettes leads to lung cancer.

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We cannot wait any longer to disarm hate | Shira Goodman

BY: - June 30, 2022

The new gun reform law passed by Congress, and signed by President Joe Biden, is a first step. We still have much work to do.

House adopts resolution to investigate Philly DA Krasner over objections of city lawmakers

BY: - June 29, 2022

Over the fiery objections of Philadelphia lawmakers, the state House adopted a resolution to investigate Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey pleads with lawmakers to fight gun violence

BY: - June 28, 2022

By Ladimir Garcia PITTSBURGH —  Following a string of mass shootings that have shaken the nation this year, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey is urging state lawmakers to take action on gun reform. During a Monday news conference, Gainey joined a slate of community leaders to press for change at the state level. “We are begging […]

States want to make it easier to use red flag laws | Analysis

BY: - June 28, 2022

Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., have such laws. Pa. buried its bill in committee.

A woman, Jackie Springer of Shippensburg, looks at a picture of her son, Austin Springer, as she talks about his death from overdosing on fentanyl.

Mastriano pitches 25-year mandatory sentences for fentanyl dealers in fatal overdose cases

BY: - June 27, 2022

With parents whose children died of fentanyl overdoses, Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano proposed 25-year mandatory minimum sentences for dealers who provide deadly overdoses of the drug

Voters ‘have the final word’ in protecting abortion rights, Biden says

BY: - June 24, 2022

'With your vote, you can act. You can have the final word. This is not over,' President Joe Biden said Friday.

Congress sends Biden historic gun safety legislation, with GOP support

BY: - June 24, 2022

'Let us not judge the legislation for what it does not do, but for what it does,' U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

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An image of SCI-Greene, the state prison in Greene County, Pa. (Pa. Corrections Department photo).

Hunger strike to protest solitary confinement at SWPa. prison continues | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 24, 2022

Incarcerated people at the state prison in Greene County have been on strike since June 7.

COMMENTARY

Red flag laws saved 7.3K Americans in 2020 alone – and could have saved 11.4K more | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2022

In Florida, where the request must come from police, an average of five of these orders are granted every day.

U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights in striking down New York concealed carry law

BY: - June 23, 2022

“[T]he Second and Fourteenth Amendments protect an individual's right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote.