Criminal Justice

A year after the police shooting of Antwon Rose, this state rep. wants to...

Rep. Summer Lee, a freshman Democrat who represents an area near where Rose died, has introduced legislation that would restrict when police officers can use deadly force.

Crime victims proposal Marsy’s Law now on its way to Pennsylvania voters

The proposed amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution will appear on this November's general election ballot.

Shapiro, Dem lawmakers hear experiences of racism, discrimination

Updated, 5:30 p.m.: This story was updated with additional information from the Attorney General's Office.Democratic elected officials from across Pennsylvania, including Attorney General Josh Shapiro, gathered in Harrisburg's Allison Hill Thursday to hear, up...

Teen organizers from March for Our Lives lobby lawmakers in Harrisburg for ‘red flag’...

Students from Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Natrona Heights in Allegheny County, Scranton in the northeast, central Pennsylvania, and Berks and Montgomery counties were represented in Harrisburg this week.

Distracted drivers, beware: House advances bill to create $200 fine for cell phone use...

The legislative gears are again moving to crack down on Pennsylvania’s cell phone-wielding drivers.The House Transportation Committee advanced a bill Monday that would create a $200 fine for anyone caught using a hand-held cell...

How the ‘good guy with a gun’ became a deadly American fantasy | Opinion

The archetype can be traced back to 1920s detective fiction, when gruff, gun-toting, cigarette-smoking mavericks became heroic figures.

‘It leaves a hole in my heart’: This mom and activist is calling for...

Wednesday provided a vivid reminder that not only are some in the Capitol not on the same page, they're not even reading the same book.

Acquitted individuals still have a criminal record. This proposed law would change that

Rep. Joanna McClinton said she expects the bill could pass the House by the end of the month.
Sen. Art Haywood speaks alongside gun control advocates on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Senate Democrats renew calls for gun control measures that face an uphill battle

Days after a gunman murdered 12 people in a municipal government building in Virginia Beach, Democrats in Pennsylvania’s Senate renewed their calls for a slew of gun control measures that face an uphill battle...
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In first-ever hearing on legalizing cannabis, House GOP focuses on Pa. gun owners

"I think there's going to be a lot more discussion and conversation over the next few years prior to acting on any of those pieces of legislation," one Republican said.