Criminal Justice

Philly FOP loses labor fight over police department’s tattoo policy

Ex-cop Ian Hans Lichtermann's tattoo caused a public uproar and the department to develop a policy. The rules were upheld by the Pa. Labor Relations Board.
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Cannabis legalization may be off the table for Pennsylvania’s GOP majority. Decriminalization is another...

Gov. Tom Wolf has embraced legalizing recreational cannabis for adults. The GOP is unlikely to get on board.

In Pennsylvania, more law means less justice. That needs to change | Opinion

Law enforcement in Pennsylvania already has enough tools to protect public safety. There are serious consequences to continually expanding the crimes code.

Has impeachment silenced Washington’s debate over gun violence reduction?

Prospects for meaningful gun violence reduction legislation appear increasingly slim now that the U.S. House launched an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court, explained: Why you should pay attention to this November race

While much of the public's attention is already turned to 2020, there is a general election on Nov. 5 that will affect the future of your hometowns, counties, and Pennsylvania's courts. The major statewide race...

Philly cops investigate possible cremated remains in former city funeral home

In two photos, a plastic bag of what appears to be cremated remains rests beside a small black box, all of which is positioned in front of stacks of dozens of other boxes.

Here’s the price of our inaction on gun violence: More dead. More wounded. And...

by the time you finish reading this, someone, somewhere, will have been shot with a gun in America. The data suggests they might die.

Opponents of Marsy’s Law are suing to keep the crime victims measure off the...

The amendment would inscribe Pennsylvania’s crime victim statutes in the state Constitution, giving victims a path to assert those rights in court.

More mental health care won’t stop the gun epidemic, new study suggests | Analysis

A new study suggests there may be better ways to prevent shooting deaths than by pouring resources and energy into mental health treatment

Some see Christian compassion in ‘the hug;’ others not so much | Analysis

“It’s bad because it sends a really bad message that white folks can kill us and it’s OK because Jesus will work it out," one activist said.