Criminal Justice

Biden administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

The administration is not taking action on a ban on assault rifles. But after the mass shooting in Colorado where 10 people were killed, the president called on Congress to ban the weapons. 

House passes statutory window for old child abuse lawsuits, splitting GOP majority

Wednesday's vote split the Republican caucus down the middle, a rarity in the legislature. All but one of the dissenting votes was cast by a GOP lawmaker.

My family’s experience explains why mental health reform has to be part of the...

While taking the guns out of the hands of the mentally ill who are dangerous would be a good start, actually helping those people deal with their problems would be the best course of action.

What if Chauvin is acquitted of killing George Floyd? | Michael Coard

Be prepared for a possible acquittal. And then be prepared to do something about it.

Mass shootings destroy lives and perpetuate institutional racism against Black and Brown Americans |...

When one group of gun violence victims garners condemnation while another group doesn’t, it is simply another form of structural racism.

A Black lawmaker is crusading for mandatory minimums. He’s raising a lot of eyebrows

Rep. Amen Brown wants to progressively increasing mandatory minimum sentences for “any previously convicted felon who is found to be in possession of an illegal firearm.”

Philly Dems snub Krasner, won’t endorse him in district attorney primary

The city committee’s executive board decided to back neither Krasner nor his challenger, Carlos Vega, in the May 18 primary, according to KYW Newsradio.

Is this year the year that local police departments finally get radar? | Tuesday...

Local police departments have been looking for the right to run radar on Pa. motorists since there were cars -- or at least it feels like it sometimes.

Mass shootings are rare. Gun suicides are much more common, and kill more Americans...

Gun violence as a whole is much more common, and much more deadly, than mass shootings are.

A Pa. Republican backed gun restrictions for domestic abusers in Harrisburg. He didn’t in...

A little more than two years ago, then-state Rep. Fred Keller, R-Snyder, stood on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a message for his conservative colleagues. At the time, the chamber was...