Criminal Justice

Philly Council delays plan to arm all city cops with tasers

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.

Pa. needs to fix child abuse registry errors that turn into permanent barriers to...

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.

Plan to give tasers to all Philly cops could come this week, Mayor Kenney...

The first year cost for the Tasers would be about $900,000, which is included in the current budget, Dunn said.

Philadelphia officials boost police staffing, resources for Election Day

City officials have boosted police staffing and resources for Election Day as demonstrations are planned and unexpected agitation from outside groups remains a possibility.

Gun-toting voters? Erie Co. officials clarify open carry rules at the polls

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.

Black leaders discuss unrest, path to economic recovery for Philly

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.

Philadelphia Mayor imposes 9 p.m. curfew to take effect Friday night over Wallace killing

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 Philly, experts offer advice on healing after racial trauma

In the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, experts offered advice on how to cope.

It’s time to unlock higher education for Pennsylvanians with records | Opinion

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.

Racial tensions and resentment persist in Philly courts, judge and civil rights attorney say

A Philadelphia judge and a local civil rights lawyer are raising the alarm over an ongoing culture of racial resentment and tensions inside the city’s court system.