Criminal Justice

Let’s support these three, commonsense gun violence measures | Opinion

By Ben Sanchez A grocery store in the college town of Boulder, Colorado, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Various massage parlors in the southern metropolis of Atlanta, Georgia, the most populous capital city in the...

Did the Clinton-era assault weapons ban work? Here’s what the numbers say | Opinion

Mass shootings increased after the ban expired in 2044. From 2005 to 2021, there were an average of 5.1176 mass shootings per year, far more than the 1.6 from the ban years.

Pitt’s former emergency management director indicted for stealing and selling PPE supplies

Pitt terminated Casamento’s employment on July 17, 2020 after he admitted to stealing the supplies. He had been with the school since 2007.

She’s a hunter from rural Pa. who supports gun reform. Will lawmakers finally listen?...

This time, advocates are calling in Pennsylvanians who speak Republicans' language on gun reform. Will it work?

I’m a member of the ‘Mass Shooting Generation.’ Pa. lawmakers need to pass tougher...

My children will not live in a world where a Black male under 17 dies by gun homicide every nine hours. My children will not grow up in a Pennsylvania where gun violence costs our commonwealth $12.1 billion each year. 

Pa. cops made more than 20K marijuana arrests during the pandemic | Analysis

2020 had the third most adult marijuana-related arrests in Pennsylvania of any year since 2009.

Abuse survivors dealt another setback, as GOP Senate says it won’t take up emergency...

The decision means that victims must wait at least two more years to bring abusers and institutions to court. 

We cannot speak loudly enough against anti-Asian hate | John A. Tures

Every American should realize that an attack on one Asian-American is an attack on all Americans.

Philly Black clergy group unveils plan to address gun violence

The clergy group has recommended that Mayor Jim Kenney appoint a czar or deputy mayor delegated to comprehensively addressing violence eradication.

As killings surge, Philly Mayor Jim Kenney has few solutions

Homicides and shootings disproportionately affect African-American Philadelphians. Last year, they accounted for nearly 86 percent of homicides and 84 percent of shooting victims.