Police accountability panel created by Wolf to hold first meeting Thursday

BY: - January 20, 2021

A commission that’s intended to improve policing practices within state-run law enforcement agencies will have its first public meeting this week, nearly six months after Gov. Tom Wolf created it by executive order.  The Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission will convene at  2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 to hear public comments and […]


We’re saying her name over and over and over. Now grant Breonna Taylor justice | Ana White

BY: - August 28, 2020

How can Breonna Taylor be socially relevant, but largely muted in the one space where it matters most: the criminal justice system?


Discretion and deescalation are a police officer’s strongest tools | John Fetterman

BY: - July 9, 2020

By John Fetterman My tenure as mayor of Braddock, Allegheny County, started with a community that was embroiled in mass distrust between residents and the police force. Braddock’s population is approximately 70 percent Black, and 36 percent of residents fall below the poverty line. The median household income is $22,000. In addition to being one […]


Equal protection under the law means treating bad cops like any other criminal | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2020

Equality and fairness in the criminal justice system cannot be achieved if laws are not applied equally to those charged with enforcing them.


I’m a Black man in 2020. These are the questions I’m asking myself. There are no easy answers | Anwar Curtis

BY: - June 22, 2020

As a Black man, how do I persuade my Black mother, Black father, Black sister, Black brother, and Black fiancee not to be afraid when I leave the house?


We can’t address racial injustice in Pa. without fixing our unfair public school funding system | Opinion

BY: - June 19, 2020

At a time of great upheaval and change, and in the middle of a global pandemic, we have all been called to acknowledge and confront systemic racism.