Pittsburgh synagogue shooter found guilty on dozens of charges

BY: - June 16, 2023

The jury also found the accused gunman guilty on 11 counts of a hate crime act resulting in death.


Who gets to try Trump first? The state or the feds? A law professor explains | Analysis

BY: - June 12, 2023

It’s important to recognize that criminal law provides no clear answer how to settle that question.


In the era of legal marijuana, the kids are alright | Opinion

BY: - March 20, 2023

The continued criminalization of cannabis only compounds the public safety risks posed to young people by the unregulated marketplace.

In new poll, Philly voters put crime at the top of priorities list for city’s next mayor

BY: - March 15, 2023

Two-thirds of respondents said they'd heard gun shots in their neighborhood during the last year.


Virginia abolished biased, botched executions; more states should follow suit | Opinion

BY: - January 5, 2023

The imposition of a death sentence gives a false impression that justice is being served.

Philly made its tough youth curfew permanent. Will it actually work? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 5, 2022

Research shows they're 'ineffective at reducing crime and victimization.'

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Republicans tried to put crime on the ballot in 2022. Voters didn’t go for it | Opinion

BY: - November 16, 2022

Despite the claims from Republicans, violent crime in 2022 is nowhere near the problem it was in the 1990s.

Former ‘lifers’ call on lawmakers to end ‘death by incarceration’

BY: - September 20, 2022

'Second chances doesn't mean everybody comes home, it means everybody has a chance to come home if they do the right thing,' state Sen. Sharif Street said.

Pa. House bill would provide compensation to the wrongfully imprisoned | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 30, 2022

161 people were exonerated nationwide in 2021, with each person losing an average of 11.5 years of their lives, data showed.

Most HBCU bomb threats may be coming from one juvenile, FBI official tells Congress

BY: - March 18, 2022

Ryan Young, of the Intelligence Branch at the FBI, said that the bomb threats made to HBCUs are the agency’s top priority. 

Behind bars? No problem. In Houston, people in jail can still go to the polls

BY: - March 9, 2022

'This is America and until you’re all the way convicted, you have the right to vote, so you should be able to,' one advocate said.

‘They need to be loved on’: Philly program offers youthful offenders a second chance

BY: - March 9, 2022

The Youth Aid Panel is a diversion program for first-time offenders, who face a panel of community volunteers instead of a judge.