In the era of legal marijuana, the kids are alright | Opinion
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
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
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
Research shows they're 'ineffective at reducing crime and victimization.'
Republicans tried to put crime on the ballot in 2022. Voters didn’t go for it | Opinion
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’
'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
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
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
'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
The Youth Aid Panel is a diversion program for first-time offenders, who face a panel of community volunteers instead of a judge.
‘We want to get answers’: SW Philly residents discuss violence near local ‘Stop and Go’
“I believe alcohol brings violence,” one resident said during the sometimes emotional meeting.
COVID-19 in Philly: Shootings continue to surge despite stay-at-home order
At least one homicide and another shooting occurred in the 12th Police District in Southwest Philadelphia.