Black-led project makes open call for submissions about 2020 George Floyd protests
Fajr Muhammad, a co-editor on the project and Blue Stoop board member, said it was critical that Black Philadelphians share and preserve their stories.
Police accountability panel created by Wolf to hold first meeting Thursday
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 […]
Report: Erie cop caught in viral video won’t face charges for kicking protester
An attorney for the protester, Hannah Silbaugh, 21, is suing Erie officials for the officer’s name, the Capital-Star reported last month.
Three takeaways from the first day of the Pa. Senate’s police reform hearings
The Senate Judiciary and Law and Justice committees held the first of two days of hearings allowing law enforcement officials, community organizers and advocates to sound off on the proposals.
How police accountability works in Pennsylvania
Law enforcement in Pennsylvania is highly decentralized, a patchwork of more than 1,100 agencies at the local, county and state levels.
Philly FOP boss quiet as pols align on police reforms, budget cuts
The leaders of two organizations that represent Black police officers have been more responsive to questions and supportive of some of the proposed changes.
Trump is the Jefferson Davis that America doesn’t need right now | John L. Micek
(*This post has been updated to reflect the changed date of Trump’s June 19 rally in Tulsa, Okla.) Donald Trump isn’t even trying to be president of the United States anymore. Well, at least not the president of the side that won the Civil War. Instead, Donald John Trump, the second president of the Confederate […]
The road to Black and white allyship isn’t a smooth one. But it’s one we walk together | Opinion
By Fiordaliza ‘Ana’ White Race is a social construct, but we certainly understand its impact. It is real in its consequence and real in our engagements or lack thereof. The concept of allyship and community engagement seems like a dream but feels like a nightmare in practice. There is a very real struggle in discussing […]
Want to be a better ally? Do these five things | Aryanna Hunter
Here are some actions we can take to keep the pressure on and work for justice – even if you can’t leave your house. And they're not hard.
Police are hurting protesters with little accountability | Opinion
Social media is inundated with videos that show police attacking people in broad daylight with apparently little repercussion.
What the evidence tells us about police reform: It works | Opinion
The evidence is showing that police reforms are working, and need to be adopted in all places, not just a number of big cities.
The 3 big numbers Pa. lawmakers need to remember on police reform | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Polls, the saying goes, are a snapshot in time. And right now, they reflect a highly engaged populace and one that's not going to back down.