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Congress can’t do much about fixing local police. But it can tie strings to federal grants | Opinion

BY: - June 2, 2021

The federal government’s primary tool for influencing American policing is its spending power. But states and localities have to want to cooperate.

Biden urges Congress to act on policing reform after meeting with George Floyd’s family

BY: - May 25, 2021

“Indeed, that change is coming true,” U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday.

Morale down: Philly’s Black police face post-Floyd era

BY: - May 24, 2021

Crystal Williams-Coleman has waded into an oncoming hail of anti-police crossfire ever since becoming president of Philadelphia’s Guardian Civic League in March 2020.

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Why this trial was different: Experts react to guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin | Opinion

BY: - April 22, 2021

Scholars of policing, law and race explain the landmark guilty verdicts handed down in the trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Here’s how Pa. politicians reacted to the Chauvin trial verdict

BY: - April 20, 2021

This developing story will be updated.  Here’s how Pennsylvania’s state and federal elected officials reacted to the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin who was found guilty on three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Gov. Tom Wolf: “George Floyd’s murder was a tragedy. Sadly, […]

Chauvin verdict: Guilty on 3 charges in George Floyd’s death

BY: - April 20, 2021

Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder; guilty of third-degree murder; and guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

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Derek Chauvin trial: 3 questions America needs to ask about seeking racial justice in a court of law | Opinion

BY: - April 13, 2021

There is a difference between enforcing the law and being the law. The world is now witnessing another in a long history of struggles for racial justice in which this distinction may be ignored.

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What if Chauvin is acquitted of killing George Floyd? | Michael Coard

BY: - April 6, 2021

Be prepared for a possible acquittal. And then be prepared to do something about it.

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Eagles QB Wentz: ‘There’s a hurting community.’ Why we can’t let civil war win | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 31, 2020

Opening his eyes, and his mouth, the Eagles QB speaks a simple truth: 'There's a hurting community.'

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Why do these urban planners – including many from Pa. – think we should defund police? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 7, 2020

How we design cities affects criminal justice outcomes, planners argue, in a thought-provoking letter to the American Planning Association.

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Reform, don’t defund, the police. This is why | Opinion

BY: - July 10, 2020

“Defunding police” means something different to everyone, but the common theme involves cutting funding from police department budgets.  

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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 […]