Report: ‘No evidence’ progressive prosecutors are responsible for homicide spikes | Tuesday Coffee
Homicides were 'slightly lower' in cities with progressive prosecutors, data show.
Pa. House’s Krasner committee cancels hearing after prosecutor insists it be made public
Voters and taxpayers 'deserve a transparent and public hearing,' Philly's Democratic prosecutor said.
Protesters at Pa. House panel’s hearing on Philly crime were ‘circus animals,’ its chair says
"This committee will not be drawn into the gutter filled with circus animals when the matter at hand is of such importance," Rep. John Lawrence said.
Philly DA Krasner not alone among progressive prosecutors fighting GOP attacks
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner won a hard-fought campaign in 2017 amid a rising wave of dissent over police shootings of unarmed people of color and calls to reform criminal justice policies that harm the nation’s most vulnerable communities. Five years later, following a resounding reelection victory in 2021, Krasner is among progressive prosecutors across […]
Pa. House moves to reform bridge naming process
The House Transportation Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve legislation sponsored by Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester, that would give private citizens the ability to name roads themselves if they secure community input, collect money to replace road signs, and apply to PennDOT.
Legislators at work? One in 5 laws enacted in Pa. this year renamed a bridge (or road)
Much like legislation naming post offices to members of Congress, bills to name bridges and roads are a staple of slow legislative days in Harrisburg. The honorees range from military members and first responders who have died in the line of service to deceased lawmakers and local historical figures. But such legislation has made up […]