Pa.’s Casey sponsors police reform bill to protect people with disabilities, mental illness
Up to half of all violent confrontations with law enforcement involve people living with disabilities, data show.
Philly’s settlement a win for protesters; police reform fight continues | Michael Coard
This was a 'truly unique civil rights lawsuit' because it sought more than mere money.
Policing has its roots in slave-catching. To change it, we must change that legacy | Opinion
By Terrence A. Alladin The beating of Tyre Nichols by five Black police officers of the Memphis Police Department is a racial problem. The fact that Tyre Nichols is a Black man and that the five police officers are Black men does not diminish the effect that race played in this awful incident. Nichols was […]
Rep. Donna Bullock shares Pa. Legislative Black Caucus’ priorities for 2023
Police reforms, passage of the CROWN Act and raising the minimum wage are key goals this year.
What Congress can — and can’t — do about fixing local policing | Opinion
Tyre Nichols' death has prompted renewed calls for reform. The real change happens at the state and local level.
Racism, reproductive rights, inflation top concerns for voters of color heading into ’22 midterms
Both liberal and conservative voters shared a concern with reproductive rights and freedoms, including abortion.
Embracing police accountability is the only way to make our communities safer | Opinion
Policymakers have yet to embrace a full transformation in public safety that we need to make all our communities safer and more just.
Biden lays out a ‘fund the police’ budget plan
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is requesting billions in its fiscal 2023 budget from Congress to fund police departments, despite progressive Democrats’ calls for some of that spending to be reallocated to social services. President Joe Biden’s budget request to Congress unveiled Monday asks for $30 billion for state and local governments to add more […]
A Philly cop killed a 12-year-old. What happened to police reform in Pa.? | Monday Morning Coffee
Between 2010 and 2020, Philadelphia paid out $136M to settle police misconduct claims, mostly for use of force incidents, according to the Washington Post .
Allentown Police in line to undergo active bystander training. We found out what it’s all about
It's all 'about people stepping up and stepping in if they see something that shouldn't be happening,' an official said.
Taking the reins, new Pgh Mayor Ed Gainey addresses questions of police-community relations
Pittsburgh's first Black chief executive promised 'a city where affordability isn’t a luxury, and a city that is prepared to lead into the future.'
Meet Charles Roca, Allentown’s first Latino police chief
Roca, who speaks Spanish, is taking over at a time when Blacks and Latinos in Allentown and across the U.S. are fed up with a system that funnels minorities into the criminal justice system at higher rates and labels students in underfunded schools as failures.