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 […]


Equal protection under the law means treating bad cops like any other criminal | Opinion

BY: - June 24, 2020

Equality and fairness in the criminal justice system cannot be achieved if laws are not applied equally to those charged with enforcing them.


I’m a Black man in 2020. These are the questions I’m asking myself. There are no easy answers | Anwar Curtis

BY: - June 22, 2020

As a Black man, how do I persuade my Black mother, Black father, Black sister, Black brother, and Black fiancee not to be afraid when I leave the house?


We can’t address racial injustice in Pa. without fixing our unfair public school funding system | Opinion

BY: - June 19, 2020

At a time of great upheaval and change, and in the middle of a global pandemic, we have all been called to acknowledge and confront systemic racism.

Qualified immunity, explained. And why police reformers want to end it

BY: - June 17, 2020

in the 1960’s, the U.S. Supreme Court created a loophole, as a way to protect public servants from high-stakes lawsuits known as qualified immunity.