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Chauvin verdict reignites calls for police reform in Pa. | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 23, 2021

"A jury unanimously decided that chokeholds are acts of murder, and this decision should compel us to examine policies of our own law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth,” one lawmaker said.

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Say her name: Dominque Fells. And what Pa. lawmakers can do next | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 15, 2020

Two Black Trans women were killed within 24 hours in the U.S. last week. The White House's response? Increase discrimination.

As Turzai backs police reform before resignation, Black lawmakers judge his legacy

BY: - June 10, 2020

Mike Turzai’s retirement announcement Wednesday came just days after he added his voice to the chorus of millions calling for policing reforms in America.

Black Dems take over Pa. House floor; Turzai calls for special session on police reform

BY: and - June 8, 2020

"They have expressed their anger. Their frustration. Certainly the issues they raise are legitimate," said House Speaker Mike Turzai said.

‘We’re bringing the village together’: In Philly’s Germantown, residents air gun violence concerns

BY: - February 19, 2020

In what is becoming a regular occurrence as Philadelphia continues to grapple with escalating gun violence, yet another church opened its doors after the sun had set in an effort to address the problem.

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‘Juneteenth is American history,’ supporters say at Capitol rally

BY: - June 19, 2019

'Teach the young people we have to carry on our history,' Rep. Sue Helm, the holiday's legislative sponsor, said Wednesday.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, e-scooters could be coming to a Pennsylvania city near you

BY: - February 28, 2019

A big city Democrat and a central Pennsylvania Republican are teaming up with a former Uber lobbyist to open Pennsylvania up to electric scooter-sharing companies like Lime. San Francisco-based Lime already has pilot programs lined up across the state. But under current law, electric scooters are considered motorcycles and can be impounded if used without […]