Criminal Justice

Philadelphia

Committee investigating Larry Krasner releases interim report without recommendation to impeach

The Philly DA maintains that the panel’s efforts are politically motivated.

Capitol Beat

‘They want to erase Philadelphia’s votes’: Krasner calls out lawmakers for impeachment probe

The Philadelphia district attorney said he wouldn’t be surprised to see an impeachment vote this month.

Criminal Justice

The push to compensate those who were wrongfully convicted gets a bipartisan backing in Harrisburg

New bill would award damages to individuals based on the number of years they spent incarcerated.

News & Politics

Following Biden’s actions on marijuana, Wolf says he can’t issue unilateral pardons

Wolf’s office touted a recent initiative seeking to expedite pardons for people with marijuana convictions.

Law Enforcement

On day one of hearings to impeach Larry Krasner, mothers of homicide victims share testimony

Crime victims’ families told of grief and trauma followed by inaction and confusion due to lack of an adequate city response.

Philadelphia

Jim Kenney’s ban on guns in parks, rec centers criticized as ‘meaningless’ amid state’s firearms laws

Even those with permits to carry could be charged with trespassing – or worse – if caught with guns in city parks.

Criminal Justice

Wolf’s Marijuana Pardon Project seeks to reduce recidivism, grant second chances

Clean Slate advocates and lawmakers are pushing for criminal justice reform, improving paths for re-entry after incarceration.

Criminal Justice

Two children per classroom will lose a parent or sibling before age 18, experts say

State panel reports gun violence, overdoses and suicide are affecting children and youth more than ever before.

Capitol Beat

House votes to hold Krasner in contempt for subpoena refusal

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has declined to produce documents requested by the committee via subpoena, stating their investigation is not being done ‘in good faith.’

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Criminal Justice

Larry Krasner refuses to comply with state committee subpoena leading an investigation into his job performance

Krasner’s attorneys sent a letter to the committee stating that it serves ‘no legislative purpose.’

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Let the story of the 4,000 beagles be a cautionary tale for Pennsylvania

It’s time to change the revenue structure for Dog Laws so officials can catch the bad guys sooner.

Philadelphia

Four Democrats join GOP lawmakers voting to investigate DA Larry Krasner

The House passed a resolution seeking to potentially impeach the controversial DA.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Trump’s meddling in Pennsylvania’s election demands a redress

The mountain of evidence against the former president and allies needs to be met with an indictment.

From the Editor

Editor’s Note: Unchecked gun violence in Philly will continue as long as there is a lack of leadership

The result is a perpetual state of lawlessness exacerbated by officials failing to enforce existing laws.

News & Politics

Democrats fail in efforts to force votes on gun legislation in Harrisburg

In wake of recent mass shootings, Democrats accused Republicans of blocking action on gun-related reforms

Capitol Beat

House GOP jumpstarts proceedings to impeach Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner

Republicans in Harrisburg say crime goes “unchecked” under the city’s progressive top prosecutor