Stories tagged: "criminal justice reform"


FILE - Mehmet Oz, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
‘Gross Fear Mongering’: How Dr. Oz is Distorting John Fetterman’s Record to Scare Voters

In an effort to distract from their candidate’s unpopularity, the Oz campaign and its Republican allies have run a barrage of misleading ads against Democrat John Fetterman, trying to depict Fetterman—a man who has tattoos on his arm to honor murder victims—as being soft on crime.

Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania speaks at a news conference with Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in his Capitol reception room, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pa. The men announced that Fetterman will open a "conversation" about legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania by scheduling a series of town hall-style sessions on it. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Wolf, Fetterman Launch Program to Pardon Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

The governor and US Senate candidate, both vocal advocates for the legalization of adult-use recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, said the new pardon project will give residents with minor, non-violent marijuana convictions a second chance to improve their lives.

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, center, and Mayor Jim Kenney, 4th left, meet with people in Philadelphia after days of protest over the May 25 death of George Floyd. Outlaw defended her actions during days of widespread protests against police brutality this summer after an independent report harshly criticized her direct decision making. The critique came in a report conducted by two independent firms and released by the city controller's office on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Defends Use of Tear Gas, ‘Less Lethal Munitions’ During Protests

Philadelphia's police commissioner is defending her department and the city's response to days of widespread protests against police brutality last summer.

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Breonna Taylor: What You Need to Know About the Kentucky EMT Killed by Police While She Was in Bed

On March 13, Breonna Taylor, an EMT working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, was shot and killed in her Kentucky home by police.

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California Cop Under Investigation After Viral Video Shows Him Violently Punching Teen

“He’s on top of me and it looks like he’s about to hit me. Like, I’m reacting like any other normal human being would.”