Tag: Justice

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Parking Dispute
Sep 29, 2016 AT 11:02 AM
At a strategically planned press conference held just before the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s board met for the first time since Vince Fenerty, the agency’s former chief, resigned,...
Immigration
Oct 6, 2016 AT 2:26 PM
As the director of Juntos, a South Philadelphia advocacy group for the Latino community, Erika Almiron has earned herself some legislative battle scars over the years. In 2011, she recalls lobbying...
Perspective
Oct 7, 2016 AT 10:38 AM
We haven’t even flipped the calendar page to October as I write this column, but I can tell that the kids at the four schools I pass on my way to the train station every day are already sick of...
Seize and desist
Oct 13, 2016 AT 11:52 PM
A bill designed to reform controversial civil forfeiture programs in Pennsylvania has been gutted, according to proponents of the original legislation. “The bill is now much, much weaker,...
Political prisoners
Oct 27, 2016 AT 11:50 PM
Indicted state Sen. Larry Farnese and committeeperson Ellen Chapman filed a scintillating 35-page motion to dismiss bribery charges brought against them by the US Department of Justice in May....
Ups and downs
Oct 28, 2016 AT 3:55 PM
As we try to digest yet another October Surprise – this time, the FBI decision to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal – it comes as a welcome...
In the Capitol
Nov 4, 2016 AT 12:11 AM
As Gov. Tom Wolf puts pen to paper to sign bills into law in the Governor's Reception Room today, the one piece of legislation that drew more scrutiny than perhaps any other during this term will...
Seeking Sanctuary
Nov 10, 2016 AT 2:00 PM
Pittsburgh – In 2012, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a federal lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Allegheny County on behalf of Angelica Davila, a...
Perspective
Nov 17, 2016 AT 9:30 PM
Way back in the early 2000s, a TV ad for Dr. Scholl’s massaging gel insoles – stay with me here – depicted a series of (mostly) men at a party extolling the relaxing virtue of the...
Perspective
Jan 16, 2017 AT 1:46 PM
As a person who lived during the time of Martin Luther King Jr., I’m struck that he was assassinated a half-century ago. I’m also struck that the legacy of this extraordinarily controversial man,...