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Councilmember Cherelle Parker’s Plan to Fund the Police Is Wasteful and Regressive

As we get closer to next year’s open mayoral primary, it’s no surprise to see some Democratic hopefuls jockeying for position ahead of the city’s […]

a gun and an example of a license-to-carry gun permit application, which have risen dramatically in Philadelphia in the last year
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License-to-Carry Applications Have Skyrocketed In Philly — Even More Than You’d Think

It didn’t surprise me a bit to learn that license-to-carry applications in Philadelphia have risen over the past year. First, you have the constant reports […]

The headquarters of the Philadelphia Police Department, which finds itself the center of a new lawsuit filed by two homicide detectives who allege rampant overtime abuse and gender-based discrimination within the department
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Philly Homicide Detectives Claim “Rampant Abuse of Overtime” and Sexual Harassment in Department

Two Philadelphia Police Department homicide detectives have just filed a federal lawsuit against the department, alleging sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and a “rampant abuse of […]

joe bologna, the philadelphia police officer at the center of a lawsuit
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Notorious Cop Joe Bologna Slammed in New Lawsuit Filed By Woman He Tackled During Protests

Twenty-one-year-old Cayley Cohan of South Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against former police officer Joseph Bologna, police officer Lezlie Winters, and the City of […]

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Philly Will Pay $2 Million to Settle a Police Brutality Case. It Will Also Give Cops a Raise. Why?

The saying goes “You gotta spend money to make money” when it comes to maximizing budgetary opportunities, but the city has officially proven that it […]

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ICYMI, Philly Police Made Sure to Defend the Free Speech of White Supremacists

On the night before your July 4th cookout, nearly 200 masked white supremacists armed with shields, flags and banners flocked to Center City to throw […]

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Philly’s New Budget Makes It Clear City Hall Will Never Defund the Police

As the saying goes, “Don’t believe the hype,” especially when it comes to the Philly police budget. After all that talk of criminal justice reform […]

Philly police commissioner Danielle Outlaw, who was the subject of threats by Peter Fratus, according to the FBI
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Don’t Abuse Identity Politics to Defend Danielle Outlaw

Right now, I can’t get the words of legendary Black writer and Harlem Renaissance fixture Zora Neale Hurston out of my head: “All my skinfolk […]

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Let’s Talk About the Economic Reason “Defund the Police” May Be a Hard Sell in Philadelphia

Last summer, the term “Defund the police” took off following the extrajudicial police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others. But like many […]

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Body-Cam Video of Walter Wallace Jr. Killing Shows How Cops Perpetuate Black Trauma

Walter Wallace Jr. didn’t deserve to die. And new footage further proves it. Beyond these revelations, the world was reminded yet again how ineffective police […]