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Lower Merion Police Say Lower Merion Police Did Nothing Wrong in Controversial Stop

The officers who ordered 56-year-old Nathaniel Williams to his knees, then handcuffed him, in a stop connected to a reported robbery at a TD Bank […]

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Will Police Reforms Work in Philly?

Some discouraging news for advocates of police reform in Philadelphia: A new Washington Post/Frontline investigation has revealed “mixed results” in other cities where the Justice […]

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South Ardmore Residents Speak Out Against Police Treatment

Correction: A quote in the original publication of this story was incorrectly attributed to Commissioner Joshua Grimes. It was actually said by Commissioner Brian Gordon.  The snow […]

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Obama, in Philly, Calls for Transformation of Criminal Justice System

  President Obama called for an overhaul of the criminal justice system Tuesday in Philadelphia, telling the national convention of the NAACP that the current […]

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Police Union Challenges Federal Reforms

The union that represents Philadelphia Police has filed unfair labor practice charges against the city for implementing reforms recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice. […]

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Police Reform Can’t Happen Behind Closed Doors

Here’s what we know: Sometime today, members of the Police Community Oversight Board — the 24-member panel appointed by Mayor Nutter to oversee police reform […]

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Jeffrey Lurie’s Brother-In-Law Alleges Rampant Racial Profiling by Radnor Police

Nick Lai was hired by the Radnor Township Police Department in May 2013. Just two years later, he’s no longer employed by the department, and […]

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My 10-Step Plan for Emancipation From Police Brutality

Municipal police departments, as they are now known, began as slave patrols. In fact, the first official one started in 1704 in the Colony of […]

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Camden Police Chief Wants Officers to Use Violence Less Often

The chief of Camden County Police has always had a mission of reducing violence in the community, but now he’s choosing a novel way to […]