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Court to Hear Challenge to Death Penalty Moratorium

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear Philly D.A. Seth Williams’ challenge to Gov. Tom Wolf’s moratorium on executions, the court said Tuesday. “In a brief […]

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What Seth Williams Didn’t Say About Civil Forfeiture

There’s probably a good case to be made for the civil forfeiture system — in which authorities seize money and property they believe has been […]

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DA Seth Williams Sues Governor Tom Wolf Over Death Penalty Moratorium

Less than one week after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf decreed a death penalty moratorium in the state, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has fired back […]


The Brief: No Peace for the SRC

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission approved five out of 39 applications for new charter schools yesterday night at the tail end of a meeting that […]

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Seth Williams, Risa Ferman Slam Tom Wolf Over PA Death Penalty Moratorium

On Friday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf — less than a month into his new job — issued a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania, […]

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Out Man Named District Attorney R. Seth Williams’s Communications Director and Spokesperson

Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams announced today that he has named Cameron L. Kline his communications director and spokesperson. In a press release sent out this […]

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Police Brutality Charges Show the System Is Trying, Not That It’s Working

Seth Williams was almost right. The district attorney entered last Thursday’s press conference — the one announcing brutality charges against two Philadelphia police officers — seemingly […]

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Officers Charged With Brutal Beating of Motorist

Najee Rivera is lucky to have a very determined girlfriend, or he might be sitting in jail today, convicted of charges stemming from his own […]

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Brady: Kane “Asleep at the Switch” in AG’s Office

Congressman Bob Brady, Philadelphia’s top Democrat, has harshly criticized Attorney General’s Kathleen Kane’s handling of the “abandoned sting” case — raising more doubts about her […]

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D.A. to Charge Two More in Abandoned Sting

The Inquirer reports that D.A. Seth Williams is expected to bring charges against two more figures from the so-called “abandoned sting” case that Attorney General […]


Charges Dropped in Philly Attempted Murder Case

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has dropped charges against Tomayo McDuffy, a Holmesburg man once accused of attempted murder in a home invasion case in […]

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Report: Ex-Traffic Judge Will Plead to Accepting Bracelet

Thomasine Tynes, the former Traffic Court judge who became the first — and so far only — person charged with a crime stemming from Attorney […]

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Abu-Jamal Sues to Overturn New Law

Mumia Abu-Jamal, the convicted cop-killer who has spent the last three decades in prison, is suing to overturn a new law intended to keep him […]

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UPDATE: Judge Faces Charges for Accepting Bracelet

[Update 11:37 a.m.] District Attorney Seth Williams brought the $2,000 Tiffany bracelet with him to the press conference: Philly DA Seth Williams announces bribery charge […]

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Death of 3-Year-Old May Spark New Gun Rules

Williams says mandatory minimum will reduce gun violence — Tom MacDonald–WHYY (@TMacDonaldWHYY) August 20, 2014 Spurred by this month’s death of 3-year-old Tynirah Borum […]