Stop and Frisk

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Kenney Must Be Dizzy From All the 180-Degree Turns He’s Pulling

“What the hell is going on in City Hall?” I yelled at my laptop last week. Like many socially conscious residents of the city, I […]

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OPINION: Black People, Let’s Stop Tearing Each Other Apart Over Meek Mill

“Meek Mill got what he deserved,” my 46-year old barber declared in a shop full of other Black men while discussing the famed rapper’s recent prison sentence. […]

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Lawyers Say Stop-and-Frisk Still Targets Black Residents in Philly

A report released earlier this month found that stop-and-frisk practices were slowly improving in Philly. But follow-up analysis compiled by the same group – plaintiffs in […]

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Report: PPD Stop-And-Frisk Practices Slowly Improving

Stop-and-frisks conducted by the Philadelphia Police Department declined by 35 percent between 2015-16, according to a new report. The report is the seventh compiled by […]

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What the SCOTUS Ruling on Police Searches Means for Philadelphia

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday (in the 5-to-3 decision on Utah v. Strieff) that evidence secured by police as the result of an unconstitutional […]

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Op-Ed: Kenney Broke His Campaign Promises to Minorities and the Poor

(Editor’s note: This is an opinion column from guest writer Nelson Diaz. Diaz is a former Common Pleas judge and former general counsel for the […]

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The Philly Police Want You To Dig Through Their Data

Transparency, transparency and more transparency — that’s what people want from law enforcement in this post-Ferguson world. The Philadelphia Police Department took a big step forward on […]

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Social Justice Activists Clash With Kenney Over Stop-and-Frisk

Some media outlets described Friday’s town hall on stop-and-frisk as “raucous” or “chaos.” But that’s only a half-truth. Sure, there were emotional eruptions by the audience, defiant answers […]

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There’s Going to Be a Big Philly Stop-and-Frisk Town Hall

No matter where you look, there’s a cloud of confusion surrounding the future of stop-and-frisk in Philly. Take the political theater playing out in various opinion columns over the […]