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Opinion: A fatal force purpose

Dec. 10, 2020 8:30 am

Opinion: A fatal force

Walter Wallace Jr. is not alone — 1,331 people living with severe mental illness have been killed by the police in the U.S. since 2015. More than 30% of them were people of color, says guest columnist Kee Tobar.
As the mother of Black sons, this is what I’m feeling in the wake of another killing purpose

Nov. 2, 2020 12:00 pm

As the mother of Black sons, this is what I’m feeling in the wake of another killing

"I could never take for granted that my three boys would return home each night. They are men now, but I still don’t sleep," says contributor Lynette Hazelton in this personal column.
What happened last night in West Philly? Demands for justice, fire, kettling by police purpose

Oct. 28, 2020 12:20 pm

What happened last night in West Philly? Demands for justice, fire, kettling by police

Vanessa Maria Graber, a producer at PhillyCAM and organizer with Free Press, posted this account of events last night on her Facebook page.
Day after Walter Wallace Jr.’s killing, spiritual leader urges Black community: ‘Do not call the police’ during mental health crises purpose

Oct. 28, 2020 7:41 am

Day after Walter Wallace Jr.’s killing, spiritual leader urges Black community: ‘Do not call the police’ during mental health crises

Yoruba priest Iya Marilyn Kai Jewett spoke to Generocity contributor Bobbi Booker at a moment when Philadelphians are grappling with a myriad of feelings about the police shooting and its aftermath.
Systems transformation could have saved Daniel Prude’s life method

Sep. 10, 2020 8:00 am

Systems transformation could have saved Daniel Prude’s life

Daniel sought care in a hospital setting but was released within three hours with no diagnosis. What happened next involved the criminalization of his mental illness, resulting in a horrific incident of police brutality.
Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism purpose

Jul. 7, 2020 11:30 am

Decades of failed reforms allow continued police brutality and racism

"President Donald Trump’s executive order and the stalled bills in Congress to curb police misconduct are, at best, attempts to retune an instrument that was orchestrated for abuse," says guest columnist Stephen Underhill.
A public defender has infiltrated the ranks of the PPD people

Nov. 3, 2016 12:48 pm

A public defender has infiltrated the ranks of the PPD

With a plan to improve the ways in which officers interact with underprivileged youth of color. Meet Stoneleigh fellow and Defender Association veteran Rhonda McKitten.
A look at the cuts Police School Diversion Program has made to student arrests results

Nov. 2, 2016 7:35 am

A look at the cuts Police School Diversion Program has made to student arrests

News site TakePart profiles the police program and highlights the impact it has made in Philadelphia.
Reforming the justice system from a courtroom isn’t cutting it for Keir Bradford-Grey people

Sep. 29, 2016 12:54 pm

Reforming the justice system from a courtroom isn’t cutting it for Keir Bradford-Grey

The conversation on criminal justice reform is moving forward, but the Defender Association chief wants to see more intervention in the child welfare system.
This hot weather is fuel on a fiery political climate purpose

Aug. 30, 2016 8:52 am

This hot weather is fuel on a fiery political climate

Science tells us the world is getting warmer. It also tells us heat makes humans irritable. It's not the most conducive formula for a nation engulfed by discontent.

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