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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.
City says it’s making progress on protest-driven policy changes purpose

Nov. 6, 2020 2:30 pm

City says it’s making progress on protest-driven policy changes

After 11 meetings, the City's "Pathways to Reform, Transformation and Reconciliation" steering committee has released its first progress report in its four areas of concern.
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.
Candace McKinley: ‘We have all the tools we need to start building and collectively funding the alternatives to police’ purpose

Oct. 27, 2020 5:20 pm

Candace McKinley: ‘We have all the tools we need to start building and collectively funding the alternatives to police’

In this Q & A, the lead organizer of the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund talks about posting bail for last night's protesters, how small businesses are in the same boat as looters, and what we all need to get about this police violence.
Here are 5 essays on racial justice to reread after the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. purpose

Oct. 27, 2020 4:21 pm

Here are 5 essays on racial justice to reread after the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

Looking back at some of the lessons from this summer's uprising, and the long-standing racial justice work of local nonprofit leaders.
Assets no more: Racial justice risks in municipal bonds purpose

Aug. 4, 2020 11:30 am

Assets no more: Racial justice risks in municipal bonds

As a bondholder, you have a fiduciary responsibility to be aware of the risks related to revenue-motivated policing. As a citizen, you have a right to demand justice and equity from your municipality.
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.
Opinion: Let’s take these immediate steps to move from policing to community safety purpose

Jun. 25, 2020 7:54 am

Opinion: Let’s take these immediate steps to move from policing to community safety

"From a good government point of view it is important to establish a zero-based budgeting approach to the Police Department," says guest columnist Robert Brand.

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