Category: The Big Story

New PLSE Report on Racial Disparities and Second-Degree Murder in PA

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and Attorney General Josh Shapiro are calling for reform after PLSE’s latest report showing Black people in Pennsylvania have been sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder at a rate 21 times higher than white people. Read the LG’s press release here. Read PLSE’s report here.

Protest Arrest Citation Help!

If you were detained during a protest and given a code violation notice (CVN) then see these pro se resources so that you can object to it yourself!

Economy League issues report finding pardons have major impact on neighborhood economies

The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia’s April 2020 report finds pardons are “powerful, no-cost workforce development tools that can help uplift individuals and communities across the Commonwealth” and proposes three areas of reform. The Economy League of Greater Philadelphia issued a report today on the impact that pardons have on the economies of low-income/high-arrest neighborhoods. …