Street and Dawkins introduce legislation ending life without parole

Street and Dawkins introduce legislation ending life without parole

Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-Philadelphia) held a press conference to introduce Senate Bill 942 and House Bill 135, which aim to end life without parole in Pennsylvania. 

The bills would allow those who convicted second degree murder to go before the parole board after 25 years, and those who are convicted of first degree murder to go before the board after 35 years. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Wolf, legislators and advocates join in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day

Wolf, legislators and advocates join in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by legislators and members of CeaseFire PA and Moms Demand Action to discuss what Pennsylvania needs to do to continue to reduce gun violence in the commonwealth. 

The event was held in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Day which is this Friday June 7th.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Joint City Council Committee discusses reducing gun violence in Philadelphia

Joint City Council Committee discusses reducing gun violence in Philadelphia

“How much does good cost?”

That question asked by Councilmember Curtis Jones, Jr (D-District 4) Monday at a joint committee hearing in Philadelphia framed the discussion around fighting the city’s vicious cycle of gun violence.

Monday, March 18, 2019/Author: Anonym
Categories: Philadelphia
Gun advocates protest Pittsburgh’s proposed firearms restrictions

Gun advocates protest Pittsburgh’s proposed firearms restrictions

On most days, the Pittsburgh City-County Building is a firearm-free zone, but on Monday, anyone on Grant Street would have seen a structure surrounded by hundreds of gun advocates.

Many of the advocates were armed with handguns and rifles, and the occasional musket, as they rallied against Mayor Bill Peduto and a package of gun control legislation introduced by Pittsburgh City Council last month.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh city lawmakers unveil sweeping gun control measures, face pushback over state law conflict

Pittsburgh city lawmakers unveil sweeping gun control measures, face pushback over state law conflict

Pittsburgh city councilmembers, joined by Gov. Tom Wolf and state legislators, announced a package of gun control legislation Friday. 

The move comes in the aftermath of the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in October which left 11 dead and seven injured, while the official announcement was held on the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting. Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 4), whose district includes the synagogue, said the tragedy was a call to action to not accept gun violence as the norm. 

Monday, December 17, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
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