Did seven Philly cops choose resignation over arbitration?

Did seven Philly cops choose resignation over arbitration?

Last month, Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Richard Ross announced 13 of the 72 officers suspended for vitriolic and hate-filled social media posts would be fired. Last week, the department announced seven would resign.
 
The terminations and suspensions stem from an outside researcher that found 330 of the department’s 6,500 officers have posted racist, misogynist, or xenophobic content on social media platforms. With the terminations, Ross announced the other 56, who have been on desk duty, would receive discipline of varying degrees.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Over 23,000 use new school safety tip line, though concerns center on student mental health

Over 23,000 use new school safety tip line, though concerns center on student mental health

Lawmakers are touting the success of a tip line set up to field concerns about school safety, although most of the calls are related to bullying or mental health issues rather than a potential mass shooting.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office announced Monday statistics from the first year of the Safe2Say program, which was launched in the wake of school shootings in Parkland, Fla. and Santa Fe, Tex. 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Kim bill would require jails to provide mothers who give birth while incarcerated a family-centered space

VIDEO: Kim bill would require jails to provide mothers who give birth while incarcerated a family-centered space

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Patty Kim (R-Dauphin) to talk about legislation that she plans to introduce that requires correctional facilities to provide a family-centered housing unit where mothers who give birth while incarcerated are able to stay with their babies for up to 18-months.  

These mothers would need to get approved by a board to have their babies with them, which would depend a lot on the crime that they committed and the severity. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Citing federal overreach, GOP lawmaker wants to give states the power to repeal federal policies

Citing federal overreach, GOP lawmaker wants to give states the power to repeal federal policies

Would giving states the ability to repeal federal policies restore state sovereignty and rein in government overreach? One state lawmaker thinks so and wants to give states the constitutional ability to rebuke the federal government.

 

Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson) is sponsoring a resolution that calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention to amend the U.S. Constitution with a “Countermand Amendment” that would give state legislatures the ability to repeal federal laws, executive orders, regulations and Supreme Court decisions.

Monday, August 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Wolf, Democrats call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

Wolf, Democrats call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

In the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend that left 30 dead and dozens more injured in Ohio and Texas, Gov. Tom Wolf is calling upon state lawmakers to pass gun reform legislation that would strengthen background checks and temporarily remove guns from the hands of those who are deemed dangerous by a court. 

Wolf ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday in remembrance of the victims, but urged the General Assembly to find legislative solutions to gun access, poverty and mental health care.

Monday, August 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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