Monthly Archives: September 2008

Rendell calls for suspenion of paroles

PA Gov. Rendell asks DOC to suspend release of all offenders recommended for parole after 2nd Philadelphia Police Officer murdered by parolee within past four months

 

Last update: 6:41 p.m. EDT Sept. 29, 2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept 29, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Urges Legislature to Mandate 20-Year Sentence for Assaults on Officers with Firearms

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Edward G. Rendell today called on the Department of Corrections to suspend the release of all offenders who have been recommended for parole pending the findings of a review by Dr. John Goldkamp, chair of Temple University’s Department of Criminal Justice. Continue reading

Todd Palin too busy to testify in “Troopergate”

Sarah Palin’s husband refuses to testify in ‘troopergate’ investigation

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Sarah Palin’s husband Todd has refused to comply with a subpoena demanding he testify in the “troopergate” investigations because he is too busy working on her election campaign. Continue reading

“How many judges have been killed this year on the streets of Philadelphia?” Philly Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

Commissioner: ‘This Insanity Has To Stop’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― Officials in Philadelphia are declaring war on judges they say are allowing violent criminals to roam the streets and hurt and kill police officers. Continue reading

Could Pennsylvania possibly get by without having America’s Largest Full-Time State Legislature?

Harrisburg, cut thyself: Lop the Legislature

Sunday, September 28, 2008

By Brian O’Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Voters’ rage is directed at Washington and Wall Street, but at least one angry glance at Harrisburg remains in order. Continue reading

“I think he’s doing a lousy job as governor.” Rendell’s “friend” Trump

Trump, irked by casino move, criticizes Rendell

9/18/2008, 11:29 a.m. / The Associated Press

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump says Gov. Ed Rendell is doing a lousy job and letting his pals reap the rewards of Pennsylvania’s emerging casino business. Continue reading

PA Gov. concerned about “influence of money in politics” Really?!!!

Rendell: Pa. should appoint key judges

By David Dagan
9/18/2008

Gov. Ed Rendell yesterday endorsed an effort to appoint rather than elect statewide appellate judges. Continue reading

“The state trooper has threatened, you know, to kill my dad,” Palin has said.

Stakes high in Palin trooper probe

  • Investigator plans to subpoena Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, and staffers
  • Alaska GOP members argue the investigation has become a political circus
  • Investigation stems from the firing of Palin’s ex-brother-in-law

 From Randi Kaye / AC 360° Correspondent 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) — What was once an ugly divorce involving Gov. Sarah Palin’s sister is now at the center of a political showdown in Alaska and on the campaign trail. Continue reading

“$1 billion deficit could pile up in the next 12 months”

Posted on Wed, Sep. 17, 2008

Rendell orders spending cuts, hiring freeze

By Bonnie L. Cook

Inquirer Staff Writer

In what was seen as a preemptive strike in the face of a weakening economy, Gov. Rendell yesterday ordered an array of austerity measures aimed at saving $200 million from this year’s state budget. Continue reading

Lt. Col. Frank Pawlowski nominated for PA State Police Commissioner

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Sept. 16, 2008                                                                                                                                                

Governor Rendell Nominates Frank Pawlowski as State Police Commissioner 

HARRISBURGGovernor Edward G. Rendell today nominated Lt. Col. Frank Pawlowski, a 30-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, to serve as commissioner of the commonwealth’s top law enforcement agency. The Governor named Pawlowski acting commissioner in July.  Continue reading

Trooper “Anonymous” moves the debate to the public arena

Troopers question their leadership

Some suggest top 2 seek pay hike

Monday, September 15, 2008

BY JAN MURPHY

Of The Patriot-News

As if a lingering contract dispute between the state police and its troopers union wasn’t sticky enough, some troopers have begun to question whose interest their union officers are representing at the bargaining table. Continue reading