“The families of the victims are victimized again and again, this time by the failure of the criminal justice system to carry out the law. If there is to be no death penalty law in Pennsylvania, such decision should come from the legislative body.”
Justice Correale F. Stevens
Pa. Supreme Court upholds Gov. Wolf’s death penalty moratorium
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday upheld Gov. Tom Wolf’s constitutional authority to grant temporary reprieves to inmates on death row.
Condemned police ambush killer back in court for sentence
- By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press
- Apr 27, 2017 Updated 19 hrs ago
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A gunman condemned to die for a 2014 sniper attack that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and injured a second arrived at the courthouse Thursday for his formal sentencing, one of his last stops before heading to the state’s crowded death row. Continue reading
Kayla and her lifelong friend Nisa Mickens, 15, were walking on a street near their homes when men with baseball bats and a machete jumped out and attacked them.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what’s going on.
“You just think, ‘Oh, God, whose child is it now?'” said Stephanie Spezia, a longtime resident of this suburb in the heart of Long Island that is caught in the grip of a violent street gang with Central American ties, MS-13.
MS-13 has been blamed for a trail of 11 corpses of mostly young people discovered in woods and vacant lots in Brentwood and neighboring Central Islip since the start of the school year. Continue reading
“This was a random act of violence,” said Police Chief Jerry Dyer.
A man shot and killed three people in downtown Fresno on Tuesday before surrendering to authorities, the Fresno Police Department said.
The suspect was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of a security guard outside a motel Thursday, said Police Chief Jerry Dyer. The FBI has been notified of the shooting deaths.
“This was a random act of violence,” Dyer said. Continue reading
LancasterOnline – Apr 14, 2017 Mike Stack is being investigated by the state Office of Inspector General. The probe is examining allegations that Stack, a Democrat, and his wife, Tonya, have verbally abused their Pennsylvania State Police security detail and what had been a five …
April 12, 2017 at 11:32 AM
Wolf’s 2017-18 budget proposal calls for spending $1.7 million in state and federal funds on Stack’s office. That does not include the State Police protection accorded to the Second Couple, which drives up that baseline cost.
Business Insider – Apr 15, 2017
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Outcry after Arkansas judge who stayed executions joins anti-death penalty rally
Republican lawmakers questioned Judge Wendell Griffen’s impartiality after he lay bound on a cot following his ruling to halt executions
Pulaski County circuit judge Wendell Griffen taking part of an anti-death penalty demonstration outside the state governor’s mansion on Friday. Photograph: AP Associated Press in Little Rock, Arkansas
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The judge who on Friday barred Arkansas from executing six prisoners in rapid succession followed his ruling by attending an anti-death penalty rally, where he lay down on a cot and bound himself as though he were a condemned man on a gurney. Continue reading
Jennifer Kabbany – Fix Editor •April 6, 2017
Protester: ‘You have no right to speak!’
A speech by Heather Mac Donald at UCLA on Wednesday frequently descended into chaos as Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the stage and chanted their signature phrase over and over, and also took over portions of the Q&A with angry accusations and raucous shouting, a video of the event shows.
Mac Donald, a Manhattan Institute scholar who spoke on campus at the behest of the Bruin Republicans to give a “Blue Lives Matter” talk about her 2016 book “The War on Cops,” Continue reading
Lawsuit alleges Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused troubled teen in 1980s
Originally published April 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm Updated April 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm
A new lawsuit accuses Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of child sexual abuse decades ago. Two other men have told The Seattle Times they, too, were abused by Murray as teenagers in the 1980s. The mayor vigorously denies all the accusations. Continue reading
PennLive.com – 12 hours ago
Nicole Palmer parked her car outside the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks, getting ready for another late shift as a police communications operator. She gathered her lunch, her cellphone, her coffee and headed inside. Palmer got the rundown of the …