By arbitrarily foreclosing relatively safe social and recreational options, politicians encourage defiance, resentment, and riskier substitutes.
New Justice Amy Coney Barrett expresses concerns about wider implications of antidiscrimination policies.
Protests and Looting Continue After Philadelphia Cops Fatally Shoot a Knife-Wielding Man Experiencing a 'Mental Crisis'
Walter Wallace's family says the officers could have defused the situation without using lethal force.
Public officials are routinely undermining the legitimacy of coronavirus countermeasures by ignoring their own (often arbitrary) rules.
Judge Anne Marie Coyle has rejected every emergency attempt to reduce prison populations.
Police departments turn to summons instead of processing people into cells—a change they should keep after this is all over.
Federal judge confirms ruling that it doesn’t violate federal “crack house” law.
The Supreme Court is about to tackle the issue.
Malcolm Jenkins brought the data, but the Fraternal Order of Police prefer to bully him into shutting up.
A safe place meant to help prevent overdose deaths is not the same as a crackhouse.
The case is a perfect example of the overcriminalization of petty crimes.
"All we want to do is save some young people from dying needlessly," says former Gov. Ed Rendell, who's on the board of Safehouse, the nation's first supervised injection site to operate out in the open.
But Justice Department officials want to stop them.
Magistrates are supposed to consider the financial concerns of people who come before them. Instead they're tossing them behind bars.
Harper considered signing with two California-based teams, but he would have had to pay millions more to the taxman.
They say it discriminates against those without checking or savings accounts.
Defendants aren't being ordered to pay for their freedom, and they're still coming back for court appearances.
Indicted union boss John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty ordered the soda tax passed to hurt the city's Teamsters union, federal prosecutors say.
Just last night the president said he wants to stop the spread of HIV. This move won't help.
Taxpayers Will Pay $1 Million to Tear Down $18 Million Baseball Stadium That Predictably Failed to Rejuvenate Camden
The stadium never turned a profit and the team skipped town when local officials decided to start charging rent.
They say it's about due process. Is it really about all that sweet overtime money?
A GOP candidate claims she's the only person in the race who opposes a life-saving opioid policy, but her Democratic opponent is against it as well.
Former Gov. Ed Rendell says he's willing to defy the feds and risk arrest to reduce overdose deaths.
A legal settlement guarantees reforms to what was once one of America's most egregious asset forfeiture programs.
Journalist Christopher Moraff talks about a better way to report on drug culture in America.
The State Supreme Court won't overturn the tax, so lawmakers should do it instead.
Real estate investors worry a new construction tax will halt construction in an already-heavily taxed city.
The city's new district attorney also supports the idea.
In his first days in office, the activist turned prosecutor has dismissed 31 career staff.
It's the officer's second shooting in ten months.
A ban could be in effect by 2021.
The civil rights and criminal defense attorney says cops can expect to be treated fairly, just like everybody else.
There's a simple way to break the cycle, but it's not easy.
The mayor's task force has also recommended the idea.