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.
To settle a lawsuit, Philadelphia lawyers ask a judge to ban the city from funding law enforcement budgets with asset forfeiture revenue.
Don't trust government to investigate its own abuses.
The criminal justice establishment doesn't realize how much credibility it's lost over the years.
Who's Laughing Now? Larry Krasner, Whose DA Candidacy Philly Police Union President Called 'Hilarious,' Wins Democratic Nomination
He's been standing up to the police union for 30 years, his campaign chair told Reason.
Most candidates know how to say the right words, but playing up to fears is still popular.
Larry Krasner wants to change the way the Philadelphia D.A. does business. He just received $300,000 from a super PAC to make his case to the public.
Judge OK's DHS Tracking Plane Because It Left L.A., a 'Source City' for Drugs, Going to Philly, a 'Destination City'
Another judge rules that behaving legally is no protection from being targeted by law enforcement.
Philadelphia Says Soda Tax Revenue Exceeded Projections in February, While Pepsi Stops Offering Two Liter Bottles, Six-Packs
The city wants to borrow $300 million based on how much it thinks it'll raise from the tax.
The two-term Democratic DA was previously the inspector general for Philadelphia
But ICE insists it does not conduct raids that "target alien indiscriminately."
With Sales Depressed by Soda Tax, Philly Grocers Look to Cut Jobs as Mayor Blames 'Greedy' Soda Industry
One of the city's largest beverage distributors is planning to cut 20 percent of its workforce; grocery stores across the city are also planning to shed jobs.
Businesses are passing along the cost of the tax to consumers, because that's how taxes work. Someone get Jim Kenney an economics textbook.
That won't stop other cities and states from trying to duplicate the dubious policy.
Contract expired yesterday, union voted weeks ago to authorize strike.
Uber, Lyft Will Continue Operating in Philadelphia, Defying Judge's Order (Updated: Judge's Order Overturned!)
Ride-sharing services weren't defendants in lawsuit brought by taxi driver union, but got slapped with a cease-and-desist order anyway.
The NAACP just won a years-long First-Amendment fight with the city of Philadelphia.
2005 ordinance led to creation of the Chinese restaurant association.
"We're not screwing around, Philly," the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections warns.
"I Smoke Weed and I'm a Good Person!" DNC Cannabis Pride March Concludes with Smoke Session at Delegates' Entrance
Cannabis marchers thank Philadelphia police for their professionalism, then proudly smoke marijuana at DNC gates.