Plus: The editors answer a question from a U.S. House candidate.
Larry Krasner also questions the effectiveness of "supply-side" measures aimed at reducing criminals' access to firearms.
In a New Survey, Victims of Philadelphia's Forfeiture Racket Highlight the Hazards of Giving Cops a License To Steal
"What they're doing is like robbery," observed one property owner.
Arthur Johnson spent his entire adult life in jail for a murder he says he was coerced to confess to by police.
She Was Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Handing Drugs to a Friend Who Overdosed. A Federal Court Wasn't Having It.
The case is a good reminder of the far-reaching effects of the war on drugs.
An appeals court panel rules the Controlled Substance Act's "crackhouse" provision forbids Safehouse from creating the facility.
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.