Rabb bill would protect people in police custody from sexual assault

Rabb bill would protect people in police custody from sexual assault

Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) is pushing to close a loophole that he says exposes citizens to sexual assault while in police custody.

“Police officers are supposed to use their authoritative power to protect the public, not prey on the innocent,” Rabb said. “I find it ludicrous that this major oversight in our legal system has received such minor attention. Everyone has rights and no one deserves this type of mistreatment, no matter what your criminal history.”

Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Activists push higher taxes for education to Philadelphia council

Activists push higher taxes for education to Philadelphia council

Philadelphia education activists demanded to be heard Wednesday about their mounting concerns about the school district’s funding and how it’s being used.

City Council’s Committee of the Whole allowed the public to provide testimony about proposed funding for The School District of Philadelphia.

Thursday, May 17, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly City Council discusses traffic calming possibilities

Philly City Council discusses traffic calming possibilities

With the city home to one of the highest rates of pedestrian traffic fatalities in America, Philadelphia City Council Monday held a hearing to address keeping kids safe from the dangers of the city’s busy streets.

Monday, May 14, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia City Council hopes to prod city schools into banning elementary suspensions

Philadelphia City Council hopes to prod city schools into banning elementary suspensions

Philadelphia City Council has been considering a resolution to urge the School District of Philadelphia to permanently prohibit suspending students in first to fifth grades.

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (At-large) is a former teacher and the prime sponsor of the resolution.
Thursday, May 10, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
Conflict-of-interest bill not targeted at single legislator, says sponsor

Conflict-of-interest bill not targeted at single legislator, says sponsor

The House State Government Committee Tuesday passed House Bill 1970, which bans legislators from serving as a solicitor in a municipality or school district. Though it likely only affects one sitting legislator, its sponsor denied it was a targeted measure.

Thursday, May 3, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
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