Friday, June 5, 2020

Tag: Pennsylvania

A Former Governor Admitted He Put Economics Ahead of Safety When...

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell admitted his state’s fracking regulations favored economics over environmental safety

Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil...

A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.

How Does Fracking Affects Humans? Cases in Pennsylvania Proceed

Not only is water being potentially contaminated by fracking in Pennsylvania but oil companies are aggressively seizing land for a fracking pipeline that might not even be built.

12 Year-Old Girl Killed by Officer in Eviction Confrontation

Ciara Meyer was hit with a bullet that passed through her father's arm. She died at the scene.

Dimock, PA Lawsuit Trial-Bound as Study Links Fracking to Water Contamination...

A major class action lawsuit was recently filed in a District Court and pits plaintiffs in Dimock, PA against big oil and gas. This case could be key in determining whether "frackers," who contaminate drinking water, can be held accountable under federal law.

Pennsylvania’s Prison System is Torturing Mumia Abu-Jamal and his Family Too

Abu-Jamal’s current health crisis clearly illustrates this national atrocity. His situation is also clearly unconstitutional, as leaving an inmate untreated, including for a disease like diabetes, has been declared by the US Supreme Court to be "cruel and unusual punishment."

Cop Charged with Homicide for Shooting Unarmed Man Twice in the...

After a routine traffic stop, a Pennsylvania police officer was charged with criminal homicide for shooting an unarmed man on Tuesday. This is just another example of an officer employing deadly force without justification.

State Treasurer Resigns and Pleads Guilty to Attempted Extortion

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Robert McCord, who pled guilty to two counts of attempted extortion on Tuesday, could face up to 40 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Did his behavior lead to the "erosion of the public's trust?"

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American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost

If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

Diabetic Dies in Jail After Police Refuse to Give Him Insulin

Pemiscot County sheriff’s deputies allegedly refused to give Michael Robinson medical treatment until he became too weak to hold up his own head. Robinson later died, prompting an investigation into his time in jail.

Sanders calls on democrats to embrace 8-point plan to end police brutality, protect communities

“We have got to act boldly to eradicate systemic racism and police violence. I am calling for sweeping policy reforms to protect people—particularly communities of color—who have suffered violence for far too long.”
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6 Atlanta cops charged with assaulting college students on video

Two of the officers were immediately fired for use of excessive force.

Organizing the rich or the poor?

Which America will be ours after the pandemic?