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Video: Governor Corbett Signs Revictimization Relief Act Amid Loud Protest

Yesterday the Declaration and our friends at  Scrapple TV were there when Governor Tom Corbett signed the Revictimization Relief Act, where he and other speakers were frequently over-shouted by protesting opponents of the law also on scene. 50 more words

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Center City Sees Dueling Rallies over "Revictimization" Bill

By Austin Nolen

Several blocks around the intersection of Thirteenth and Locust were shut down during the late morning and early afternoon this Tuesday for a public signing of a bill “providing for revictimization relief” by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, together with a Fraternal Order of Police rally, and a counter-protest. 671 more words

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Mumia Abu-Jamal's Speech Leads To Victims' Rights Bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said Monday he supports a bill designed to prevent offenders from causing their victims “mental anguish,” a proposal launched after a Vermont college chose as its commencement speaker a man convicted of killing a police officer. 386 more words

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PA lawmakers push for bill to protect victims of violent crimes after convicted killer gives commencement speech

Outcry at the state capitol over a convicted murderer’s commencement speech at a Vermont college over the weekend. A recorded speech of Mumia Abu-Jamal was played at Goddard’s College commencement ceremony. 453 more words

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Vigil Held for Slain Philly Police Officer Daniel Faulkner

By Joshua Albert and Kenneth Lipp

Yesterday afternoon more than a hundred law enforcement officers and supporters gathered at Locust and 13th Streets in Center City for a silent vigil to honor slain Philadelphia Police officer Daniel Faulkner. 116 more words

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An Open Letter to H. Sharif Williams, Goddard College Professor and Mumia Supporter

Dear Dr. H. Sharif Williams,

My name is Christopher Paslay, a frequent contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer, and a longtime teacher and guidance counselor with the Philadelphia School District; I also have an MEd in Multicultural Education, and have followed the Mumia Abu Jamal case closely for the past 20 years. 1,167 more words

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