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Gov. Wolf Takes Action to Address Law Enforcement Reform and Accountability
Harrisburg, PA – After meeting with leaders in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf announced several actions to improve law enforcement relations with the community and strengthen training and accountability.
“Today, I am taking steps to address concerns about community relations with law enforcement as well as strengthen accountability of our agencies,” Gov. Wolf said. “This effort will commence immediately.”
Gov. Wolf outlined multiple actions directed at meaningful reforms, many based on the 21st Century Policing Task Force, created in 2015 under President Obama in response to the Ferguson, Mo., death of black teen Michael Brown that set off weeks of protests.
Highlights of the recommendations include:
“We’ve addressed criminal justice reform on a bipartisan basis, and that’s what we’ll need to fix these longstanding inequities,” Gov. Wolf said. “And as we go forward, we need to address the looming, systemic failings that have created this situation.”
The governor also committed to addressing longstanding inequalities against people of color.
“I’m going to continue to fight for more education funding and for help for minority
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Pennsylvania Commissions Jointly Issue Statement Defending our First Amendment Right to Protest and Air Grievances
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Commissions on African American, Latino, Asian Pacific American, Women and LGBTQ Affairs, overseen by Gov. Tom Wolf, released a joint statement today honoring the memory of George Floyd and other Americans of color who have lost their lives to police violence, and denouncing indoctrinated racism, bigotry and sanctioned violence.
Jalila Parker, executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs stated:
Luz Colon, executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA), stated:
Mohan Seshadri, executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, stated:
Danielle Okai, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, stated:
Rafael Álvarez Febo, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, stated:
If you look at the Self Response color bar code at the Bottom of the Map you will see a percentage Range. Dark to light Brown indicate a low percentage turnout. Also, I have enclosed a link to the Census ROAM below.
Go to the Link a scroll down to the MAP use your Mouse to click on Beaver County. If you click on a Census track a box will appear like the one below. A Census track with a High Low Response percentage (shown below) indicates that those residents are not completing their on-Line forms NOTICE THE ACS Self-Response Rate in the BOX I placed a Census track in Center Twp. 6032.02 beside one in Aliquippa 6045. While both of these areas may have the same population the Census will not indicate it because the Census is looking at the response rate. For Example if 500 People is counted in Plan 11 and Plan 11 extension two Neighborhoods in Aliquippa and only 500 out of 1500 people complete the on-line form than 1,000 residents could be underserve because they were never counted. This could equate to up to a million dollars in aid. This may be a Broadband problem or a lack of access to Computers. Hope this clarify the process.