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Law Signed to Curb Cop Killer's 'Obscene Celebrity'

October 21, 2014
Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims.

Pa. Court Rules on Warrantless Vehicle Searches

May 15, 2014
The Pennsylvania state Supreme Court ruled last week that police are allowed to search vehicles without a warrant. The split-decision from the Supreme Court allows police to conduct searches of cars based only on probable cause.

Pa. Gov. Rendell Urges Ban on Assault Weapons in Wake of Pittsburgh Cop Killings

April 16, 2009
Surrounded by Pittsburgh officials such as Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Police Chief Nate Harper, plus a dozen other mayors and state police officers, Gov. Ed Rendell urged Congress yesterday to re-enact a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, which criminals sometimes use to kill police.
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