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Editorial | DA Zappala acted unethically, must resign

Editorial | DA Zappala acted unethically, must resign

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 8, 2021
Zappala couldn’t see past his own ego to consider how unilaterally denying plea deals might affect the very people he’s obligated to, as the Allegheny County DA’s website puts it, “protect the rights of.”
Teenagers in the criminal justice system are some of the most vulnerable to maltreatment.

Editorial: The youth justice system is unjust

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 6, 2019
Deliberate changes must be made locally and nationally to ensure fairer investigations and treatment of children being prosecuted.
Pitt professor David Korman says some people are quick to criticize the judicial system for not putting enough emphasis on victims’ rights, while not accounting for the rights of the accused. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Lawyers navigate the intricacies of assault

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer February 14, 2018

Within the first 24 hours of the #MeToo movement going viral in October 2017, there were more than 12 million posts, comments and reactions made by 4.7 million Facebook users worldwide. The movement has...

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