Governor Wolf Applauds Passage of Clean Slate Legislation

first_img Criminal Justice Reform,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill 1419, the “Clean Slate” bill: “The Clean Slate bill helps us accomplish something I have worked hard to do since I took office, make our criminal justice system fairer, more equitable, and more focused on rehabilitation,” Governor Wolf said. “Passage of the Clean Slate law allows for many people to move on with their lives with greater chances for success. This means better career, housing and education options. “I thank the General Assembly for its bi-partisan efforts to pass this important piece of legislation that will help Pennsylvanians. It’s another step in the right direction to reform the state’s criminal justice system and allow people the opportunity to succeed. I look forward to signing this bill into law.” HB1419 provides those with low-level, non-violent criminal records a mechanism to have their record sealed from public view.Nearly 3 million Pennsylvanians of working age are estimated to have criminal records with many that are only minor. The legislation proposes the following structure for sealing records: Nonviolent Misdemeanor Convictions – Sealing would occur after an individual has remained crime-free for 10 years.Non-Conviction Records – Sealing would be done as a matter of course, given that the presumption of innocence is one of the bedrocks of the American criminal justice system. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 22, 2018center_img Governor Wolf Applauds Passage of Clean Slate Legislationlast_img read more

Wisconsin forward Joe Krabbenhoft records 6 steals to lead defense in victory

first_imgWith Wisconsin’s 55-50 victory Saturday night against the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Badgers have moved right into the thick of the NCAA Tournament race after winning their fourth-straight game.Their success Saturday night could not have come without the help of senior forward Joe Krabbenhoft.On the night, Krabbenhoft finished with nine points, eight rebounds, six steals and four assists. While he only went 2-for-4 from the field, he was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line, including hitting two at the end of the game, which helped cement the Badgers’ victory.“I love Krabbenhoft’s game,” Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said. “He has gotten savvy. He understands everything that is going on. He made some great reads both offensively and defensively. He took the ball up and knocked the three down there. The best I think he does is (being) the passer. Tonight, he gets six steals, and that’s what guys like that are supposed to do for you.”Krabbenhoft not only had a good statistical game but also hit shots when the Badgers needed them most. Down 48-47 with 2:06 left to go in the game, Krabbenhoft hit his only three of the game to put the Badgers up 50-48. Previous to that shot, a Jon Leuer jumper from the free-throw line was the only field goal the Badgers made in the last 6:41.“Well, how many big shots have I really made?” Krabbenhoft said. “That was a big shot. The shot clock was down, and I had to put it up. There were guys in there in rebounding position, so it wasn’t a bad shot.”Defensively, it was Krabbenhoft’s job to defend Ohio State guard Evan Turner, who entered the game averaging 17 points per contest, which ranks third in the Big Ten. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per game, which is third in the conference as well.“Evan Turner does a lot of different things,” Krabbenhoft said. “He goes to the post, he can ying-yang out on the perimeter.”While Turner did put up 23 points, Krabbenhoft also forced him to commit six turnovers and go 9-of-13 from the field without a 3-point attempt. While he played good defense, Krabbenhoft gave credit to his big men to help him defend Turner.“He was 9-for-13 and distributed the ball well, but we forced him into some things that he probably didn’t like so much,” Krabbenhoft said. “You have to give credit to the guys for helping me out.”Despite Krabbenhoft’s solid statistics, he had one error when he had a wide-open shot with the shot clock winding down but decided to bring it back out to the top of the key instead.“You know, I’d give him a 98 (percent),” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “I would deduct two points for not knowing the amount of seconds on the shot clock, but he did OK. I’m not trading him. I don’t know if I have ever yelled ‘shoot’ louder in all my life, and I didn’t yell even when my kids played basketball. I always wanted them to play good defense.”Over the course of the four-game winning streak, Krabbenhoft has played exceptionally well, averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while playing strong on the defensive end of the court.“Joe is always the type of guy who delivers,” Wisconsin forward Marcus Landry said. “You can always count on him. We put him on Evan Turner today and he did a great job of forcing him into some shots he wouldn’t normally take. Joe has been that type of guy ever since he’s been here. He’s the type of guy you want on your team. He’s a winner.”last_img read more

Connor O’Neil of the Winston-Salem Journal previews Wake Forest

first_img Published on November 2, 2018 at 4:06 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Comments Editor’s note: On Tuesday, the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season listed Syracuse as No. 19. The Daily Orange will reflect the rankings of the College Football Playoff and not the Associated Press for the remainder of the season.No. 19 Syracuse (6-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) travels to Winston-Salem, North Carolina this Saturday to take on Wake Forest (4-4, 1-3). Both teams are coming off high-scoring wins, as the Demon Deacons put up 56 points against Louisville and Syracuse hung 51 on North Carolina State to crack the AP Top-25 for the first time since 2001. The Daily Orange spoke with Conor O’Neill of the Winston-Salem Journal about Wake’s run game, the relationship between Wake Forest’s freshman quarterback and a potential Heisman winner, and a depleted defense. The Daily Orange: What does Wake Forest do in the run game that makes them successful?Conor O’Neill: It’s really RPO-based. And that means they’re relying on a 19-year old freshman quarterback to make the decision to stick it in their bellies and have them run it up the middle or into a zone-blocking scheme on the outside or Sam Hartman will pull it and either run it himself or throw a quick slant or screen based on what the defense reacts to. They’ll throw a true option play in there every now and then where you’ll see a quick pitch or the quarterback will take it himself, but it’s mainly RPO-based and that’s where Matt and Cade have had a lot of success. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textD.O.: What has Sam Hartman as a freshman done to fill John Wolford’s void?C.O.: He does a lot of things the coaches like. He’s a tough kid so he’ll take a pretty hard hit, and he’s not 200 pounds yet so there’s not much of him to get hit, but he’ll take a hard hit and he’ll pop right back up and ‘alright let’s go guys. Next play.’ He’s got a really strong arm. He can make a lot of advanced throws, especially for a freshman quarterback playing Power 5 football. He was coached in pee-wee football by a former UNC quarterback who is actually (UNC basketball Preseason All-American) Luke Maye’s father and then he was coached his last three years of high school by Chad Grier who’s the father of West Virginia (quarterback) Will Grier. He’s been kind of groomed from an early age and he’s got the maturity level to make a lot of advanced throws. D.O.: Wake Forest really struggles defensively. Where’s that breakdown coming from?C.O.: It starts with injuries. It started in the first game of the year. In the second quarter, they lost a safety named Coby Davis to a torn ACL and he was probably their best cover safety. And they’re really thin behind that and it keeps going from there. They’ve got seven scholarship linebackers on the roster and maybe two of them are healthy. They’re starting a 212-pound safety at outside linebacker right now. They’re so thin. It’s become pretty much a patch-work defense. (Wake Forest head coach Dave) Clawson that he sees less missed assignments and they’re lining up better than they were in the first four games and there’s obviously some correlation there with defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel getting fired after the Notre Dame game. Clawson sees some improvement. There’s not much improvement when you look at the stats, but it is there. It’s just even with these last four games, they’re out playing a team like Notre Dame or Clemson. In the last four games they’ll played one team that’s .500 and three teams above .500. The only one that is not currently ranked or has been ranked this year is Pittsburgh and they might have some of the best wins of any of these last four teams. So it’s really just a matter of being able to piece together enough defensive plays to get to where they can feel good about being able to outscore somebody.D.O.: Who do you think will win?C.O.: Whoever likes offensive football. I think I would give Syracuse the edge because I like the fact that they have a senior quarterback. I’ve been a big admirer of Eric Dungey for the past couple of years. This is a game that I think is a toss-up. You start looking for the things that swing games between evenly matched teams and first of all that’s turnovers. Syracuse has the best turnover margin in the ACC so that certainly bodes well for them. Last week against Louisville was the first time that Wake didn’t turn the ball over. So that’s trending in the right direction at least. It’s probably going to come down to who can score 50 points first. center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more