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

Jeffrey A. Pitts, Sr.

first_imgJeffrey Allen Pitts, Sr., of Carmel, was born on February 23, 1967, in Rushville, the son of Frank A. and Linda Carole Smith Pitts. Jeff served his country as a member of the Indiana National Guard, and his community as a law enforcement official. He retired from public service after acting as an officer with Washington Township Schools, the marshal in Trafalgar, Indiana, and a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department where his office was housed at Union Station in Indianapolis. Jeff was able to fulfill his ambition of helping people and bringing them peace not only through his civil service, but also as a minister with the Disciples of Christ Church. In his free time he loved to fish, and spend time with his family and his dog, Noah. On Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the age of 50, Jeff passed away at his residence.Jeff’s memory will be cherished by his son, Jeffrey (Amber) Pitts, Jr., of Speedway; his father Frank (Donna) Pitts of Rushville; his mother Linda Smith Pitts of Carmel; and his siblings, Frann (Phil) Hedges of Indianapolis, his twin brother, John Pitts, and Raelynn (Dave) Smith, both of Carmel, and Rhett Pitts of Rushville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Jeff was preceded in death by a niece and his grandparents.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 1, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon, at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Visitation will continue until the time of service at 2:00 p.m., which will be officiated by Jeff’s son, Pastor Jeffrey Pitts. Burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery, Whitcomb.Memorial contributions can be directed to the family.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Jeffrey Pitts, Sr.last_img read more

Jim Beams AIpowered Assistant Pours You Shot After Shot

first_imgTo quote LMFAO, “If you not drunk ladies & gentlemen. Get ready to get…” Let’s pretend the following lyric is just “drunk.” And while we’re at it, let’s also pretend they wanted you to do it with some high-tech help.Anybody can pour shots, but to put some real geek stank on things you can’t go wrong with an AI-powered, liquor-dispensing robot. That’s exactly what the crew at Jim Beam has cooked up just in time for the holiday season.His name is JIM, and there’s a long list of advantages he has over more all-purpose assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Bixby. Jim Beam provided this handy chart for reference:AdChoices广告No, JIM can’t tell you what the weather’s like outside, but he will tell you how to best enjoy bourbon. Well, he’ll tell you to drink it “any damn where you please,” but that’s about as much detail you really need if you’re gearing up for a round or three of bourbon shots.That — and the other no-nonsense advice — the AI decanter dispenses is voiced by Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe, the seventh generation of the Beam family to do the job. Fred has been in charge of making bourbon at Jim Beam for ten years now.Lest you think that JIM is just a viral publicity stunt, you really can order one over on the Jim Beam website for the ridiculously low price of $34.90. They’re only offering a very limited number, however, so you’ll have to move fast. This thing will probably sell out quicker than those kegs of ranch dressing did.You’ll also need to be of legal drinking age and prepared for a bit of disappointment. Some of JIM’s functionality depends on 3G connectivity and that will quit working halfway through 2018… at which point he’ll revert to being a regular old decanted, though one that provided plenty of amusement for a good six months. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more