• Post-Gazette does an excellent job of analyzing Pittsburgh’s declining crime statistics in light of its declining population.  Contrary to the popular belief, according to the article, “the rate per 100,000 is generally worse now than it was 40 or 50 years ago, at least for crimes of violence that most people associate with safety, such as murder, robbery and assault.” It’s definitely worth reading the whole article.  [Post-Gazette]
  • Hill District councilman R. Daniel Lavelle is accused of forging signatures on a petition to re-elect a fellow Hill District Democrat. [Post-Gazette]
  • Allegheny District Attorney, working with state police, will interview everyone who works for Sen. Jane Orie and everyone with access to her Republican caucus computers to the latest evidence snafu in her case.  [Post-Gazette]
  • Matt Mangino weighs in on conflicting reports issued by the Joint State Government Commission on wrongful convictions in Pennsylvania.  [Ipso Facto]
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association meets today at 1:00 pm. [ACBA]
  • And finally: WE’RE FAMOUS! Thank you, Cliff Tuttle, for recommending us to your readers.  [Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk]