By Governor Tom Wolf from Harrisburg, PA - 2019 Inauguration of Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76077507

An appointee of Pennsylvania Lt. Governor John Fetterman to the PA board of pardons has repeatedly advocated for abolishing the police and for abolishing mandatory life sentences for murderers.

As Fox News reports:


Celeste Trusty, the former Pennsylvania state policy director for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), was appointed secretary of the Pennsylvania BOP by Fetterman in January. According to the government website, the board holds “tremendous power” and “awesome responsibility,” because it “reviews criminal cases, except impeachment to determine whether clemency should be recommended to the Governor for his approval or denial.”

Trusty, who currently describes herself on Twitter as an “advocate” and “agitator,” declared, “Disarm the police,” in two separate 2018 tweets that remain active on her account.

In October 2020, during a virtual panel on criminal justice reform, Trusty argued in favor of abolishing mandatory life without parole sentences.

“One of the most glaring problems in Pennsylvania’s legal system is that we have mandatory life without parole as a sentence for first- and second- degree murder,” she said at the time. “And we also have many people serving these excessively long virtual life sentences, but we deny people serving these sentences any substantial avenues for relief.”

Fetterman will face the Trump backed Mehmet Oz in the upcoming Pennsylvania Gubernatorial contest.




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Kenneth
Kenneth
1 month ago

Get rid of both Trusty (who isn’t) and Fetterman.

JEANETTE FOSSUM
JEANETTE FOSSUM
1 month ago

Trusty, why should criminals have relief, especially when they have killed someone. nope!

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
1 month ago

It’s a race for the Senate, not governor.