COVID CRIME COMES INTO FOCUS
Increases in crimes, escalating suicide rates, drug overdoses, domestic violence and child abuse provide an eerie background to a pandemic that has claimed over 500,000 lives.
On Sunday, THE VOLPE REPORT AT 11:30 A.M. ON FOX56 brings collateral COVID damage into focus.
Joining Chuck this week are Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell and his Luzerne County counterpart Stefanie Salavantis, both of whom have faced the ugly reality that lockdowns and social distancing are a recipe to brew criminal behavior.
Both district attorneys said that violent crimes have seen a dramatic uptick. In Luzerne County, just a few weeks ago, a double murder and a suicide was apparently caused by an ongoing neighbor dispute ignited over where snow was being shoveled.
On Tuesday, tune into FOX56 News at 10 between 10 and 10:30 for Volpe’s Views as Chuck comments on former Secretary of the Commonwealth Cathy Boockvar’s failure to advertise a referendum question, resulting in her resignation.
For those who don’t remember, Ms. Boockvar is the same person who ignited a firestorm when, days before the election, she changed the rules in clear violation of the Pennsylvania Constitution.