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Philly Police digital media manager on GrindR incident: ‘Safety isn’t guaranteed’

Philly Police digital media manager on GrindR incident: ‘Safety isn’t guaranteed’

Last week, an incident occurred between a Canadian visitor to Philadelphia and a man he met off the gay hook up and dating app GrindR. The Canadian man “met an unknown male on [GrindR] and invited him over to his hotel room,” according to the Philadelphia Police. He was then allegedly sexually assaulted, held at gunpoint, and robbed by the Philly man he met...

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West Philly woman taking on city over police observation arrest

It was June 15, 2011, and West Philly resident Alexine Fleck was walking her dog on Larchwood Avenue near her home. She saw a man, she tells me over coffee at Gold Standard Café on Baltimore Ave., who “wasn’t in a very happy place.” She asked him if he was OK. He said yes. She moved on. Some time later, after returning her dog home, she again walked down...

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DAILY GRINDER: Woman Punched in Face by Philly Cop ‘Very Angry’

DAILY GRINDER: Woman Punched in Face by Philly Cop ‘Very Angry’

Aida Guzman of Chester was the woman punched by Highway Patrol Lt. Jonathan Josey. She was interviewed by Fox News about the ordeal. And though she speaks little English, she was quoted saying, “I’m angry, very angry.” Her daughter was quoted saying she’s “mad at the police of Philadelphia.” She’s not sure if she’ll press charges,...

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How Much Force Can Philly Police Officers Really Use?

How Much Force Can Philly Police Officers Really Use?

There’s going to be a lot of debate over the next few weeks (or longer) as to whether Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey II acted in the correct manner when he was caught on video punching a woman in the face at Sunday’s Puerto Rican and Latino Heritage Day celebrations. Our initial reaction: Um, no. But, some may think otherwise. After all, the woman...

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Watch This Video of a Philly Cop Punching a Woman in the Face [UPDATED]

Watch This Video of a Philly Cop Punching a Woman in the Face [UPDATED]

You will probably be seeing the below clip all over the Internet today. Here’s a video shot at yesterday’s Puerto Rican and Latino Heritage Day, showing a Philly police officer punching a woman in the face, from behind, before proceeding to arrest her. The video was uploaded by YouTube user Gisela Valentin yesterday. The parade took place on the Ben...

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DAILY GRINDER: Judge Says He May Block Voter ID Law

DAILY GRINDER: Judge Says He May Block Voter ID Law

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson “hints” he may block the Pennsylvania voter ID law this time around. And by hints, I of course mean he flat-out said it. “I’m giving you a heads-up,” he told lawyers after yesterday’s testimony, according to the Inquirer, “I think it’s a possibility there could be an injunction here.” Gov....

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Philadelphia Officer Kat Battle Remembered as Dedicated Servant, Neighbor

Philadelphia Officer Kat Battle Remembered as Dedicated Servant, Neighbor

Officer Kat Battle “I was depressed all day Saturday when I got the page and they told me she passed away,” says Commissioner Charles Ramsey, on receiving the news that Officer Kathryn Battle, 57, had died of breast cancer. “When I first got [the news], I text messaged the head of Homicide. I didn’t want to put down the words ‘I heard she had passed.’...

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DAILY GRINDER: Polls Show Obama Way Up

A New AFL-CIO poll shows Obama leading Romney in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Florida—though losing by small margins in Wisconsin and Nevada. The most positive aspect of these polls: Obama gets more than 50 percent in those states where he’s winning. The AFL-CIO is a union organization which has already endorsed Obama in the election. An...

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DAILY GRINDER: Alicia Keys in Philly for Obama Camp Women’s Summit

Singer Alicia Keys is joining White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz tonight at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for an Obama campaign “Women Voter 2012 Summit.” The campaign notes the event is meant to bring attention to President Obama’s record on women’s rights/health and reinforce what “American women...

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DAILY GRINDER: City Council Passes Resolution Supporting ‘Clean Air Act’

DAILY GRINDER: City Council Passes Resolution Supporting ‘Clean Air Act’

"Global warming just never stopped!" Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution yesterday supporting the use of the Clean Air Act to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. We’re now the 24th city in the United States to call on the EPA to work to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. According to CommonDreams, “Climate change in Pennsylvania will cause...

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