Posts Tagged ‘police’
City crazies may warrant new @phillypolice Twitter hashtag

City crazies may warrant new @phillypolice Twitter hashtag

As the weather continues to improve, the Philadelphia Police Department’s Twitter admins can start putting away their brilliant #nosavesies hashtag, used to deter residents from the unfortunately illegal practice of saving their parking space in the snow with lawnchairs or other household items. It looks like they might need a new hashtag for spring fever,...

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The DeCoatsworth story: a man’s descent or a system’s failure?

Richard DeCoatsworth, a 27-year-old Philadelphia ex-police officer once called a hero after surviving a bullet to the face during a routine traffic stop, was arrested this weekend on suspicion of drugging and raping two women he held captive at gunpoint. His bail is set at $60 million. According to the Philadelphia Daily News, a second current case against DeCoatsworth...

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DAILY GRINDER: PW Abuse Awareness Essays Due in 3 Weeks

To reiterate from this week’s issue, PW Senior Editor Nina Hoffmann made a point to note Philadelphia Weekly is still looking for first-person essays for our upcoming sexual abuse project. “I called for first-person essays from abuse survivors, their loved ones and counselors in order to show that healing from sexual abuse does not occur in a vacuum. It requires...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Police Spokesman in Shore Barfight

Philadelphia Police Lt. and spokesman Ray Evers was allegedly in a barfight in Avalon, New Jersey. He claims he was “assaulted by several people” early on June 17 and taken to a hospital. He says it’s no big deal, but he made a report and police are looking into it. A Northeast Philly man has been arrested for allegedly starving his elderly father to death....

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At Philly COPS Grant Announcement, Support For Attorney General Holder

At Philly COPS Grant Announcement, Support For Attorney General Holder

Several area political leaders were on hand in the Mayor’s Reception Room in City Hall yesterday afternoon to unveil a federal COPS grant to the City of Philadelphia worth $3.125 million, which will partially fund 25 police officers—specifically, post-9/11 military veterans-turned-police—for three years. Those officials, Rep. Bob Brady; Mayor Michael Nutter;...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Police Face Cameras Offer Cyborg-Like Advantage

DAILY GRINDER: Philly Police Face Cameras Offer Cyborg-Like Advantage

Horses? Check. Cameras? Check. Invincibility? Soon. Philadelphia police are going to begin testing tiny cameras attached to their glasses, hat or collar. Police Chief Ramsey says a police force the size of Philadelphia’s might be hard to equip, if they want to move forward with the idea, but that “if there is a complaint that occurs at a later time you do...

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May Day Poster Depicts Decapitated Police Officer

May Day Poster Depicts Decapitated Police Officer

Occupy Philadelphia protesters, and perhaps others, are making their case to join their in-progress May Day celebrations by email and on a website today, called MayDayPhilly.com. On that site is the schedule of operations and two images, one of the Monopoly guy being pulled down from a Wall St. statue ala a precious-metallic Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, circa 2003....

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DAILY GRINDER: Mumia Blasts Philly Schools

DAILY GRINDER: Mumia Blasts Philly Schools

Convicted Philly cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal is not happy with this Philadelphia School System we’ve got and thinks it needs to be changed. In a recent interview from the Frackville correction facility in Northeast Pennsylvania to Russia Today, a Russian government-owned website often dedicated to conspiracy theories in the United States, he said, “The...

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DAILY GRINDER: George W. Bush Coming to Philly Burbs for Primary

DAILY GRINDER: George W. Bush Coming to Philly Burbs for Primary

I come out when no one's looking. The primary is coming April 24. And so is George W. Bush. He’s coming to Bucks County. Seriously. That day. Hide your children because remember that guy? Larry Mendte does not like when you refer to him as an “email aficionado.” Need proof? Check out this path of destruction he posted to Philadelphia Magazine’s...

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SEPTA Transit Police on Strike

SEPTA Transit Police on Strike

SEPTA Transit Police—those guys who give you the $75 tickets when you forget to put your rail sodas in brown bags—began striking at 2 p.m. today. Last we heard about this, the strike was simply in “threat” form over having worked under the same contract that ended April 1, 2011. The union wanted a 24 percent wage hike, though were set to accept an 11.5...

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