November 12, 1999 |
Three people, including a disabled little girl, were injured yesterday when their car was rammed by a car carrying three alleged robbers being chased by police. "The added tragedy that these individuals inflicted on this family is that the four-year-old already suffers from spinal bifida and cannot walk," said Capt. Anthony Boyle, commander of the 25th Police District, where the accident occurred. The child, Sasha Rivera, received a broken leg and broken jaw and was in stable condition at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
February 19, 1997 |
For more than five months, former State Trooper Harold Ryan Hutchinson has insisted he is telling the truth about seeing a cop car behind Aimee Willard's the night she was murdered. Now, in a change of heart, he wants to tell his story to a judge and jury. Hutchinson has decided to withdraw from a pre-trial probationary program and take his chances with a trial on perjury charges. Should he win in court it would cast more doubt on the already bogged-down investigation that so far has netted only two visible things: the arrest of Hutchinson for filing a false report to his own department, and the forced resignation of Upper Providence Patrolman David Buggy, who is also accused of lying.
June 11, 2010
Boy hit by cop car A 14-year-old boy suffered scrapes and bruises after he was struck by a police cruiser in West Philadelphia about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. Police said a female officer was responding to a 9-1-1 call about a man with a gun when the cruiser nearly collided with a car near 60th Street and Washington Avenue. The cop swerved to avoid hitting the car, and ending up sideswiping the teen, who was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment, police said.
January 14, 1998 |
Twisted wreckage flashed across Ruby Goode's television screen as rescue workers worked to free victims from the mangled cars littering I-95. Three hours later, Goode learned that her only daughter, Racquel Burnett, was among that twisted debris, an innocent victim and one of three people killed Monday night after a teen-age boy and girl stole a briefcase from a police car, then tried to escape pursuing cops by speeding the wrong way on the...
September 3, 2011 |
TAMERA MEDLEY begged the police officer to stop slamming her head - over and over - into the hood of a police cruiser. Thinking they were helping, passers-by Shakir Riley and Melissa Hurling both turned their cellphone video cameras toward the melee that had erupted on Jefferson Street in Wynnefield, they said. But then the cops turned on them. Riley had started to walk away when at least five baton-wielding cops followed him, he said, and they beat him, poured a soda on his face and stomped on his phone, destroying the video he had just taken.
July 8, 2008 |
Joel Stein writes for the Los Angeles Times I'm not a good driver. This is partly because I lived without a car in Manhattan for 11 years, but mainly because I consider driving a background activity. Sure, occasionally I have to steer or accelerate, but mostly I'm just conveniently moving forward while I text, eat, check out women, write down ideas, listen to NPR, and return calls, sometimes all at the same time. Every so often, when I'm particularly fidgety, I'm sad there's no such thing as man makeup.
August 9, 2000 |
Police Commissioner John Timoney said the important factor in the Thomas Jones' beating case was what had been in the minds of the cops who thrashed him on July 12. Timoney said tapes of police radio messages at the time indicate that the arresting officers thought Jones had shot a cop. "We need to know what was going on in the police officers' minds," Timoney said. "Whether it was true or not was irrelevant. " Timoney was reacting to the news that it was not Jones who shot Officer Michael Livewell in the thumb during the chaotic events leading up to the arrest and beating of Jones that was broadcast around the world.
March 15, 1990 |
Dear Larry, I knew that if anyone grasped the significance of the "Subway Crime," it would be down-to-earth, nuts-and-bolts Larry McMullen. Most other reporters have no understanding of what goes on in the reality which constitutes "The Lower Depths. " By the time most of the headline writers find out anything meaningful or insightful in our society, it's already old news to most of us. The headline writers think they're being news pioneers when in reality, they are almost always behind the times.
June 23, 1992 |
Silent Prey Fiction. By John Sandford. G.P. Putnam's Sons. $21.95 When you've got a good/bad thing going for you, it's a good commercial idea to bring your serial killer baddie back in a sequel. Pretty boy Michael Bekker, very bright and very nuts, was the starring loony in John Sandford's previous novel, Eyes of Prey. Bekker was caught by cop Lucas Davenport, who wanted to use his gun on the creep but instead did a sort of Phantom of the Opera to Bekker's face with his pistol's gun sight.
July 17, 1991 |
He was a cop's cop, one police officer said. The truth was, Frank L. Rizzo was a cop's cop even when he was no longer a cop, when he was mayor and even when he held no public office at all. His identification was always with the police, especially the uniformed officers on the street. They loved him, and he loved them. "What are we going to do now?" one cop lamented after Rizzo's death yesterday. "He was our last hope. "When he said something, he backed it up. He promised us more cops.