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September 28, 2011 | BY JASON NARK & WILLIAM BENDER, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
THE PAGAN stationed on a corner of Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood stood with his burly arms crossed over his belly, guarding the infamous motorcycle club's hotel-turned-fortress like a living, breathing gargoyle. Behind him, yellow caution tape and blue tarps draped the Binns Motor Inn - a signal from the Pagan's Motorcycle Club for "citizens" and nosy cops to keep out during the 2011 Roar to the Shore biker rally this month. It's the same hotel where federal prosecutors say that leaders of the Pagan's Long Island chapter at last year's rally told their minions to prepare for death or prison as they plotted a hand-grenade attack on the rival Hells Angels.
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March 28, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO & PHILLIP LUCAS, Daily News Staff Writers
MEN SHUFFLED along Chancellor Street toward the Gold Club early Saturday, nearly getting past a line of Dumpsters to the strip club's dingy red carpet before cops standing outside told them that the business was closed for the night. After the guys walked back down the alley, police led two women from the club in handcuffs toward 15th Street, where a police van was waiting with its back doors flung open. The Pennsylvania State Police busted the pair of buxom blondes earlier in the night in an undercover prostitution sting.
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January 17, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
VERONICA JOYNER was just trying to keep her students warm when she gave members of the school's basketball team hats, gloves and scarves. She never imagined the gesture would lead to one of her star students being arrested and suffering from a serious injury to his genitals. It was a record cold day on Jan. 7. The school, on Broad Street near Callowhill, doesn't have its own gym, so the winning Mighty Elephants were headed to Berean Institute to play Frankford High. Darrin Manning, 16, says his mind was on the game when he got off the subway at the corner of Broad Street and Girard Avenue with a dozen teammates in uniform and suddenly found himself in handcuffs.
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October 14, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
I DON'T KNOW when Philip Nace became a Philadelphia police officer. But I have to believe, when he swore an oath to protect and serve, that he didn't imagine his future would include seeing his scowling red face on a Daily News cover about bully cops. But there he was, in yesterday's story by Bill Bender about a stop and frisk. Nace and another cop harangued two pedestrians in the 25th District after the men had - sigh - said hello to a third man unidentified on the street. To write the story, Bender didn't need to rely on anyone's memories of what went down.
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October 5, 2012 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer
THE HEADACHES keep mounting for the Philadelphia Police Department. Internal Affairs investigations have been launched in the last week against two cops over separate, unrelated allegations of misconduct. Officer Gerald Passalacqua, of the Narcotics Field Unit-South, became the subject of one of the investigations after hundreds of dollars vanished during a search of a house in South Philly, according to police sources. The money was discovered, counted and placed on a table when the Narcotics Unit first searched the property, on Latona Street near 12th, early on Sept.
NEWS
August 13, 2010
The Democrats, at long last, had strung together a good day. They forced House Republicans to return, grumbling, from summer vacation for votes that allowed Democrats to show support for teachers, cops, and strong borders. Then they got Rangeled. "For what purpose does the gentleman from New York seek recognition?" the speaker asked of Rep. Charlie Rangel, the fallen Ways and Means chairman, when he rose from his seat early Tuesday afternoon. The gentleman from New York sought recognition to deliver, without warning, one of the most extraordinary pieces of political oratory in recent memory.
NEWS
December 9, 2002
LET'S TALK about crooked cops. Philadelphia is known for many things - like cheesesteaks, pretzels, sports teams, and, yes, "crooked cops," too. It's a reality that has tarnished the image of this police department, and upsets the overwhelming majority of good cops who are doing a great job out there. I won't criticize any member of the public for making comments about crooked cops in Philly - instead I get disgusted with the dirty cops who give us this image. In my opinion, they are nothing but filthy pigs, and I'm tired of being embarrassed for their actions.
NEWS
December 5, 2007
HAD THESE casinos broken ground, we would have had the money on the table to maybe have more police so they could keep from being shot and killed. All these people yapping not here, not there, no casino should be held responsible for the city not having the money for overtime. Moses Cook Philadelphia
NEWS
May 21, 2007
YOUR op-ed page informing us of the total cost of providing a new police officer was very interesting. But what price do you put on their lives? Police officers are a good investment for our city. They do a great job and are often not respected enough for the dangerous job they do. They give up living a normal life because they are police officers 24 hours a day. So, hats off to them, and may God always keep them in his sight. Josephine Zirilli Philadelphia
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July 29, 1997 | by Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
A pleasant dinner was the plan, but as attorney Scott Lempert and his wife drove across traffic-jammed South Street near 4th, their first concern was a parking spot. Meanwhile, Officer Joseph Galie, a three-year veteran of the force, was frantically trying to keep the traffic moving. At about 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 1996, Lempert met Galie. There was screaming and shouting, maybe some pushing and foul language. The couple never broke bread. Instead, Lempert was surrounded by cops and ticketed.
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April 23, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
POLICE said a strong-armed robber who lost his keys while beating up a woman for her purse in Upper Darby on Saturday returned to the crime scene to search for his keys and was nabbed by a vigilant cop in an undercover car. Cordell Kelly, 19, of Upper Darby, allegedly beat a 30-year-old woman for her Coach purse in the middle of Timberlake Road near Midway Avenue about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Unbeknownst to Kelly, his keys fell from his pocket during the assault, and on the keychain was a Modell's MVP card with Kelly's address on it, Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said.
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April 23, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
AMAN WHO beat up his pregnant girlfriend in an argument about a toilet seat claimed to be the victim of a robbery when cops found him last weekend, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. Now that man, Marley Aris, is facing charges of assault on an unborn child, aggravated assault and false identification to law-enforcement authorities for the alleged incident Saturday night. About 11:30 p.m., police received an anonymous call about a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Hampden Road near Ludlow Street in Upper Darby.
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April 18, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE OLD MEN of the "Can't Remember S--- Club," or the CRS Club, as they like to call it, have been frequenting the same Upper Darby McDonald's every morning for 20 years. Yesterday, their breakfast routine was scrambled by nine Upper Darby cops who came to the restaurant for their first-ever "Coffee with a Cop" program. "It really messed us up," CRS clubber Pete McEneaney, 81, said with a smile. "Today, they come in and make all this hullabaloo!" Coffee with a Cop is a national program started in 2012 that more than 175 departments in 36 states have adopted.
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April 18, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
    Wawas weren't the only places to get free coffee on Wednesday. The Upper Darby Police Department hosted its first "Coffee with a Cop" event at the McDonald's on State Road and Landsdowne Avenue, where residents were invited to sit down over a cup of Joe and chat. "I loved it," said Jerry Karalis, 35, a morning regular at McDonald's, adding he believes police are doing a "fantastic job. " Jazzmyn Pruett leaned back as far as she could go to get a photo of Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood flanked by her daughters Brandi, 8, and Jordyn, 6, as they sat across from her in the booth.
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April 18, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A 10-YEAR-OLD boy died yesterday morning after drowning in a bathtub in his Mayfair home, police said. The youth's grandmother found him facedown inside the bathroom of the home, on Magee Avenue near Hawthorne Street, at 11:19 a.m., said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman. Emergency medical personnel took him to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Lt. John Stanford said investigators are ruling the tragedy a "sudden death" free from any suspicious circumstances.
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April 17, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A YOUNG WOMAN was held captive in her Northeast Philadelphia apartment for more than three hours early Monday by two men who sexually assaulted and robbed her, police said yesterday. The victim survived the horrific attack and now police are looking for the men who turned her home into a living hell. The 20-year-old victim was sleeping on her living-room couch when two men broke into her home at St. Ives Apartments on Riverside Drive near Woodhaven Road about 2 a.m., Special Victims Unit Lt. Anthony McFadden said.
NEWS
April 16, 2014
IN A RECENT Daily News edition there was an article relating the difficulties that the Philadelphia Police Department had in recruiting and retaining new police officers. I would submit that an effort needs to be made to aggressively locate and recruit our returning military veterans for these police jobs. Our veterans are part of the best-educated, best-trained and most technically advanced military the world has ever known. They understand what service to mission before self means.
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April 14, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
MARCELLUS TEMPLE'S kid brother got his butt handed to him in a fistfight on the hardscrabble streets of North Philly last Sunday. After the fight, Temple's little brother went home to lick his wounds and figure out his next move. Revenge . The 16-year-old needed revenge. He turned to Temple, 25, for help. Cops say the two brothers then armed themselves with two handguns and returned to Gratz and Oxford streets, the site of the lopsided fistfight, and started blasting away.
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April 11, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A CONFERENCE attendee from out of town was sexually assaulted, robbed and forced to go to the Irish Pub by a man he met on a social-networking app on Tuesday, according to police. The 34-year-old out-of-towner connected with the man using GRINDR, which bills itself as a "free gay iPhone App" that uses GPS to help men "find local gay, bi and curious guys for dating or friends. " According to police, the victim, who was staying at the Hilton Home2 Suites on Arch Street near 12th in Center City, invited the man to his hotel room.
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April 10, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
AT A BUCKS COUNTY Wendy's last month, Koustantinos Yiambilis was arrested for public drunkenness when he allegedly fell asleep at the fast-food restaurant with a cheeseburger still firmly in his hands. But now Yiambilis, 30, has far greater legal worries and far deeper nightmares to awake from after he was charged yesterday with the murder of his mother, whom police allege he killed with a portable generator. About 11:25 p.m. Monday, Bensalem police were called to the Longmeadow Apartments, on Bristol Road near Richlieu, by neighbors who reported fumes coming from the residence of Yiambilis' mother, Karen.
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