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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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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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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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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
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.
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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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January 3, 1992 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
Cops were mostly close-mouthed about their reactions to mayor-elect Ed Rendell's plans for their department as they gathered last night for midnight shift roll call at the 6th District at 11th and Winter streets. But the few who talked expressed cautious optimism for the Police Department's future once Rendell takes office on Monday. Part of the future, according to Rendell, is the eventual addition of 1,000 officers to the ranks. Rendell also wants to reassign 100 desk cops to street patrol duty and start training sessions for 100 police and 100 fire recruits next month.
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August 29, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
WHATEVER happened to the good old days of Tattle when our lead stories were about Paris Hilton , Britney Spears and Tiger Woods ? Oh, what we wouldn't give for a good sex scandal instead of so much violence. Although we'd love to write about the lunacy of giving a 9-year-old girl shooting lessons with an Uzi (see anywhere that loves viral videos), fitting in better with our entertainment motif is this story out of Omaha, Neb., in which police officers who opened fire during a robbery at a Wendy's killed a "Cops" crew member as well as the suspect.
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September 23, 2016 | By Mensah M. Dean, Staff Writer
Dawan Wilson had never been arrested, had never been in any trouble with the law, and says he certainly never had a gun pulled on him - until early in the morning of Sept. 4. "Get the f– out of the car!" the Lock Haven University junior recalled a Philadelphia police officer yelling - service weapon pointed - as other officers converged on his 2007 Dodge Caliber near 20th Street and Lehigh Avenue. "It happened so fast," Wilson, 22, said last week of the incident, which is being investigated by Internal Affairs.
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September 23, 2016 | By Michaela Winberg, STAFF WRITER
On the night of May 12, 2015, a northbound Amtrak Northeast Regional train derailed in Port Richmond, killing seven passengers and injuring more than 200. For Lt. William Schatzle, it was the most challenging night of a long career in the Philadelphia Police Department. Schatzle, who became a police officer in 1982 and worked in the Communications Bureau for 13 years until he retired in January, said the 911 calls started pouring in almost immediately after the train derailed about 9:30.
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September 21, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Nicole Washington was working at her second job, delivering pizzas in West Philadelphia on Friday night, when she heard the helicopters overhead and saw dozens of police cars speeding through the area. "I was like, 'Oh, my God, where are all these cops running to?' " she said Monday. "I didn't know somebody was going on a rampage and shooting everybody. " Washington, 33, also didn't know that her older brother, Martice "Marty" Washington, was among the shooter's six victims. "My mother called me asking where I was at. She said, 'You have to come take me to the hospital, Marty just got shot,' " Washington recalled.
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September 20, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr and Michaela Winberg, Staff Writer
One of two police officers wounded during Friday's shooting rampage in West Philadelphia was discharged from the hospital Sunday, and family members of the other officer said they were hopeful she would be released soon. "They are both very lucky," said John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5. "I just can't understand the reckless disregard or disrespect for law enforcement. I've never seen it at such a level as it is today. " Eddie Miller, a University of Pennsylvania officer who is retired from the Philadelphia Police Department, was treated for gunshot wounds to his hip and ankle and was released Sunday from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, McNesby said.
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September 18, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Aubrey Whelan, Chris Palmer and Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITERS
A gunnman first ambushed a Philadelphia police sergeant late Friday night and then went on a shooting rampage killing a young woman and wounding two law enforcement officers and three other civilians before police shot him to death.  Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross identified the gunman Saturday as 25-year-old Nicholas Glenn, of West Philadelphia. The shooting rampage started about 11:18 p.m. when Glenn walked up to a marked police cruiser at 52nd and Sansom Streets and just began firing, police said.
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September 17, 2016 | Mark Fazlollah, Staff Writer
His narcotics squad framed people with perjured testimony and bogus warrants and ultimately became a unit of thieves, stealing more than $1 million from drug dealers, former Philadelphia Police Officer Jeffrey Walker testified Thursday in his new role as witness for the wrongly arrested. In a highly unusual public deposition in a federal courtroom, Walker was a key witness for scores of former suspects arrested by Walker's unit who are now seeking restitution from the city. "Whether you believe it or not, it's true," Walker told seven plaintiffs' lawyers and a bevy of attorneys representing the city and six current and former police officers who are being sued in more than 100 cases dating back to 2012.
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September 16, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
The family of a Collingswood third grader who was questioned by police at his school for making a remark a fellow student felt was racist has given notice of legal action against the district and other local authorities involved. The incident caused a public outcry after it was revealed that borough schools reported nearly every incident of student misbehavior to law enforcement. The policy has since been reversed. "We have a little boy who is wondering to himself: 'Why did this happen to me?
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September 15, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan has been at the forefront of every one of Philadelphia's recent big events. From the protests that followed police shootings of black men to the horrific Amtrak crash, from the papal visit to the DNC, he's been tasked with a clear and daunting job: protecting us all. At a City Hall ceremony Tuesday, Sullivan was recognized for doing that difficult and delicate job well. The 33-year veteran of the force was awarded the Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service, the most prestigious honor given each year to a city worker.
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September 14, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A former Philadelphia police officer who described himself online as a role model, even as he posted photos of the flashy cars and pricey liquor he bought with stolen credit-card information, was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. In a hearing in U.S. District Court, Rahim Henderson, 39, apologized to the victims he fleeced after buying their financial information from internet hackers - victims who included a Philadelphia police captain and his son. "I know I'm going to jail.
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September 13, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A gunman opened fire so close to a police officer in North Philadelphia on Saturday night that the officer was able to turn his head and witness the shooting, according to authorities. The officer was parked in a car on the 2600 block of West Cumberland Street for about two minutes when he heard a gunshot coming from his left side around 10:17 p.m., police said. The officer saw an armed man in a burgundy jacket fire at least three more shots at another man, according to police. The gunman then put the firearm in his waistband and fled on foot, police said.
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