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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.
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
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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July 22, 2016 | By Michael Boren, STAFF WRITER
Bob Ossler's brain was fried. His body, crisped. The unforgiving sun of a Louisiana summer had drained him. The police chaplain from Millville, Cumberland County, had prayed with hundreds of law enforcement officials since he arrived Sunday in Baton Rouge, where a gunman had killed three officers in an ambush. But the fatigue didn't stop Ossler. When a group of officers waved him over Wednesday — where they came from he does not know; "I see badges and I pray" — he put his hands on their shoulders and read from Psalm 23. Even the toughest officers began choking up, he said.
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July 22, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police on Wednesday charged a 32-year-old East Stenton man with risking a catastrophe, endangering the welfare of children, and drug offenses after he was allegedly found with homemade dynamite in a minivan with kids Tuesday night. Derek McKinney of the 7400 block of Gilbert Street was taken into custody after officers on patrol about 9:30 p.m. saw a white Toyota double-parked on Champlost Avenue near 20th Street in East Germantown, then smelled a heavy odor of marijuana. The smell led them to a white Dodge Caravan minivan parked next to the Toyota, police said.
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July 22, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Authorities are looking for a woman who has stolen coffee dozens of times from Wawa stores around the region, taking bags from one location and returning them to another for cash. The thefts began early this year, according to West Goshen Township police. They have been reported at stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Police believe the woman has taken more than $3,000 worth of coffee in 40 to 50 thefts. The woman will take bags of coffee from one Wawa, then return them at another for cash, police said.
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July 21, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
There were few things that Jerome Rodio, a retired Philadelphia police officer, loved more than fishing. On a dock last week on Chesapeake Bay, Rodio watched as an older man worked to bring up several crab traps. Rodio, 75, offered to help. A trap scratched the inside of Rodio's arm as he lifted it out of the shallow water. Three days later, Rodio, of Oxford, Chester County, was dead. "At one point he showed me the scratch and we laughed about it," said son Gene, who accompanied his father on a boat that morning to reel in perch.
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July 20, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
On the front porch of a neat Bucks County home, a balloon waved Monday afternoon bearing the message, "Thinking of You. " It's the spot where Edward Dubinsky's body was found last week after what appeared to be a love-triangle killing in quiet Warwick Township. Authorities said Monday they were seeking two people in the shooting death of Dubinsky, 33 - the township's first homicide in 27 years. Police said Zannatul "Asha" Naim, described as Dubinsky's on-and-off girlfriend, and Jeffrey Gould, Naim's other boyfriend, were seen by a neighbor outside Dubinsky's home on the 2600 block of Virginia Lane late Wednesday, just after neighbors reported hearing a gunshot.
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July 18, 2016 | By Michael Smerconish
Charles Ramsey has law enforcement credentials that few can match. Only now, for the first time in more than 40 years, the former top cop for the District of Columbia and Philadelphia, and cochair of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, finds himself advising from the sidelines. "I've been pretty busy," he told me, "but when things like this occur, of course I wish I was in the middle of it. But then there's another part of me that's probably glad I'm not in the middle of it. " Retirement hasn't diminished his willingness to address hot-button issues.
NEWS
July 15, 2016
By Joseph J. DeFelice A "Weekend of Rage" against the police rocked Philadelphia following the unprecedented assassination of five police officers ambushed while protecting the lives of Black Lives Matter protesters in Dallas. During the Saturday night protest, which was captured in a 40-minute video by the Fishtown Spirit of the Riverwards newspaper, speakers jeered at police officers outside the 24/25th Police District in North Philadelphia. They celebrated the black shooter in Dallas who "wanted to kill white people, especially white officers," and called for more of the same: "This is the face of fear"; "That's what happened in Dallas . . . they did something"; "Philadelphia is Dallas"; and "Dallas is the point!"
NEWS
July 15, 2016
It's understandable that people are still talking about the Collingswood third grader questioned by police at school for making a racially insensitive remark about brownies. The seemingly innocuous incident adds context to the rallies and marches protesting the over-the-top police tactics that have made many in minority communities fear any cop they see. Collingswood schools have rescinded their policy of calling the police for any incident of alleged misbehavior. Officers had been responding to complaints ranging from a game of tag being too aggressive to a girl being called "Aunt Jemima.
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July 15, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
A Drexel University police officer has been charged with theft and related offenses after allegedly pocketing $500 and two knives from a student this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. When a supervisor confronted Officer Che Brown about the theft, Brown, 37, allegedly said, "My bad, this is all on me," according to prosecutors. On Jan. 14, Drexel police searched a student's room at a residence hall on campus for marijuana and confiscated two knives, a bag of white powder, $500, rolling papers, and marijuana, a news release said.
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July 14, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Investigators are asking for help finding a man who stole jewelry from a 96-year-old woman in East Mount Airy by pretending to be a utility worker. Police on Tuesday released surveillance footage of the suspect, who got into the woman's home on the 6900 block of Crittenden Street on July 8 by saying he worked for Philadelphia Gas Works. The man told the woman that a gas leak contaminated a water line in the street, and the source of the leak needed to be turned off inside her home, police said.
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