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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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August 21, 2013 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
THE NEEDLES are gone from Needle Park. The children are back, fearlessly running over McPherson Square Park's five green acres without fear of being stuck by a used heroin syringe. The kids are hanging upside down from the new playground equipment, feeling the freedom of summer like they've never felt it before because the park - notorious for 30 years as Kensington's outdoor shooting gallery - is clean and peaceful for the first time in their young lives. "That playground is always crowded like it's Kensington's Rocky statue," said Patty-Pat Kozlowski, whose second summer directing a Parks and Recreation Department day camp is so unlike last year's, when she called police to remove an unconscious, bleeding addict from the play area and confronted a drug dealer doing business next to a woman selling shaved ice to the children.
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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
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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October 8, 2010 | By DANA DiFILIPPO, difilid@phillynews.com 215-854-5934
Michele Martines doesn't allow guns in her house. Not even water guns. She's hated them since goons with guns riddled her father, mob associate Frank "Frankie Flowers" D'Alfonso, with bullets in 1985 and shot her husband, Ronald Martines, to death the next year in a drug dispute. So when the cops pounded on her door before dawn Saturday, demanding to search her South Philadelphia house for guns and gunmen, she didn't hesitate to let them in to look around, even though they had no warrant.
NEWS
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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February 13, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AN UPPER Darby man left critically wounded after a case of mistaken identity last spring is now suing the police officers who opened fire on him. Philippe Holland, 21, seeks more than $50,000 in damages, claiming that the "intentional and reckless actions and conduct of" Officers Mitchell Farrell and Kevin Hanvey left him with "serious bodily injury and extreme emotional distress," according to the lawsuit, filed Monday in the city's Court of Common...
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February 13, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A MOTHER'S frantic cries echoed down a busy West Philly street yesterday. "My baby!" she screamed as she chased down a SEPTA trolley. "My baby!" But it was too late for her son, a 2-year-old run down by the trolley yesterday near the corner of Lancaster Avenue near 51st Street. The boy, who remained unidentified last night, was struck just before 1 p.m., police said. Preliminary evidence indicated he had broken away from his parents and darted in front of a Route 10 trolley as it barreled west on Lancaster Avenue.
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February 13, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
AFTER WORKING the cold, hard streets of the city as a cop, bearing witness to the daily depredations of his fellow humans, William Dixon liked nothing better than to have the sun in his face and in his soul. To seek it out, he took numerous cruises to the Caribbean islands, and also found soothing rays closer to home at his summer house in Whitesboro, in Cape May County, N.J. His favorite time was when his family would gather there for get-togethers, and he gloried in having his loved ones around him. He was a master of the barbecue grill.
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February 12, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A 23-year-old South Philadelphia man who conspired with ex-cop Christopher Saravello to rob two drug users of cash was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to six months in prison. Robert Powers pleaded guilty last year to his role in two extortions in which he, Saravello and another man, Robert Nagy, set up fake drug transactions and robbed each victim of $1,200. Saravello, 38, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with Nagy, Powers and a third man to rob drug dealers or buyers of money or drugs.
NEWS
February 12, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THERE'S NO chance a story finds a happy ending when a man lies dead on the ground with a bullet in his head. That's the cold, unavoidable truth at the heart of every homicide investigation that unfolds in this city, whether a trigger was pulled by someone settling a drug dispute or by a cop struggling with a suspect. What families of victims strive for instead is justice and truth , words and concepts that have become controversial - and harder to define - whenever someone dies as a result of a police-involved shooting.
NEWS
February 11, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER NEARLY a year of legal wrangling, a civil-rights case against two police officers and the city's top cop has been settled for $85,000. A federal judge dismissed the case, filed in March 2014 by Rodney Handy Jr. against Officers Shane Darden and Timothy Taylor and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey over Handy's arrest in 2012, court records show. The dismissal came after the parties were able to settle their dispute out of court, according to an order filed yesterday. The city settles out of court most civil-rights claims made against police, according to a Daily News review last year of settled police lawsuits . The Daily News found that Philly paid out $14 million to settle civil-rights claims alone in 2013 — nearly four times as much as the $4.2 million just five years earlier.
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February 10, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
ROBBERS TARGETED a house in the city's Somerton section early yesterday morning after seeing one of the residents' Instagram postings of his valuable goods, police said. About 2:30 a.m., three armed and masked men kicked in the front door of a home on Brookshire Terrace near Prospect Street and demanded Rolex watches, jewelry and other items that they had seen on a 19-year-old resident's Instagram postings, according to police. Inside the home at the time of the break-in were five male victims, who ranged in age from 17 to 19, police said.
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | BY LARA WITT, Daily News Staff Writer wittl@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
FORMER Philadelphia Police officer Kevin Corcoran walked into court yesterday facing up two years in prison for a conviction stemming from his undocumented arrest of an Iraqi War veteran in March 2013. But hours later, he walked out - practically a free man - after a judge sentenced him to one day in prison for obstruction of justice. Before sentencing, Common Pleas Judge Robert P. Coleman cited Corcoran's "stellar" career prior to his arrest in the case, saying that given the charges, the recommended sentence of two to 23 months in prison was unfair.
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February 8, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
WHEN CHILDREN play cops and robbers, everyone has to pick a side, but former Philadelphia Police Officer Christopher Saravello played both parts while he was on the force. Saravello, 37, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to conspiring with three drug dealers to rob other drug dealers and drug buyers of money and narcotics while he was on the force. Standing before U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno, Saravello, a bald man, bore a striking resemblance to Thomas "Herc" Hauk from the television series "The Wire.
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former Philadelphia police officer admitted Friday that he used his position to team up with drug dealers, and shake down their customers and competition for money and drugs. Christopher Saravello, a five-year veteran of the force assigned to Chinatown's Sixth District, pleaded guilty to federal counts of conspiracy and extortion, capping off a week that saw four other Philadelphia officers either charged with or sentenced on criminal charges. In a hearing before U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno, the former officer said that since his arrest in October, he has received counseling to treat his own drug addiction.
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