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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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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
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
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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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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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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October 3, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
AN EX-COP who was fired last year has filed a lawsuit claiming his bosses retaliated against him for reporting alleged corruption and says he was discriminated against because he is white. Gerald Passalacqua, a former officer with the Narcotics Field Unit-South who had been with the department about 20 years, filed the federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and others on the police force. The lawsuit claims he was falsely accused of taking $880 during a narcotics unit search of a South Philly drug house in September 2012.
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June 29, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
WAS POLICE Sgt. Brandon Ruff unlawfully arrested, or was excessive force used on him by his fellow police officers? Those are the questions to be answered by a federal jury, which heard opening statements yesterday at the start of Ruff's civil trial. Ruff, 28, sued six cops from the 35th District, at Broad and Champlost streets in Ogontz - Officers Michelle Long, Ivene Echels, Angelina Bednarz, John Thompson and Marc Monachello, and Sgt. Donna Bachmayer. The case stems from a bizarre incident that happened Aug. 3. Ruff, then a sergeant in Powelton's 16th District, was off-duty and wearing casual clothes when he went to the 35th District to turn in three guns anonymously.
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June 29, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
WARNING: The above video contains language some would find inappropriate. A SEPTA TRANSIT Police officer is being investigated by Internal Affairs for a physical altercation with a man holding a toddler on the El, authorities said. The confrontation, which was captured on cellphone video and posted on Facebook, occurred about 5 p.m. Thursday on the Market-Frankford line. SEPTA police said the man boarded the train at the Margaret-Orthodox station without paying his fare. Surveillance video released yesterday by SEPTA shows the following chain of events: The first officer boards the train at Erie-Torresdale and begins a conversation with the man, who is seated holding a little girl.
NEWS
June 28, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
To prosecutors, it's a case of a cop caught lying on the witness stand when a defense lawyer confronted him with a video of his warrantless search of a drug suspect's car. To the lawyer for former Philadelphia Police Officer Steven Lupo, it's a case about the practicalities of real-world policing and a good cop with a faulty memory. "You'll find that ultimately, his testimony and the video don't add up," Assistant District Attorney Sybil Scott-Murphy told the Common Pleas Court jury Friday in her opening statement.
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June 26, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
PROSECUTORS yesterday withdrew charges of intimidation and terroristic threats against a former Philadelphia police officer in connection with a murder last year on Easter Sunday. But whether David Wade Howard, 51, will later be charged with murder in the April 20, 2014, shooting death of William Blount, 48, is a question authorities are not ready to answer. "I don't know what's going to happen," Assistant District Attorney Gail Fairman said after she withdrew the intimidation charges before Judge Patrick Dugan in Municipal Court, where Howard was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing.
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June 26, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A FORMER Philadelphia police officer against whom witness-intimidation charges were withdrawn earlier this week in a case that involves the murder of another man will remain in county jail until the state parole board decides if he should be released. David Wade Howard, 51, will remain at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on State Road in Holmesburg, Philadelphia Prison System spokeswoman Shawn Hawes said yesterday. Laura Treaster, a spokeswoman with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole said the board had not yet been officially notified that Howard's intimidation charges were withdrawn.
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June 25, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
TESTIFYING yesterday in a soft voice, in a courtroom partly filled with police officers, Najee Rivera said after he was pulled over by two cops, he fled on his motor scooter, but was later knocked to the ground and beaten and attacked by the two cops. "I seen them come with their nightsticks and I got scared," Rivera, 23, testified about why he fled on his scooter after first being stopped by Officers Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight about 9:50 p.m. May 29, 2013, at Marshall and Cambria streets, in the Fairhill section of North Philly.
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June 24, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writervellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
AFTER THE CRASH, the truck's driver seemed sincere, at least initially. He jumped out of the cab, looked over the cyclist lying broken on a North Philly street and told a witness that he would be right back, that he was only going to move his car out of traffic. But that driver, who police haven't identified, bolted after parking the 1989 Ford F-150 pickup truck he had been driving, leaving behind the man he had run down just moments earlier. The victim, identified as Julio Torres, 55, was in critical condition Tuesday night at Temple University Hospital, said Capt.
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June 19, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed a lower-court ruling vacating the death sentence of convicted cop-killer Edward Bracey and ordering him to serve life in prison without parole. The state's high court ruled, 4-1, that Bracey may not be executed for the 1991 shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Boyle because he is "intellectually disabled" and the U.S. Supreme Court barred such executions in 2002 in Atkins v. Virginia. First Assistant District Attorney Edward McCann said Wednesday that it was "very unlikely" his office would appeal.
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June 18, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THE HEADLINE out of West Philly last week was bizarre. A brazen gunman took a cab to a robbery on Ogden Street near 41st on June 9, shot his target twice when the man didn't comply, and then hopped back into the cab. At the time, investigators offered two possible explanations: Either the cabbie was in cahoots with the punk, or he was being coerced with the same gun seen in the surveillance footage. In reality, there was a third, much simpler, answer. That cab, along with 11 others, was stolen from Southwest Philly by an enterprising thief with an "intimate knowledge" of the city's taxi system, police said yesterday.
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June 17, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
FORMER Philadelphia Police Sgt. Thomas Winkis said he hoped David Farries' relatives could find some peace. "I'm truly sorry for the loss of Mr. Farries to his family," Winkis said in court. "I truly hope my actions today bring some closure to them. " That hope was expressed yesterday morning when Winkis, 46, pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter, DUI and reckless endangerment for slamming his Dodge Challenger into Farries' Ford Econoline van in 2013 in Holmesburg. The high-speed crash at State Road and Ashburner Street threw Farries, 55, from his van. He died three days later.
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