May 1, 1996 |
Nicholas Cage won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his performance as a dying drunk. He barely got noticed for another recent movie in which he played what is, by today's standards, a far less exciting role. He played a good cop. So good that he offers to split a lottery ticket with a waitress he's never met before. When his number hits for $4 million, she can't believe he returns to say she's in for half. "A promise," he says to her, "is a promise. " That ain't just Hollywood.
March 4, 1994 |
The hale-and-hearty fanfare that traditionally accompanies the Twentieth Century Fox logo at the outset of its pictures has been replaced in The Chase with gear-grinding heavy-metal guitar chords. Then the title letters explode. Cut to a wild-eyed Charlie Sheen pulling into a mini-mart. The cops walk in. Whatever happens next, we already know it's going to be loud, fast and lacking in subtlety. Which is exactly what you get in writer-director Adam Rifkin's no-brainer action romp, a zooming comic book of a movie about a guy, a girl and a car - and a pack of police vehicles in hot pursuit.
August 23, 2000 |
Janet McGinnis didn't get a chance to tell her hair-raising story to a jury. She didn't mind. Before the 39-year-old hairdresser was scheduled to arrive in court yesterday, she was told that the man who beat and tried to choke her to death at her salon on Horrocks Street near Bridge had copped a plea. Just as jury selection was about to begin, convicted stalker Richard Sincavage, 33, of Solly Avenue near Ferndale Street, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, aggravated assault and related charges before Common Pleas Judge Sheldon C. Jelin.
June 23, 2016 |
Philadelphia police are investigating a deadly daytime shooting in the city's Frankford section. The 28-year-old man was shot once in the chest near Bridge Street and Torresdale Avenue just before 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Medics took the victim to Aria Health's Torresdale campus, where he was pronounced dead at 12:51 p.m. The man's name and further details about the slaying weren't immediately released.
April 7, 1999
Two of the most urgent needs in fighting crime in Philadelphia are accurate statistics and more police protection on the streets. Commissioner John Timoney is learning the hard way what his predecessors had to put up with - the system is more resistant to change than it is dedicated to fighting crime. He has been using computer specialists, trained at the University of Pennsylvania, to develop the sophisticated maps that guide police deployment and tactics. But the Fraternal Order of Police complained to the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board that this takes work away from cops.
June 13, 2014 |
A RETIRED PHILLY cop who says he was stopped and frisked by two city cops last year because he was black has filed a federal lawsuit against the officers and the city. Herbert Spellman, 51, filed the civil-rights lawsuit on Tuesday against police officers Brad Momme and David O'Connor. According to the suit and an interview Spellman gave to the Daily News last year, Spellman says that on Sept. 10, he was walking to a bus stop near Wister Street in West Oak Lane when Momme and O'Connor stopped their police cruiser in front of him and grabbed him. Spellman told the cops he was an injured ex-officer, but they continued to frisk and verbally abuse him, the suit says.
May 6, 2010 |
"OH MY GOD! They shot a cop!" I shouted into the phone to a Daily News editor who was taking notes as police surrounded the MOVE compound in Powelton Village. Cops were trying to get the radical cult members to drop their weapons and come out of the basement with their children. Suddenly, gunshots came from the basement window of the MOVE house. From a third-floor apartment window, I looked down to where stakeout cop James Ramp was slowly kneeling to take a shooting position on the sidewalk with others.
April 9, 2016 |
ISSUE | LeSEAN McCOY Sgt. Pérignon? The article about the Old City bar fight involving former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, which left two off-duty police officers hospitalized ("D.A. won't charge McCoy in bar brawl," Tuesday), raises an interesting question: How could the two officers and a sergeant afford four bottles of champagne costing $1,050? |Terry M. Cook, Phoenixville
April 2, 1999 |
All cops should be model cops, but it isn't so. All are model until they're caught framing, brutalizing or assassinating a citizen. The Abner Louima, Rodney King and 39th District scandals are clear examples of terroristic actions that police inflict upon the citizenzy.When cops send innocent persons to jail, that's a crime. They put unnecessary hardship on the relatives of the inmate. Sometimes relatives must travel miles to visit their incarcerated loved ones. When a partner of a cop fails to report police misconduct, that is also an injustice.
February 20, 1997 |
If they were drug dealers, their arrests by corrupt cops will give them a chance to laugh at the system. If they were not, and it turns out they were framed, they could sue the city for big bucks. Today, at a hearing before Common Pleas Judge Legrome D. Davis, all charges will be dropped against 11 people picked up by former 19th District cops Kevin Daniels and Derrick Mayes. The ex-cops are serving five- to 10-year jail terms for robbing and framing suspected drug dealers in West Philadelphia.