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June 11, 2008 | By KITTY CAPARELLA, MICHAEL HINKELMAN & GLORIA CAMPISI, caparek@phillynews.com 215-854-5880
NEVER AGAIN, said the feds, and they meant it. Never again will owner Rosalind Lavin nor the managers of her four personal-care centers in Philadelphia and Media allow more than 210 residents to live in what U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan called "appalling" conditions. Never again will Lavin or her managers allow residents to lie in vomit or feces for days, unattended. Never again will Lavin or her managers serve insufficient food to residents, like a slice of bologna and a piece of cheese between bread, and call it nutritious.
NEWS
July 25, 2008
AW, SHUCKS! Child rape is not a capital crime. No state may execute for it. In a perfect world, all murderers, rapists, heroin-heads, etc., would be exterminated. Can you imagine? Lawful jurisprudence protecting the innocent instead of protecting the guilty and damning the innocent? Whew! Makes your head spin. M. Anthony Vare, Philadelphia
NEWS
May 16, 2008
Re "If guns are the problem, why aren't Hispanic, Asian and white males killing each other?": First, the press reports more black-on-black crimes. Second, whites are so busy leaving the border open, killing people in schools, molesting in churches, kiddie porn, meth labs, political crimes. Maybe whites are killing whites in the suburbs. There is crime everywhere. Not just blacks - whites, Asians, Hispanics. And whites who run the White House are getting whites, blacks, Asians, Hispanics killed every day in a war that isn't necessary.
NEWS
June 28, 2004
The next time John Street, Ron White or any other African-American cries race when investigated by the FBI or any other agency I would ask them to read page 47 of the Daily News on Tuesday, June 22. Maryland's former police superintendent Edward Norris, a white man, was sentenced to six months in prison for misusing thousands of dollars in police funds while he was Baltimore's Police Commissioner. Please spare everyone the race card when the indictments are served and remember crime and graft knows no color.
NEWS
July 3, 2009
I AND A lot of others blame the system for these continous crimes. A suggestion: When criminals commit these horrible crimes with little or no fault of the victim, it really should be a stiff sentence. Jury duty never calls on me because I'll send the criminals to hell. Cissy Benjamin, Philadelphia
NEWS
February 27, 1994
In taking a fresh look at the allegations of womanizing and sexual misconduct by former Warminster Police Chief Elmer P. Clawges, Bucks County District Attorney Alan M. Rubenstein has added fuel to the notion that this case is too hot to handle. A few weeks back, the D.A. said the former police chief's alleged conduct in one instance was "not only criminal, it is reprehensible and it's wrong. " The case involved a former township police clerk, Julie Beekman, who said the chief had sex with her regularly, beginning when she was 16. While he said he wanted to prosecute, Mr. Rubenstein said he was "absolutely barred by the statute of limitations.
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie signed a law Thursday criminalizing "upskirting," a term used to describe photographing underneath a woman's skirt or dress. Noting concerns for protecting children and privacy in a "highly digital age," the Republican governor said the law would target "perpetrators of a perverse and growing form of pornography that victimizes vulnerable women and children in a matter of seconds. " New Jersey's invasion-of-privacy law prohibits photographing, videotaping, or otherwise recording the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed without that person's consent and under circumstances in which a reasonable person would not expect to be observed.
NEWS
May 23, 1996 | Inquirer photographs by April Saul
Philadelphia Interfaith Action tried yesterday to present a fiddle to Commissioner Richard Neal at Police Headquarters, saying he and mayoral chief of staff David Cohen are fiddling while the city burns. The group cited a lack of response to rising crime and police scandal.
NEWS
July 14, 1986
On June 30, the Supreme Court of this country declared sodomy a crime. In one fell swoop, millions of Americans were made criminals, punishable with prison terms of up to several years. It is irrelevant to argue that this is simply a "paper" law, one that will not be enforced. The highest court in the land, subject to political pressure and the intolerance of Christian fundamentalists, has made the expression of an act of love between two consenting adults in the privacy of their bedroom a crime.
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May 22, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Mayor Kenney has proposed softening the city's stance on several so-called nuisance crimes, including, ahead of July's Democratic National Convention here, those commonly slapped on protesters. The shift, a sequel to Kenney's successful effort to decriminalize marijuana possession, would make violations that currently land on an offender's criminal record punishable by a $100 fine. His administration said the shift, introduced in legislation to City Council on Thursday, would keep 10,000 cases each year out of the criminal justice system while helping protect the city from lawsuits in the aftermath of the convention.
NEWS
May 17, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
Two people were killed and four others wounded in separate, violent crimes that occurred overnight Saturday in Philadelphia, according to police. The victims included a 62-year-old man shot in the knee, a woman in her early 20s shot six times, and a 49-year-old man fatally stabbed in the chest, police said. Authorities did not identify any of the victims Sunday, and had reported no arrests in any of the six cases. The first homicide occurred just after 2 a.m. Sunday on the 3600 block of Aspen Street in the Mantua section, police said, when a 49-year-old man was found by police on the street with a stab wound in his chest.
NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A former executive of a Philadelphia crime-victims support group has been charged with stealing more than $15,000 in grant money and spending it on groceries, restaurant meals, gas, hotel stays, and college tuition, authorities said Wednesday. Stephanie Mayweather, 52, the former executive director of East Division Crime Victim Services, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony theft, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office said. After being arraigned Tuesday night before a Philadelphia magistrate, Mayweather, of Mullica Hill, was released on her own recognizance.
NEWS
May 7, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie signed a law Thursday criminalizing "upskirting," a term used to describe photographing underneath a woman's skirt or dress. Noting concerns for protecting children and privacy in a "highly digital age," the Republican governor said the law would target "perpetrators of a perverse and growing form of pornography that victimizes vulnerable women and children in a matter of seconds. " New Jersey's invasion-of-privacy law prohibits photographing, videotaping, or otherwise recording the image of another person whose intimate parts are exposed without that person's consent and under circumstances in which a reasonable person would not expect to be observed.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Some traveled from as far as the Bronx. Others made their way to the Gloucester Premium Outlets from Philadelphia or Atlantic City. But instead of shopping, they were stealing, police said Tuesday in announcing the arrests of six people over the last week. "This is more than going in and stealing clothes out of a Target," said Gloucester Township Police Capt. Anthony Minosse. "This is organized crime. " The six were using sophisticated equipment and devices to help them walk out with expensive shoes and designer clothes, Minosse said.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Kim Campbell Thornton, Universal Uclick
COZY OR NOIR? Thriller or mystery? Talking cat or working dog? Whatever your poison in literary murder and mayhem, there's a book for you. And chances are good that a dog or cat is a character in his own right, either as a four-footed detective or as a sidekick to a human protagonist. Think Lilian Jackson Braun's Siamese sleuths Koko and Yum Yum, who first made an appearance about 50 years ago; or feline Mrs. Murphy, her Persian nemesis Pewter, and their corgi buddy Tee Tucker in the Mrs. Murphy series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.
NEWS
April 24, 2016
The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts Murder and Memory in an American City By Laura Tillman Scribner. 256 pp. $26 Reviewed by Michael E. Young This poetically titled book about the most horrifying of crimes weaves together a tale of true crime and the sociology of the dirt-poor border town where it took place - Brownsville, Texas. Author Laura Tillman arrived in Brownsville as a newspaper reporter five years after a couple murdered their three children in a decrepit apartment.
NEWS
March 29, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
A NORTH PHILADELPHIA man characterized by police as "a one-man crime wave" has been charged with three knifepoint purse robberies in Upper Darby and he is a suspect in two others, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "The method of operation is the same: A woman walking by herself, comes home late at night, is confronted by a man with a knife who threatens to kill her, and then takes her handbag," Chitwood said Sunday. About 11 p.m. Friday a woman, 17, returned home from work and put a key in her front door on Wembly Road when a man, later identified by police as Sultan Akbar-Abdullah, 27, put a knife to her neck, and demanded her handbag, Chitwood said.
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