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April 17, 1987 | BY JAY S. POLIS
Remember the great crackdown? On Feb. 19, U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese charged into Philadelphia, walked along 8th and Butler Streets with Mayor Goode, and declared before blazing TV lights that a great victory had been won in the war against drugs He was here to announce one of the biggest drug "sweeps" in the city's history, a 12-month police effort that netted from 800 to 1,000 arrests, and seemed to hold out to the besieged residents of...
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September 2, 2010 | By Walter Phillips
Philadelphia suffers from the highest per-capita fugitive rate in the country, with 47,000 defendants on the streets having skipped bail, as The Inquirer reported last year. There is a cheap, practical way to deal with this problem that has not been widely discussed: The city's judges should try in absentia all defendants who are freed on bail and deliberately fail to appear in court. Most of the defendants who have thumbed their noses at the system figured that, rather than appear, testify, and face cross-examination, they had better odds of beating the rap if they simply didn't show up. Despite Philadelphia's abysmal conviction rate, they were right.
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March 16, 1989 | By Susan Caba, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eugene Milano, who was to go on trial for murder yesterday with Nicodemo Scarfo and seven others, has said he wants to cooperate with authorities, law enforcement officials said yesterday. As a result, the Scarfo trial was postponed at least until today, and defense attorneys said the defection might lead them to ask for selection of a new jury - meaning an additional delay. Milano apparently telephoned authorities from prison on Tuesday. Scarfo, the other co-defendants and the defense attorneys - including Milano's own attorney - learned of his decision yesterday just minutes before opening statements were to begin in Common Pleas Court.
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April 8, 1986 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
Testimony in the murder trial of two Mount Airy men has lived up to the prosecutor's early billing that the evidence would be unusual and often hard to believe. A Mount Holly, N.J., jury considering murder charges against Dwayne Wright, 21, and James Clausell, 22, both of Temple Road near Upsal Street, has heard that: Edward Atwood, 37, of Willingboro, N.J., was ordered killed in 1984 because he filed a minor complaint against a neighbor for not cleaning up his dog's mess.
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December 14, 2010 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Witness intimidation has pervaded the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court trial of two men charged with a racially tinged double murder in the Tacony section in 2007. Now, a brother of one of the defendants has been arrested in connection with the intimidation. Michael Drummond, 24, allegedly threatened a witness last week in the hallway of the city's Criminal Justice Center. Charged Saturday, he remains in custody, with bail set at $250,000, pending a Dec. 29 hearing. Gerald Drummond, 26, and Robert McDowell, 28, both white, face possible death sentences if convicted of first-degree murder in the July 13, 2007, slayings of Damien Holloway, 27, a black landscaper, and his friend and worker Timothy Clark, 15, who was white.
NEWS
March 2, 2012
The welcome decision by the Philadelphia courts to dramatically boost the fees paid to lawyers appointed to represent indigent defendants facing the death penalty strikes a long-overdue blow for justice. As long as Pennsylvania maintains what Supreme Court Justice Harold Andrew Blackmun famously called "the machinery of death," the state cannot afford to scrimp on fairness. Yet, for decades, the legal representation provided the poor in capital cases has been called into question by the courts themselves.
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September 19, 1995 | by Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
Consider for a moment how the mighty have fallen. Reputed crime boss John Stanfa, who is supposed to wield such power over gangland slayings, a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling empire, and other illicit activities, can't get a razor in jail. His acting underboss, Frank Martines, sporting six days of growth on his face, can't get clean underwear. Nor can the other six mob guys on trial get basic toiletries or towels to take a shower. Martines' lawyer, Brian McMonagle, called it "cruel and unusual punishment" yesterday before U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter, who is hearing the federal murder-racketeering trial.
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July 30, 1990 | By Susan Caba, Inquirer Staff Writer
The defense and prosecution flip-flopped last week, when one of the defendants accused of killing Port Richmond teenager Sean Daily took the witness stand and became what one law enforcement observer called "a prosecutor's dream. " The damage wasn't in what James "Bebe" Martinez said about himself and the six other defendants so much as what his presence on the stand allowed Assistant District Attorney Michael McGovern to say about the slaying of Daily. McGovern was able to recapitulate three weeks of evidence he had presented earlier.
NEWS
January 12, 1989 | By Denise-Marie Santiago, Inquirer Staff Writer Inquirer correspondent Robert McSherry contributed to this article
The scene was the Montgomery County Courthouse, but it could have been a Perry Mason rerun. An Upper Merion Township man was waiting Tuesday in the hallway of the courthouse in Norristown to testify on his cousin's behalf in a rape trial when the teary-eyed complaining witness, 34, saw him and identified him as the second man who raped her. "She just walked over to me, pointed to him and said, 'That's the other guy,' " said state Trooper Robert...
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October 5, 1989 | By Emilie Lounsberry, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a speech laced with emotion and indignation, the man who headed the elite police drug unit called Five Squad portrayed himself yesterday as an aggressive foe of drug dealers and denied ever stealing money seized during police raids. "I was a captain in the Philadelphia Police Department. I would never do anything to disgrace my name," declared John Wilson at the start of his 20- minute address to a U.S. District Court jury. "I always did the right thing. " His statement - sandwiched between opening addresses by co-defendants James Cattalo and Richard Jumper - came on the first day of their racketeering retrial.
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August 17, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Keith Zakarin has a tough argument to make, but that is, after all, what lawyers are paid to do. Zakarin is a partner at Center City's Duane Morris, where he chairs a practice group that represents more than a hundred career schools and colleges and industry groups. The firm is one of a handful nationwide that have made the sector a thriving, profitable practice. Its clients are largely vocational and occupational training programs; they teach a variety of trades and skills from cosmetology to nursing to criminal justice, among many others, with degree programs of up to four years.
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August 17, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
A South Jersey police officer was charged with official misconduct for offering to help a woman with pending criminal charges in exchange for oral sex, prosecutors said Monday. Robert E. Marzi, 29, who has worked for the Monroe Township Police Department for two years, was suspended without pay pending the outcome of his case. Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton said his office was reviewing other arrests involving Marzi for evidence of further misconduct. The criminal complaint, signed by a detective Wednesday, states that on Jan. 17 Marzi promised a woman "assistance with her pending criminal charges in exchange for fellatio.
SPORTS
August 12, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
The black SUV pointed toward New Jersey, and Eddie Alvarez began to collect his thoughts. He was scheduled to speak to a group of 300 children that came from environments similar to the one he overcame to become Philadelphia's first UFC champion. What would he tell them? Alvarez typed ideas into his phone as he sat in the backseat. His gold-plated title belt was tucked inside a bag next to him. Alvarez, 32, is one of the brightest stars of mixed martial arts. But two decades ago, he was just kid in Kensington with a dream.
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August 5, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's top elections official defended his role Wednesday in postponing a controversial referendum to extend the retirement age of judges to 75. In a filing to the state Supreme Court, where he is a defendant in a suit over the ballot question, Secretary of State Pedro Cortes said "the need for certainty" drove his decision to move the referendum from the April primary until November. Cortes, a cabinet member in the administration of Democratic Gov. Wolf, did so this year at the request of Republican Senate leaders, who later moved to reword the question to eliminate any reference to the current mandatory retirement age of 70. Senate Democrats sued to stop Cortes, but he implemented the change nonetheless.
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July 31, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old West Philadelphia boy has been charged with robbery and weapons offenses in the carjacking Tuesday of a police officer's daughter in South Philadelphia, police said Friday. Nafees Woods, of the 5700 block of Harmer Street, faces charges in adult court. About 22 hours after the carjacking, he was among three people who were injured in a shooting in the Southwark section of South Philly. The carjacking occurred about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday after the officer's daughter parked her 2007 Mazda3 under the Interstate 95 overpass at Front and Morris Streets.
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July 29, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Jason Day, who's still the world's top-ranked golfer, loves being a husband and a father. It's a huge part of who he is and what he's become. But sometimes, being a family man doesn't always hug him back. Like this week, for instance, when he should have been getting ready to defend his PGA Championship title. Instead he was battling a cold - which he caught from the oldest of his two young children, Dash - that kept him off the Lower Course at historic Baltusrol Golf Club until Wednesday.
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July 29, 2016
Delegates to political conventions come from all kinds of backgrounds. That's a given. Still, it's kind of surprising, when you come across someone who admits to having worked in the sex industry. That's right. Sharron L. Cooks, 38, a delegate from Pennsylvania at the Democratic National Convention, doesn't shy away from telling people about her life. "I've had some individuals say well what about when you were an adult film actress? Or what about when you did that?"
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July 27, 2016 | By Matthew Santoni, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
PITTSBURGH - Fed up with the rising number of opiate overdoses in Western Pennsylvania, an Allegheny County judge is making convicted drug dealers buy lifesaving naloxone kits for the communities where they sold drugs. Judge Anthony Mariani has added the fine to two cases in the last week, ordering Andy Buxton to pay a total of $2,650 to three agencies in the Monongahela Valley and Larry Richardson to pay $1,250 to Ross/West View Emergency Medical Squad - $50 for each brick of heroin the men were convicted of possessing with the intent to distribute.
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July 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
A third lawsuit has been filed against a South Jersey jail warden following the deaths of four inmates in recent years at the Cumberland County Jail in Bridgeton. The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Camden on behalf of the family of David Hennis, an inmate found hanging in the infirmary on July 30, 2014, lawyer Conrad Benedetto said in a news release Friday. According to Vineland police, Hennis, 31, of Vineland, was arrested and charged July 22 with aggravated assault and weapons offenses, and was sent to the jail on $30,000 bail.
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July 14, 2016 | By John Baer
JEFFREY LORD, even in a season of odd politics, is an unusual political commentator. He's paid by CNN to justify, explain, and defend Donald Trump. And he has: on the wall, Mexicans, Muslims, Carly Fiorina's face. It can be a full-time gig. It will be at both upcoming conventions. And it raises a couple questions. First, why is a news network paying somebody to do what campaigns and candidates already pay somebody to do? Second, who the heck is Jeffrey Lord and how'd he get on CNN?
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