November 6, 1986
Due to the acquisition of new evidence, ABC's Nightline has reported that the case of the Atlanta child murders of 1981 is being re-examined. More recently a 13-year-old girl in Philadelphia was raped and murdered. Why do these violent crimes continue to permeate our existence? They happen because we as a society allow them to occur. We as a people are too tolerant of the insidious crimes of our everyday life. These daily offenses are committed by "outstanding" citizens of our country.
December 19, 2008
HOW DARE Keith Smith, director of Active Criminal Records at the Criminal Justice Center, demand the removal of a small American flag from a front desk computer! Shame on you. When you stated you wanted the front counter looking clean and uniform, you insinuated that the American flag was dirty. And don't say it was taken out of context! How dare you disrespect our flag, our country and our military. Many have died for our flag, including my son. He died a horrible death for his flag and his country, and I detest anyone who treats it with disrespect.
January 21, 1989
Yes, it was wrong and insulting for Mayor Goode to schedule the city's annual business report luncheon for a Thursday, when City Council usually meets. "Disrespectful" is what Councilman John F. Street called it. To this thin-skinned Council, no sin is more venal than "disrespect. " And Council is expert at it - both ways. Visitors and witnesses cool their heels for hours before Council deigns to hear them out; sometimes Council even adjourns without giving some the floor, no matter how long they waited.
November 19, 2010
THE GOP won the House, and we have a GOP governor and Sen. Toomey. Well, here we go with the Tea Party, and the likes of Sarah Palin, who should return to Alaska with her family and stay there. No president of this country has ever been so disrespected as President Obama, who brought us back from the brink of a total collapse of the economy. Obama is a man for all the people, and that's why the Republicans are so disrespectful toward him. Lora Neal, Philadelphia
March 15, 2011 |
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chances are, the confrontation between Cole Hamels and Bill Hall that occurred yesterday will be forgotten by the time the Astros and Phillies meet in their season-opening series at Citizens Bank Park. Even if it isn't, it probably won't matter, since Hamels isn't scheduled to pitch during the three-game set. Still, the two players' brief exchange during the second inning of the Phillies' 7-6 win is worth noting given their disparate perspectives on the events that went down.
July 19, 2012 |
C'MON, DAILY NEWS (July 17): "Beef with baby mama's boyfriend?" Officer Brady may not have died heroically in the line of duty, but show him and his family some respect by printing a headline without all the cliched hip-hop slang. The negative connotations used in your headline do nothing but sensationalize his death as typical, without giving readers the chance to read the story. Grow up, just a little. Deric L. Adger Philadelphia I would like an inquiry into why Officer Marc Brady is not getting the same consideration as a police officer as Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo.
June 15, 2005
A May 25 commentary, "Show of disrespect to nurses," relied on material from the Center for Nursing Advocacy Web site and should have explicitly credited that source.
February 27, 2014 |
FOR MORE than a decade, Lamont Hatton watched his brother's killer, William Little - who spent 10 years in prison for the 1989 murder - walking around their South Philadelphia neighborhood, unarmed, unafraid and free. Hatton watched Little cut hair at the Jazz U Up barbershop at 16th and Tasker, and mentor young people there in the evenings, respected after his stint in prison for murder as a community hero for speaking out against guns and violence. And Hatton wondered: "Why is this man alive when my brother is dead?"
January 4, 2006
Re Sony "graffiti" ads: The mayor's spokesman, Joe Grace, said the ads "violate our laws and disrespect our neighborhoods. " Well, how about Mr. Grace cleaning up some of the malt-liquor ads that only seem to be in poor neighborhoods? They are also disrespectful. I guess the folks behind those ads are not approached because they paid the price to put them up. Rodney Houston, Philadelphia
October 24, 2013 |
THIS, HOPEFULLY, will be the last mention of Domonic Brown until spring training. Yesterday, the Phillies outfielder went on 97.5 the Fanatic to explain that he meant no disrespect when he wore a Cowboys jersey to Sunday's Eagles game. While at the Linc, Brown tweeted a picture of himself and some buds dressed in Cowboys garb. Reaction was swift and, in some cases, nasty. Some tweeters called him names, other suggested he should be traded. On Monday, there was more of the same.