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November 15, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
On his Facebook page, Craig Johnson wrote this about himself: "the best that ever did it, pimps up. " Johnson was a Philadelphia pimp, and he posted absurd boasts on Facebook about his criminal deeds: "when i die they should honer me for giving alot of women jobs i took them off the streets and made them learn a skill called get my money!" Of course, he was caught. Johnson, 42, was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years in federal prison for two counts of sex trafficking of minors. He pleaded guilty in June to recruiting two girls, 15 and 16, to work as prostitutes at the Days Inn on Roosevelt Boulevard for about two weeks last year.
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August 28, 2012 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer
A FACEBOOK page called "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones" - the two alleged cop-killers who gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. on Aug. 18 - sparked outrage among law-enforcement authorities before it was taken down Sunday. It was created by former Philadelphia restaurant worker Joshua Scott Albert, who became infamous as the creator of the Staph Meal blog, which criticized the restaurant industry. And, as if that's not enough, Albert also launched a Facebook page earlier this month called "Kill Mitt Romney.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
It was strange enough that Philadelphia Democrats endorsed a City Council candidate whose Facebook page featured a host of racist and otherwise offensive messages. But it was more remarkable that party leaders eventually urged him to get out of the race. Over the past two years, the Democratic-controlled city Traffic Court was found to be so corrupt that it was disbanded, a half-dozen Democratic state representatives and a state senator were caught up in criminal cases, and a Philadelphia Democrat resigned from the state Supreme Court amid investigations of pornographic e-mails and questionable legal fees.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 911 calls came within minutes in the wee hours of Friday morning. First, for a 5-year-old girl banging on the front door, her clothes bloodied, at the Winslow Township home she shared with her mother. "Mommy is dead," the girl, uninjured, told another person, who answered the door, according to authorities. Less than a mile away, a pizza delivery driver dialed 911 after finding a body - the girl's mother, covered in blood - on the side of a road. Night turned to dawn, and a manhunt ensued for Jennifer Bongco's killer.
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August 8, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
KEITH BELAJONAS ended a fight with his wife yesterday morning in their Drexel Hill duplex by stabbing her and shooting her in the head. After the savage 2:30 a.m. attack, he bragged on his Facebook page: "caught her cheating, she got violent, i won. " When police responded to neighbors' reports of gunfire, they followed a blood trail through the open door and found Christina Corrigan-Belajonas, 28, dead - and the couple's sons, ages 4 and...
NEWS
March 21, 2015 | Chris Hepp and Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia City Council candidate under fire over scores of racist, antigay and anti-poor people messages found on his Facebook page has been told by Democratic leaders that he has lost the party's support. In response - and to save face - Emanuel "Manny" Morales sent a letter Thursday to the party chairman, U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, asking ward leaders to rescind the endorsement they had given him. He said he intended to continue as a candidate running against the Seventh District incumbent, Maria Quiñones Sánchez.
SPORTS
August 6, 2010 | Staff and Wire Reports
The trainer of Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Lookin At Lucky says the horse came down with a fever this week and won't run in the Travers on Aug. 28 at Saratoga. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert says on his Facebook page that the 3-year-old colt is responding well since developing a "little temperature" Monday, the day after winning the Haskell at New Jersey's Monmouth Park. Lookin At Lucky remains at the Jersey Shore track while he recuperates. The track's attending veterinarian said yesterday the colt is "bright and alert" and doing well.
NEWS
March 21, 2011
A prosecutor is hinting that investigators have clues into the killing of a pregnant woman whose body was found in a nature preserve near Allentown. Jennifer L. Snyder, 27, of Lower Macungie Township, was found Friday morning in a wooded ravine in the Trexler Nature Preserve. Authorities said she had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Snyder, a veterinary clinic technician, had posted news of her pregnancy on her Facebook page. Her family said she was excited about becoming a mother and had scheduled her first ultrasound for Thursday, the day after she was last seen alive, the Allentown Morning Call reported.
NEWS
February 28, 2012
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams headed online yesterday to say there is no get-out-of-jail-free card for his Facebook friends and Twitter followers. "Regularly scheduled Facebook 'friendship' disclaimer. Your use and viewing of this page does not constitute 'friendship' to bar criminal prosecution in the City and County of Philadelphia by the Office of the District Attorney," Williams posted on his Facebook page. He also linked to it on his Twitter feed. It's a tricky legal landscape out there for Facebookers.
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