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NEWS
June 27, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The mother of a 4-year-old girl who was shot in her North Philadelphia home Thursday initially claimed that her daughter, Sani, was hit by an outside bullet - and failed to get immediate medical attention for her child, sources said Saturday. Shakeya Holmes, 25, showed no emotion Saturday morning at her arraignment, appearing by video from Police Headquarters before a Municipal Court magistrate. She is charged with third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, concealing evidence, possession of an instrument of crime, and related offenses.
NEWS
June 24, 2016
ISSUE | GUN CONTROL Casey: Senate must take action On Monday, the U.S. Senate defaulted on its basic obligation to keep America safe by rejecting commonsense gun legislation to expand background checks for firearms purchases ("Gridlock on gun violence," Tuesday). Universal background checks and a ban of those on the terrorist watch list from buying guns represent the bare minimum steps the Senate should take to address gun violence. Some senators believe the only thing our nation can do to confront gun violence, which killed 33,646 Americans in 2014, is enforce existing law. I refuse to accept that.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A Frankford resident who asked a couple arguing near his home to leave because he had children nearby got more than he bargained for and was threatened with a gun, police said Wednesday. Police are seeking the public's help looking for the bad guys. About 3:45 p.m. June 5, the 35-year-old male resident heard the couple - who had stopped in a white Chrysler minivan in the rear alley on the 5200 block of Jackson Street - arguing, police said. Video surveillance showed a man wearing a black Levi's shirt getting out of the front-passenger seat of the minivan, and a woman getting out of the driver's seat.
NEWS
June 24, 2016 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
THEY CAME alone to the Art Museum steps on Thursday, with the grief they wear like a second skin. They came with others who know their pain, a growing fellowship of grieving friends and relatives left behind after gun violence took a loved one. Some carried huge photos of young men, frozen in time. Mark Jones held a small photo that he still keeps in his wallet - of his 23-year-old son John Robert Jones, a SEPTA worker killed in 2005. And as often as they could, they said their names.
NEWS
June 24, 2016
By Donald Norcross A panicked call in the middle of the night. Desperate words texted on a small screen. Those are some of the haunting last communications 49 American families have left of their loved ones who were killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre on June 12, the worst mass killing in modern U.S. history. Just as it had too many times before, America again held prayer vigils and observed moments of silence in tribute to the victims. Across the country, people raised their voices to ask what can be done to stop this sort of regular mass violence.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
I CAN FEEL the moment slipping through our fingers, and I just can't have it. Not without at least pausing to acknowledge the relentless daily drip of gun violence in Philadelphia. So I have an idea - I'll get into that in a moment. For a little while, the world seemed to stop as we recoiled from the latest mass shooting. This time, in a popular gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12. We cried. We prayed. We yelled: Enough is enough! Something must be done! And then, a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern history by a lone gunman, the Senate voted down four gun-policy measures.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Dana Milbank
On May 24, the House Appropriations Committee took up a proposal "to deny transfers of firearms to persons known or suspected to be engaged in conduct related to terrorism. " In a party-line vote, Republicans defeated the plan 29 to 17. Nineteen days later, a man whom the FBI had investigated as a possible terrorist went into an Orlando nightclub and, claiming solidarity with the Islamic State, shot 49 people to death with weapons he bought legally. The legislation couldn't have prevented the massacre; it wouldn't have taken effect for months.
NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Know someone who has a pink-and-black gun? Police are searching for two men who held up a West Philadelphia store with a handgun that had a distinctive pink frame and a black slide. The robbery occurred about 3:15 p.m. June 14 at the Walnut Food Market, at the corner of 53rd and Walnut Streets. The two men went into the store, and one pointed the gun at an employee while the other went behind the counter and stole $500 from the cash register, police said. Both men then fled south on 53rd Street.
NEWS
June 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Tamari, WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON - A partisan divide on Monday blocked the four latest Senate proposals meant to curb gun violence, providing no change in the nation's gun laws but adding to this election year's political fodder. With the Orlando massacre still fresh, the stakes were particularly high in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race, where Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) has trumpeted his support for expanding background checks on gun buyers and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty has attacked him as failing to take real action.
NEWS
June 22, 2016
A political crisis is usually preceded by an intellectual and moral crisis. Dominant ideas that once seemed to hang together lose their hold when they are exposed as contradictory and incoherent. Similarly, moral claims made on behalf of a worldview can, gradually or suddenly, come to be seen as empty. Demoralization comes before defeat. This is what happened in the Soviet Union. A corrupt and dictatorial system fell for many reasons, but its demise became inevitable when even those with an interest in mouthing the old slogans and defending the old ideology came to realize that almost everyone around them thought they were extolling bunk.
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