August 20, 1999 |
Few of Pete Harnisch's career wins were more dramatic or emphatic than No. 99. Harnisch held Pittsburgh hitless into the seventh inning, tied his career high with 12 strikeouts and wound up sharing a one-hitter as the Cincinnati Reds beat the visiting Pirates last night, 1-0. Sean Casey homered off Kris Benson (10-10) with one out in the bottom of the eighth, moving the Reds back into first place in the NL Central by percentage points over Houston. The Astros lost to Milwaukee earlier in the day. Harnisch (13-6)
April 27, 1998 |
A man in handcuffs looks like a criminal. So says Amable Valerio, who claims a jury convicted him of reckless endangerment in 1996 after seeing him in cuffs at the start of his trial and probably "branded him a criminal" before hearing evidence. He said the sighting "destroyed the presumption of innocence which every defendant enjoys. " Forget it, said the state Superior Court. It ruled last week that the trial judge was correct in refusing Valerio's mistrial motion, three days after the jury's handcuffing experience in a Pike County courtroom.
January 30, 1991 |
A 17-year-old who had escaped last month from a juvenile facility in Delaware County got away in handcuffs yesterday from Bucks County authorities. The youth, whose name was being withheld by police, escaped at 2:10 a.m. from a van that had stopped at a red light in Doylestown, police said. The van was en route from Doylestown Hospital to Bucks County Juvenile Detention Center on Route 611 in Edison. Brian Hogan, a guard who was driving the van, chased the youth for a block but lost him near Hamilton Street, Doylestown Borough police Sgt. Joseph Kissel said.
August 18, 2009 |
After apologizing yesterday for an altercation with a Buffalo cabdriver, Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane said the toughest part of the ordeal was his family seeing him in handcuffs. "They said it's something they never want to see again," Kane said after the opening practice of the 2009 U.S. Olympic orientation camp in Woodbridge, Ill. "My family didn't raise me that way, so it's tough to let them down, too. " A grand jury in Kane's hometown of Buffalo is expected to decide this week whether he should face criminal charges after the predawn Aug. 9 dispute left the cab driver bruised and with broken glasses.
May 2, 2005 |
Put the handcuffs aside. We'll get back to them in a minute. Frankly, there's something else on that video that troubles me almost as much. And if you're saying to yourself, "What video?" well . . . welcome home. How are things in the rain forest? Here in the States, everybody's talking about a much-televised video - shot in March but made public last week - of a 5-year-old in St. Petersburg, Fla., being taken into custody by police officers after throwing a tantrum at school.
March 25, 2011
A handcuffed prisoner who bolted from a police van Wednesday evening at Broad and Vine Streets was recaptured Thursday, police said. Jose Vasquez, 21, who had been arrested on drug-dealing charges, was in a Warrant Unit van when he ran away about 6:40 p.m. A police burglary detail in Kensington spotted his vehicle in the 100 block of East Indiana Avenue and set up surveillance. Vasquez returned to his vehicle and was arrested without incident. There was no immediate explanation for what had happened to the handcuffs.
February 19, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA A suspect taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital grabbed for a police officer's gun after his handcuffs were removed for a medical procedure Monday night, police said. Dwayne Walker, 38, of the Tioga section of the city, was in custody in connection with the stabbing Saturday of a 15-year-old boy when he was taken to the hospital, police said. Walker had sustained "a severe laceration" to his hand, police said, but it was unclear when or how. Two officers stationed in his room around 12:30 a.m. Monday removed his handcuffs so hospital staff could conduct testing, police said Once his handcuffs were removed, Walker stood, yelled that he wasn't going back to jail, and tried to grab the gun of one of the officers, police said.
November 14, 2009 |
It's a familiar stage play on the 6 o'clock news. A defendant in handcuffs. A scrum of reporters reaching out with microphones. The thrrp-thrrp of cameras. The whole scene bathed in white TV light. Yesterday, it was John M. Perzel's turn to endure the "perp walk. " For as long as anyone can remember, cameras have been waiting at the courthouse door for the politician or celebrity who gets himself in trouble. There are images of Prohibition-era gangsters in fedoras waltzing on the arms of cops.
October 9, 2007
IMAGINE taking a job running a troubled corporation with thousands of employees and being charged with turning it around. Only hitch is, you can hire only five people to help you do it. All other hires are done by another governing body, and based pretty much solely on test scores - not on qualifications like leadership abilities or management vision. That's going to be the dilemma facing the city's next police commissioner. Besides the next mayor, there's arguably no other job as important to the city and its future than the person who replaces Commissioner Sylvester Johnson when he retires at the end of the year.