November 29, 1986
Is it necessary for companies who sell granite memorials to circle like vultures around a bereaved family? My entire family has been harassed by mail and phone by these parasites who prey upon those grieving over a deceased. This harassment starts before the earth of the cemetery plot has even settled. I suggest that monument companies adopt a uniform code of ethics. This would alleviate the uncalled for "hard sell" tactics that seem to be a common practice in this area. Greg Bazsa Carteret, N.J.
August 21, 1988 |
Nine months after a black couple were attacked in front of their Frankford home by a group of white youths and adults, the family still lives in the neighborhood, the harassment continues and the community is trying to solve the problem. Members of community groups in Frankford are helping the family, Bill and Maryellen Snow and their four children, as well as their young harassers. The attackers have bullied people for years as a matter of course, community leaders said, and are now vengeful because some of their ranks were punished by the courts for the incident Nov. 6. The Snows, the groups' members said, have worked to improve the home they bought nearly four years and do not want to leave.
July 25, 1991 |
It started innocently enough. James Diamond wanted to woo Carole Anne Suchomajcz, so he went to ask for permission to date her - from her boyfriend, Steven Rachko. Diamond began badgering and harassing Suchomajcz when she agreed to testify against him about a fistfight that erupted between Diamond and Rachko on her front lawn in the 4000 block of Gideon Road, Chester Township. In County Court last week, Diamond, of the 200 block of Kerwood Drive, Broomall, was sentenced to 24 months probation by Judge Frank T. Hazel for harassing Suchomajcz.
December 28, 2012
A Hunting Park man has been arrested on charges of repeatedly exposing himself to a woman on SEPTA's Broad Street Line, and police said he was identified through an anonymous tip. Dysan C. Baysmore, 20, of the 1200 block of West Wingohocking Street, was arrested this month, police said Thursday. Baysmore sat next to a 20-year-old woman on a subway train traveling between the Fern Rock and Olney stations Oct. 31, police said. While sitting next to her, he allegedly exposed himself and inappropriately touched himself, police said.
June 14, 2011 |
A former supervisor in the Bucks County courts says coworkers pressured her to leave her job through a campaign of harassment that included adding her black son to a list of child-support evaders in what she describes as a racially discriminatory joke. Mary E. Kasper, who worked for the court system's domestic-relations division until voluntarily leaving last year, made her allegations in a lawsuit filed against the county and the division's director Laura LoBianco last month in a Philadelphia federal court.
May 27, 2012 |
Welder Solomon Daniels had just grabbed his work clothes from his locker at the Siemens plant near Trenton when, he said, he saw the noose out of the corner of his eye, swinging from the shower curtain rod. "I was more or less terrified," said Daniels, 48, an African American man who lives in Burlington. Horrified by the noose, which evokes lynchings, Daniels looked twice to make sure, then called a coworker into the locker room to witness it. He took pictures. That was Jan. 27. On Friday, Daniels and two other African American employees at Siemens Demag Delaval Turbomachinery Inc. talked to reporters about what they called a factory floor culture of racism and harassment in which African Americans couldn't get promoted and complaints to the human resources department went nowhere.
June 23, 2011
ENOLA, Pa. - A Huntingdon County district justice apologized and paid a fine after pleading guilty to harassment Wednesday following his April 1 arrest at a hotel outside Harrisburg. A court official said District Judge Douglas Gummo paid the $438 penalty for the offense that stemmed from his behavior while attending a judicial conference. Prosecutors dropped charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Police said Gummo was intoxicated and dressed in a bedsheet when he tried to enter the hotel room of a female judge three times in 40 minutes.
October 29, 1991 |
The Bucks County district attorney has cleared a district justice of harassment allegations filed by a Falls Township supervisor who said the district justice phoned him twice late at night and threatened him. "There is no basis to approve criminal charges," District Attorney Alan Rubenstein said of the complaint filed by Keith Gowton against his political enemy, District Justice Dorothy Vislosky. Rubenstein said Gowton's allegation of harassment by communication failed to meet state law, which says the calls must be anonymous, indecent or serve no purpose.
September 18, 2009 |
A former Yeadon councilman pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of harassment against the borough's former finance director. The plea deal calls for no additional punishment or fines for Terry McGirth, who is alleged to have inappropriately kissed Terri Phifer Vaughn. "After speaking with the victim, this is what was offered," said Erica Parham, Delaware County assistant district attorney. "It is my understanding that she was satisfied with his admission of culpability. " McGirth was ousted from his seat in the summer after a judge ruled that his 2003 Chester County conviction for embezzling $100,000 from an employer barred him from the job. He was sentenced to six to 23 months in prison, followed by seven years of probation.
November 8, 2013 |
The father of an Episcopal Academy football player was charged with harassment and banned from campus for the team's season finale because of an incident after a football game Friday night. Richard J. Butts, 51, was arrested and charged with summary harassment, said police in Newtown Township, Delaware County. According to sources, Butts, the father of Churchmen senior standout Evan Butts, angrily confronted one of Malvern Prep's players and directed a racial slur at him after Episcopal's 49-21 home loss.