April 8, 2012 |
As Bill Cosby once put it, I started out as a child. I recall it mainly as a blur of awkward moments, though a few still stand out, especially from the late summer of 1980. That inexplicably traumatic season began when my parents started trying to find a school where I could attend first grade without, to use the psychiatric term, freaking out. It ended shortly after my mother, realizing I had finally become reasonably comfortable at the school where I ended up, asked gently whether I might be ready to stop wearing my hoodie.
March 29, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber. The Illinois Democrat spoke out against racial profiling and - as he removed his suit coat and pulled over his head the hood on the sweatshirt he was wearing - said that "just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum. " Rush was interrupted by the presiding officer, Mississippi Republican Gregg Harper, who reminded him that the wearing of hats was not allowed and that "members need to remove their hoods or leave the floor.
March 27, 2012 |
CAN THE HOODIE be rehabilitated? I ask that because, in the wake of the tragedy and furor surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, in Florida, the hoodie has been used as a symbol by those rallying for the arrest of Zimmerman. There have been million-hoodie marches in New York, Miami and two in Philadelphia. In the middle of this hoodie discussion rides Geraldo Rivera, Fox News host, who has said, "I believe George Zimmerman, the overzealous watch captain, should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law, and if he is criminally liable, he should be prosecuted.
November 3, 2007 |
In possibly the first breakthrough in the search for the killer of a Rowan University student, investigators have identified the distinctive sweatshirt the suspect was seen wearing moments before the attack. The man being sought made a purchase at a convenience store just off the Glassboro campus shortly before Donald Farrell, 19, of Boonton Township in Morris County, was punched and kicked in a swift attack last Saturday night. Farrell died Sunday from a blow to the neck. Investigators have been trying to identify the man caught on the convenience store's surveillance video.
April 15, 2011 |
A daughter of former City Councilman Angel Ortiz was grazed by a bullet during a terrifying encounter with a trio of armed robbers earlier this week. The ordeal began about 8:30 Monday night, when Pilar Ortiz, 21, went to a house on 20th Street near Moore in South Philadelphia to meet up with her boyfriend, her father said yesterday. "He wasn't there. Another person was inside and told her to wait around," Ortiz said. "Then, all of a sudden, three people ran in with AK-47s and started duct-taping everyone.
September 19, 2012 |
Two armed men held up a Citizen's Bank branch this morning on Easton Road in Cheltenham and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robbery occurred at about 9:55 a.m. when the men entered the bank and threatened a teller while brandishing handguns. The men fled on foot and headed North on Easton Rd. They are described as black males. One was wearing dark pants and a red hoodie with Adidas logo on the chest. The other was wearing dark pants, a dark hoodie with NIKE letters on the chest, and a scarf over his face.
September 27, 2011
A man in his 30s robbed a TD Bank branch in Bristol Township on Monday, making off with an undetermined amount of cash, township police reported. The man, wearing jeans and a brown shirt and hoodie, passed a note to a teller at the bank at 624 S. Oxford Valley Rd. at 12:55 p.m., Lt. Terry Hughes said. No weapons were involved, and no one was hurt, Hughes said. Police said that they had identified the robber and recovered the car used in the robbery Monday night, but that they were withholding his name until he was charged and arraigned Tuesday.
August 23, 2011 |
Investigators have issued a new appeal for help in identifying the gunmen who wounded nine people May 22 outside the Felton Supper Club. In an effort to find the thugs, police today rereleased a surveillance video of the shooting on the 4800 block of Rising Sun Avenue in the Feltonville section. The video, taken by a camera at a nearby check cashing store, shows two shooters - whose faces are not clearly visible - standing in the intersection of Rising Sun Avenue and Louden Street, firing semiautomatic handguns into a large crowd outside the club.
October 21, 2009 |
A video released by authorities in Camden County yesterday shows a man dressed in a black hoodie, pointing his handgun over the glass counter at Alex's Bakery, in Woodlynne, last week. Seconds later, Oscar Medina Hernandez, 29, a married father of two who had bought the bakery three years ago, was dead. "This is both a tragic and senseless homicide," Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk said during a news conference yesterday. Al Hernandez stood behind that same counter yesterday, mere feet from where his brother had been killed.
February 21, 2005
AFTER days of moping around after the Eagles Super Bowl loss, I realized how proud I am to be living in Philadelphia, and be an Eagles fan. So what did I do? I put on my NFC Championship shirt ($19.99), pulled over my warm Green Eagles hoodie ($39.99), walked out the door to my car and noticed the dry, crusty salt on my mirrored Eagles license plate ($29.99). I wiped it off to a shine with my sleeve, stood up, stuck out my chest, got in my car and went to work in the City of the Philadelphia Eagles.