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October 4, 2005
DO YOU REALLY believe that elections in Philadelphia are fair and square - or is it just OK to cheat if you are in a Democratic liberal city like Philly? Everybody in Philadelphia knows that there hasn't been an honest election there in 50 years. How about coming up with some real solutions other than the "stolen elections in 2000" (your words). Get over it, Bush won both times in spite of the cheating that went on in many major Democratic cities. I think there should be some proof of who you are on Election Day, or are you saying that some people aren't capable of obtaining an ID?
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March 14, 2011 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 856-779-3231
MAKE UP a name, snap a mug shot in front of a blue towel and send it to China with $200. Abracadabra, you're 21. The China-based website www.idchief.com sells IDs that look a lot like Pennsylvania and New Jersey driver's licenses. And police, government agencies and bar owners in both states are seeing red. ID Chief claims it's just a novelty business, selling items like rubber chickens and fake mustaches. Except that the items they acutally sell are more expensive and illegal to use, like a fancy glass bong packed with nontobacco products.
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March 15, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania is home to one of the nation's toughest photo-identification laws for voters, less than eight months before the presidential election. Gov. Corbett signed the bill yesterday, a few hours after the Republican-controlled state House passed it, 104-to-88, largely along partisan lines. The photo-ID requirement would take effect for November's presidential election in Pennsylvania, traditionally a swing state that is expected to be a battleground again this year.
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August 2, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - A dispute over the number of voters who could not obtain proper identification to vote in last year's election delayed closing arguments in the voter ID trial Wednesday. Witold Walczak, the American Civil Liberties Union lawyer representing petitioners in the case, said at least 50 voters would not have received IDs needed to vote last fall and would have been disenfranchised in November's election, based on conservative estimates produced by the state. "There were hundreds of people who went to PennDot and came away without an ID," Walczak said, adding that problems existed even after the state created a Department of State ID for voting that did not require registered voters to produce a birth certificate.
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March 10, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
This time, the 7-year-old Southwest Philadelphia boy was sure. He stared at Michael Robinson, 28, in court and said he saw him shoot and kill Don "Rico" Campbell, 30, on Madison Place near Lindbergh Boulevard, on Aug. 24, 1993. It wasn't always that easy. Two months after the killing, during a preliminary hearing, the boy's testimony was so shaky, the case was almost dismissed. When he was asked if he could identify the shooter in the courtroom, the boy looked around and said, "I don't see him. " Robinson sat at the defense table smiling.
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March 31, 1995 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The 17-year-old South Philadelphia girl says she wanted her dying 67-year- old father to know who had shot him. But he didn't want to know. As Acquanetta Joyce's father, George, lay dying in a hospital bed on Jan. 30, 21 days after being shot inside his South Philadelphia home by robbers who then spit and stepped on him, he shook his head no. She told him anyway. After first naming Darnell "Woo" Jones, 17, as one of the holdup men, she told him the name of the shooter.
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July 24, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARRISBURG - A former policy director for Pennsylvania's Department of State defended the state's tough voter identification law yesterday as a reasonable compromise that followed intense negotiations, even though it omits changes that the department proposed to ease some of the requirements. Lawyers for plaintiffs seeking to overturn the mandatory photo ID requirement yesterday questioned the official, Rebecca Oyler, about memos and emails describing negotiations over the legislation in late 2011.
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September 27, 2012 | BY SARA KHAN, Daily News Staff Writer
ONE TRIP to PennDOT should now be enough to get that elusive photo ID. After being criticized for its effort to distribute free IDs that will comply with a new strict voter-ID law, the Pennsylvania Department of State announced Tuesday that it is simplifying its process by removing the proof-of-residence requirement for one type of identification. Submitting a name, address, date of birth and Social Security number will now suffice for a voting-only Department of State ID. PennDOT employees are expected to verify that the applicant is registered to vote while he is waiting.
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August 15, 2012 | BY MICHAEL HINKELMAN, Daily News Staff Writer
THE Pennsylvania Department of State on Monday ramped up its voter-outreach efforts by enhancing VotesPA.com and launching it on Facebook and Twitter. The effort is part of an ongoing marketing campaign by state officials to inform people about the new voter-ID law that requires voters to show an unexpired photo ID at the polls if they want to cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 general election. VotesPA.com features a new layout to help voters find information about which photo IDs are acceptable and how to obtain a valid ID. The website also has a "resource center" where voters can link to frequently asked questions about the voter-ID law, voter registration, absentee and alternative ballots, and locations of polling places.
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October 23, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the weekend's three homicides, police have released two of the victims' names and made several arrests. In the most recent case, a domestic dispute led to the stabbing death of a Crescentville man early Sunday morning, police said. Shortly after 3:30 a.m., Shawn Rodgers, 30, was found with a stab wound to the chest inside his residence in the 600 block of East Carver Street in the Northeast neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at 4:21 a.m. at Einstein Medical Center. A woman was arrested, but police this morning could not confirm reports she was his girlfriend.
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May 16, 2016
Male charged with throwing spikes, rocks Police identified Blake Bowers, 18, of North Philadelphia, as the man who threw 8-inch railroad spikes from an overpass in University City that struck three vehicles Friday night. Bowers, of the 1100 block of West Montgomery Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and related charges. He is accused of throwing the spikes off an overpass about 40 feet above the 600 block of University Avenue in University City shortly before 8:30 p.m. One spike smashed through the windshield of a Dodge Charger and lodged in the dashboard; the driver was treated for broken glass in his eyes.
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May 8, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police on Friday said they know the identity and whereabouts of a driver who ran over a pedestrian in Center City, seriously injuring her. About 7:50 a.m. Thursday, a 26-year-old woman was walking south on 16th Street, crossing Vine, when she had an encounter with the female driver of a blue 2003 Mazda Protege, police said. While the pedestrian was crossing the intersection, the driver almost hit her, and the two exchanged words, police said. The pedestrian told the driver she had the right of way. The driver reportedly cursed at her: "If you don't move, I will move you," police said.
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April 30, 2016
A 54-year-old man has been charged in a series of tire slashings over the weekend in Southwest Center City, police said Thursday. Christopher Nelson, of the 900 block of South Fifth Street in Queen Village, was charged with 13 counts of criminal mischief and one count of possession of an instrument of crime. He was in custody Thursday at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. About 1:25 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of a man slashing tires on the 1700 block of Christian Street.
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April 16, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police have identified men who were slain in separate shootings in Philadelphia this week, as investigators continue to search for the gunmen. Philadelphia police on Thursday identified 19-year-old Miguel Colon as the man who was found shot to death in a 1998 Honda CRV in Juniata Park on Wednesday afternoon. Officers found him suffering from gunshot wounds to his head, chest and arm inside the SUV, which was stopped with its engine running on the 4000 block of Howland Street just before 2 p.m. Medics took Colon, of Juniata Park, to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:34 p.m. In a separate case of a man found shot to death inside a vehicle, police identified 25-year-old Jahil Hubbard as the victim in an early Tuesday killing.
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April 14, 2016
Police on Tuesday identified a man who was handcuffed and fatally shot Monday inside a Point Breeze home as Ryan Ford, 30. Ford lived inside the home where he was killed on the 2200 block of Greenwich Street. It was about 8:10 a.m. Monday when police found Ford handcuffed and shot multiple times in a front bedroom, police said. Medics took him to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about half an hour later. Police said the shooter or shooters fled in a red Dodge Charger with tinted windows and large chrome rims.
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April 11, 2016
The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office has identified the man fatally wounded by gunshots in front of his home on King Drive in Bridgeton on Thursday as Rickie Harris Jr., 22. New Jersey State Police at the Bridegeton station are investigating Harris's death as a homicide, and have asked anyone with information about it to call Det. Sgt. Glenn Garrels at 856-451-0101. Anonymous tipsters are invited to download the CCPOTIP app (Android or iPhone), and send a message to New Jersey State Police (Bridgeton)
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March 19, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
Warning: Language in video above When SEPTA employees saw surveillance video of a man shooting an employee inside a Church's Chicken store in the city's Tioga section this month, they believed they recognized him, SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III said Thursday. The man they knew as "angry rider" Ronald Graham had lodged so many complaints against SEPTA, Nestel said, that transit officials were able to zero in on Graham's "main route of complaint," Route 23. And on March 10, SEPTA police turned their body cameras on Graham as they arrested him on a Route 23 bus. Body camera footage released Thursday shows SEPTA Officer Matt Arlen quickly and quietly evacuating the full bus without ever waking Graham, who was asleep in the rear corner.
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