November 8, 2015 |
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was sentenced to an 18-day jail term Friday morning in Gilbert, Ariz., according to the website TMZ sports. A court clerk confirmed via telephone that McNabb pleaded guilty to driving under the influence charges stemming from a June 28 traffic accident in Gilbert, Ariz. A police report said McNabb hit a car that was stopped at a traffic light and a police report later said that McNabb's blood-alcohol content was 0.17, more than twice the Arizona legal limit of 0.08.
November 4, 2015 |
JAMELLA PARKS had been hooked on drugs for nearly three decades before she tried to sneak $68.52 worth of toiletries out of a Logan Rite Aid in January. It was far from her first arrest: Her record is riddled with crimes, mostly misdemeanors like prostitution and shoplifting, she committed to feed an addiction she couldn't shake. This time, though, the arrest would be her death sentence. Although she could have been freed on just $300 cash bail, the 43-year-old North Philly woman instead spent nearly six months behind bars before dying, in custody, of cancer.
October 2, 2015 |
A FORMER Philadelphia narcotics cop - who had been ex-Gov. Tom Corbett's son-in-law - was sentenced yesterday to six to 12 months in county jail with work-release eligibility. Jerold Gibson, 45, who has also spelled his name Gerold Gibson, was convicted of theft charges by a jury in July in a case in which he was caught on camera pocketing $140 from a car. Common Pleas Judge Diana Anhalt yesterday ordered Gibson taken immediately into custody. Assistant District Attorney Douglas Rhoads said after the hearing that Anhalt told Gibson that "integrity is what you do when nobody is looking.
September 18, 2015 |
A former Delaware County teacher convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old student who came to him for help was sentenced Wednesday to 11 months to two years in the county jail. William Barber, 39, of Glen Mills, a physical education and health teacher and football coach at Garnet Valley Middle School when the incident occurred in September 2014, also received 22 years' probation. Charges against Barber, a father of four, included statutory sexual assault and corruption of a minor.
September 11, 2015 |
How appropriate that the theme from the third Rocky movie, "Eye of the Tiger," was played as the Kentucky clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gays was released Tuesday. It was perfect for the sparring for attention at the scene by Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee. Both politicians hope to corral the evangelical Christian vote, which has been a mainstay for Republican political success since the 1980s. And no one at the moment better symbolizes the antigay positions of fundamentalist Christians than Kim Davis, the clerk who spent five days in jail for ignoring a judge's court order.
September 11, 2015 |
When Philadelphia prison officials witnessed a few years ago a spike in street drugs and cellphones seized from inmates in city jails, they started to investigate their own. And, when that was not enough, they asked the FBI for help. A sting operation in which agents used prison informants to bait the suspects resulted in federal charges announced Wednesday against six current or former correctional officers accused of delivering OxyContin and cellphones, both which are forbidden to inmates, in exchange for cash.
September 6, 2015 |
Update: Rutgers has dismissed five players, including Andre Boggs, from its football team following their arrests earlier this week. Coach Kyle Flood announced the dismissals about 10 minutes before the Scarlet Knights' season opener against Norfolk State. Kicked off the team were defensive backs Nadir Barnwell, Boggs, Ruhann Peele, Delon Stephenson and fullback Razohnn Gross. Barnwell, Boggs and Stephenson were slated to be starters. -Associated Press Original Story: Andre Boggs was a point of pride for residents in the Coatesville Area School District in 2013, and you can still see his football highlights on YouTube.
September 3, 2015 |
* HAND OF GOD. Friday, Amazon. ANDRE Royo is ready for new nicknames. Because Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins, the drug addict and confidential informant he played for five seasons of HBO's "The Wire," may have been a bit too memorable. "Keeping it honest, after 'The Wire' was over [in 2008], I was by the phone," said Royo last month, after a press conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., for "Hand of God," a new drama whose first season becomes available to Amazon Prime subscribers on Friday.
August 28, 2015 |
WHEN STEFAN Johnson was just a kid, he served as an altar boy at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul during a dark period in Philadelphia's history, when murdered cop after murdered cop was laid to rest there between 2007 and 2009. Meanwhile, Stefan's own father, whom he has never met outside of prison walls, was serving a life sentence for abetting in a double murder for hire. A few years later, when Stefan was a college student at Villanova University, he spent many quiet moments alone inside the hallowed walls of the basilica every Sunday night before locking it up. At just 18, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia had entrusted Stefan with the security of its mother church - and he never let the church down.
August 19, 2015
WHAT WILL Pope Francis see as he tours Philadelphia's largest and newest jail, Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility? As a civil-rights lawyer who has advocated on behalf of hundreds of CFCF inmates, I believe the pope's CFCF visit will provide a stark contrast to the balance of his time spent in Philadelphia. He will see a massively overcrowded, understaffed facility and learn that a significant majority of the inmates suffering the intolerable conditions there are pretrial detainees - convicted of no crime, but jailed only because they are not able to afford bail.