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October 10, 1998 | By Eddie Olsen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An audit announced yesterday by the state Attorney General's Office criticized the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office for the aggressive manner in which it has spent more than $648,000 in forfeiture funds since Andrew N. Yurick took over as prosecutor 21 months ago. The audit did not say the funds were misspent but indicated that Yurick could have been more prudent in "prioritizing law-enforcement needs. " Yurick's spending - on items ranging from bulletproof raincoats to high-tech weapons - has been criticized by county and state officials, including State Sen. Raymond J. Zane (D., Gloucester)
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April 25, 1991 | By ANN RINALDI
America has just won an acknowledged, much-publicized war. And now we find ourselves losing another one. It is the real war, down the street. It is the war we can somehow never bring ourselves to officially declare, properly name, dedicate songs to, form support groups for or rightfully acknowledge. Now it announces itself in the person of Rodney King of Los Angeles, kicked and clubbed by a group of police officers in a glaring police brutality case that has filtered into our living rooms on the television like those beams of light from the spaceship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
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August 25, 1989 | By Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
At least eight men founded the Junior Black Mafia in 1985, according to federal, state and local law enforcement sources, and street sources. They have been identified as: James Cole, 35, and his brother, Hayward Cole, 36, convicted drug traffickers who were enforcers in the 1970s for the old Black Mafia, police sources say. Some investigators believe the Coles, whom drug informants refer to as "The Big Bosses," continue to lead the...
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May 15, 1990 | By Robert J. Terry and Michael E. Ruane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Leroy "Bucky" Davis, a former amateur boxer who was the reputed head of the Junior Black Mafia's operations in Southwest Philadelphia, was shot to death early yesterday on the front porch of a JBM safe house in West Philadelphia, authorities said. Davis, 22, wearing a gold and diamond-studded necklace that said "Bucky," was struck four times from a fusillade of gunfire that left the street littered with shell casings and the white brick and stucco house on Creighton Street pocked by bullets.
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April 11, 1987 | By Michael B. Coakley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Within hours of the discovery of Salvatore Testa's murdered corpse trussed up by the side of a lonely South Jersey road on the morning of Sept. 14, 1984, the theory was on the minds and lips of law enforcement authorities who study the mob: Nicky Scarfo did it. Even given the bloody factional war that had enveloped the Philadelphia mob since the execution of longtime boss Angelo Bruno in March 1980, law enforcement officers viewed the Sal...
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April 26, 1987 | By Jim Haner, Special to The Inquirer
They were known by such menacing names as "Warlocks," "Pagans" and "Hell's Angels," and they once roamed the eastern seaboard in rumbling packs, their chopped Harley-Davidson motorcycles a source of crude fascination to many they encountered. But then the fascination ended. Stripped of their mystery by a series of coordinated federal, state and local investigations in the early 1980s, several "outlaw motorcycle gangs" were revealed to be that and more. From their ragtag beginnings, they had become highly organized criminal conspiracies whose primary stock in trade was illegal drugs and whose calling cards were violence and intimidation.
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October 26, 1995 | by Kitty Caparella and Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writers
The massive raid at Graterford state prison earlier this week grabbed the attention of the outside world, but the biggest show of force was the quiet, hurried transfer of a dozen inmates who wielded the real power inside the prison walls. More than the unprecedented raid by 650 state troopers and prison guards, more than the forced retirement of two top prison officials, more than the strip-searches of the 3,490 inmates and the cell-by-cell shakedown for drugs and weapons, the biggest symbol of change was the dethroning of the reputed leader of prison wheeling-and-dealing.
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August 7, 2005 | By Tom McGurk INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
There was a homicide in Gloucester County recently, but a new, energetic 20-student task force was on the case. The crime was a role-playing scenario, but the situation gave summer interns in the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office an interesting and uncommon look into the vast world of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. The focus of the four-week program, which ended Friday, ranged from gaining clues and photographs at a crime scene to a criminal trial. Tours of county and federal jails and a mock grand-jury presentation were included.
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July 8, 2000 | by Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
Divine Providence works in mysterious ways: Anthony "Mad Dog" DiPasquale died the way he lived - violently. The notorious mob extortionist who beat victims with bars, bottles and pipes until they paid up, smashed his car into a tree at 6:45 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 95 in Langhorne, Bucks County. State Trooper Kenneth Wong said DiPasquale, 59, of Washington Crossing, Bucks County, was "so mangled and totally crushed" that he was pronounced dead at the scene. DiPasquale was speeding and changing lanes in the northbound lane before losing control of his 2000 Hyundai north of Exit 29, said Wong, of the Trevose barracks.
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May 28, 2004
WE CAN see the executives for Coppertone dancing in their offices. A father has been indicted and charged for not putting enough sun-screen on his 12-year-old son. Can a bill outlawing going outside without slathering on a healthy dose of suntan lotion be far behind? Walter McKelvie, of Vineland, now faces 18-months in prison because, according to the indictment, he failed to "apply enough sunscreen causing severe sunburn to" his son, who is only identified as R.M. in court documents.
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April 8, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
Somerset County's new prosecutor is reviewing the investigative files into the 2014 deaths of Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan and his wife, but said he has not decided what his office "will do or not do" regarding the case. On Wednesday, Prosecutor Michael Robertson acknowledged the media interest in the high-profile case, but he said he would not comment while the state medical examiner is considering the family's request to overturn a ruling that John Sheridan committed suicide.
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April 8, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: How do I get the man in my life to be more open? We've been dating for three months, and everything has been near perfect, except he won't tell me anything about himself. I ask about his job, and he says, "I never talk about my work. " I ask about his family, and he says next to nothing. His dad was in the service, and they lived in eight or nine different places as he grew up. Both his parents are dead, and he says he has no siblings. I researched his name online and could find nothing.
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March 24, 2016 | By Julia Terruso and Nick Vadala, STAFF WRITERS
Security has been beefed up at transportation hubs in the Philadelphia area following the deadly terror attacks in Brussels, police officials said Tuesday. They stressed that there is no known viable threat in the region but asked residents be on their guard and to report anything they feel is suspicious. "If you see something that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, tell somebody," said SEPTA Police Chief Tom Nestel III. "If you think you're bothering us by calling 911, bother us. " Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said, "We are having an increased presence in and around transportation hubs, the airport particularly around nonsecure areas.
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March 24, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Philadelphia police and federal law enforcement authorities stepped up patrols at Philadelphia International Airport after the terrorist attacks Tuesday morning in Brussels. "Passengers should notice an increased visible presence of law enforcement both in, and around, the airport," airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said. Philadelphia police and federal law enforcement officials patrolled the airport arrivals roadway, the departures road, and inside and outside security screening areas, Flannery said.
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March 17, 2016
ISSUE | GOV. CHRISTIE Time to resign It was very unfortunate that Gov. Christie did not attend the funeral of state Trooper Sean Cullen on Monday ("Christie is Trump's interviewer in N.C.," Tuesday). Christie is supposed to be a crusader for law enforcement as a former U.S. attorney. Instead, he decided to campaign for Donald Trump. With such issues as the recovery from Sandy, state program cuts that raised local taxes, Bridgegate, serving as a part-time governor while running for president, and now campaigning for Trump, haven't we had enough?
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March 16, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie took on a new role while campaigning Monday with Donald Trump: interviewing his former GOP rival at an event in North Carolina. He didn't throw any curveballs, however. "What you've done all around the world, in terms of building great businesses, I think folks are confident that if you become president, you'll be able to do that same thing for our country," Christie said, posing his first question to Trump during the event, streamed online from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.
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March 12, 2016
ISSUE | GUN CONTROL Help stop shootings When will Pennsylvania stop putting guns over lives? I'm sure it's a question the Pittsburgh community of Wilkinsburg is asking after Wednesday's shootings left four women and one man dead and three others wounded. I'm disgusted by the disregard for life and the love for guns in Pennsylvania. And I'm angry as I watch most of my fellow lawmakers turn a blind eye to gun violence and proliferation while citizens are killed daily. As a member of the Pa. SAFE Caucus, I am fighting to reduce violence through sensible gun laws, funding for mental-health services, and stronger tools for law enforcement.
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March 11, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday did not agree with the convicted leader of a Camden drug organization, who challenged evidence obtained from a "roving wiretap" used to keep tabs on suspects using "burner" throw-away phones. In a unanimous decision, the court upheld an Appellate Division decision and rulings by a Superior Court judge that allowed authorities in the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, along with a joint Camden-Philadelphia drug task force, to use the same warrant to target multiple phone numbers when suspects deliberately changed phones to conceal drug activity.
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March 7, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe and Maria Panaritis, STAFF WRITERS
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - In January, a deputy attorney general and two agents walked into a judge's chambers here with questions. They wanted to discuss a meeting decades earlier that had ended with a "monster" priest being allowed to go free. Back in 1985, Cambria County Judge Patrick T. Kiniry had been a local prosecutor, and met with Bishop James Hogan to discuss a priest suspected of sexually abusing children. As leader of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese, the bishop had outsize influence in the area.
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February 3, 2016
THE AMMON Bundy-led standoff at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is eerily similar to the MOVE crisis that gripped Philadelphia in 1985. Like the armed back-to-nature group MOVE, the Bundy-led militia has a yearslong history of conflict with the government. And while both MOVE and the Bundys engaged government forces in violent confrontations before armed standoffs, there is a major difference between the groups. MOVE was black. The Bundys are white. The Bundys' issues with the government go back to 1993, when the federal Bureau of Land Management began a conservation effort that require ranchers who wanted to graze their cattle on federally protected land to pay grazing fees.
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