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May 12, 2016
By Milad Emam For the past six years, Elizabeth Young has been living an American nightmare. Philadelphia police officers showed up at her house and tried to seize her home and car because her son sold $90 worth of marijuana outside her home. Young was never charged with a crime, yet she was soon caught up in Philadelphia's civil-forfeiture machine. With the deck stacked against her, Young went to Philadelphia's criminal justice center and fought to get her property back, arguing that she was an innocent owner because she did not know her son was dealing drugs, having been hospitalized during that time.
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May 9, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Willie L. Williams, the first African American to hold that job, was praised at a funeral service Saturday by political leaders and former colleagues, who called him a trailblazer who helped modernize law enforcement, first in Philadelphia and then in Los Angeles, where he also served as police chief. Hundreds of mourners attended Williams' funeral at Zion Baptist Church on North Broad Street, where Williams was remembered for his steady leadership and efforts to build better ties between the police and minority neighborhoods, where mistrust of law enforcement had taken root.
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May 9, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Jan Hefler, and Melanie Burney, STAFF WRITERS
A bombshell claim by a veteran investigator that evidence was destroyed in the investigation of the deaths of Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. and his wife raises potential credibility issues and demands an independent review, legal experts say. The allegations by Somerset County (N.J.) Detective Jeffrey Scozzafava surfaced in a whistle-blower lawsuit, sparking new questions about the deaths of Sheridan and his wife, Joyce. The couple were found dead in their home on Sept.
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South Jersey law enforcement officials are investigating the discovery of skeletal human remains in the shallow, muddy waters of the Cooper River on Saturday afternoon. The remains were found in an area of the river along the Admiral Wilson Boulevard, across from Zinman Furs, Pennsauken Police said. The human bones were found by volunteers picking trash out of the river. Pennsauken Police as well as the Camden County Prosecutor's Office are investigating. - Bob Fernandez
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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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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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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.
NEWS
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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