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May 10, 2008 | by Ed Moran
1. Evgeni Malkin, Penguins: Scored 2 goals and was physical force throughout. 2. Mike Richards, Flyers: Scored 2 goals and played with great intensity. 3. Sidney Crosby, Penguins: Scored special goal off pass from Marian Hossa.
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February 14, 2012
Camden police are looking for a man suspected of raping four women in recent weeks in the city's Farnham Park area. Investigators said the women were assaulted between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the area along Baird Boulevard, between Route 30 and Park Boulevard. Three of the women are in their teens and one in her 20s, according to a spokesman. At least one was assaulted with a gun, another with a knife, and one with physical force, according to city officials. In a news release, investigators described the suspect as an African American man 20 to 30 years old, of medium complexion, who wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black half mask.
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April 28, 2013 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
NOTING THAT 13 people were killed in Philadelphia between 1999 and 2009 due to witness intimidation, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey yesterday announced plans to introduce a bill to make such intimidation a federal crime. "Witness intimidation is a cowardly crime that has a chilling effect on the work of our region's law enforcement," Casey said at a news conference at 30th Street Station. "This legislation will give law enforcement and prosecutors additional tools to combat witness intimidation.
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June 10, 1986 | By DAVE RACHER and GLORIA CAMPISI, Daily News Staff Writer
An assailant who uses "moral, psychological or intellectual force" in a rape can be just as guilty as one who uses physical force, the state Supreme Court decided yesterday. Women Organized Against Rape and the district attorney's office applauded the decision but an official of the public defender's office was critical of it, saying such an approach could "undercut the whole notion of force versus consent. " Ruling in a 1982 Philadelphia case involving an 8-year-old girl, the state's highest court yesterday expanded the legal definition of "forcible compulsion" to include "not only physical force or violence but also moral, psychological or intellectual force used to compel a person to engage in sexual intercourse against that person's will.
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July 13, 2012 | By Andres Gonzalez, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Parents urged Congress on Thursday to limit the ability of state school systems to have special-education students physically restrained while in class. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened a hearing Thursday that was meant to raise awareness of how much physical force is used when disciplining students. The committee is considering a bill that calls for restraining or secluding students only if they might physically injure other students.
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February 17, 2003
U.S. DISTRICT Judge Stewart Dalzell thinks that officers at Philadelphia International Airport displayed "abject cowardice" when dealing with 6-foot-6, 330-pound mentally disturbed ex-NFL lineman Alonzo Spellman. Your Honor, you're either an idiot or a Clint Eastwood fan. On that evening, the terminal was packed with people. Many were young children and the elderly. This situation was analyzed by the sergeant on the scene. Spellman was with his family and physician, who were pleading with the sergeant, stating that any type of police action would further infuriate Spellman and severely escalate the situation.
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June 3, 1994
Reactions to the state Supreme Court decision that saying no is not enough to prove rape in Pennsylvania are ranging from consternation and concern - to, among the politically incorrect, chuckles. We're reminded of the refrain from an old pop tune: Your lips tell me no-no, But there's yes-yes in your eyes. Those lyrics seem to apply to the case of Commonwealth vs. Berkowitz, which was the basis for the high court's ruling. In that case, a woman alleged that when she entered a dorm room looking for her boyfriend, she was raped by the boyfriend's roommate, Robert Berkowitz.
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March 13, 1995 | BY JERRY AXELROD
I am a longtime elementary school disciplinarian. Teachers and I often have to correct and sometimes punish children for things which their parents could entering school for the first time. As a first step in having your child get along with peers, teach her not to tattle. Her reason for "tellin' on others," should not be to get someone into trouble and gleefully enjoy doing so, but to improve a bad situation. Teach that getting even does not do so. If "A" hits "B," and "B" hits back, "A" will not say to himself, "Oh, well, things are even now. " "A" will hit back, and the situation could escalate.
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January 26, 1993 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
GETTING THE MORNING LINE ON THE ETIQUETTE OF SHOVING Israelis who butt into line stand warned: Those pushed aside have rabbinical sanction to push back. "Line-jumping in Israel is a problem," Rabbi Yosef Ginsberg told the Associated Press yesterday, explaining why he published a commentary authorizing people to physically resist interlopers. Israel's pervasive bureaucracy makes waiting in line and line-jumping a national pastime. Rabbi Ginsberg, 40, publishes a column in "The Weekly Talk," a review of biblical texts distributed each Friday in Israeli synagogues.
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August 24, 1994 | By Stephanie Grace, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A counselor at the Mount Holly-based Drenk Mental Health Center was indicted yesterday for allegedly kidnapping and molesting a 15-year-old boy last year who lived at a group home run by the center. The counselor, Scott D. Reynolds, contended the sexual acts were consensual and said he believed the boy was over 18, First Assistant Prosecutor Mike Riley said. Prosecutors say Reynolds, 35, had stopped for gas at a Sunoco station near his Mount Laurel apartment at about 10 a.m. last Sept.
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April 28, 2013 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
NOTING THAT 13 people were killed in Philadelphia between 1999 and 2009 due to witness intimidation, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey yesterday announced plans to introduce a bill to make such intimidation a federal crime. "Witness intimidation is a cowardly crime that has a chilling effect on the work of our region's law enforcement," Casey said at a news conference at 30th Street Station. "This legislation will give law enforcement and prosecutors additional tools to combat witness intimidation.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
HAVE YOU EVER lost your temper? I sure have. Have you ever done something truly stupid while angry? Me too. Have you ever used power given to you by the city of Philadelphia to have someone charged with a crime as a way of explaining your angry reaction? That's a much smaller club. And that's why I think we're missing the point about former Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey and his now-notorious post-Puerto Rican Day Parade punch in the face to Aida Guzman.
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September 21, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
When it comes to Kevin Kolb, there are two possibilities. He is the luckiest unlucky guy in the NFL, or he is the unluckiest lucky guy in all of football. Take your pick. It is hard to remember, or even imagine, a player enjoying such spectacularly good fortune while enduring so many unfortunate bad breaks. From the time the Eagles took Kolb in the second round of the 2007 draft, his career has been defined much more by goings-on in front offices and meeting rooms than on the field.
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July 13, 2012 | By Andres Gonzalez, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Parents urged Congress on Thursday to limit the ability of state school systems to have special-education students physically restrained while in class. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened a hearing Thursday that was meant to raise awareness of how much physical force is used when disciplining students. The committee is considering a bill that calls for restraining or secluding students only if they might physically injure other students.
NEWS
April 6, 2012
IN THE Florida shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, much has been made of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, in that Mr. Zimmerman claimed he was acting in self-defense. If "Stand Your Ground" affords Mr. Zimmerman protection, he may not be prosecuted for Trayvon Martin's death. Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is a modification of self-defense laws. Typically, unless one is in one's home, a person claiming self-defense has a duty to retreat before resorting to force.
NEWS
February 14, 2012
Camden police are looking for a man suspected of raping four women in recent weeks in the city's Farnham Park area. Investigators said the women were assaulted between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the area along Baird Boulevard, between Route 30 and Park Boulevard. Three of the women are in their teens and one in her 20s, according to a spokesman. At least one was assaulted with a gun, another with a knife, and one with physical force, according to city officials. In a news release, investigators described the suspect as an African American man 20 to 30 years old, of medium complexion, who wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black half mask.
SPORTS
May 10, 2008 | by Ed Moran
1. Evgeni Malkin, Penguins: Scored 2 goals and was physical force throughout. 2. Mike Richards, Flyers: Scored 2 goals and played with great intensity. 3. Sidney Crosby, Penguins: Scored special goal off pass from Marian Hossa.
NEWS
July 19, 2003 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Basketball star Kobe Bryant yesterday was charged with one count of felony sexual assault in an alleged attack on a 19-year-old hotel attendant at a Rocky Mountain resort on June 30. Bryant, a 24-year-old all-star guard for the Los Angeles Lakers and a Lower Merion native known for his clean-cut public persona, could face four years to life in prison or 20 years to life on probation. He also could be fined $3,000 to $750,000. "Basically, it is alleged that he [caused] sexual penetration or intrusion and that he caused submission of the victim through actual physical force," said Eagle County District Attorney Mark D. Hurlbert, announcing the charge at a news conference outside his office yesterday afternoon.
NEWS
February 17, 2003
U.S. DISTRICT Judge Stewart Dalzell thinks that officers at Philadelphia International Airport displayed "abject cowardice" when dealing with 6-foot-6, 330-pound mentally disturbed ex-NFL lineman Alonzo Spellman. Your Honor, you're either an idiot or a Clint Eastwood fan. On that evening, the terminal was packed with people. Many were young children and the elderly. This situation was analyzed by the sergeant on the scene. Spellman was with his family and physician, who were pleading with the sergeant, stating that any type of police action would further infuriate Spellman and severely escalate the situation.
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January 26, 2003 | By Todd Zolecki INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the future, the La Salle men's basketball team expects to be better equipped to handle Richmond. It expects to be bigger. It certainly expects to be older. Both size and inexperience hurt the Explorers yesterday at Tom Gola Arena in a 62-55 loss to the Spiders in Atlantic Ten play. The Spiders (11-6 overall, 5-1 league) used their physical style to force La Salle (8-8, 2-3) into 21 turnovers and make it difficult for the Explorers to get into a rhythm on offense. "I was tremendously concerned [coming into the game]
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