January 28, 2008
MR. CROWN believes that the man who lost his life after being shot by the police is the fault of Mr. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell definitely is at fault for illegally firing his weapon in the air. But how come Mr. Crown doesn't mention anything about an officer blindly emptying his weapon into a crowded house while Mr. Mitchell was fleeing? Is it procedure for a cop to shoot at someone who is fleeing? I understand that cops have a very tough job to do, and it's not popular to criticize the police.
October 30, 1990 |
Freshman Tanisha Toney was working backstage, cleaning up after a rap concert at Lincoln University on Saturday night, when she realized an ugly finale of an otherwise peaceful, weeklong homecoming celebration was at hand. "I came up the stairs, and my eyes (started) burning and I was coughing. . . . Then everybody started saying that their eyes and throats hurt," Toney recalled yesterday during an interview on the school's campus in Lower Oxford, Chester County. What Toney and some of the other 2,500 students and guests were reacting to was a substance similiar to tear gas sprayed into the Manuel Rivero Hall gymnasium by university police trying to quell scattered fights and disturbances near the entrance.
August 28, 2014 |
As most people along Gloucester Township's Hampshire Road slept on an early Friday morning, an armored police truck approached the home of a suspected heroin dealer, stopping in the grass just past the driveway. At least eight officers in body armor and black helmets spilled out, with pistols, shotguns, and rifles. One officer emerged from the open hatch of the truck. The vehicle, according to Deputy Chief David Harkins, can withstand .50-caliber rifle rounds. Inside the home, though, police found a tiny arsenal: one pistol.
September 4, 2004 |
There were no televised scenes of protesters being beaten in the streets and no fire hoses aimed at people marching, but the question of whether city police violated the rights of protesters at the Republican National Convention in more subtle ways still lingers. The New York Civil Liberties Union is compiling stories from protesters who say they were arrested for no reason, detained for unnecessarily long periods, or held in unsafe conditions. The group is also considering suing the city over police conduct.
March 20, 1997 |
In Coatesville, pallbearers carry Robert Chadwick Ray's body from Trinity United Bible Church, where about 250 friends and family gathered yesterday. Ray, 27, was fatally shot by a Coatesville police officer last week. Since the shooting, angry residents have questioned police tactics in the community.
July 20, 2016
By Margaret M. Russell In the understandably volatile aftermath of the killings in Baton Rouge, La., Falcon Heights, Minn., and Dallas, the role of citizen-recorded videos has been at the forefront of debates over police tactics. On one hand, civil rights activists know the videos simply make "viral" a level of brutal misconduct that has existed for a long time. On the other, skeptics say the videos are evidence of a piecemeal and potentially misleading nature. In my view, both perspectives are valid, and both are convincing reasons that citizen videos promote justice in potent and irreplaceable ways.
January 30, 2012 |
OAKLAND, CALIF. - For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland's streets for occasional marches that bore little resemblance to the headline-grabbing Occupy demonstrations of last fall. Then came Saturday, which started peacefully enough - a midday rally at City Hall and a march. But hours later, the scene near the downtown area had dramatically deteriorated: clashes punctuated by rock and bottle throwing by protesters and volleys of tear gas from police, and a City Hall break-in that left glass cases smashed, graffiti spray-painted on walls and an American flag burned.
February 12, 1997 |
As jury selection continued yesterday in the trial of two men accused of killing Center City jogger Kimberly Ernest, the defense criticized prosecutors, saying they were excluding black men from the jury. Attorney Jack McMahon, who represents defendant Richard Wise, asserted that Assistant District Attorney Judith Frankel Rubino had deliberately struck five black men from the jury because they would be more likely to question police credibility and police tactics - a key defense theme in this case.
August 3, 2007
IN MOST cases, a rebuttal to letters is neither necessary nor purposeful. Everyone is entitled to his opinion. But this response is not only for Sgt. King, but also for any other police officer who may have misconstrued the comments concerning the Miller incident. First, I invite the sergeant to review not only my qualifications, which include more than 25 years investigating and consulting with law enforcement, but those of the entire Police Advisory Commission, in any of our recent annual reports.
October 21, 1997 |
Former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton visited Philadelphia yesterday to start his new part-time job by meeting with top Philadelphia police commanders. Mayor Rendell has hired Bratton to review a police deployment study undertaken by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Neal. Deputy Mayor for Communications Kevin Feeley has said Bratton's consultation with the city would be limited in scope and would not be discussed publicly. Feeley said yesterday he did not know how much Bratton would be paid and was unable to get that information or a copy of his contract with the city.