October 8, 2015 |
SO YESTERDAY'S lockdown was the result of two young men having a dispute. There was no lone deadeye gunman on a mission to pick off strangers at Community College of Philadelphia. And everyone exhaled a sigh of relief. That's how low the bar has fallen when it comes to Americans and our homegrown terrorists: We feel grateful when a mass-killing gun scare turns out to be a run-of-the-mill gun scare. That's because we prefer our gun victims to die one at a time, not all at once.
May 22, 2015 |
With more than 200 Philadelphia police officers packing the courtroom behind them, the two brothers charged with killing Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III during a March 5 robbery waived their preliminary hearing Wednesday. The decision by Carlton Hipps, 29, and Ramone Williams, 25, to let their cases proceed directly to trial aborted a hearing that had been expected to last most of the day. Nevertheless, Assistant District Attorneys Brian Zarallo and Brendan O'Malley spent about 15 minutes outlining for Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni the evidence they would have presented.
February 19, 2015 |
Theodore Ruger, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School since 2004, has been appointed dean of the law school, effective July 1. Ruger, 46, who teaches constitutional law and health-related law and regulation, succeeds Michael A. Fitts, who left in July to become president of Tulane University. Wendell Pritchett has been interim dean and will continue as a professor on the faculties of the law school and the Graduate School of Education. Pritchett, 50, taught at Penn Law from 2001 to 2009, when he left to become chancellor of Rutgers-Camden.
June 21, 2014 |
Following months of investigation and weeks of sleuthing, South Jersey law enforcement officials announced Thursday that they had arrested a suspect in a string of armed robberies at area 7-Eleven stores dating back to the start of the year. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office and the police departments of Evesham, Gloucester Township, and Cherry Hill reported the arrest of Charles Walls, 31, of Collingswood. Though he was immediately charged in connection with two robberies, officials say Walls is a suspect in at least six more, including the Jan. 10 repeated shooting of a store clerk who is struggling to regain the use of his legs.
May 11, 2013 |
Police fatally shot a 21-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun at officers Thursday night in Southwest Philadelphia. Shortly before 9 p.m., two 12th District officers on patrol in the 7000 block of Saybrook Avenue attempted to stop a man on the street when he ran off, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. One officer jumped out of the cruiser to chase the man while the other continued driving the vehicle, Small said. When they confronted the man in the 7000 block of Paschall Street, he allegedly pulled a loaded 9mm Ruger from his waistband and aimed at them, Small said.
July 27, 2012 |
If the NRA produced a family sitcom ... Dad: Hustle up, kids, we're gonna be late for the movies! Hey, Biff, where's your little brother? Biff: He won't leave his room, Dad. And he's refusing to wear his gun. Skippy is, like, such a dork. Dad: Skippy, you come out here right now — duly armed! And rack the slide on your Glock. We're going out for a night of family entertainment. Skippy finally skulks into the foyer — without his Glock. Dad: Son, since you persist in trying my patience, I will ask you one simple question: Why do you hate freedom?
June 28, 2012 |
Firearms manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. of Southport, Conn., has purchased a minority interest in West Chester crossbow manufacturer Kodabow, a start-up that made its first sale in 2010 and had revenues of close to $1 million last year. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. In a statement, Michael O. Fifer, Ruger's president and CEO, said the investment "reflects our interest in one of the faster growing segments of the hunting market. " Kodabow founder Chuck Matasic said Ruger's stake in his company "validates" Kodabow's business model of producing high-quality crossbows that are accurate and reliable.
September 3, 2010 |
After her son was killed in 2008, Sherderian Sutton got a Philadelphia license to carry a concealed weapon and a small Ruger pistol to protect herself and her surviving children. On Monday, when police knocked on her door, Sutton hoped that they were bringing the news she's waited two years to hear. "I thought they were coming to my door to tell me they had my son's murderer," she said. "But they were coming to take me and my gun, and now I'm defenseless. " Sutton, 38, of North Philadelphia, said that her troubles began last week, when workers from Wilco Cable came to her back door to ask for permission to work in her yard.
September 30, 2004 |
The relationship between women and guns is one Sigmund Freud would love. I first observed this phenomenon one summer while tending bar at a resort in Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains. I was in college. Most of the staff were students at Bloomsburg University. I brought along a .22-caliber revolver with the idea of enjoying some occasional target shooting. One Sunday I invited one of the waitresses to join me. She accepted, but with the caveat that she had never fired a gun. "Not to worry," I said convincingly, "I'll show you the basics.
February 19, 2004 |
The bullet that killed 10-year-old Faheem Thomas-Childs came from a pistol linked to one of two men charged in the boy's murder, authorities said yesterday. The weapon, a .45-caliber Ruger semiautomatic, has been in police custody for several days. While investigators declined to say where it was recovered, they said they traced it to Kareem Johnson, 20, of the 2900 block of Taney Street, who was arrested over the weekend along with Kennell Spady, 19, of the 3000 block of North Bonsall Street.