July 13, 2016 |
Black lives matter, no doubt. But what will often make a crucial difference in those black lives are good jobs. "Anytime there is economic insecurity, you see racial tensions like we have now," Derrick Johnson, president for the Mississippi State Conference for the NAACP, told about 75 workers, labor leaders and activists gathered at City Hall on Monday. Monday's conference, sponsored by two of the nation's largest labor unions, follows six days of local protests over fatal shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana.
June 27, 2016 |
The Chester County Coroner's Office has reopened the case of a 20-year-old Navy sailor from Phoenixville to determine whether a violent encounter with police at a rock concert in Camden — or drugs — killed him. Brett Katzenmoyer died five days after his 2007 arrest had left him with a concussion and broken nose. Conflicting accounts surround the incident. A security guard at a hospital where Katzenmoyer was taken said one police officer repeatedly punched Katzenmoyer, drawing blood.
June 25, 2016 |
A security guard was wounded in an overnight shootout outside a bar in Philadelphia's Feltonville section. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Thursday outside a corner bar at Front Street and Wyoming Avenue, police said. The guard, who had been working at the bar, saw a man firing a gun as he left the business, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. The security guard returned fire, and both men fired several shots. The guard was struck in his right leg, Small said, and taken to a hospital.
May 23, 2016
PATRICK MURPHY survived being a security guard on the 700 Level of Veterans Stadium. He survived deployment in Bosnia and Baghdad with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division following the attacks of 9/11, and he survived the crash of Amtrak 188 last year. Now, as the under secretary of the United States Army - which is that military branch's second-highest civilian position - the Northeast Philadelphia native has the "awesome responsibility" of not only helping the country's soldiers to survive but to thrive.
May 12, 2016 |
An engineer who sued after he nearly died more than three years ago, when he fell 38 feet through a glass ceiling at the Rodin Museum, has reached a $7.25 million settlement with the defendants, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the museum's security company, lawyers for the man said Tuesday. The settlement was reached last week in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court before jury selection began, said lawyers Larry Bendesky, David Kwass, and David Langsam, who filed the suit on behalf of Phani Guthula.
April 20, 2016 |
THE OFFICIAL tribute to Ed Snider before Monday night's Flyers-Caps first-round playoff series Game 3 was brief and understated, qualities that were rarely ascribed to the man himself. As the scenes from years gone by flickered past on the center-ice scoreboard, it was unsettling to reflect on how many of the people pictured along with the late Flyers owner also are alive only in memory now: Pat Quinn. Gene Hart. Joe Scott. Keith Allen. Gene's daughter Lauren Hart, sporting a "Snider 67" jersey that connoted the year the team was founded, did the God Bless America duet with Kate Smith, and the team wearing the "EMS" patches came out with more jump than it had shown in losing the first two games of the series, in Washington.
March 23, 2016
Suspect in double homicide in custody A second man sought in the August 2014 slayings of two women in Holmesburg surrendered to police Monday. Ronald Dorsey, 27, of the 1100 block of East Upsal Street in East Mount Airy, has been charged with two counts of murder and related offenses in the deaths of Dollie Evans, 67, and Ruby Thomas, 57, during what police said was a drug-related robbery. Evans was a crack dealer known as "Grandma," officials have said. James Mears, 26, of the 6600 block of Gillespie Street in Tacony, who was previously arrested in the case, pleaded guilty Feb. 19 to two counts of third-degree murder, as well as conspiracy and robbery in the Aug. 23, 2014, killings inside Evans' home on the 4700 block of Vista Street.
March 1, 2016 |
You know why everyone remembers and restages Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House ? Because Ibsen provided a concrete, if alarmingly immoral (at the time) answer to a problem of social injustice. The failure to do the same shows why Theatre Horizon's compelling production of Kenneth Lonergan's innocuous drama Lobby Hero will fade into obscurity. Lonergan's play depicts the coincidental interactions of two security guards and two police officers. Mixed motives, semi-legal activities, and codes of loyalty collide when black security captain William (Akeem Davis)
February 10, 2016 |
A SECURITY GUARD at Philadelphia International Airport is not flying high this week after he was busted in north-central Pennsylvania on Sunday for selling heroin, according to state police. Damien Shaun Hartsfield, 29, of the 1900 block of Titan Street in Point Breeze, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, and related offenses after, police said, he was arrested during a drug deal at a grocery store parking lot in Lycoming County, more than 172 miles from his home.