May 20, 2016 |
A 57-year-old Montgomery County man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for videotaping boys and girls in his bathroom as they undressed, showered and used the toilet, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Wednesday. Kevin Rebbie, of Royersford, pleaded guilty in December to 19 counts of manufacturing child pornography and one count of possession of child porn. U.S. District Judge Nitza Quinones Alejandro also ordered during the sentencing Tuesday that Rebbie serve 20 years of supervised release after his prison term.
April 21, 2016
A hearing will be held Thursday on whether the media and public can view a videotaped interview of Eric Frein, charged with the ambush killing of a state trooper and the wounding of another. At a proceeding Tuesday on the defense requests to waive the death penalty for Frein, 32, of Barrett Township, and suppress statements he made to police, Pike County Court Judge Gregory Chelak decided that the videotape be shown "in camera," or out of public view. After he announced the decision, a reporter objected in open court, and others filed objections later, the Pocono Record reported.
July 10, 2015 |
AS TYREE Carroll sat in a cell yesterday inside the city's Hall of Corrections, his name went viral. A video of his arrest April 4 hit more than 55,000 views just a day after its posting to YouTube was first reported by the Daily News . Meanwhile, police officials released more information on the 22-year-old's encounter with officers that night, including an assertion that 5.3 grams of crack cocaine in his possession had precipitated his...
September 12, 2014 |
ROGER GOODELL would have done well to rip a page from the NCAA playbook. Throw the book at Ray Rice back in February as the NCAA originally did to Penn State, and Goodell would not be where he is right this minute, homina-homina homina-ing through his latest questionable assertions, he and his integrity painted by his own messy brush into the smallest of corners. Play offense right away. Or you will be playing defense for a long time. How does he get out now? Damned if I know.
July 2, 2014 |
FOR A WEEK, few people who follow the Philly region's news didn't know Latia Harris - her mug shot was featured in the papers and on TV. Last night, Harris, 25, ended her week in the spotlight when she turned herself in to cops in Salem, N.J., in connection with a savage beating in the Salem County seat, police said. In grainy cellphone footage that went viral, a woman alleged to be Harris brutally attacked Catherine Ferreira, 27, pummeling her with her fists as Ferreira's 2-year-old son looked on. Harris allegedly attacked the woman over a work-related feud, pausing only to threaten to punch the little boy. Harris has been charged with aggravated assault and two counts of terroristic threats, a law-enforcement source said.
April 23, 2014 |
ALL THIS chatter about Lindsay Lohan turning her life around is making our head spin. Like Linda Blair in "The Exorcist. " Lindsay's clearly learned the "recovery" talking points as recent TV talk-show appearances have shown, but as for heading down the track towards sobriety and an acting career? It still seems as if she's facing an oncoming train. Take the latest bits of news: The cigarette-smoky-voiced actress revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during the filming of the shooting of her OWN network documentary series chronicling her life after rehab.
April 26, 2013
Philadelphia police arrested one of their own officers Wednesday for an alleged assault in 2011 - caught on surveillance video - and suspended him in anticipation of firing. The District Attorney's Office charged Aquil Byrd, 32, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Narcotics Strike Force, with simple assault and official oppression, both misdemeanors. Byrd was accused of assaulting a man Sept. 25, 2011, in North Philadelphia during the Puerto Rican Day Festival. The District Attorney's Office on Wednesday gave the following account of the 2011 incident: Byrd was among officers called to Front and Clearfield Streets in North Philadelphia to disperse a large crowd in front of a Chinese take-out restaurant.
February 27, 2013 |
Two more of six teenagers charged with beating a mentally disabled woman in Chester in September were sentenced to prison Tuesday. Takia Nicole Edwards, 19, and Janyea Bell, 16, appeared before Delaware County Court Judge James Nilon and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and to endanger another, according to Emily Harris, spokeswoman for the Delaware County District Attorney's Office. In exchange for her plea, Bell got a sentence of six to 23 months in prison, plus probation, anger management counseling, and an order to stay away from the victim.
January 31, 2013 |
A Delaware County teen pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday as an adult today in connection with a videotaped beating of a mentally ill woman in Chester that went viral. Rahmiiyah Henderson, 16, is one of six charged in the vicious attack. She was sentenced to six to 23 months in Delaware County prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to aggravated assault. She also received two years consecutive probation on the misdemeanor charge of recklessly endangering another person.
January 23, 2013
As a crime-fighting strategy, Philadelphia police need to be worrying more about making repairs to video surveillance cameras that don't work, rather than hassling citizens who happen to point a functioning cellphone camera their way. The 200 anticrime cameras posted around the city should be helping police nab the bad guys, but as many as one in four are down for maintenance. Meanwhile, far too many police officers seem to be camera shy when they have no legal right to be. Despite a directive issued more than a year ago by Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey that officers could be videotaped legally while performing their jobs, the Police Department last week was hit with the first of several federal lawsuits by a rights group that contends officers have intimidated and arrested people who tried to videotape them.