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Is Pa. Bill That Would Block Naming Cops Who Shoot Civilians ‘Fair’ or Regressive?

Thursday was a big day for police unions in Pennsylvania. If you ever wonder who has more clout in Harrisburg — the unions or activists […]

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You’ll Never Guess What Philadelphians Worry About the Most

Either the public schools have gotten better in a hurry, or people around here are starting to pay more attention to stories like this and this […]

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Why the Gutting of Civil-Forfeiture Reform Matters to All of Us

A former cop recently reminded me about an old Upton Sinclair line that just about fits Pennsylvania’s maligned civil-asset forfeiture policy perfectly: “It is difficult to get a […]

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‘Mothers of the Movement’ Stump For Hillary in North Philly

Hillary Clinton really wanted to talk to Gwen Carr, but Carr wasn’t much interested. Ever since Carr’s son, Eric Garner, died after a New York […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Otis Bullock Jr. on Solving Generational Poverty

Philadelphia’s movers and shakers could easily choose to dwell on the feel-good stories that have sprouted around here during the last decade or so: the slight (but welcome) population […]

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Ryan Howard’s Long Goodbye

For a second there, you could feel something familiar stirring in your chest again — a little surge of adrenaline, fluttering like a butterfly’s wings. Ryan […]

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A.G.’s Office Investigating Press Aide for Seth Williams

Jennifer Jones, a communications and community relations press aide for District Attorney Seth Williams, is being investigated by the state Attorney General’s Office for allegedly participating in […]

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Two Police Officers Shot in West Philly

Update: Police have released more information about the shocking sequence events that left two people dead and two policers officers wounded in West Philly on Friday. […]

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The Real Allen Iverson

Things are better now between the two legends, the older one says over the phone, his monotone voice still heavy with the echoes of his native Brooklyn. […]

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The City Really, Really Doesn’t Want Jonathan Josey to Have That Promotion

The tug of war over Jonathan Josey‘s career is still going strong. The city’s Law Department filed a motion in Common Pleas Court last Friday to overturn an arbitrator’s […]

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Arrest Made in Tire Slashing at D.A.’s House

The Great Philadelphia Tire Slashing Mystery of 2015 has apparently been solved at long last. According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by Philadelphia magazine, a suspect named Stacey […]

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Delco D.A.’s Office Will Weigh In on Tire Slashing at Seth Williams’ House

At the rate things are going, a cable network might be able to get away with a 24/7 Seth Williams channel. The sky has been falling on […]

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Seriously, What the Hell Happened With Kathleen Kane?

Kathleen Kane will officially be Pennsylvania’s former state attorney general by the end of today, bringing her bizarre tenure to a merciful end. But I can’t help but think about […]

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D.A.’s Office: Tax Woes Won’t Impact New No. 2’s Hire

The D.A.’s Office announced a big hire last week: Veteran defense attorney Tariq El-Shabazz is being brought in to serve as deputy for investigations, and take over the […]

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Two 6-Year-Olds Were Shot This Week. Will 10K Rewards Help Catch The Gunmen?

  In the space of a little more than just 48 hours this week, two 6-year-old children were shot on the streets of Philadelphia. This […]