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Don’t Let What Happened to Laquan McDonald Happen in Philadelphia

If you’re a Pennsylvanian who is angry about what happened in Chicago with Laquan McDonald, you should be furious with what legislators in Harrisburg are […]


Will the “Ferguson Effect” Doom Police Reform?

One big but often overlooked reason that Michael Nutter was elected mayor in 2007 was the tough tone he struck on crime and violence in the […]

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Philly Native Chosen to Lead Ferguson Police Department

A Philly native is taking over the police department in Ferguson, Mo., where clashes between police and protesters last year helped set off the “Black […]

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How Philly Police Kept the Peace at “Philly Is Baltimore”

Well, thank God for Philadelphia Police. I’m serious. Yes, it’s easy to find reasons to criticize our local department, and I do it all the […]

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Officials: We’re Ready for “Philly Is Baltimore” Protest

Philadelphia officials said today they’re ready for today’s “Philly Is Baltimore” protest at City Hall. No traffic or transit detours were planned — yet — […]

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Penn Professor Sparks Controversy With Michael Brown Poem

  A Penn professor has stepped into controversy for a new poem describing the autopsy of Michael Brown, the young man whose shooting by a […]

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How Ed Rendell Would Fix Ferguson

Been wondering how Ed Rendell would fix Ferguson? It may not surprise you that the former mayor/former governor has a few ideas how to do […]

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Ramsey: “We Are Not at War With the Communities We Serve”

Philly Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey met the local media Tuesday morning to discuss the recommendations of the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing […]

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Ramsey-Led Policing Commission Makes Recommendations

The presidential task force on 21st century policing led by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has issued its “interim” report. Ramsey will hold a press […]

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Mother Assails Police for Son’s Death

A town hall on police and community relations Wednesday night grew tense when the mother of a man shot last year by police said she […]

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Eric Holder Visits Philly Today

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Philly today to talk about policing issues, Newsworks reports, but only to a select group of officials meeting […]

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Yes, Blue Lives Matter. So Do Black Lives.

At first, I couldn’t figure out what made me uncomfortable about last week’s rally in Mayfair to support the Police Department. The Facebook invitation seemed […]

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Now Is the Wrong Time for Protests

Protesters stage die-in at King of Prussia Mall: http://t.co/5PReKej3Dj pic.twitter.com/oK2gIS22EL — NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) December 20, 2014 It was Saturday night at the King of […]

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New York Shootings Raise Ramsey’s Concern

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says it’s time to cool heated rhetoric in the wake of two New York City cops being assassinated over the […]

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Why “I Can’t Breathe” Matters

There was once a time in sports where it was cool to be an anti-hero. Charles Barkley ran a money-making campaign to prove he was […]