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Gun Violence

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Police Release Suspect Photos in Thanksgiving Slaying in Port Richmond

Police have released photos of two men they say are suspected in the Thanksgiving Day slaying of a Port Richmond man. Ryan Kelly, 21, went […]

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Ex-Cape May County Man Among San Bernardino Shooting Victims

A former health inspector in Cape May County was among the 14 killed in the San Bernardino massacre yesterday. Nicholas Thalasinos was a health inspector […]

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After San Bernardino Shooting, “Thoughts and Prayers” Anger Is Wrong

After Tuesday’s massacre in San Bernardino, this is almost certainly the most viral, most-Facebooked newspaper cover in the country today: The idea? That “thoughts and […]


3 Dead After Apparent Murder-Suicide in Montco

Three were left dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Hatfield Borough on Sunday, authorities said. In a release today, Montgomery County district attorney Risa Vetri […]


2 Teens Charged in Slaying of Philadelphia Teenager

Two teenagers have been arrested in the shooting death of a 16-year-old in Strawberry Mansion on Sunday afternoon. At a press conference today, police announced […]


Philly Cops Asking for Help After Teen, 13, and Brother Shot

Philadelphia police today released surveillance footage of a double drive-by shooting in Tioga earlier this week. A 13-year-old boy was shot five times, while his […]


These Are the “Mass Shootings” in Philly So Far This Year

Gun violence has dominated the news recently. Following the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College last week, there was a threat posted online that warned of […]

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Teaching College Today Was Downright Eerie

It is one of those things that you didn’t sign up for as an educator, the idea that you might have to wear a bulletproof […]

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WATCH: Charles Ramsey Gets Hair Cut, Gets Frank About #BlackLivesMatter, Gun Violence, Ex-Cons’ Rights

Phila. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey bluntly gave his take on the Black Lives Matter movement while getting his ears lowered last week. The barber-side chat […]

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Rich Negrin: My Day Begins and Ends With Gun Violence

Richard Negrin, Philadelphia’s managing director, gets the question over and over again: “What’s your typical day like?” A few weeks ago, he decided to pick a random […]

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Michael Nutter’s Top 9 Profane Moments

When Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter leaves office, we’ll miss his potty mouth. Since he was sworn in seven years ago, he has called an assortment of criminals “real assholes,” […]

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The Astonishing Ubiquity of Walter Scott’s Death

I spent the better part of the last week avoiding video of the Walter Scott shooting. I read the various articles that accompanied it as […]

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Here’s How Camden Reduced Gunfire by Nearly 50 Percent

Yesterday Camden County released data from ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection tool that allows cities to track gunfire and develop proactive policing strategies as a result. […]

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Philadelphia Man Survives 11 Gunshot Wounds on Saturday in Point Breeze

This is what the intersection of 23rd and Moore streets in Point Breeze looks like on any given day. But on Saturday night, it was […]

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Church Erects a Cross for Each of Philly’s Gun Homicide Victims Last Year

You probably aren’t familiar with the names Norberta Lopez, Branden Agnew, Timothy Artis or Megan Doto. And there’s no reason that you would be. Unlike […]