Gun Violence

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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 […]

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Child, 3, Hit by Stray Bullet in South Philly

A 3-year-old was hit by a stray bullet in Grays Ferry, police report. The child was among two who were hit on the 1300 block […]

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UPDATE: Suspect Barricaded After 5 Killed in 3 Shootings in Montco

Update, 11:17 a.m.: Towamencin Township Police Chief Tim Dickinson updated reporters late this morning. He said police from Souderton and neighboring agencies are involved in […]

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Beanie Sigel Shot Down the Shore

Rapper Beanie Sigel was shot down the shore this morning in Pleasantville. He is currently in surgery. Police tell NBC 10 the rapper, a South […]

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Arrest Made in Slaying of Wayne Ellington Sr.

Philadelphia Police have made an arrest in the slaying of Wayne Ellington Sr., father of the Lakers guard who starred at Episcopal Academy in high […]

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N.J. State Police: 2 Children Shot to Death in Burlco Home

New Jersey state police confirmed today that two children, a boy and a girl, were killed and two other people wounded in a shooting in […]

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Father of Lakers’ Wayne Ellington Killed in Germantown

The father of Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Wayne Ellington was shot to death in Germantown. Police said they do not have a motive as to […]

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GunCrisis.org “Curtailing” Operations

GunCrisis.org, the website that documented every shooting and murder in the city for more than two years, announced today it is “curtailing” operations due to […]