Crime and Justice

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Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

10/23/2014

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New Corruption Charges Against Former Phila. Traffic Court Judge

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams announced that Thomasine Tynes is being charged in another corruption investigation. Earlier charges against her were dropped by the Pennsylvania attorney general, generating controversy.

10/23/2014

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‘The Situation’ To Appear In Court On Tax Charges

A former cast member of MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore” is due back in court to face federal tax charges.

10/23/2014

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Sex Trafficker Sentenced As Juvenile Victim Speaks About The Trauma

A Chester woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking three women, including a juvenile victim

10/23/2014

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Police Arrest Man Accused Of Squeezing Woman’s Toes In South Jersey Parking Lot

Police have arrested a man who was wanted in a rather bizarre toe-squeezing incident in Mount Laurel.

10/22/2014

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Chester Woman Gets 15 Years In Prison For Running Prostitution Venture

Rashidah Brice, a/k/a Camille, a/k/a Milly pleaded guilty on Aug. 20, 2013 to sex trafficking a minor by force and two counts of sex trafficking by force.

10/22/2014

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Del. Woman Reportedly Looking For Prescription Drugs Gets Screened For Ebola After Calling 911 Four Times In One Day

A Del. woman is charged with calling 911 four times in one day with nonexistent emergencies that even resulted in Ebola screening.

10/22/2014

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$5,000 Reward Offered In Armed Robbery At Upper Darby Chickie’s & Pete’s

The Citizens Crime Commission is administering a $5,000 reward posted by Chickie’s & Pete’s for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the armed robbery of the restaurant last Sunday.

10/22/2014

(Tracy Lomax, executive secretary at the Philadelphia Police Department, shows a toy gun that the police department says looks too much like a real one.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Council Moves Toward Tougher Penalties For Selling Realistic Toy Guns

One measure restricts the sale of toy guns in the city unless the toy is brightly colored.

10/21/2014

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City Council Committee OKs Hate Crimes Bill

Among those testifying in favor of the legislation was a transgender woman who says she was repeatedly victimized in Philadelphia.

10/21/2014

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RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Asks To Serve Term In Halfway House

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.

10/21/2014

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Abington Police Searching For Door-slamming Armed Robber And Accomplice

Police are searching for a door-slamming suspect who later returned to rob a gas station in Abington.

10/21/2014

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Cops: Caller Tries To Obtain Victim’s Credit Card Information By Impersonating A Police Officer

Lower Township Police are investigating a suspicious phone call where a male impersonated a police officer and tried to obtain another man’s credit card information.

10/21/2014

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Trial Ordered For Alleged Gunman in Carjack, Assault, and Crash That Killed 4

The carjack victim testified she was sexually assaulted by both defendants. A mother and three children were killed

10/21/2014

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Real Estate Agent Testifies She Was Forced To Perform Sex Acts In North Philadelphia Deadly Carjacking

A real estate agent says she was forced to perform sex acts on two carjackers before they crashed into a crowd in Philadelphia, killing a mother and three children.

10/21/2014

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