Philly Firefighters Union Joins Police Union In Calling For Boycott Of Tarantino FilmsThe President representing the thousands of members of the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 announced that the Board of Directors voted unanimously to boycott all works by film director Quentin Tarantino.
Owners of Store Where Phila. Police Officer Killed Puts Major Muscle Into Fundraising EffortOfficials with the GameStop game retailer are joining the effort to collect money for the fallen officer's family.
Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force CasesState senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.
Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests HerePhiladelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police "hatemongers."
Convicted Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Selected As Commencement Speaker For College In VermontA small Vermont college is poking a lot of people in the eye by having convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as its commencement speaker next Sunday.
Phila. Councilman Revives Push For an Independent Police Review BoardPhiladelphia City Council opened its fall session today with one controversial matter front and center: whether to put more teeth into the civilian panel that studies cases of police misconduct.
Daily News Reporters Forced To Defend Pulitzer Prize Winning SeriesThe Philadelphia Daily News reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for a 2009 series on police corruption is in the uncomfortable position of challenging the credibility of one of their own sources.
Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next GoalThe head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he's likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.
Philadelphia Police To Begin Testing Officer-Worn Video Cameras"We still have to develop policy around retention (of video), and when it would be on, when it would be OK to turn it off, all those kinds of things," Commissioner Ramsey said. "But I think it is the way to go."
Phila. Police Union, Commissioner Say They Can Live With New Contract RulesThe new FOP contract award gives Commissioner Ramsey what he and past Commissioners had long sought: the right to promote some of his commanders based solely on merit, regardless of how they score on exams.
New Union Contract Gives Police Commissioner Right To Reassign Narco CopsCommissioner Ramsey has long wanted the ability to rotate officers out of the department's narcotics and Internal Affairs units, but such moves had been prohibited by the city's contract with the police union.
Owners of Obsolete Cell Phones Urged To Donate Them For Abuse VictimsFor victims of domestic abuse, "These cell phones really are a lifeline," says Katie Young-Wildes with Women Against Abuse.