Prosecutors say the preliminary hearing for the defendants, charged with the March 5th murder of officer Robert Wilson III, will take at least several hours as prosecutors present video evidence, eyewitnesses, ballistics, crime scene, and autopsy results.
The focus is slowly shifting from protests to next steps in the process.
“We’re one of 14 state institutions owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cheyney from the very beginning has been treated like a stepchild,” says Michael Coard, a 1982 Cheyney alumnus who is one of several attorneys representing plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit.
Four of the five, including Cayuga Elementary School principal Evelyn Cortez, now have a preliminary hearing on July 18th to face charges that they gave students answers to standardized tests.
A man charged with carrying guns, drugs and a bayonette on a septa subway train a couple of weeks ago has now been ordered held for trial.
A Philadelphia trial lawyer and activist is firing back at a New York Times writer who criticized The President’s House exhibit on Independence Mall.
Twenty nine years after the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, an appeals hearing will be held Tuesday for Mumia Abu-Jamal.