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Hundreds Rally in Love Park To Denounce Gay-Bashing

A growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania’s hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.

09/25/2014

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Defendant’s Family Relieved as Phila. DA Agrees To Rape-Murder Retrial

The Philadelphia district attorney has agreed to vacate the man’s 1993 verdict and sentence, making way for a new trial based on new DNA evidence.

09/22/2014

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Philadelphia Homeowners Try To Stop DA’s Quick Property Seizures

The practice is called “Seize and Seal,” and it allows the Philadelphia DA’s office to get an order from a judge to seize a home that is linked to alleged drug activity.

09/09/2014

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2 Phila. Men Freed After Serving 15 Years For Murder Won’t Be Retried

The DA says the passage of time has made a new case too difficult to prosecute, so the charges against Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder are being dropped.

06/18/2014

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DA’s Office Put In Charge of Prosecutions at Philadelphia Traffic Court

Philadelphia officials today unveiled details on the long-planned overhaul of the city’s corruption-tainted Traffic Court.

05/19/2014

February 19, 2014: (At a center city press conference, classmates of Darrin Manning sit behind (L-R) Paula Peebles of National Action Network Pa.; Veronica Joyner, principal at Manning's school; Lewis Small, Manning's attorney; Ikea Coney, Manning's mother; and Darrin Manning.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Honor Student Who Claims Genitals Manhandled During Police Patdown Reaches Agreement On Criminal Charges

For months, Mathematics Civics and Sciences Charter School student Darrin Manning faced aggravated assault, simple assault and other charges in connection with a January 7th pat down. But his attorney William Buckman says they’ve hammered out the charges with the DA’s office.

05/14/2014

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Philadelphia Man Accused Of Inappropriate Behavior Outside High School

A 45-year-old man is accused of inappropriate behavior outside of a local high school.

05/12/2014

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Dozens Charged in Philadelphia Insurance Fraud Ring

DA Seth Williams described a scheme that he says defrauded 21 insurance companies of some $400,000 over seven years.

04/23/2014

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Phila. Councilmembers Weigh Changes To City’s Marijuana Laws

Councilman James Kenney notes that there were 4,200 arrests last year in Philadelphia involving people with small amounts of pot.

03/10/2014

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Trial Ordered For Phila. Man Charged With Fleecing Elderly WW II Vet

Police say defendant Shelton Thomas, 47, stole about $95,000 from victim Raymond Campbell, 93, of West Philadelphia.

03/07/2014

February 19, 2014: (At a center city press conference, classmates of Darrin Manning sit behind (L-R) Paula Peebles of National Action Network Pa.; Veronica Joyner, principal at Manning's school; Lewis Small, Manning's attorney; Ikea Coney, Manning's mother; and Darrin Manning.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Move To Clarify Controversial Case of Student’s Patdown by Philly Cops

“It’s time for the district attorney to withdraw charges in this case,” said Lewis Small, attorney for Darrin Manning, during a press conference. “It’s just time to end the injustice.”

02/19/2014

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Philadelphia DA May Appeal Commutation of Cop Killer’s Death Sentence

Edward Bracey was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Danny Boyle in 1991.

01/14/2014

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Phila. DA Seth Williams Challenged By Former Asst. DA Danny Alvarez

Alvarez, a former assistant DA, says Williams has wasted a chance to make the city better by focusing on public corruption.

11/05/2013

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Philadelphia Mothers Say Their Children Being Treated Unfairly By Phila. DA

A group of Philadelphia mothers who claim their kids are falsely accused of crimes have started a movement that is beginning to take root.

10/30/2013

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Onetime Top Assistant in Phila. DA’s Office Charged With Framing Former Boyfriend

Lynn Nichols, most recently the assistant chief of the Philadelphia DA’s homicide unit, turned herself in to Philadelphia police today.

10/04/2013

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