Both lawmakers were joined at the police administration building by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams and police commissioner Charles Ramsey.
Kenneth Phillip had just been released from jail for violating a protection order when he pumped three shots into his ex-wife, Violeta Isackov, in front of her teenage daughter.
The victim was shot and wounded while trying to chase down the two men who had robbed him.
Prosecutors say 48-year-old Claybon Hawthorne used a belt and a broom to beat the 12-year-old boy.
Prosecutors say it was 31-year-old Delia Hernandez who put the plan in motion, hiring Gabriel Martinez-Lopez to kill her husband.
It’s been one month since 29-year-old Malisha Jessie was shot twice in the head in the Tioga section of Philadelphia and left dead in the street, and no one has come forward with information.
Judith Hartdegen, 74, was killed in what was initially reported as a home invasion.
Kenneth Enriquez-Santiago was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison, and co-defendant Steven Ferguson, who delivered the fatal blow to Kevin Kless, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison.
The TWU sought the meeting after cataloguing what the union describes as a “spike” in assaults in 2011 and 2012.
The murders occurred about 11:20pm near Gurney and Swanson Streets, according to Philadelphia homicide captain James Clark.
Authorities say the former boyfriend of the victim stabbed her before stabbing himself.
Philadelphia police say the incident took place about 3:15pm in the 400 block of E. Washington Lane. The vctim was shot in the chest.
The defense’s first move was to impugn Savage himself — that is, the Savage who is heard in secretly recorded tapes vowing violent revenge on those who would testify against him.
Police are going over video that detectives recovered in the neighborhood.
“I’m angry anytime anyone gets hurt in this city, whether it be by guns or any other method. You know, it’s about violence. It’s about the culture of violence, and a mindset in that regard,” the mayor said.