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  • Woman on flight...profiled as a human-trafficking victim [TR]

    11/28/2017 1:29:37 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 November 2017 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    *Stephanie Ung, 26, and a friend were returning from a birthday trip to Cancun on Thursday when they were detained by immigration agents at the Atlanta airport *Delta officials said they alerted authorities because other passengers thought the two girls might be human-trafficking victims *The two girls were detained for more than an hour, causing Ung to miss Thanksgiving dinner *Ung says she believes she and her friend, who are Asian American, were racially profiled as human trafficking victims *She said in this case, the passengers' suspicions were wrong and they should have just minded their 'own business' Read more:...
  • Ex-Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams sentenced to 5 years in prison

    10/24/2017 4:50:22 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 9 replies
    WPVI Channel Six ABC Philadelphia ^ | October 24, 2017 | AP Story Monkey
    PHILADELPHIA -- Former District Attorney Seth Williams, a career prosecutor who chased down municipal corruption but whose tenure as Philadelphia's first black DA was mired in a corruption scandal, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for accepting a bribe. The two-term Democrat didn't speak during the hearing and instead had his attorney read a statement in which he apologized and said he had failed the people of Philadelphia. "Rather than holding myself to a higher standard, I squandered that trust placed in me," the statement said. As his lawyer read it, Williams' face grew flush and he wiped...
  • Family lawyer: ‘Serious questions remain’ in Kenneka Jenkins’ [Freezer] death

    09/15/2017 11:05:47 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 25 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/15/2017, 12:41pm | Sun-Times Story Monkry
    The lawyer for the mother of a 19-year-old woman who was discovered in a Rosemont hotel’s walk-in freezer said Friday “serious questions remain” about the circumstances involving her death. Attorney Larry Rogers Jr. said “despite requests for all evidence, none of the snippets of the video” provided to the family show Kenneka Jenkins walking into the freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Just a day before, Chicago activist Andrew Holmes said he saw surveillance footage and said Jenkins went into freezer by herself, without being forced inside. “We all was wondering and wanted to know did anybody pull her down...
  • Michael Bennett: Police singled me out, put a gun near my head

    09/06/2017 1:41:47 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | September 6, 2017 | Jill Martin
    (CNN)Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who is among prominent NFL players who protest the national anthem before games, said police in Las Vegas unfairly singled him out, threatened him with a gun and detained him briefly after he attended last month's prizefight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. In a letter posted Wednesday to his Twitter account, Bennett writes that he was headed back to his hotel after the fight when he heard what sounded like gunshots. As Bennett and others around him ran for cover, he writes, Las Vegas police officers pointed guns at him "for doing...
  • Boy Severely Beaten at Suburban Middle School by Another Student

    02/07/2017 8:08:53 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 79 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | NBC Chicago Story Monkey
    A 12-year-old boy was in a coma over the weekend after being severely beaten by another student at a northwest suburban middle school Friday. Kenyon Woods Middle School Principal Lisa Olsem said the young boy was “assaulted by another student” just before noon. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin before being transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. {SNIP} At the Elgin school district meeting Monday night, the student board member wore green, a symbol officials say is meant to represent hope. Others throughout the district wore the color in...
  • Haverford School headmaster placed on leave after alleged assault

    10/12/2016 4:52:40 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Mari A. Schaefer
    The Haverford School's headmaster has been placed on leave after being charged with simple assault stemming from an alleged altercation with his son after finding marijauna in his backpack. [SNIP]Nagl confiscated the drugs and his son’s cell phone as punishment but later found the phone was missing when he went to show his estranged wife the drugs. He confronted his son who refused to turn over the phone. Nagl then physically took the phone from his son's hands and walked away when the son “re-engaged” in an altercation, according to court documents...
  • Dumped like trash: What would cause her to leave son helpless?

    04/13/2015 5:22:56 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 21 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Monday, April 13, 2015 | JASON NARK
    THE LITTLE PATCH of woods off 59th Street near Cobbs Creek is a place where people drink beer, have sex in the dirt and dump their trash. Dozens of tall cans of cheap beer, a few condom wrappers and old, wet clothes were scattered there yesterday afternoon, right near a line of police tape that stretched from tree to tree. The blanket that Nyia Parler allegedly used to cover her quadriplegic son before she abandoned him there last week was gone. The Bible she allegedly left on his chest, perhaps hoping a higher power could sort it all out, was...
  • Gay-bashers apparently dined at upscale eatery before assault

    09/17/2014 3:04:08 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 28 replies
    The Daily News ^ | September 16, 2014 | VINNY VELLA & WILL BUNCH
    A GROUP OF well-dressed college-age men and women apparently dined at an upscale Center City restaurant Thursday night before some of them brutally assaulted two gay men on the sidewalk just two blocks away. Internet sleuths Tuesday joined Philadelphia police and reward-givers in a hunt for the group of clean-cut 20-somethings linked to the shocking assault.
  • Vanity: Gun safety question

    06/24/2013 9:18:46 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 53 replies
    Vanity | 06.24.13 | South Hawthorne
    Folks, I need some advice here. I own two weapons, a Ruger 9, and a Mossberg 500. Both are primarily for home defense, although I have a CC and take the 9 with me occasionally. I live in the city, South Philadelphia, in a three story row home, and there are very few break-ins, not a great deal of crime in my neighborhood. I also have a wife, who has no interest in fire arms, and two children, a daughter 13 and son 11, who also have no interest in firearms. Now I keep the Mossberg in the bedroom (3rd...
  • Kenny Chesney Concert Ends With Fights, Arrests, Huge Mess

    06/24/2013 9:00:04 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 53 replies
    KDKA ^ | June 23, 2013 5:58 PM | KDKA Story Monkey
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The excitement over Kenny Chesney Saturday proved to be a little too much for some people with the night ending with several fights and numerous arrests. Police say 49 people were arrested inside Heinz field during the concert, with another 24 arrests taking place near the venue on the North Shore. Police say most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and aggravated assault.
  • Mass murders a white-male, not mental-health, issue

    04/02/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 88 replies
    Daily News ^ | April 1, 2013 | CHARLOTTE AND HARRIET CHILDRESS
    IMAGINE if African-American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we'd have political debates demanding that African-Americans be "held accountable." But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room. Nearly all the mass shootings in this country in recent years have been committed by white men and boys. Unlike other groups, white men are not used to being singled out. So we expect that many of them will protest that it is unfair if we talk about...
  • (Philadelphia Eagles Owners) Luries call it quits after 20-year partnership

    07/05/2012 8:45:51 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | July 5, 2012 | John F. Morrison
    THE LURIES were a team within a team. Co-owners of the Philadelphia Eagles, partners in various civic and community endeavors, Oscar-winning filmmakers. In the 20 years of their marriage, Christina and Jeffrey Lurie seemed the ideal teammates. For the Eagles, he ran the business of trying to make a winning team; she had a voice in the team logo, the cheerleaders' costumes, the designs of the stadium and practice facility, but primarily the charitable work of the Eagles Youth Partnership.And that original kelly green of the uniforms! Yuck! That had to go. They even co-authored a story in the Inquirer...
  • Wisconsin man suspected of slaughtering 100 deer in 'thrill kill'

    03/30/2012 3:40:41 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 153 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Cristina Corbin
    A Wisconsin man, who along with his three friends is suspected of illegally slaughtering as many as 100 deer in what prosecutors call an unprecedented "thrill-kill" spree, faces up to six months in jail. Nathan Blaha, 20, of Hillsboro, Wis., and his accomplices allegedly wandered the backroads of Richland County in a pickup truck, stunning deer with a light before shooting them and leaving their carcasses to rot in what he called a contest to “get the most deer,” according to court documents.
  • Rewards of $15,000 posted in fatal beating case (Independence Hall

    01/17/2012 3:46:36 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 01/17/2012 | Staff
    Rewards totaling $15,000 were posted today for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the men who beat Kevin Kless to death in the Historic District over the weekend. After the city announced it was offering $10,000, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, which represents Philadelphia police officers, said today it would put up another $5,000. Police, at the same time, offered a slightly different account of events leading up to the killing early Saturday. In a statement, police said that after leaving an Old City bar with his girlfriend and another woman, Kless tried to flag down...
  • Quarrel in school ends with Phila. teens shot dead in car

    01/12/2012 9:32:25 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 36 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer via Philly.com ^ | Thu, Jan. 12, 2012 | Allison Steele
    Seven teenage boys were packed into the Toyota Corolla, sitting on top of each other, when the car pulled over on the 1500 block of East Luzerne Street in Juniata Park. It was about 10:30 Tuesday night, and the youths were looking for a fight, police said. It had started in school with an argument between some of the friends in the car and three teenage brothers, spilled onto Facebook with threats, and escalated into plans to settle the matter with a physical battle. As the teens waited in the car, a man in a gray hoodie came out of...
  • Parents Furious Over Apparent Use Of ‘Scream Rooms’ Inside Middletown, Conn. Elementary School

    01/12/2012 6:35:16 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 59 replies
    CBS New York ^ | January 11, 2012 11:59 PM | CBS New York Story Monkey
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Parents in a Connecticut suburb are outraged over disturbing disciplinary actions at a local elementary school. They claim students are being locked in unsupervised “scream rooms,” where some children have harmed themselves, reports CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez. The Middleton School District is on the hot seat as furious parents are demanding to know what’s going on behind closed doors at Farm Hill Elementary School. “My daughter is telling me that there’s kids being taken out in ambulances, by stretcher,” parent Sean Archer told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez on Wednesday. Disturbing allegations have surfaced of teachers locking...
  • 'You are swine and infidels' . . . secret insults at wedding blessing in paradise

    12/30/2011 10:09:11 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Oct 2010 | Anita Singh
    The couple chose an idyllic resort in the Maldives as the perfect place to renew their marriage vows and pledge everlasting love. But their happiness has turned to humiliation after the wedding video was posted on YouTube and subtitles disclosed that their "Islamic blessing", which was conducted by a hotel employee in the native Dhivehi language, was in fact a stream of insults. "You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine. Your marriage is not a valid one," he intoned as the couple held up their hands in prayer, blissfully unaware of...
  • Kill-adelphia: Yet again, city tops list of homicide rates

    12/30/2011 6:30:24 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 16 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Fri, Dec. 30, 2011 | STEPHANIE FARR & DANA DiFILIPPO
    [SNIP] Murders are up again this year in Philadelphia, and the city still has the highest homicide rate of the nation's 10 most populous cities, according to stats provided by each city's police department. At the same time, fewer murders are getting solved. With a few days left in the year, the city's homicide tally stood at 324 Wednesday, including the eight victims allegedly killed in previous years by West Philly abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Last year, 306 people were killed, and the year before, 302. But despite the jump in homicides this year, city officials prefer to focus on the...
  • Woman being driven home after minor accident is killed in second accident (Illegal Alien)

    12/27/2011 11:23:52 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 14 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | Sunday, December 18, 2011 | Dan Goldberg
    A Toms River woman, who was on her way home with her husband after a minor car accident, was killed when their pickup truck was hit head-on by a van, which police say was driven by a drunk driver. Ed McCarthy, 74, was driving his wife Jean, 71, west on Route 70 when they were hit by a van making a left turn onto Massachusetts Avenue from Route 70 East, according to Police Chief Michael Mastronardy. Abel Hernandez, 28, of Lake wood, allegedly fled the scene and was apprehended within the hour, Mastronardy said. Hernandez is charged with being an...
  • Platt: How do we report about our own? (Child molesting sports writer)

    12/21/2011 8:54:22 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Dec. 21, 2011 | Larry Platt Editor Philadelphia Daily News
    (Background provided by Owl_Eagle) Legendary Philadelphia Daily News Sportswriter Bill Conlin retired abruptly yesterday amongst allegations of sex abuse reported by sister paper The Philadelphia Inquirer. Larry Platt is/was Conlin's editor. (Snip)I have known Bill Conlin since 1990, and before that, I knew him as a legendary voice on the page. I simply do not know how to reconcile what I've read with the man I know. I spoke to him Tuesday. He offered to retire and I immediately accepted. I knew I'd never be comfortable running his byline again. For a long time Tuesday, we struggled with how to...