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  • 2 teens charged with killing 13-year-old in Nicetown restaurant

    04/03/2017 11:39:04 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 04/03/2017 | Chris Palmer
    Khisser Davis-Papther was just being a 13-year-old kid, hanging with friends at a Nicetown takeout restaurant last month, when the group yelled something silly at a man on a passing bus, police say. But two older teens on the bus thought the younger kids were directing the wisecracks at them, according to Homicide Capt. James Clark. They got off the bus, walked into the Chinese restaurant, and one of them allegedly put a gun to Davis-Papther's head and pulled the trigger. "About as senseless as it gets," Clark said Monday, announcing the arrests of Tymear Johnson, 19, of Grays Ferry,...
  • The Sad Philadelphia Story

    06/22/2008 7:58:17 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 63 replies · 156+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | June 30, '08 | Kevin Williamson
    Philadelphia has one of the most backward and incompetent city governments in America. It suffers from a combination of failed civic institutions, a deeply embedded racial paranoia that undermines law enforcement, and a local culture that has come to shrug at the urban chaos this produces. In 2006, the one-or-two-a-day-and a-dozen-on-weekends murder spree that earned "Killadelphia" its rap as an urban abattoir resulted in 406 people dead. It's clearly not all about poverty. Miami, America's poorest major city, saw 79 homicides in all of 2006. In March 2006, more Americans died violently on the streests of Philadelphia than in Iraq...
  • 4 more teens arrested in fatal subway attack; sixth sought [Philadelphia]

    04/05/2008 1:57:35 PM PDT · by freespirited · 40 replies · 543+ views
    Phila Daily News ^ | 4/3/08 | DAVID GAMBACORTA, DAFNEY TALES & JULIE SHAW
    Sharon Conroy spent yesterday morning doing the quietly heartbreaking chores that a parent must do when her child is killed - going to court, stopping by his apartment, collecting the new bills that he'll never get to pay. But by last night, she was ready to do a bittersweet victory dance. Police officials announced that four more Simon Gratz High School students had been arrested and charged with murdering Sean Patrick Conroy. The arrests came a week to the day that Conroy, 36, died of a fatal asthma attack after six teens inexplicably pummeled him on an underground Center City...