In Philadelphia, where 307 homicides were reported last year, arrests were made in just 55 percent of slayings from 2007 through 2016, and more homicides went unsolved in the city and nationwide during the decade when the victim was black, a new study has found.
Anthony Wright, the Philadelphia man who served nearly 25 years of a life-without-parole sentence for a 1991 rape and murder that DNA evidence decades later proved he did not commit, on Wednesday received a $10 million out-of-court settlement from the city, the largest wrongful-conviction payout in Philadelphia history.
Nelson, 23, was one of two men seen on video being arrested at a Center City Starbucks last week for sitting in the store without making a purchase - a video that went viral and sparked widespread outrage, protests alleging racism, investigations, and calls for boycotts because both men are black.
Staff writer Mensah M. Dean joined the enterprise team in January 2016. Since 1997, he has worked for the Daily News, covering a number of beats including, education, welfare reform, criminal courts and City Hall. He began his career at the Washington Times, where he won a handful of regional journalism awards.