Court dress code

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Inside Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center, they’ve become as ubiquitous as the sidewalk memorials of flowers and stuffed toys... Read more

Boxers vs. Briefs

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O.J. Simpson had the bloody glove and defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran’s famous challenge to the jury: “If it doesn’t fit,... Read more

Death takes a holiday

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Two Philadelphia Common Pleas Court juries last week passed on imposing the death penalty in two homicide trials. On Friday, a jury sentenced... Read more

Death watch

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Pennsylvania juries have rarely imposed the death penalty in recent years, so it’s unusual that two Philadelphia Common Pleas Court juries... Read more

The sentence begins

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Former Philadelphia Police Officers Chauncey Ellison and Robin Fortune surrendered Friday to begin serving their 11-1/2- to 23-month prison... Read more

No do-overs?

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Should an admitted child rapist be allowed to change his decision to plead guilty and demand his Constitutional right to a jury trial? If... Read more

A windshield wiper, a pool of blood

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The odds of finding the person who hit Michael Brady in the predawn hours of March 27, 2012 did not look good. When Philadelphia Police Officer... Read more

The doctor is in

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Kermit Gosnell, the former West Philadelphia abortionist convicted and sentenced to three consecutive life prison terms for killing three infants... Read more