Race matters

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It’s been almost three years since George Zimmerman was acquitted for shooting and killing black teenager Trayvon Martin, which led to... Read more

They put her in a coma ...

What put 18-month-old Delorian Davis into an irreversible coma is beyond doubt. Two men -- Carlos Colon, 46, and Thomas Reyes, 43 –... Read more

Note to thieves: Think about what you steal

The threat of terrorism has forced most of us to change our routines, whether we’re entering a public building, boarding a commercial... Read more

On death row?

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Pennsylvania’s death penalty remains on the books although just three men have been executed since capital punishment was reenacted 38... Read more

Fr. Brennan retrial set for Oct. 24

After six postponements, former Roman Catholic priest James J. Brennan has a new retrial date – Oct. 24 – on the 2011 charges of... Read more

Retrial of former priest delayed again

Almost 3-1/2 years after a Philadelphia jury said it could not reach a verdict in the sex-assault trial of former Catholic priest James J.... Read more

Brother vs. Brother

In just two days this week at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center, there were three cases of fratricide: brother killing brother. On... Read more


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To recast the old saying: You can grant a witness immunity from prosecution but you can’t make him testify. Case in point: Gabriel Ortega... Read more