Crime & Punishment Archive: November, 2012

The Facebook Factor

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Facebook, the popular Internet social networking site, is becoming an ethical consideration for city judges. Consider Tuesday's hearing for... Read more

Pretrial diversion changes

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Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams today announced the creation of a “Diversion Courts Unit” to coordinate several pre-trial... Read more

False confession

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Last Friday’s day-long symposium on the phenomenon of false confessions brought the leading experts in the field to speak to lawyers... Read more

Alleged subway shooter waives hearing

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Darryl Lanier, the 16-year-old charged in September’s shooting that wounded two teens on a Broad Street Subway car today waived his right... Read more

Next time make it decaf

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David Timbers -- the Mantua man who got national notoriety with his fast food when a security video showed him hurling hot coffee at a doughnut-shop... Read more

Case updates: Mother sentenced, 2 men face trial

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The tragic case of Chanthy Mao – charged with stabbing her two young children to death last summer in the bedroom of their Point Breeze... Read more