Crime & Punishment Archive: August, 2013

Signs of Delay in Trial for Traffic Court Judges

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When will the Traffic Court judges get their day in court? Probably not for a while. Recent filings in the ticket-fixing case against six... Read more

Round 4 for George Parry

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It was last August that Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court decided to again let counties charge people with a crime using an indicting grand... Read more

Say cheese

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How bad is the problem of witness intimidation in Philadelphia’s criminal court system? Consider the case of Devin Smith, the 27-year-old... Read more

Cases closed

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Sometimes, there are too many cases happening at the same time to cover for Inquirer.com or the next day’s Inquirer. Here are two I’ve... Read more

Pa. Innocence Project hearing delayed

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The tortuous case of Eugene Gilyard and Lance Felder – serving life sentences for the 1995 murder of a North Philadelphia businessman... Read more

Hate crime, or just hateful words?

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There seems no doubt that Riley Cooper’s booze-fueled racial epithet hurled at a black security guard at Lincoln Financial Field was... Read more