Say What? Archive: April, 2012

PRO: Getting them to the court on time

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By Dennis Bartlett The Philadelphia courts issued an order this month noting that more than 30 percent of the city’s criminal defendants... Read more

CON: Bounty hunters aren't best answer to city's fugitive problem

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Even though Philadelphia’s bail system is broken, it’s anything but clear that inviting bounty hunters back to town will solve... Read more

Glorified on TV, they weren’t the good old days

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By Harold Jackson Growing up in Birmingham, Ala., I never thought I would do what I did last week, which is stay at the Tutwiler Hotel while... Read more

Put scandals in perspective

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As bad as President Obama likely felt upon hearing that Secret Service agents sent to Colombia to prepare for his arrival were involved in... Read more

Lives too young to throw away

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The case before the Supreme Court challenging life-without-parole sentences for teens is really about hope. Does the Constitution somehow bar... Read more

Voter ID rules offer nothing but hassles for Pa. voters

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Pennsylvania is giving its new voter-suppression program a test run in Tuesday’s primary. Voters will get a feel for the sort of intimidation... Read more

Farewell to 'oldest teen'

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Dick Clark made it cool to be an adult. Unlike other disc jockeys and entertainment personalities who tried to dress and talk like teenagers... Read more

City must try harder to get rid of abandoned fire hazards

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Acres of rotting industrial properties sit with impunity on the city’s lists of building-code violators and tax deadbeats. They languish... Read more