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‘Jawn Wick’ Was a Snitch: Accused Philly Cop Shooter Said to Have Been an Informant for the Feds

Maurice HillPhoto: Philadelphia Police Department (via Associated Press) The man charged with shooting six Philadelphia cops during an eight-hour standoff with police officers as they tried to serve a warrant was a snitch for the feds for years. That’s according to The Appeal, which reports that Maurice Hill has been a federal informant since at […]

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Allegations

Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images (Getty Images) With the integrity of the Philadelphia police department crippled by allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, commissioner Richard Ross made the abrupt decision to resign on Tuesday. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released an official statement announcing the shocking news. “Today, Commissioner Ross tendered his resignation,” Kenney said in his […]

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Suspect Surrenders After Shooting 6 Police Officers During 8-Hour Standoff in Philadelphia: ‘It Was Like a War’

Screenshot: ABC News (YouTube) After shooting six police officers during a standoff that lasted almost eight hours, 36-year-old Maurice Hill surrendered to authorities. According to the Washington Post, Hill surrendered on Thursday shortly after midnight and is expected to face a litany of charges from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, including attempted murder and aggravated […]

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Six Police Officers Have Been Shot By a Gunman In Philadelphia

This is a developing news story. Please refresh for updates. Police are still attempting to negotiate with a suspected gunman who has so far shot and wounded six police officers terrorizing this neighborhood in north Philadelphia. The shooting began at 4:30 p.m., and as of 9:00 p.m., police officials are still describing the scene as […]

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Innocent Man Released After 21 Years in Prison, Star Witness Confesses to Killing: ‘I Can’t Live With This on My Conscience’

John Miller (center) boards a bus to take him home after being released from prison after 21 years. Screenshot: CNN After 21 years behind bars, one Pennsylvania man will finally resume the life he left behind. CNN reports that 44-year-old John Miller has been released from prison after David Williams, the star witness in a […]

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It Looks Like Meek Mill May Get a New Trial: ‘We Are One Step Closer to Justice’

Rapper Meek Mill departs with his son Rihmeek “Papi” Williams after a hearing at a Pennsylvania appeals court in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Photo: Matt Rourke (AP Photo) Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, has spent the last 11 years of his life hounded by a drug and gun conviction that stole his freedom […]

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The Children of Philadelphia Have Been Attending Toxic Schools for Years. This Is a National Crisis

Photo: iStock The children of Philadelphia are in dire need of our help. They are at the mercy of a man-made, ticking time bomb that is nearly inescapable. I’m talking about toxic schools. Conditions in Philadelphia schools have needed a remedy for many years. Lead, asbestos, mold and other toxins are far too common in […]

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Philadelphia Yanks 72 Police Officers Off the Street Because They Couldn’t Stop Being Racist on Facebook

Image: iStock Maybe racist rhetoric on social media isn’t really your thing, but 72 Philadelphia police officers just got yanked off the street and reassigned to administrative duty because it’s apparently theirs. From the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Philadelphia Police Department has taken 72 officers off street duty as it continues to investigate scores of racist […]

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Philadelphia’s First Openly Gay Deputy Sheriff Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

Photo: iStock On Friday, Deputy Sheriff Dante Austin was found dead inside the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 27. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the city’s first openly gay deputy sheriff died by suicide, according to findings confirmed by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office. Advertisement Amber […]

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Meek Mill Thinks He Would Get Killed If He Returned To His Old Hood In Philadelphia

Getty Image Since being released from prison in 2018, Meek Mill has gone the extra mile to reform both his life and the justice system. He’s made many strides in his reform efforts. In April, his criminal justice reform bill was introduced to the legislature in Pennsylvania. Meek’s come a long way since growing up […]

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30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Days 2 and 3: Tank and The Bangas ‘Spaceships’ + The Roots ‘Act Too (The Love Of My Life)’

Image: Tank and The Bangas ‘Green Balloon’ (Verve Records) / The Roots ‘Things Fall Apart’ (MCA Records You’re getting a twofer today; it’s a celebration, bitches! This weekend I made my way up to Philadelphia for the 12th annual Roots Picnic (whole article comin’) to celebrate my 40th birthday (more on this coming soon, too) […]

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