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Philly Cop Pulled from Street Duty for Cornrow Hair Style

September 24, 2009
While dozens of black officers across the city wear cornrows, Officer Thomas Strain is white. So when the five-year veteran showed up for work Sept. 3 with the traditionally black hairstyle, it didn't take long for his colleagues - or his bosses - to notice.

U.S. Will Provide $1 Billion to Hire Cops

July 29, 2009
The federal government will give $1 billion in economic stimulus funds to law enforcement agencies in every state to pay for the hiring and re-hiring of officers, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced.

Controversial Online Cop Forum in Philly Shuts Down

July 24, 2009
The controversial online forum Domelights.com has been disabled following a police department investigation into online threats made against the president of a black police officer's organization that sued the site for allowing users to leave racist remarks, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Black Philly Officers Want Judge to Shut Down Online Forum

July 20, 2009
A group of black police officers in Philadelphia have asked a federal judge to shut down an online forum, claiming other officers have posted hundreds of racist comments, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

4 Teens Claim "Excessive Force" Against Philly PD

July 16, 2009
Philadelphia police said that five officers were injured and 19 revelers were arrested Saturday after thousands of young people swarmed South Street. Cops had bulked up patrols on the street after "flash mobs" appeared on at least two weekends earlier this year.

Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

July 10, 2009

Much of the world sees convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal as a political prisoner. But don’t try to tell the widow of Officer Danny Faulkner that Mumia didn't murder her husband. This editorial titled "Justice Denied" was written as an accompaniment for our in-depth interview with Maureen Faulkner. It appeared in Police Magazine's May 2008 issue.

Philadelphia Program Helps Identify Likely Violent Parolees

July 9, 2009
As part of an attempt to fight crime, Philadelphia is now the subject of an experiment never tried in another city: A computer is forecasting who among the city's 49,000 parolees is likeliest to rob, assault, or kill someone.

Officer Indicted in "Ace Capone" Drug Case

June 18, 2009

A Philadelphia police detective is being charged with obstruction of justice for using an FBI-issued cell phone to make the call that he knew would warn a drug kingpin that a law enforcement raid was about to go down, and then lying about it to investigators.

Philly Police Deploy Segway Patrols

June 3, 2009

The Philadelphia Police Department began using Segway personal transporters on Tuesday to patrol areas of the city about a year after an initial test, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Philly Could Get 2,700 New Police, Fire Radios

April 30, 2009
Police, firefighters and prison officials will receive about 2,700 new radios as part of a proposed upgrade to Philadelphia's emergency radio system.

Names of Philadelphia Officers Killed in the Line of Duty in 2008 to be Engraved on National Memorial

April 29, 2009
The Philadelphia Police Department endured more line-of-duty deaths in 2008 than any other law enforcement agency in the nation. The names of four officers will be engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.

Supreme Court Rejects New Trial for Cop Killer Mumia

April 6, 2009
The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

Young Officer Becomes Seventh Philadelphia Cop Killed in Three Years

February 19, 2009
Another seemingly random shooting in North Philadelphia on Friday night claimed the life of yet another city police officer and cost the Northeast another son, brother, husband, father-to-be, neighbor and friend.

Philadelphia Police Radio System Will Cost $40 Million to Upgrade

December 12, 2008
A series of human errors caused a 40-minute failure in the city's police radio system July 22, according to a report submitted yesterday to City Council by the Nutter administration. The report also said the problem-plagued system would cost $40 million to upgradeā€”almost as much as it cost to install in 2002.

Suicide Ends Manhunt in Philly Kmart Shooting

December 4, 2008
The man accused of shooting a Kmart store worker Tuesday shot and killed himself yesterday as police tried to arrest him in Northeast Philadelphia.

Phila. Officer's Killer 'Just Evil,' Commander Says

September 24, 2008
Daniel Giddings warned he would not go back to prison and swore to take down any police officer who got in his way, a top Philadelphia police commander said yesterday.

The Aggrieved: Survivor Maureen Faulkner

May 1, 2008

Maureen Faulkner knows the truth, and she wants everyone else to know it. Danny Faulkner was a good cop, a decorated officer who loved his job, loved his family and friends, and loved serving his community. And Mumia Abu-Jamal was, and is, a cold-blooded killer who was motivated by his pure hatred of all cops to murder her husband.

Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Gets New Sentencing Hearing

March 27, 2008
A federal appeals court today refused to reinstate the death sentence for Mumia Abu-Jamal in the 1981 murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.

Danny, We Hardly Knew Ye

December 20, 2007
There is a cautionary tale here for each of us in law enforcement. Something we have spent very little time on is the post-incident survival of our families and loved ones.

Feds Join Philly Police in Search for Cop Killer

November 2, 2007
The FBI, the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the DEA have joined the manhunt for a man who killed Philadelphia officer Chuck Cassidy.
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