On Halloween morning in 2007, police officer Chuck Cassidy of the city's 35th district pulled up to a local Dunkin' Donuts to perform a routine security check and perhaps grab a fresh cup of joe to begin his work day. Bright sunshine of the morning that day combined with the lesser light inside the … Continue reading Grassroots support for Philly’s embattled cops
In May of 2006, an ordinance was introduced in the city council of Philadelphia addressing modifications to the city's residency requirement.For decades the policy in Philadelphia was that in order to be employed by the city you needed to live in the city for a year prior to employment.What council proposed was that city employment … Continue reading Philly residency part of larger problem
I didn't find out until about five minutes ago. Last night, I went to bed at around 11:00 pm, and so I missed the news at that time. Just waking up this morning, I poured myself the first cup of coffee of the day, and fired up the computer. Then a local news anchor said … Continue reading Goodbye, Tim Simpson
Headline grab your attention? The picture perhaps? Maybe it was the combination? Well, that is exactly the point of this posting. In a city where murder happens on an almost daily basis, why are the crimes of Jocelyn Kirsch worth all the attention that they have received? Sure it's not right to steal the … Continue reading Look at the rack on Jocelyn Kirsch!
The Philadelphia Police Department has a series of dozens of what are known as 'Directives' which govern nearly every facet of a police officer's work. From their uniforms to their firearms, from the proper procedures for obtaining warrants to the proper procedures for recording daily work assignments.Every single person who signs up to become a … Continue reading No hijab on the job