Not in our name, 2003

About 100 young protesters from “Not in Our Name” and other organizations held a “die-in for peace” outside Philadelphia City Hall and later blocked rush-hour traffic on March 17th, 2003, while demonstrating against the possibility of war with Iraq. The United States launched the invasion three days later. Data: Date: 3/17/03, Time: 5:01:17 PM, Shutter:…

Homicide count spiking in Philadelphia again

On July 1st, I looked at the “Crime Maps and Stats” page at the Philadelphia Police web site, which reported 115 homicides in our city during the first six months of the year, exactly on pace with 2014. Today, the site shows 144 victims vs. 132 on the same date last year. In other words, 29…

Happy New Year from Philadelphia

Kathy and I just went out to take in part of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade on Broad Street. As I start thinking about goals for 2014, I have come to realize that 2013 is going to be a tough year to follow: I gambled in Vegas in January and caught the Philadelphia Auto Show in February. In the spring,…

#GunCrisis: Philadelphia Week in Review

#GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates for Sunday, 11.24.13 Teens and young woman among latest Philadelphia shooting victims Twelve shooting victims reported in Philadelphia since Thursday morning Police investigate Mill Creek shooting #GunCrisis: Philadelphia, regional and national updates for Thursday, 11.21.13 Complaints emerge as latest incident breaks record for shootings in Wilmington Media reports: Shooter…