I’m starting this week very happy to find myself listed among some of my favorite people, nominated for the inaugural 2013 Pen and Pencil Club Philadelphia News Awards, celebrating and recognizing “the best journalism that this city has to offer.”
Unabashed endorsements: I respect and admire a lot of my colleagues on the list, but I especially hope you will take a minute to vote for:
- Kathy Matheson: Breaking News nominee from AP — and love of my life, and..
- Joe Kaczmarek: Multimedia nominee — and my co-founding partner at the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.
Vote early and often. It’s Philadlephia after all:
Pen & Pencil Club: Awards
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I posted this one year ago today ay GunCrisis.org:
By most counts, 2977 lives were lost to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, excluding the 19 hijackers.
In response, the United States created a cabinet-level Homeland Security Department and occupied two nations, in one case leading to the longest war in U.S. history.
Since 9/11, more than 3000 people have been shot to death in the city of Philadelphia alone.
The latest victim was a 24-year-old man who was shot to death in the Northwood section of Philadelphia just before midnight Monday night. Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek.
According to Philadelphia Police statistics published by philly.com, 2865 people were shot to death in the city between October 1st, 2001 and the end of 2011. The Philadelphia Police web site now shows that 252 people have been killed so far this year.
More than a million people have been killed with guns in the United States since 1968, but there is no sign of a nationwide movement to stop the shooting. Please join GunCrisis.org in our search for solutions.