I recorded this celebration with a Flip video camera as a crowd watched President Obama’s first inauguaration ceremony on a large video screen on Idepedendence Mall in Philadelphia on January 20, 2009.
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Professional cyclists from around the world raced off from the start of the 28th annual TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship and 18th annual Women’s Liberty Classic, beginning on the Ben Franklin Parkway late this morning. They will finish on the same stretch in several hours — after completing seven laps around a larger 14.7 mile loop for a total of 124 miles. Video report ©2012 by Jim MacMillan
It shouldn’t be this easy to find a shooting scene.
But on the average, at least one person has been murdered in Philadelphia every day over the last 25 years — and more than three-quarters of them have been killed with a gun.
Last week, local photojournalist Joe Kaczmarek took us to this scene just after a man had just been shot multiple times — but there has been no other reporting on any of the crime scenes he showed us that night.
GunCrisis.org is a new open source journalism project intended to fill in the gaps.
We will strive to avoid polarizing debates but contend that there is an epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia and similar cities.
We will study the landscape and the roots of the crisis, seek the individuals and organizations working to disrupt and intervene, and expand the community of citizens who refuse to rest until we make a difference.
Join us at GunCrisis.org
The Midnight Motorcycle Run for Peace kicked off from Philadelphia City Hall late friday night.
According to their Facebook page, the Midnight Run for Peace Committee is an organization of dedicated motorcycle enthusiasts — committed to stopping violence by riding through high crime locations throughout the city — as well as promoting motorcycle safety.
So far this year, Philadelphia has suffered 61 homicides, nine fewer than 2011′s year-to-date total but 17 more than in 2010.