Tell a story enough times, and it has a way of becoming true — especially when that “truth” is a convenient one. On June 16, a raucous outdoor party at … Continue readingCity, media are quick to blame stop-snitching culture in shooting — maybe too quick
I’m honored to announce that my 2011 Philadelphia City Paper piece, “Why is Harry Bennett Dead?” has been selected as the first place winner of the Division 5 Pennsylvania Newspaper … Continue reading“Why Is Harry Bennet Dead?” — investigation wins 1st Place Keystone ‘Investigative Reporting’ award
The scene: Courtroom 504 in the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center, Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Palumbo presiding. The matter at hand: one AK-47 rifle, seized by Philly Police from one William Alexander … Continue readingLoaded Questions: A man’s quest before the courts to get his AK-47 back.
In July, 2010, 52-year-old Air Force veteran Harry Bennet was tasered and then fatally shot by Philadelphia police, who told newspapers he was shot only after a taser failed … Continue readingWhy is Harry Bennet Dead?