Musical performances by Philadelphia students highlighted the third and final day of this week’s Mothers in Charge second annual Cost of Violence National Conference.
$40,000 reward offered in case of Philadelphia Police Officer Frederick Cione, killed 44 years ago today
Philadelphia Police investigators comb over the scene after a man was found shot to death around 8 p.m. Thursday night on the 1300 block of Greeby Street, in the Oxford Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia. According to police, a man in his 20s was shot at least one time in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Photos for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.
Much has been written about how both Presidential candidates have avoided discussing gun violence throughout their campaigns. This weekend , SNL mocked their responses during last week’s debate: Watch the full video at mediaite.com: SNL’s Second Debate
Based on original reporting, media accounts and other sources, the GunCrisis Reporting Project has tracked 119 shooting incidents in which 140 people were wounded or killed in Philadelphia during August. At least 16 people were pronounced dead on the same day they were shot and 23 more were initially reported in critical condition, including five…
There are several anti-violence community events scheduled around the city this weekend. Get out to Woodland Plaza at 60th Street this morning and make a human chain at the 2012 Hands for Peace across Southwest Philadelphia and Yeadon. Then, head over to the First Annual Community Peace Festival, from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. at 715…
At a gathering last week, Mothers in Charge took a look at this new collaboration by Philadelphia singers, songwriters and producers, calling for an end to violence in the city: Let’s Stop This Violence NOW PHILADELPHIA – A MUST SEE!!!