At the present time, one of the most violent threats to women in America is from a practice known as female genital mutilation. The number of young women in the United States at risk of being victimized by female genital mutilation has sharply increased. This is especially true in the Philadelphia area.
Rep. Thomas P. Murt, For the Times
| July 1, 2015 |
Live surveillance and a civilian tip helped Philadelphia police capture an alleged repeat sexual predator who was hiding out at a house in the Northeast on Monday night. It wasn’t the first time that he has been accused of rape.
State Rep. Kevin Boyle on Dec. 5 reintroduced legislation to strengthen the state’s hate crimes law. Boyle’s bill would expand the offense of ethnic intimidation to include malicious intention against the actual or perceived ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity of an individual or group of individuals.
Not snow jobs, or cheats or darkened hearts can keep the U.S. Postal Service from its appointed task. And last week, part of the postal service’s daily duty of delivering the mail included bringing reimbursement checks to the homes of people scammed in wide-ranging frauds that cost them millions.
A convicted child rapist named in a recent front-page article in the Northeast Times was erroneously released from prison on Oct. 14, just 24 days after a Philadelphia judge had ordered him to serve at least 11-1/2 months behind bars.
A Huntingdon Valley-based ambulance company and two of its operators tried to steal more than $4.4 million from the Medicare program through a fraudulent claims scheme, according to a federal indictment released publicly last week.