Drexel cops and the case of the invisible screwdriver

Former Drexel University Police Department (DUPD) Captain Fred Carbonara sued the university this month. He alleges school administrators fired him in part because he didn’t heed racial profiling directives and wouldn’t conspire to suppress evidence of police misconduct.  Carbonara’s claims address DUPD decisions regarding a December 30, 2011 campus incident. Troy Demby and Walter Johnson Read More …

Where do bad homes go when they die?

Barry S. Slosberg Inc. of 2501 East Ontario Street in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood today auctioned 23 properties acquired by the City of Philadelphia via criminal forfeiture. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s (DA’s) Office seized all properties auctioned today in conjunction with drug crime convictions. They represent a combined value of around $1.6 million, according to Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment data. Read More …