Tag Archive: West Philadelphia

Questions In Police Shooting Of Pizza Delivery Driver



Pizza Man Shot By Cops




” Philippe Holland’s last delivery of the night Tuesday, a cheeseburger deluxe to a West Philadelphia rowhouse, was an order so small he didn’t bother to carry his pizza delivery bag.

  His hoodie was up, his hands in his pockets, police say, as he walked back to his gold Ford Taurus, parked on 51st Street near Willows Avenue.

  The 20-year-old from Upper Darby had been running orders two nights a week for Slices & More for a few weeks. That was on top of another job at an airport restaurant.

  Maybe he had heard the gunshots two blocks away – the ones two plainclothes officers were responding to – when they attempted to stop him just before 10 p.m. Moments later, they riddled the Taurus with 14 shots.

  Holland was struck at least three times, in his neck, a leg, and his head. He was in critical but stable condition late Wednesday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.”

   Philly.com has more on this tragic shooting that is just another example of the growing trend of the police shooting first and asking questions later , which is leaving more and more innocent victims in it’s wake .












Could Kermit Gosnell Be Acquitted?




” On Tuesday, Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart dismissed three of the seven first-degree murder counts against the West Philadelphia doctor, who performed abortions on poor women in his Lancaster Avenue clinic.

Minehart did not elaborate on why the charges were dismissed. If convicted of first-degree murder, the 72-year-old doctor could face the death penalty.

Gosnell is also charged with third-degree murder in the 2009 death of a Virginia woman, a Bhutan immigrant who spent 20 years in a Nepalese refugee camp only to die four months after arriving in the United States. Gosnell is charged that he allegedly administered too much Demerol during an abortion procedure.

On Wednesday, the defense rested without calling a single witness or asking the doctor to testify. “






Man Fatally Shoots Intruder






” A HOMEOWNER in the Powelton section of West Philadelphia fatally shot a man who had broken into his house Tuesday night, police said.

Cops said the man was upstairs in his home, on Wiota Street near Spring Garden, when he heard the intruder break into the house through his kitchen door about 9 p.m. The intruder made it to the living room, with a spade shovel in hand, and started up the stairs to the second floor when police say the 37-year-old homeowner shot him three times in the chest.”

 The intimidation spreads like a cancer . Will Obama import hecklers into the coming debates ? Or will some Black Panthers be at the entrance to screen the audience ?

  “Outside, meanwhile, some brick row houses across from the school were boarded up. Police had cordoned off a full city block to protect Romney and his entourage. Residents, some of them organized by Obama’s campaign, stood on their porches and gathered at a sidewalk corner to shout angrily at Romney. Some held signs saying, “We are the 99%.” One man’s placard trumpeted an often-referenced Romney gaffe: “I am not concerned about the very poor.” “


   About as genuine as Sandra Fluke’s need for taxpayer-subsidized birth control , the orchestrated rage machine that serves Obama couldn’t survive without the water-carrying media flacks .


   “I’m not sure which is more offensive: the President of the United States community organizing private citizens to artificially undermine an opponent’s visit to an inner-city school with Occupy Wall Street sloganeering, or the Washington Post’ s Philip Rucker not only burying this news but also allowing themselves to be willingly duped into covering the story in the way the Obama campaign desired . “