[12/21/2016] District Attorney Jack Whelan will be joined by Yeadon Borough Police Chief Molineux and Captain Mark Burgmann, Commanding officer of the Philadelphia PD SVU to announce first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of Natasha Gibson in addition to information regarding the investigation of a series of sexual assaults in the Kensington Avenue corridor starting with the initial assault that occurred on April 19, 2016, at Braddock and Toronto Streets where a 45-year-old female had her throat slashed by an unknown offender.
Three additional sexual assaults occurred: July 12, 2016, on the 3800 block of Jasper Street. In late July on the 3100 block Jasper Street, and on October 1, 2016, on the 2700 block of Ruth Street. PHILLY dot com
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PRESS CONFERENCE: WEDNESDAY DEC. 21 – 10:00 AM Delaware County Courthouse | CID Conference Room Ground Floor | 201 W. Front Street, Media, PA 19063
Emily H. Harris Public Affairs Officer Office of the District Attorney Delaware County Courthouse 201 W. Front Street Media, PA 19063
(Abridged) Press on the Violence: ally urges anti-violence resolution by state lawmakers Tim Cwiek September 8, 2016 …In an effort to lessen the violence, [Dante is] pushing for state lawmakers to pass an anti-violence resolution regarding sex workers in Pennsylvania. She received a glimmer of hope last week when a state lawmaker indicated he’d meet with her to discuss her concerns. “Each individual’s human rights are sacred, including the human rights of those of us who have lived the sex trade,” Dante told PGN. As an advocate for sex workers, she’s aware of far too many acts of violence against members of that community. And she speaks from personal experience. In June, while driving in Northeast Philadelphia, a brick was thrown at her car, shattering its windshield. She said Philadelphia police failed to respond to her 911 calls for assistance. Two young men on bicycles circled her car in a menacing manner. “I couldn’t get the police to come,” she said. “It was very frightening. It was only three blocks from where a woman working the streets had her throat slashed. That predator is still on the loose. Fortunately, a local towing company arrived and transported me to safety.”Dante wants state lawmakers to pass a resolution declaring Dec. 17 as International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers in Pennsylvania. For the past 12 years, people around the world have observed Dec. 17 as a day to honor the lives of sex workers lost to murder and suicide. “My goal is to be sure no sex worker or person exploring their sexual and gender identity is forgotten, after falling victim to a violent crime leading to their death,” Dante said.Since 2012, Dec. 17 memorial events have been held in Philadelphia. Sims’ office issued this statement: “Violence in any form inflicted upon any person is reprehensible. This is especially true of those perpetrators who target marginalized communities that find it difficult or impossible to access legal recourse or protection. Of course, we’d welcome any conversations or proposals which aim to reduce this issue.”
THANK YOU TIM Cwiek and ePGN for having the courage to care and cover it. Ⓜ️