D/17 Blog

When RTK is Challenged: J4N 9-1-1

A representative of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office this week said the agency expects to seek a protective order in PGN’s open-records case for 911 recordings relating to the Nizah Morris incident.Tim Cwiek for EPGN Protective orders typically are employed to seal court records that otherwise would be accessible to the public. During a July…

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PHL Action Alert: J4N Committee Announcement

J4N: Next Nizah Morris court proceeding scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 in Courtroom 426. Last proceeding was 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017, in City Hall Courtroom 426, with Judge Abbe Fletman presiding. Thank you.

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Focus on Mental Illness & Violence: Pa Serial Killer Joseph Miller

The grisly history of serial killer Joseph Miller’s crimes | PennLive.com

June 30, 1992: A Harrisburg woman with a history of prostitution staggers to a secluded home in Wheatfield Township in Perry County. She told police she was raped, forced to perform oral sex, then stabbed more than 25 times in the head with a screwdriver before being left for dead.

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We Remember: Ashley Ugoletti

Pa. stripper stabbed to death by salon nail tech who hangs himself | PennLive.

Nguyen Tran, 31, is accused of fatally stabbing Ashley Ugoletti, 27, inside his Westmoreland County home. He worked as a nail tech at a nearby salon, while she worked as a stripper in a Pittsburgh club and was facing prostitution and drug charges at the time of her death.

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We can do better than this. We don’t have to be a violent society.  I ask you to join us at the Incarnation Institute for Sex & Faith and be a part of the solution. Love your body (and the bodies of others) like God does! All bodies are beautiful and our differences do not have to separate us. And then, go into your world and “make love” – in fact, make a lot of love happen! Rev. Dr. Beverly Dale,

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17 Facts About Violence Against Sex Workers

Judges, police and juries often hold bias against sex workers. In Philadelphia, Judge Teresa Carr-Deni called gang-rape of a sex worker at gunpoint “theft of services” and refused to allow prosecution to press aggravated sexual assault charges. In South Africa, police routinely refuse to even pursue rape cases involving sex workers or laugh at victims when victims come forward. Photo of Philadelphia City Hall M. Dante

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This Week In The Race For PHL DA

No Criminalizing Survival! Are you registered to vote? You must have registered to vote in Philadelphia by October 10th to vote in the municipal election on Tuesday, November 7th. Learn how to register yourself and others here


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Queen City Chronicles: Harm Reduction, Safe Stations & D/17 Discussion on NH Public Television

Eris Vayle & M. Dante discussed D/17 with Representative Elizabeth Edwards and NH public television hostess Elizabeth Kopp. They hope to hold New Hampshire’s first December 17th vigil this year.

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From Africa to America: End Demand Is Not Ending Violence or Murder

Let’s consider the first recommendation from the commission – full criminalisation of sex work. We have had this apartheid-era model in South Africa for a long time now. What have the results been? High levels of violence. In the United States, where this practice is criminalised, female sex workers are almost 18 times more likely to be murdered than other women, a 2004 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found.

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Sex Workers Are More Accustomed To It, Though Street Harassment Hurts Everyone

Billy Penn Re/Post: Street harassment in Philly: Unsafe, uncomfortable and untracked There’s no way to quantify what may not even be illegal: “Sometimes it’s just annoying, and sometimes it’s terrifying.” Article series by Anna Orso. Illustration: Billy Penn Art.

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