“I believe we need to fundamentally change the current culture within the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. More of the same won’t achieve real justice for victims caught up in our city’s criminal justice system.” Lawrence Krasner … More Justice Makes Us Safer
December 17th 2016 officially marked the thirteenth anniversary of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
Most likely, you have never heard about this day if you live in the U.S. because the American media doesn’t cover this topic.
Article by Brian Saady. “Crying Liberty” copyright: Deborah Gross- Zuchman http://www.deborahzuchman.com … More U.S. Media Ignores International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
Originally posted on SaneSurvivor:
Dear Diana, When I received the news of your passing yesterday morning, I was sad. Selfishly, I was sad for me. You not being here means I will not be able to enjoy your deep wisdom and your sarcastic wit. I will miss your honest assessments of ideas I “ran past…
“Crying Liberty” copyright: Deborah Gross- Zuchman http://www.deborahzuchman.com … More We Remember: Anonymous Teenage Philadelphia “Hooker”
“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.” Timothy Keller, aide to Philadelphia Representative Brian Sims, responding to ePGN article by Tim Cwiek.
Byron Allen faces first-degree murder charges in the killing of Natasha Gibson, 32, who was found slain outside the home of a family friend in Yeadon on Sept. 22, and in several assaults in Philadelphia’s Kensington section, including the murder of Rickie Morgan.
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Gary Heidnik was executed by lethal injection on July 6, 1999, at State Correctional Institution – Rockview in Centre County, Pennsylvania. His body was later cremated. As of 2016, he is the last person to be executed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania … More We Remember: Those in the House of Heidnik
EPGN: Community mourns stabbing victim Maya Young Paige Cooperstein February 25, 2016 Maya Young asked Anthony Harper for the time six years ago while she was walking in the Gayborhood. It was a simple question that spawned a long friendship. “I noticed the birthmark on her cheek and told her it was beautiful,” Harper told PGN through his … More We Remember: Maya Young
A graduate student at Temple University, along with being a successful legally blind journalist, documentary producer, and director from the Philly suburbs, David Block talks about his discomfort discussing prostitution, plus D/17 in contemporary Jewish history, and in context to civil and disability rights. Note: This candid essay may not be comfortable for all readers. “Let Down Your Hair” Photo of M. Dante By Blind Filmmaker David Block for Temple University. … More Nihil de nobis, sine nobis!