We, as one global community renew our commitment to solidarity on December 17,” said Melanie Dante, former sex worker who was one of the organizers at the Philadelphia events this year. "December 17 Events aim to raise outrage at violence against sex workers and strengthen sex worker communities and responses to the systematic, daily violence and exclusion sex workers experience.”
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
Andrew Boff, Conservative Member of the London Assembly: The best policing model I found to tackle this lack of reporting was in "Merseyside". This included labelling attacks against sex workers as hate crimes as a way of acknowledging that they were a minority who were disproportionately targeted by criminals. I recommended, in Silence on Violence, that London should follow Merseyside’s successful example and label crimes against sex workers as ‘hate crimes’.
Boff - who wrote the 2012 British report - Silence on Violence: Improving the Safety of Women. The policing of off-street sex work and sex trafficking in London gets "In The Booth With Ruth".
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.
Monday, October 12, 2015 LOGAN (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police have made an arrest in a deadly robbery that occurred in the city's Logan section [October 2015]. Police say Pedro Redding, 22, of Hunting Park is under arrest for robbery and murder are closing in on his three alleged cohorts. The charges stem from the robbery and [...]
"I have not had the opportunity to absorb the fact that Natel will not be running in our house and calling out 'dad,'" Dan King said, often breaking down in tears. He said he and his wife raised their eldest daughter to be independent, self-sufficient and spunky. Since his daughter's stabbing death -- in Conshohocken while on a photo shoot, Dan King said he and his wife have blamed themselves, wondering "if we had done things differently as parents would we be here today?"
Dr. Timaree, M. Dante & Eris Vayle discuss December 17th and community action against violence towards sex workers in Philly
FOLLOW UP TO THE POD CAST: 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.
PRESS CONFERENCE: TODAY, WEDNESDAY DEC. 21 – 10:00 AM
Delaware County Courthouse | CID Conference Room Ground Floor | 201 W. Front Street, Media, PA 19063THANKS TO PROJECT SAFE FOR INVOLVEMENT IN A COMMUNITY ALLIED D/17 HEAR Project SAFE on Sex with Timaree discussing Philly’s street based workers