The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Back Where She Belongs

Kathleen Kane is behind bars, after being arrested for a probation violation and returned to Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A judge ordered her arrest after Kane was charged with drunk driving after a March 12 car crash in Scranton. In case you didn’t know it, Kane was once a “rising star” of […]

Killadelphia Update

Say hello to Rahajahi Taylor Batchelor, 19, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to gun trafficking charges in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Batchelor was only 17 when he was arrested in September 2020 and, despite his youth, prosecutors said he was one of the “masterminds” of a major illegal firearms trafficking operation: A Norristown man who […]

Aspiring Rapper Update: ‘Slowkey Fred’ Busted for Philly Gun Trafficking Ring

More federal felony charges than he’s got hit records: An Atlanta rapper is one of 11 people facing federal charges in connection with an alleged straw-purchasing scheme that trafficked hundreds of guns from Georgia to Philadelphia. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced nearly 300 firearms purchased in Georgia from dozens […]

How to Die in Philadelphia

Even though Philadelphia set an all-time record for homicides last year, nearly twice as many people died of drug overdoses as died of gunshot wounds in “Killadelphia” in 2021. Dana Pico notes that Philadelphia wanted to open a “supervised injection site” where junkies could presumably shoot up more safely than where they would otherwise shoot […]

Man Killed in Philadelphia Carjacking

Dana Pico has kept the spotlight on “Killadelphia,” and notes that the erstwhile “City of Brotherly Love” has now become “Carjackadelphia,” with an astonishing increase in such crimes: Already this year, police say there have been 140 carjackings in the city — double the year-to-date total from 2021, and seven times the pace reported at […]

‘A Philadelphia Gentleman’s Club’

Euphemism alert: Authorities have identified two suspects wanted in a double homicide that happened outside a Philadelphia gentlemen’s club on Tuesday. Investigators say a 32-year-old man and a 42-year-old man suffered fatal gunshot wounds when an argument turned deadly in the parking lot of Club Risqué on Tacony Street around 2:30 a.m. (Because where else […]

Killadelphia Update

When last we checked in on Philadephia’s crime wave, the city had already eclipsed its all-time annual murder record of 500 (“‘Killadelphia’ D.A. Turned Loose Teen Carjacker Who Murdered Marxist Student,” Dec. 2) and then this past week, local Democratic congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon was carjacked in FDR Park. The bodies keep stacking up in […]

Ironic Justice: Two Anti-Police Lawmakers Get Carjacked

This may cause me to re-think my opposition to carjacking: Two Democrats who supported police reform in Philadelphia and Chicago were both carjacked at gunpoint within 24 hours of each other. Illinois state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) was targeted in suburban Chicago on Tuesday night, while Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pa.) was carjacked Wednesday afternoon […]

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