Friday, July 14, 2006

Raj In The Community

Tonight, Raj will join in circulating the police sketch of an alleged rapist. This canvassing, which will include both neighborhood watch volunteers and Raj for Congress staffers, will begin at Bridge and Pratt at 7 pm. This circulation will hopefully lead to the successful apprehension of this individual.

Porter Depicts Bounce Back Shootings

Jill Porter describes “societal defeat.”


They call them "bounce-backs."

They are people like David Satchell, the 19-year-old who was in Frankford Hospital-Torresdale yesterday after being shot while still recovering from previous gunshot wounds.

Daily News Chronicles Twin Killing

Philadelphia Daily News recounts Northeast double homicide.


Lori Knight said she knew something was wrong the minute she got off the bus from work yesterday afternoon and some friends were there to meet her.

The friends had walked up the street from the St. Regis Apartments, at Tremont Street near Roosevelt Boulevard in Bustleton, to tell Knight there had been a shooting inside her apartment.

Her son, David J. Knight, 18, and a friend, Robert Wyatt, 21, had been shot to death shortly after noon.

"How could this happen?" asked Knight. "I can't believe the world I'm living in."

Daily News: Teen Fighting For Life Following Second Shooting

Philadelphia Daily News reports David Satchell’s tragic story.


A Frankford teen who spent the last two weeks recovering from two gunshot wounds was struck by more bullets yesterday outside his home in a predawn shooting that also left a another man wounded.

Now David Satchell, 19, is fighting for his life at Frankford Hospital's Torresdale Division, where he was in the intensive-care unit in critical condition, a nursing supervisor said.

The bloody scene was deja vu for Satchell, who was shot twice in the lower right arm on Bridge Street near Duffield on June 30 as he walked to a nearby Chinese restaurant about 6:10 p.m., police and his mother said.

Baer Laments Political Handwringing

John Baer advocates new solution for Philadelphia violence.


I think I've figured out the politicians' answer to Philly gun violence - one task force a month.

But if the time and money spent on task forces, hearings, commissions and summits were directed at, say, job initiatives and law enforcement, maybe we end what we have now - one-political-nonanswer-a-month.