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Philadelphia teen suffers ruptured testicle and hit with misdemeanors during police patdown

A straight-A student suffered a ruptured testicle during a patdown by Philadelphia police and was then charged with resisting arrest. Darrin Manning told The Philadelphia Inquirer he got off the subway Jan. 7 on his way to play in a high school basketball game with a dozen teammates wearing their…

Philly columnist denies ‘Ch*nk’ is a racist term

In supporting a local restaurant facing a drastic dip in business, a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist suggested the establishment’s original name, “Ch*nk’s,” was not racist in nature. “You can argue whether his friends meant it as an Asian slur or a sidewalk description,” Stu Bykofsky wrote on Monday. “America was, rightly…

Building inspector linked to Philadelphia collapse dies in apparent suicide

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The city building inspector who checked a Philadelphia building before it collapsed last week, killing six people, has died of an apparent suicide, local media reported. The inspector died of a gunshot wound to the chest on Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing law enforcement sources.…

Investor group to buy Philadelphia Inquirer for $50 million

A group of investors has agreed to buy the Philadelphia Inquirer and related media assets for $55 million — less than half the price paid at a 2010 bankruptcy auction. The deal announced Monday for Philadelphia Media Network, the parent company of The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com, is…

White cop confesses he shot himself, invented black assailant

A white police officer in Philadelphia was fired this week after confessing that he shot himself in the shoulder last month and blamed the shooting on a black assailant. According to Sgt. Robert Ralston’s original story, he stopped two men on the railroad tracks late on the night of April…

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