Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Norristown, PA or anywhere in the US.
Recent Crime News
Yesterday | via Philly.com
In response to the police shooting of a young black man in Ferguson, Mo., about 100 people gathered Tuesday night in Norristown for a public forum on race, law enforcement, and community relations. The discussion, hosted by Zeta Phi Beta sorority's Montgomery County chapter, spanned a wide range of topics, from arrest and incarceration to education, ingrained social systems, and economics. Comment?
Saturday Sep 13 | via CBS Local
An apparent attempted burglary went horribly wrong for a man who was trying to steal copper wiring early Saturday morning in Montgomery County. Authorities say a Norristown man was killed while attempting extract copper wiring from high-voltage electrical box in Valley Forge National Historical Park. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 9 | via Salon
In addition to striking down the law, the city of Norristown will pay Lakisha Briggs, a domestic violence victim who faced eviction because she called the police to report the abuse, $495,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Under the "nuisance property ordinance," landlords were encouraged to evict tenants if the police were called to a residence more than three times during a four month period. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 9 | via PennLive.com
Norristown will pay $495,000 to resident Lakisha Briggs, who faced eviction from her home after requesting police protection from an abusive ex-boyfriend, the ACLU said. A landlord friendly ordinance is costing Norristown, Pa., some $495,000 because of the unintended consequence of the ordinance - it punished domestic violence victims who phoned police for help. Comment?
Wednesday Aug 20 | via Patch.com
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