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Pittsburgh Police

Tough Cop Adopts 2 Brothers, Rescues Them From Abusive Home

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact

Jack Mook may have a tough exterior, but make no mistake -- the Pittsburgh police detective has a heart of gold. On Sept. 16, the 45-year-old bache...

Book Review: 'Fever Dream' by Dennis Palumbo

Helen Davey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Books
Helen Davey

The character of Daniel Rinaldi is that of a flawed human being who's learned -- through his own work on himself -- to trust his own impulses and instincts

Jury Deadlocked On Whether 3 Cops Used 'Excessive Force' On Teen

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime

PITTSBURGH — A federal court jury found three white Pittsburgh police officers did not maliciously prosecute a young black man who was arrested ...

Lawyer Of Teen Allegedly Beaten By Police Says Cops' Story Is 'Fairy Tale'

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 07.18.2012 | Black Voices

PITTSBURGH -- The lawyer for a black high school student who said he was beaten and wrongly arrested by three white city police officers told a jury T...

Pittsburgh Man Gives Cop Middle Finger, Cop Gives Man Ticket, City Gives Man $50,000

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH (Associated Press) -- Pittsburgh City Council has tentatively approved paying $50,000 to settle a free speech lawsuit filed by a man cited...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Why has the idea of sensible gun control legislation become so politically radioactive? Not even a recent run of deadly gun rampages (including the shooting deaths of four police officers in Oakland, the gunning down of three policemen in Pittsburgh, and the massacre of 13 people in Binghamton, New York), the second anniversary of Virginia Tech (the worst mass shooting in U.S. history), and the president of Mexico all but pleading for Barack Obama to do something about the tidal wave of bought-in-America assault weapons wreaking bloody havoc on his country have been able to create the political will to reinstate the assault weapons ban. Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Columbine; what better moment for the president to forget how difficult it would be to take on the NRA, and remember his campaign promise to push for a ban on these killing machines?

Pittsburgh Police Shooting Had Origins In Urinating Dog

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH — A 911 call that brought two police officers to a home where they were ambushed, and where a third was also later killed during a fo...

RICHARD POPLAWSKI, Pittsburgh Gunman, Kills 3 Police Officers

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and DAN NEPHIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH — A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest and "lying in wait" opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday,...