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Dec. 17, 2019 9:29 am

ROAR for Good is looking for a new office with extra security after a robbery

Police need help identifying the man who broke into the personal safety device startup's offices in Spaces and stole about $5,000 worth of electronics.

Mar. 23, 2018 11:56 am

Reentry Coalition releases new data on Philadelphia recidivism rates

The collection of 100+ government agencies and nonprofits rolls out its “first coherent statistical offering to the public in its two years of existence,” according to Generocity. Take a look.

Nov. 20, 2017 12:11 pm

Tech investor Michael Rubin helped pay for those ‘Stand With Meek Mill’ ads

“If we need one on every corner in every street in the state of Pennsylvania we will do it,” the investor told the Inqy.

Mar. 14, 2017 12:57 pm

The biggest hurdle for the Police Department’s body-worn camera program is in the cloud

At a City Council hearing, the city's police and tech leaders pointed to video storage costs as a limitation for a broader rollout of body cameras across the police force.

Nov. 21, 2016 9:31 am

Drexel student charged with reckless endangerment over drone shenanigans

“We could've had a true catastrophe,” Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan told

Nov. 1, 2016 7:41 am

Use this app to track crimes in your neighborhood — and the arrests that follow

PhillyBlotter combines crime and arrest data to give you a fuller picture of policing in Philadelphia.

Sep. 16, 2016 12:59 pm

Philadelphia is grappling with the prospect of a racist computer algorithm

Should it be fair? Should it be accurate? Or can it be either? A hearing at City Council this week tried to make sense of the tradeoffs of a new tool that will help judges decide who to keep in jail.

May 9, 2016 12:47 pm

Why we should be talking about the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk data

For the first time ever, the city published data in a narrative format, in an effort to provide greater context around a data release. But narratives are tricky.

Oct. 1, 2014 4:49 pm

Ex-eBay Enterprise exec gets 15 months in prison for insider trading

"I'm humiliated, I'm embarrassed, I'm ashamed," said Chris Saridakis, who was convicted of tipping off four people to the sale of GSI Commerce to eBay in 2011.

Aug. 25, 2014 7:45 am

Use this map to see homicides in Camden since 2003

The map was built by students at Hopeworks 'N Camden, which trains young people for IT careers.

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