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ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: Sept. 7-13

Bike Philly, Resurrect Dead, GreenFest Philly, Late Nite Cabaret & more to do this week in Philly.

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Posted Sep. 7, 2011 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Crime Watchers: Meet the Citizens Who Patrol Our Streets

Sam Ricks and Marsha Moore are longtime friends and allies in the fight to reduce crime and better the quality of life in their corner of Philadelphia. But the pair are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the way town watch should operate—a divide that reflects a broader debate about how the city should deal with its always-shifting, never-ending problem of crime.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By John Sharkey III

The Dog Days Are Done—Leave Michael Vick Alone!

I, like many of you adults, am a very avid fan of Vick. His career high passing and rushing numbers last year alone for the Birds have garnered him the big bucks and respect of the league. He is poised to give this football-rabid town what it’s been waiting for, deservedly, for decades: a Super Bowl title. Vick is an Eagle tried and true, with a blue-collar work ethic and a subtle hint of humility in his tone, yet there are still those who continue to harp on about—what else—the dog fighting shit.

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Posted Sep. 7, 2011 | Comments: 37

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso rlobasso@philadelphiaweekly.com

Surveillance Becomes Priority Crime-Fighting Strategy—Again

The next step in the journey to the future is slightly unsettling. Because it basically involves fighting crime with cameras. A boat load of them. But don’t be too concerned if you’re not cool with the idea of being watched (or if you don’t think cameras can deter crime). The city doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to these things (read: technological advancements of any kind). Still, in spite of evidence pointing to the tenuous relationship between cameras and decreased crime, the city’s going through with it.

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Posted Sep. 7, 2011 | Comments: 3