Claudia’s Recent Stories
Politics Oct 29Philadelphia shooting brings policing, racism back into campaign
President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are calibrating how to address some of the same questions that roiled American cities — and the presidential campaign — earlier this year as they negotiate the 2020 end game.
Nation Oct 28Protesters take to the streets in Philadelphia after Black man’s killing
About 500 people angered by the death of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. on Tuesday night marched to a police station, where they were met by officers with riot shields.
Nation Oct 27WATCH: Attorneys for the family of shooting victim Walter Wallace provide update
A lawyer says the family of a Black man who was killed under more than a dozen police-fired rounds in Philadelphia had called for an ambulance to get him help with a mental health crisis, not for police intervention.
Politics Oct 18Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements
Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their concerns over…
Health May 11Veterans groups, government brace for surge in mental health needs
As job losses and increased social isolation take an extended toll, veterans advocates worry VA medical facilities won’t be able to meet demand for mental health services and that telehealth isn’t enough.
Health Apr 04Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows
With U.S. medical experts and even President Donald Trump now estimating the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could reach 240,000 nationwide, the sheer practicalities of death — where to put the bodies — are worrying just about everyone as…
Nation Aug 15WATCH: Philadelphia gunman identified after police standoff
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross expressed amazement that the standoff, which began Wednesday when officers attempted to serve a drug warrant, ended with no one dead and no life-threatening injuries, despite the gunman firing over 100 rounds.
Nation Aug 14Gunman wounds 6 Philadelphia police officers, standoff continues
Around 9:30 p.m., police said, a SWAT team freed the two other officers who had been trapped inside, along with three people identified as prisoners, but the gunman remained barricaded.
Nation Oct 29Pittsburgh synagogue massacre defendant appears in court
The man accused in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre appeared briefly in federal court in a wheelchair and handcuffs Monday to face charges he killed 11 people in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
Nation Oct 28Police: Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die
The suspect in the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday.