In an investigative project on the Philadelphia courts, The Inquirer spotlighted two men, Clinton Robinson and John Gassew, with long rap sheets who seemed always to escape serious punishment.
Their luck has changed since The Inquirer put each of them on its front page as part of its December 2009 project, “Justice: Delayed, Dismissed, and Denied.”
According to ADA Nicholas Liermann’s sentencing memo, the newspaper article “accurately and pointedly describes the carnage left behind by this defendant [Robinson].”
For full article see: Two who got off lightly in Philadelphia courts do so no longer
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