Attack On Gay Couple Prompts Outraged Citizens To Use Twitter To Try To Solve The Crime

English: Map of Philadelphia County highlighti...

English: Map of Philadelphia County highlighting Center City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The video Philadelphia police posted online represented a major break in a horrific case – capturing images of a group suspected in a vicious Center City attack on a gay couple.

The suspects in the video – a group of young men and women, laughing, smiling and dressed for a night out – had allegedly mocked two men walking near Rittenhouse Square before beating them badly, sending both to the hospital. One of the men was also robbed, police said.

Word spread, and within hours, people took to Twitter and the Internet, trawling through social media in an attempt to identify the men and women in the video and forwarding their findings to police.

As detectives in the case zeroed in on the suspects and fielded tips, the online effort to identify them became something of a crowdsourced investigation.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140918_Attack_on_gay_couple_prompts_outraged_citizens_to_use_Twitter_to_try_to_solve_the_crime.html#oEwr1taBqrS46zLg.99

New Church In Limerick Recycles Sacred Objects From Closed Parishes

Location of Limerick Township in Montgomery County

Location of Limerick Township in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As construction was winding down at the new Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church building in Limerick, Jack Schmidt sneaked in to get a glimpse of his past.

The retired Peco worker had grown up in West Kensington as a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, which closed in 2006 and which was demolished last year.

But inside Blessed Teresa was a 37-foot-high reminder of the years Schmidt, 71, served as an altar boy, attended Boy Scout meetings, and went to school in the Philadelphia parish.  St. Boniface’s towering white marble altar had found a new home at the Montgomery County Church.

“It was a good feeling just knowing that St. Boniface was not completely gone,” said Schmidt, of Clifton Heights, Delaware County.

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http://www.philly.com/philly/news/religion/20121203_New_church_in_Limerick_recycles_sacred_objects_from_closed_parishes.html

Former St. Peter’s Church South Street Vandalized

I read with great sadness that someone felt the need to break into the former St. Peter’s R.C. Church on South Street, vandalized the interior and tried to start a fire.  How low can you get, vandalizing a church!

I hope you are caught and punished to the fullest possible extent of the law!

Two thumbs down for this/these scumbag thug(s)! 

If you have any information, contact Detective Tom Leahan, Pottstown PD at 610-323-1212. 

Go get ‘em Pottstown PD!