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Published: Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:37:42 GMT


Elmer Smith: The cops, the Rep. and the 'unlawful use of force'
THE COPS didn't care who Jewell Williams was when they tightened the cuffs around his wrists and threw him into the back of a police cruiser.

Elmer Smith: Guiltless Guillen: Castro-loving manager exercises 1st Amendment right to be stupid
APPARENTLY, when Ozzie Guillen was studying for his citizenship test a few years ago, they forgot to cover the part about his God-given right to say stupid stuff.

Elmer Smith: Law tilted against slain Fla. teen
A FTER WEEKS of agitation by an outraged community, the U.S. Justice Department and a Florida prosecutor are finally asking why a town-watch volunteer gunned down a kid armed with nothing more than a soft drink and a bag of Skittles.

Elmer Smith: Writing's been a job, but hardly work
After 22 years of being a columnist, Elmer Smith says goodbye to a job that he says is, "too much fun to call it work."

Elmer Smith: Nutter offers faint praise to exiting SRC members
THE MAYOR'S send-off for Arlene Ackerman sounded like, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips." His more measured praise for former SRC members Robert Archie and Johnny Irizarry just let those chips fall where they may.

Elmer Smith: The balls bounce different ways
THERE IS a tacit agreement between a man and a woman when he takes her out for the evening. The implied contract is that, no matter how the date goes, he will return her safely. We learn it as boys, hopefully before our first date.

Elmer Smith: On Labor Day, don't forget the movement
A PANEL of experts spent an hour of TV time last month debating this weighty issue: Is organized labor really a special interest?

Elmer Smith: Time for Ackerman to get specific with her accusations
WHATEVER ELSE you can say about Arlene Ackerman's $905,000 buyout, you can't call it hush money. The former school-district superintendent has been on blast since she floated to a soft landing in her public/private parachute Wednesday. In extended interviews with Education Week, Fox 29 and WURD-AM, Ackerman unleashed a torrent of direct hits and glancing blows at the mayor and the School Reform Commission.

Elmer Smith: Supe stains: Ackerman's gone, but problems - and SRC - remain
ARLENE ACKERMAN may be the first public official in Philadelphia history to get kicked to the curb and canonized in the same news release.