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  • Police commissioner joins call for assault-weapons ban

    04/02/2004 5:46:47 AM PST · by dirtboy · 70 replies · 220+ views
    Hoisting a rubber imitation of an assault rifle yesterday in the lobby of Police Headquarters, Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson made a point: "There's no reason to have this type of weapon other than to kill a human being." Johnson joined several state representatives, a half-dozen mothers of murder victims, and others at a news conference calling for the reauthorization of the federal assault-weapons ban set to expire Sept. 13 unless Congress acts to renew it. Should the federal ban "sunset," some state lawmakers hope to pass a bill introduced in Harrisburg last month that would restrict assault weapons. "I...

    11/04/2003 5:16:13 AM PST · by randita · 5 replies · 458+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 11/4/03 | Jill Porter
    Posted on Tue, Nov. 04, 2003 WHEN DID COMMISH KNOW? JOHNSON INSISTS HE WASN'T AWARE IN '01 OF FBI PROBE By Jill Porter WHAT DID he know and when did he know it? That Watergate-era question has now surfaced in respect to Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson and the federal investigation involving Mayor Street. According to reliable sources, Johnson knew as far back as 2001 that the FBI was investigating possible corruption in the mayor's office - because he told then-Police Commissioner John Timoney and mentioned it at a meeting of other deputy police commissioners. "That is totally untrue," Johnson...