Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Murderer: Philadelphia driver murders bicyclist

From the article: "Summer day shattered by shooting," in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Charles Meyers,18, arrested in connection with the death of Tykeem Law.
Charles Meyers, 18, arrested in connection with the death of Tykeem Law. Inquirer photo.

Charles Meyers of South Philadelphia steered his car down the 900 block of Federal Street, honking and yelling for the children to get out of his way. All the boys turned toward the curb, but Law, 14, lagged behind. Meyers pulled alongside Law. Police said the two may have exchanged words. Then, police charge, Meyers pulled out a .22-caliber revolver, reached across to the passenger side window, and fatally shot Law in the side. The homicide was the city's 220th of the year.

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