Is It Time To Rethink the Death Penalty? Listen In Sunday at 7 AM on MyPhillyLawyer Court Radio

MyPhillyLawyer's Dean Weitzman will host his weekly Court Radio show tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. on a very important topic -- "Is It Time To Rethink The Death Penalty?" Weitzman's special guest on the program will be Phil Harris, an associate professor of criminal justice at Temple University. His teaching and research have focused primarily on the areas of juvenile justice, juvenile correctional strategies, and organizational and system development. He received his Ph.D. from the...

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The Tragedies of 9/11 Continue: Sickened First Responders Still Paying the Price For Their Bravery

Today, on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, it is a day of remembrance and reflection. It's also a day to remember the hundreds to thousands of first responders who continue to have major health problems after they jumped into the ruins of the demolished Twin Towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York that day without thinking about anything but helping victims who might have survived...

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MyPhillyLawyer Court Radio Show Alert: Now Broadcasting on 100.3 FM

Starting this Sunday, Sept. 11, MyPhillyLawyer's popular and engaging Court Radio Show will move to a new station number on your FM dial. This week the show's radio home WRNB FM moved and is now broadcasting on 100.3 FM, which will allow the station to broaden its reach and listening audience compared to its former home at 107.9 FM. [caption id="attachment_1383" align="alignleft" width="287" caption="Dean I. Weitzman, managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer and host of MyPhillyLawyer's Court...

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Tune in at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 30, to watch MyPhillyLawyer’s Dean Weitzman talk about swimming pool safety on WPHL-17 TV

There may be nothing more relaxing and refreshing than taking a dip in a swimming pool this summer, but pools can also be fraught with danger and liability if you are not careful. To remind parents, homeowners and families about the importance of pool safety across the Delaware Valley, MyPhillyLawyer attorney Dean I. Weitzman will appear at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 30,  on the "Better Philly" program on WPHL-17 TV to share his legal insights...

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MyPhillyLawyer Attorney Profiles: Dean I. Weitzman talks about being a legal advocate and about his dedication to his clients

Attorney Dean Weitzman is the public face of MyPhillyLawyer's lively, catchy, full-color advertisements on billboards, buses and on TV in the Philadelphia area. He's also out in the public eye as the host of an hour-long Court Radio show on legal issues every Sunday morning on WRNB-FM 107.9, helping local residents by talking with them about their rights in everything from car accidents to wills, trusts and real estate matters. As the managing partner of...

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How to stop the “flash mob” mentality

Two weekends ago, Philadelphia's South Street residents, merchants and community suffered from yet another "flash mob" incident, where bands of teenagers summoned each other via cell phone text messages and social media Web sites including Twitter, Facebook and MySpace to hang out and get together. But as it's happened in the past,  it was way more than just "hanging out."  Many of the teens became agitated, some became violent and all became essentially out of...

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Freed from prison after 35 years following DNA testing, James Bain to receive award at Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

It took 35 long years for justice to prevail, but James Bain's release from a Florida prison in December for a crime he didn't commit will be celebrated this weekend at several events here in Philadelphia. Mr.  Bain, who was freed on Dec. 17, will receive the 2010 Drum Major Award for Criminal Justice from the Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Association for Non-Violence in ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, Jan. 18.  The...

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Luzerne County Travesty

What a racket. Private companies come in to operate two juvenile detention facilities in Luzerne County and Butler County. Then two Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas judges allegedly accept kickbacks from the juvenile detention facilities to send juveniles for lengthy, profitable stays, regardless of the facts of the legal cases against the kids. It’s like a bad made-for-TV movie script. But the worst part of it is, that’s exactly what federal prosecutors say actually...

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