June 25, 1996 |
Eleven years after police dropped a bomb on the MOVE row house, starting a fire that killed 11 people and destroyed a Philadelphia neighborhood, a jury ordered the city and two former officials to pay $1.5 million to a survivor and relatives of two dead cult members. After nine days of deliberations, the jury found the city used excessive force and violated MOVE's constitutional protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1995 |
The hope that the historic Lanterman organ might someday play music in Glendale remains alive, but City Council members Tuesday made it clear that they are eager to find a new home for the instrument, which has been in storage since the city bought it in 1990.
May 14, 1992 |
The woman who survived the police bombing of the Philadelphia headquarters of MOVE, the back-to-nature group, left prison in a limousine, exactly seven years after the attack that killed 11 people and destroyed 61 homes. Ramona Africa, 37, who was convicted on riot and conspiracy charges, was released from the State Correctional Institution at Muncy.
July 23, 1989 |
Bob Cantisano is an organic farmer with a ponytail that reaches the small of his back. Everyone calls him Amigo Bob. Jack Pandol Sr. is an agribusinessman with thousands of acres of San Joaquin Valley farmland and an export operation that sells fruits and vegetables to more than 40 countries. He is a prominent Kern County Republican. In the past, the two men had little respect for each other's methods of farming.
December 8, 1988 |
The city's Redevelopment Authority voted unanimously Wednesday to sell the property where 11 members of the cult MOVE died in a fiery 1985 clash with police. The Redevelopment Authority, which controls the lot once occupied by the MOVE headquarters, agreed to sell the rebuilt home for $1 to the city-controlled Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. The City Council must approve the sale, city Housing Authority Director Edward Schwartz said.
May 4, 1988 |
A grand jury declared Tuesday that Mayor W. Wilson Goode and his top aides displayed incompetence and "morally reprehensible behavior" in the 1985 MOVE bombing that killed 11 people and destroyed 61 homes, but it said they did nothing to warrant criminal indictments. The panel described as "this city's greatest tragedy" the failed eviction effort that ended in a fiery siege with the police bombing of a barricaded west Philadelphia row house occupied by members of the radical group MOVE. Dist.