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United States

25 August 2006

Philadelphia Daily News, Column

The two stories ran side-by-side earlier this month, twin tableaus depicting a day in the life of a violent city. In the one, George Newton, 78, of West Philadelphia, shot an armed assailant who was fleeing in Newton's Ford Expedition. Police say William Edney, 23, took the car at gunpoint and was trying to pull away when Newton pulled out a pistol and shot him. In the other, police say Barry Mason, 70, fatally shot Jamil Burton, 19, who had allegedly snatched a... (

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