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United States

12 January 2001

Courier-Post (New Jersey)

In the early moments of 1999, Greg Jaskolka was outside his boyhood home in South Philadelphia, "ringing bells and blowing horns," as he puts it, when his son, Joseph, 11, suddenly fell to the sidewalk. At first, the elder Jaskolka was confused. But leaning down, the former police officer realized what had happened. His son had been hit in the skull by one of the literally hundreds of bullets that were fired into the air that night to welcome in the New Year. Police... (

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