2 05, 2024

The Hazing Death of William Lee Terry, Reading High School’s First Black Graduate

2024-05-02T17:30:36-04:00May 2nd, 2024|Crime, People|0 Comments

On Wednesday morning, June 25, 1884, the Latin word "In limine" was placed above the stage at Reading's Grand Opera House. It translates to "On the Threshold," and it was the slogan of Reading High School's newest graduating class. Commencement had never been held [...]

28 01, 2022

Wincanton and its citizens fare badly in report

2023-05-25T06:26:32-04:00January 28th, 2022|Crime|Comments Off on Wincanton and its citizens fare badly in report

In 1967, "The Wincanton Report,” a federally funded study, was published about corruption and organized crime in a small city. Wincanton, a fictional name chosen to protect innocent people, was later disclosed to be Reading, Pa., a city that for 30 years was [...]

5 01, 2021

Organized Crime’s Infiltration of The Pizza and Cheese Industry in Pennsylvania

2022-06-28T11:32:00-04:00January 5th, 2021|Crime|0 Comments

In 1980, The Pennsylvania Crime Commission (PCC) documented the ties to Organized Crime of apparent legitimate cheese and pizza businesses which located in 54 Pennsylvania cities and towns. The report, “The Study of Organized Crime's Infiltration of The Pizza and Cheese Industry,” published [...]

18 05, 2020

The Corrupt City: Reading, Pennsylvania

2022-01-28T04:24:48-04:00May 18th, 2020|Crime, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Organized crime is a society that seeks to operate outside the control of the American people and their governments. It involves thousands of criminals, working within structures as complex as those of any large corporation, subject to laws more rigidly enforced than of [...]

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