Tag: william barnes

William Barnes: Not Guilty

A jury found William Barnes not guilty of first-, second- or third-degree murder today around 3:15 p.m. My coverage can be found in tomorrow’s Metro. But in the meantime, here are a couple links to stories I’ve previously written on…






William Barnes’ trial began yesterday …

… and here’s the article I wrote for today’s Metro about it. (Long story short: Barnes shot Police Officer Walter Barclay in 1966; the DA’s office charged him with murder in connection with Barclay’s death 41 years later). Previous coverage:…






This Week’s Metro Column (and today’s Inky column)

In the latter, I question the feasibility of the Philadelphia Police Department extracting themselves from the fender-bender business: The same police who concocted this streamlining went into a snit when District Attorney Seth Williams mentioned weakening the city’s marijuana-possession enforcement…