IT’S EITHER one of the greatest things to happen to the city in years or the scourge that will destroy us all. All depends on whom you talk with.

When baton-wielding police began to whack Askia Sabur in front of a West Philadelphia Chinese carryout earlier this month, Kimla Robinson whipped out her cell phone to record the incident.

In this video, a suspect who happened to be resisting arrest receives a beating for nearly two minutes from several cops wielding batons.

Charles W. Bowser, 79, a tenacious advocate of racial fairness and an influential civic leader whose two campaigns for Philadelphia mayor inspired a generation of African American political leaders, died Monday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at HCR Manor Care in King of Prussia.