Philadelphia

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.