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Guilty Before Proven Innocent?
By Christine Estevez | 06/04/2009 - 17:45

What happens when everyday citizens decide to take the law into their own hands? If you’re in Philadelphia, nothing. About a dozen angry residents of West Kensington neighborhood will not face criminal charges for hospitalizing 26-year-old Jose Carrasquillo, after beating him for several minutes on Tuesday with fists, feet, and wooden sticks prior to police arriving. The catch: Carrasquillo was wanted for questioning in the rape of an 11-year-old girl, which was so violent she needed surgery to recover.


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