Twenty-seven men who received prostate brachytherapy at the Philadelphia VA and four veterans' wives are seeking a total $58 million in damages for radiation errors at the hospital from 2002 to 2008, according to documents obtained by The Inquirer through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Four of the 23 people involved in the flash mob incident that happened in Center City last week will be in court Tuesday.
The four adults: 18-year-old Miles Nibane, 18-year-old Zameer Waliyud-Din, 18-year-old Tasgene West, and 20-year-old Tyrone Joseph are all due in courtroom 406 at the Criminal Justice Center on March 9, 2010.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office charged them and 19 juveniles with felony rioting, disorderly conduct and harassment after the group swarmed the area of City Hall at Borad and Chestnut Streets at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2.
One of the juveniles was also charged with assault on police.
The 19 juveniles are being held at different juvenile detention centers until March 11, 2010, which is when they are scheduled to appear at Family Court.
“This group of teens and young adults represented a real danger to the community,” says District Attorney Seth Williams. “I hope the seriousness of these charges sends a message that these reckless actions will not be tolerated in the city.”