Jimmy Binns Vs. The Daily News

From BigTrial.net:

In one corner, we have Helen Ubinas, a Philadelphia Daily News columnist who can’t believe those “rogue cops” got their jobs back. She wants to know why our top city officials who previously did so much political grandstanding  in this case don’t have much to say about it anymore.

In the other corner we have Jimmy Binns, the veteran defense lawyer who not only represented Rocky on the silver screen but also Michael Spicer, one of the rogue cops who beat the rap and got his job back. The same Jimmy Binns who publicly predicted to Judge Eduardo Robreno at a bail hearing last August that his guy would beat all the charges and walk out of federal court a free man.

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Harley-Davidson The Motor Officer features Jimmy Binns

In Spring 2011, Jimmy Binns was featured on the cover of Harley-Davidson The Motor Officer.

James Binns Graduates From Police Academy

On December 18, 2013, James Binns graduated from the DCCC Police Academy at the age of 74. Mr. Binns received two accolades: An academic-achievement award honoring his 98.4 percent GPA (his class’ highest) and an “overall achievement award” from the Delaware County Police Chiefs Association.


Video From Mr. Binns’ Graduation & Graduation Party


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Photos From Mr. Binns’ Graduation & Graduation Party

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Articles Covering Mr. Binns’ Graduation

Attorney and honorary Philadelphia Police Commissioner Jimmy Binns, right, seen with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, will graduate from the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy tonight. Photo courtesy of Delco Times.

74-year-old lawyer to graduate from DCCC Municipal Police Academy

By Vince Sullivan, Delaware County Daily Times
POSTED: 12/17/13, 10:47 PM EST | UPDATED: ON 12/18/2013

RIDLEY — Philadelphia attorney James J. Binns has been made an honorary police officer in more than a dozen cities and towns, including Philadelphia and Margate and Brigantine, N.J. Tonight, he will officially join the ranks of the law enforcement community when he graduates from the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy at the age of 74.
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Lawyer Binns Graduates From Cop School

BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer [email protected], 215-854-2513
POSTED: December 20, 2013

PHILLY.com – WHEN DELAWARE County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy was planning this year’s graduation ceremony, it had to find a larger venue.

The reason? The expected turnout for Jimmy Binns, a city lawyer with a reputation for working closely with the boys in blue. This time, Binns wasn’t hosting the festivities: He was participating.
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Philanthropist To Graduate From Police Academy At Age 74

December 18, 2013 5:42 AM
By Steve Tawa
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of Philadelphia’s best-known trial lawyers will be wearing a different hat this evening, when he graduates – along with cadets three and four times younger than him – from the Municipal Police Academy, at Delaware County Community College….
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Photos From Mr. Binns’ Graduation & Graduation Party

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Hero Thrill Show on Saturday — South Philly Magazine

Jimmy Binns has a way of making things happen.

When a beloved show honoring local first responders had reached a critical crossroads 16 years ago, Binns made sure it continued to pay tribute to its heroes. He can be a little bit persuasive.

“I asked (Sylvester) Stallone if he wanted to get his statue back at the art museum,” Binns said with a laugh. “He said he would love that but it would never happen. I said, ‘I know how to do it. I’ve done it before.’ ”

Read the full story at South Philly Review