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  • Donald Trump and the Mob (Mafia Connections)

    08/11/2015 8:19:33 PM PDT · by topher · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Chris Frates
    (CNN)Donald Trump's glittering empire of New York skyscrapers and Atlantic City casinos have long had a darker side, allegations that the mob helped build them. Trump's alleged ties to New York and Philadelphia crime families go back decades and have been recounted in a book, newspapers and government records. "The mob connections of Donald are extraordinarily extensive," New York investigative journalist Wayne Barrett told CNN in an interview.
  • HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved

    08/03/2015 6:38:43 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 63 replies
    The Concourse ^ | 03 Aug 15 | Albert Burneko
    <p>First things first. “HitchBOT,” for all practical purposes, was a garbage can with an iPhone in it.</p>
  • Not Much Brotherly Love for Robot in Philadelphia

    08/01/2015 5:31:10 PM PDT · by conservativehusker · 28 replies
    Salam Patch ^ | Aug 1 2015 | Adam swift
    Let’s be honest, whether fair or not, Philadelphia has a certain reputation. It’s a city where football fans booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus. Baseball fans once threw D cell batteries (the big ones) at visiting outfielder J.D. Drew. And now, it’s where an adorable robot who was only counting on the kindness of strangers to hitchhike across the country was vandalized, effectively ending his summer trip. hitchBOT’s trip came to an (Friday) night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT...
  • Youth group joins Florida activists to push for Trayvon’s Law

    09/12/2013 2:21:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Philadelphia Public Schools' The Notebook ^ | The October 2013 Issue | Mark McHugh
    Youth United for Change members are used to rallying against injustices in public education. In July, group members took hold of a somewhat different cause when they traveled to Tallahassee, Fla., to protest alongside members of a Florida activist group against the controversial verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, and fight for passage of a package of bills called the Trayvon Martin Civil Rights Act. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator, was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for the killing of the unarmed 17-year-old Martin. The bills, also called Trayvon’s Law, were developed by the Dream Defenders, an organization...
  • Philadelphia Mayor Calls NRA's Armed School Guard Plan a 'Dumb-Ass Idea'

    12/27/2012 7:21:15 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies
    allmediany.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Alex Mangini
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter became the latest politician to speak out against the National Rifle Association’s proposal to put armed guards in every American school to dissuade incidents such as the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his Mayors Against Illegal Guns initiative. Nutter, a staunch advocate of gun control, called the idea proposed by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre a “dumb-ass idea.” Nutter, a Democrat, was speaking about a gunman who shot and killed two firefighters in Webster, N.Y., Monday after they arrived at a house fire....
  • Philly student's Romney T-shirt likened to KKK sheet

    10/03/2012 3:59:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/03/2012 | Kristen A. Graham
    Last Friday was dress-down day at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond - a day for students to leave their uniforms at home and wear whatever they liked. One young woman chose to wear a shirt showing her support for Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy. Her geometry teacher didn't like it, the girl's father said on a radio call-in show on IQ 106.9 FM today. The teacher allegedly told the girl to take off the shirt, saying it was like wearing a Ku Klux Klan sheet.
  • Anonymous gives Philadelphia the middle finger

    09/24/2012 4:36:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2012 | Josh Peterson
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently caught the attention of the hacktivist collective Anonymous when the city government targeted a businessman’s attempt to clean up downtown trash. The city owns a vacant lot overrun with weeds and debris, adjacent to Ori Feibush’s coffeeshop. After years of battling with the city over the eyesore, Feibush took it upon himself to clean it up. He spent at least $20,000 of his own money to remove 40 tons of trash and renovate the property — a project Anonymous claims would have cost Philadelphia taxpayers $1.5 million. The city is threatening Feibush with legal action for trespassing...
  • Vietnam Vet Randomly Attacked By Teens On Olney Street (Philadelphia){PC COVERUP HEADLINE}

    01/19/2012 7:18:07 PM PST · by drpix · 60 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 1/19/12 | Hadas Kuznits and Walt Hunter
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Vietnam veteran who lost his eye while serving his country was violently beaten during a random attack by a group of teens on a Philadelphia street earlier this week. The attack happened shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 5000 block of N. 5th Street in the city’s Olney section. “These animals are specializing on our elderly people out here and a gentleman who served our country,” Lt. George McClay said. According to investigators, 64-year-old Edward Schaefer was walking to meet his wife at the bus stop when he was approached from behind by six males.
  • Rewards of $15,000 posted in fatal beating case (Independence Hall

    01/17/2012 3:46:36 PM PST · by South Hawthorne · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 01/17/2012 | Staff
    Rewards totaling $15,000 were posted today for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the men who beat Kevin Kless to death in the Historic District over the weekend. After the city announced it was offering $10,000, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, which represents Philadelphia police officers, said today it would put up another $5,000. Police, at the same time, offered a slightly different account of events leading up to the killing early Saturday. In a statement, police said that after leaving an Old City bar with his girlfriend and another woman, Kless tried to flag down...
  • Philadelphians can read the phine print

    05/04/2010 5:48:35 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 11 replies · 349+ views
    ESPN ^ | May 4, 2010 | DJ Gallo
    A teenage Phillies fan was Tasered on Monday night after he ran onto the field during a game. This comes just a few weeks after an intoxicated Phillies fan vomited on an 11-year-old girl. As we all know, these incidents are far from the first such displays by Philadelphia fans. We've come to the point that you almost expect something like this to happen if you go to a sporting event in Philadelphia. Here's an incomplete history of previous boorish behavior by Philadelphia fans: • Aug. 21, 1949: Phillies fans shower the field with glass bottles in protest of an...
  • Stimulus plan needs some stimulation (The city has spent just $1M, and saved only 52 jobs)

    10/28/2009 8:29:12 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies · 583+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 10/28/2009 | CATHERINE LUCEY
    MORE THAN six months after President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package was passed into law, the city of Philadelphia has spent less than $1 million in recovery money and retained just 52 jobs. The data was laid out in a memo sent to Mayor Nutter from Budget Director Steve Agostini, and obtained by the Daily News. Agostini, who was recently assigned to oversee the city stimulus program, also reported that the city's efforts to manage stimulus dollars have been hampered by limited communication between departments. The news comes as the local unemployment rate continues to climb. The Philadelphia jobless rate...
  • Woman Arrested After Offering Sex for World Series Tix

    10/27/2009 4:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,828+ views
    Some fans will do anything to go to the World Series. Bensalem police said they arrested a Philadelphia woman Tuesday after she offered to perform various sex acts to an undercover officer in exchange for tickets. According to police, Susan Finkelstein, 43, posted an ad on Craigslist that read: "DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX (Philadelphia) "Diehard Phillies fan—gorgeous tall buxom blonde— in desperate need of two World Series Tickets. Price negotiable--- I'm the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!" An undercover officer responded to the ad, police said, and arrested Finkelstein after she made her offer. Finkelstein, of...
  • NE Mom Found Guilty In {Mother & Daughter} Prostitution Operation

    09/01/2009 4:22:07 AM PDT · by TSgt · 22 replies · 2,113+ views
    CBS 3 ^ | Aug 31, 2009 11:37 pm US/Eastern | CBS 3
    A Northeast Philadelphia woman has been found guilty on charges of being part of a mother-daughter prostitution operation. Traci Young, 39, went on trial Monday and was found guilty. Prosecutors said Young and her 22-year-old daughter Tami Smith, a mother of three, allegedly advertised acts of prostitution on the popular online classifieds site Craigslist. Young and her daughter were arrested in the Wissinoming section on October 2, 2008. Police said an undercover officer arranged a meeting with the women, who were under police surveillance for three weeks, via the Web site Craigslist. Their business was found under the exotic services...
  • Organizer of Philadelphia Tea Party II to be interviewed on WPHT-AM at 9:40 PM EDT

    03/16/2009 4:23:49 PM PDT · by George Smiley · 8 replies · 702+ views
    WPHT-AM ^ | 16-MAR-2009 | George Smiley
    Freeper chris_clemency is going to be interviewed by WPHT-AM talk show host Dom Giordano. Dom is the only local conservative talk radio host in Philadelphia. He's behing us- in fact, he's going to speak at Philadelphia Tea Party II. You can listen live at the link.
  • Phila. tax hike could cost homeowners hundreds (About that middle class tax cut)

    03/08/2009 3:57:01 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies · 750+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/07/09 | Patrick Kerkstra
    The tax increases and new fees that Mayor Nutter is considering to close a yawning budget deficit could raise as much as $270 million a year for the city, while costing most homeowners hundreds of dollars annually. It is too soon to say precisely how heavy the new tax and fee burden will be, since the administration has not yet settled on its proposals and City Council has yet to weigh in. But it is clear that if the city raises the property and sales taxes and simultaneously creates a trash fee, the new costs for Philadelphia residents would be...
  • Black Panthers Intimidating Voters, Reporters

    11/04/2008 12:28:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 4,043+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 4, 2008 | David Alliot
    A poll observer in Philadelphia called police after witnessing what appeared to be voter intimidation by two members of the Black Panthers. The two Black Panthers stood in the doorway of the polling location where the observer attempted to enter. One Panther was brandishing a nightstick, Fox News reported. The observer reported that one of the Panthers members said to him, “black people are going to win no matter what,” and stood shoulder to shoulder so that the observer had to push his way through. “Anyone . . . in front of a polling place with a nightstick, that is...
  • Palin stumps at cheesesteak shop in Philadelphia

    09/27/2008 6:54:13 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 155 replies · 5,134+ views
    PHILADELPHIA—Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin takes her cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz and onions. The Republican vice presidential candidate made a brief campaign stop at Tony Luke's steak shop in South Philadelphia on Saturday evening. Wearing jeans and a beige raincoat, Palin greeted curious onlookers, signed autographs and posed for pictures before ordering two steaks to go. "Sarah, your steak is ready," a cashier said over the loudspeaker a few minutes after she ordered. As dozens of onlookers crowded around her, Palin headed back to the window to pick up the order. The cashier told her the order was on the house,...
  • Parents Of Starved Teen Suing City Officials

    08/12/2008 8:12:20 PM PDT · by brityank · 26 replies · 1,324+ views
    CBS3-TV Philly ^ | August 12,2008 | CBS3/AP
    Parents Of Starved Teen Suing City OfficialsPHILADELPHIA (CBS3/AP) ― The parents charged along with city workers in the starvation death of a bedridden teenager have sued Philadelphia officials in her death. A prosecutor blasts Andrea and Daniel Kelly for trying to profit from their daughter's August 2006 death. Andrea Kelly is charged with murder in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, Danieal, who suffered from malnutrition and severe bedsores. The father, Daniel Kelly, is charged with endangerment. Kelly, who suffered from cerebral palsy, was found starved to death in a sweltering, filthy West Philadelphia home in August 2006. "It's absurd,...
  • Homeless remain a problem in elegant Phila. park ( NIMBY Liberals strike again)

    07/22/2008 6:44:53 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies · 73+ views
    Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 07/22/2008 | Dan Lieberman
    It's 6 a.m. in Rittenhouse Square, one of Philadelphia's most elegant parks. As the sun rises, its overnight summer residents - more than two dozen homeless men and women - are asleep on benches. --snip-- And while homeless people say they like the comforts of the high-end neighborhood, the Rittenhouse Square residents, managers of nearby businesses, and Fairmount Park Commission employees who maintain the grounds complain that the resulting problems have gotten worse this summer, making their jobs and neighborhood life more difficult
  • The Sad Philadelphia Story

    06/22/2008 7:58:17 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 63 replies · 156+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | June 30, '08 | Kevin Williamson
    Philadelphia has one of the most backward and incompetent city governments in America. It suffers from a combination of failed civic institutions, a deeply embedded racial paranoia that undermines law enforcement, and a local culture that has come to shrug at the urban chaos this produces. In 2006, the one-or-two-a-day-and a-dozen-on-weekends murder spree that earned "Killadelphia" its rap as an urban abattoir resulted in 406 people dead. It's clearly not all about poverty. Miami, America's poorest major city, saw 79 homicides in all of 2006. In March 2006, more Americans died violently on the streests of Philadelphia than in Iraq...