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  • Philadelphia mayor raises eyebrows with Trump comment

    07/16/2019 11:07:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16 2019 | Bradford Betz
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, echoing President Trump’s weekend tweets aimed at four Democratic congresswomen, said Tuesday that the president would “have to go to hell” if he ever went back where he came from. Kenney made the comment while speaking at an event to help illegal immigrants facing deportation, according to KYW-TV. Kenney reportedly veered off script, saying he had a vision that one day Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan will be standing “outside of heaven” in a “cyclone-fenced dungeon” for eternity because “what they’re doing now is so anti-human, antithetical, anti-American, anti-decent,...
  • Tons Of Cocaine Was Caught From The Ship Owned By Jp Morgan

    07/15/2019 4:29:37 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    In one of many largest drug busts in U.S. historical past, federal authorities in Philadelphia seized practically 20 tons of cocaine—worth about $1 billion— last month from a ship owned by JP Morgan’s asset management arm. JP Morgan didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Forbes. U.S. Lawyer William McSwain mentioned in a tweet that the sheer quantity of cocaine may have killed “hundreds of thousands” of individuals. A federal criminal investigation into the alleged smuggling working is ongoing. “This is among the largest drug seizures in the United States historical past. This quantity of cocaine may kill...
  • 2 men open fire at Philadelphia playground, wounding 7

    07/15/2019 3:52:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say two men opened fire at a crowded west Philadelphia playground, wounding seven people. Police say several hundred people were at Baker Playground in the city’s Overbrook neighborhood, where a cookout and basketball games were taking place, when the gunfire began just before 9 p.m. Saturday. One person was shot several times, while others were wounded in the arms or legs or had graze wounds to the face or head. All were reported in stable condition. Philadelphia’s police commissioner, Richard Ross, said the 18- to 25-year-old shooters weren’t firing at each other, but into the crowd....
  • Thug Steals Dad’s Car With His Kids Inside – He Chose The WRONG Dad

    07/14/2019 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 7/12/19 | Wes Walker
    What would YOU do if someone ever hurt or tried to take away your kids? We know what THIS dad did. Most everyone at some point has said some version of the claim — if anyone ever laid a finger on (_____) they would wish they had never been born. Fortunately, most of us never have to find out how seriously we do (or do not) really mean those words. But every so often, bad things happen and bad people come along to hurt our loved ones. In this case, the loved ones were rescued, and the bad guy was...
  • Rashida Tlaib: ‘We’re going to impeach the MF’er, don’t worry’

    07/14/2019 8:49:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 13, 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    PHILADELPHIA — Rep. Rashida Tlaib stood firm in her conviction that President Trump will be impeached while speaking to an audience of liberals Saturday. “We’re going to impeach the MF’er, don’t worry!” she said to huge applause at Netroots Nation, echoing a line from January that drew criticism for its profanity. “I will not back down impeaching this lawless president. He will not be above the law and get away with it on my watch,” the Michigan Democrat said. “Stay strong. Stay strong on this. If we don’t call him out, if we don’t push for this … who is...
  • Thief Beaten to Death After Stealing Car With Kids Inside, Police Say

    07/12/2019 2:38:32 AM PDT · by big truck · 77 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 07.12.2019 | David Chang
    A father chased after a car thief who stole a vehicle with his children inside and then beat him to death with help from bystanders Thursday night in Philadelphia, police said. The ordeal began around 9 p.m. when a 25-year-old woman parked her Hyundai outside a pizza shop on 29th and Dauphin streets. The woman went inside the shop to visit her 25-year-old boyfriend who worked there but left her three young children inside the running vehicle, police said.
  • Father chases down thief who stole car with children inside and beats him to death (Philly)

    07/12/2019 3:24:40 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/12/19 | Chris Baynes
    A father chased down and beat to death a thief who stole a car with his children inside, US police have said. Bystanders also joined in the attack on the 54-year-old man, who later died in hospital of head injuries, said detectives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Three young children – aged seven months, 18 months, and five years old – were in the Hyundai when the carjacker stole it on Thursday evening. Their mother had left the car running as she went into a pizza takeaway where her boyfriend – who is the father of the two younger children – was...
  • 72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts

    06/20/2019 7:46:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    NPR ^ | June 19, 2019 | Bobby Allyn
    The Philadelphia Police Department has pulled 72 officers off their regular duties as authorities investigate inflammatory social media posts revealed in a database that found thousands of offensive postings by current and former officers, the city's police commissioner said Wednesday. Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory. "We are equally as disgusted by many of the posts that you saw and in many cases, the rest of the nation saw," said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross. It is the latest fallout since the advocacy group The Plain...
  • Philadelphia man, neighborhood mob beats carjacker to death..

    07/12/2019 6:55:24 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 43 replies
    fox ^ | 07/12/2019 | Paulinda Dedaj
    A sudden outburst of mob justice Thursday night in Philadelphia ended with a carjacker dead and a 25-year-old man being questioned by police Friday after the thief's attempt to snatch a running vehicle -- with the man's children inside -- reportedly went awry.
  • WATCH: Surveillance Video Shows Group Of About 60 Teens Vandalizing, Looting Walgreens

    07/09/2019 10:54:07 AM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    Full title: WATCH: Surveillance Video Shows Group Of About 60 Teens Vandalizing, Looting Walgreens On South Street
  • Gang of teenage girls film themselves randomly attacking female strangers on street in Phila [tr]

    07/09/2019 11:02:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9. 2019 | Sophie Tanno
    A gang of teenage girls filmed themselves targeting female strangers in random attacks on the streets of Philadelphia. The disturbing video shows the girls approaching their unsuspecting victims on the street before proceeding to slap them and wrestle them to the ground. The violent video sparked outrage when it was shared online.
  • ‘Close the camps!’: Philly protesters back on the streets for 3rd time in a week

    07/06/2019 10:11:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 6, 2019 | Juliana Feliciano Reyes and David Gambacorta
    The skies grew dark Saturday afternoon as tornado alerts buzzed cell phones across the city. Which might have explained the initial lackluster turnout for an Independence Mall protest against President Donald Trump — the third in Philadelphia in a week. But eventually, as a steady rain began to fall, three dozen protesters were listening as organizers with Refuse Fascism Philly played an audio recording published by ProPublica in 2018 of immigrant children separated from their families at the Mexican border. Chanting, “Close the camps! Trump, Pence must go!” protesters then marched with police escorts to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Dozens arrested protesting Trump during Philadelphia Fourth parade (Never Again is Now)

    07/04/2019 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    WHHY (PBS Philadelphia) ^ | 07/04/2019 | Ryan Briggs
    ---SNIP--- Several hundred of the activists had rallied earlier in the morning outside of the local ICE bureau, near 8th and Arch streets. The protest action was organized as part of a national “Never Again Week of Action,” which saw Jewish-American organizations orchestrate similar marches across the U.S., in an effort to link modern immigration enforcement tactics to the Holocaus
  • Former Del. Ron Villanueva sentenced to 2½ years in prison for defrauding federal government

    07/03/2019 10:07:12 AM PDT · by Coronal · 11 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 2, 2019 | Scott Daugherty
    NORFOLK Former state Del. Ron Villanueva is a mentor, a family man and just a generally good person, civic and business leaders said. Over the years, he's traveled to the Philippines to assist with an Operation Smile trip and repeatedly taken a family friend to the hospital to visit her dying father. But he is also a criminal. And that, a federal judge said Tuesday, shouldn't be forgotten. "You have done good things, but that doesn't put you above the law," U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith said from the bench.
  • AOC Blames Oil Refinery Explosion on ‘Climate Change’

    06/22/2019 5:56:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 6/22/2019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Friday night that an explosion at a Philadelphia oil refinery was due to climate change, arguing that the incident underscores the urgency of her Green New Deal. A vat of butane ignited and eventually exploded around 4:00 AM Friday at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex, followed by a series of smaller explosions as the fire worked its way through a mass of pipes carrying fuel across the complex.
  • Roving crowd of young adults damage multiple police cars in North Philadelphia

    07/02/2019 9:18:34 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Philadelphia police were called Sunday night to break up an enormous, roving crowd of teens and young adults in North Philadelphia.
  • Hahnemann Hospital no longer accepting trauma patients

    06/29/2019 1:20:34 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 60 replies
    WPVI ^ | June 27, 2019 | WPVI Story Monkey
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Hahnemann University Hospital says it is no longer accepting trauma patients just days after announcing the institution's planned closure for September due to unsustainable financial losses. The hospital says it notified the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) Friday night of its trauma center decision. "After reviewing our plan of closure and in consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we felt this move is in the best interest of patient safety," Dr. Alexander E. Trebelev, Chief Medical Officer at Hahnemann, said in statement released Saturday afternoon. "Unfortunately, we are facing clinical and operational challenges. We cannot continue...
  • Philadelphia refinery will close: Why it matters

    06/29/2019 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 29, 2019 | Phil Flynn
    Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) Opens a New Window. is saying it wants to permanently close its oil refinery, one of the oldest and largest refineries on the East Coast, after an explosion and massive fire. The refiner had the capacity to process 335,000 barrels of oil per day or the equivalent of 14 million gallons and is one of the largest suppliers of gasoline on the eastern seaboard. The event caused substantial damage to its building complex and caused the financially struggling refiner to say enough is enough. This is a situation that has already caused gasoline prices to go...
  • Abraham Lincoln Bible surfaces, offers clues to his religious beliefs

    06/20/2019 2:14:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    FOX news ^ | 06-20-2019 | By Caleb Parke
    On Thursday, the Bible will go on display for the first time at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The 16th president was given the Holy Book on June 16, 1864, during a rare wartime trip to Philadelphia raising money for wounded soldiers, where Lincoln donated 48 signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation that were sold for fundraising. He was gifted the 18-pound, gilted Bible decorated with the words "faith," "hope," and "charity" by the hospital that treated wounded and ill soldiers during the Civil War. The cover of the Bible reads: “Presented to Abraham Lincoln,...
  • Massive Fire, Explosions at Southwest Philadelphia Refinery; Roads Closed

    06/21/2019 3:26:01 AM PDT · by Drago · 120 replies
    NBC-TV 10 Philadelphia ^ | 06-21-2019 | NBC-10 Philly
    A massive fire has erupted at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Southwest Philadelphia shaking nearby homes and sending thick smoke into the air. Homes as far away as South Jersey were rocked by a series of explosions as the blaze, which erupted shortly after 4 a.m., burned. Some residents in Philadelphia said the explosions knocked art off their walls. The fire is contained on the property off Passyunk Avenue of the refinery, fire officials said shortly before 6 a.m. Authorities have not yet said if any workers were injured or not.