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  • When Did Donald Trump become a Racist?

    08/17/2018 4:14:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | August 17, 2018 | Raynard Jackson
    With the mainstream media focusing on the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville riots of last year, many news organizations are basically blaming President Trump for stoking the hatred and racial tension that led to the violence in that small college town, because of his coarse rhetoric on immigration and the NFL player protests. I will concede that Trump is not without blame in contributing to some of the coarseness of our society, but it’s hard to deny the fact that Trump has been consistent his whole, adult life. Trump has always been brash, arrogant, self-centered, abrasive in his language, and...
  • T-Mobile Is Hiring for Their New TV Service

    08/16/2018 2:20:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Cord Cutters News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Luke Bouma
    Looking for a job? Want to work on T-Mobile’s new TV service? While details are still thin on exactly what T-Mobile plans to do with their new live TV service, these job listings give us some insight. Here are the jobs currently listed online for T-Mobile’s new TV service: Install Techs Right now, T-Mobile is hiring techs to install set-top-box systems and home Wi-Fi networks. These job posts are in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Detroit. What exactly this means is still unknown, but for now it looks like T-Mobile plans to at least have a TV option that includes a...
  • Philadelphia mom, who shelled out $25k on prom is charged with fraud for collecting disability(tr)

    Philadelphia mom, 44, who shelled out $25k on Arabian themed prom send-off for her son complete with camel and three dates is charged with fraud for collecting disability and faces 140 years behind bars Saudia Shuler, the mom who dropped $25,000 for her son's 2017 prom, has been charged with wire fraud, theft of government funds and Social Security fraud The 44-year-old was said to have applied for benefits, describing herself as disabled and unable to work, but continued working She even operated a restaurant called Country Cookin' - costing the government close to $37,000 Shuler could face a staggering...
  • New film ‘Gosnell’ details life of multi-million dollar Philly abortionist (Trailer)

    08/16/2018 6:26:51 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/16/18 | USA Features
    Full headline: New film ‘Gosnell’ reveals in shocking detail life of multi-million dollar Philly abortionist (Trailer) Mass Murder: As the Left screams for more gun control following incidents of mass shootings, they are hypocritically silent when it comes to another mass murder — Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the killer who ran a multi-million dollar abortion clinic for decades in West Philadelphia. But now a new film is set to hit theaters Oct. 12 that provides all the shocking details surrounding Gosnell’s grotesque ‘practice,’ which included murdering at least seven babies who were born alive — and possibly hundreds more.
  • At least 5 shot inside Philadelphia-area Walmart, suspect in custody, investigators say

    08/15/2018 5:27:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A shooting at a Walmart north of Philadelphia wounded at least five people including a customer Tuesday evening before the shooter apparently escaped from the store -- and crashed a getaway car into a police SUV, reports said. Police took the 30-year-old suspect, who has not been named publicly, into custody after workers at the Walmart in Cheltenham Township identified him, Fox 29 News Philadelphia reported. A woman was also reportedly apprehended. The incident initially erupted as a disagreement at the register, during which a man took a firearm from a woman and opened fire, police told the outlet. A...
  • 301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report:‘They Were Raping Little Boys...

    08/14/2018 3:32:23 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    CBS PITTSBURGH ^ | 14 Aug 18 | Andy Sheehan
    The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released. The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them. “Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to...
  • Conservative activists driven from restaurant by antifa group

    08/08/2018 12:59:06 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/06/2018 | Annie Geng
    Washington (CNN) Conservative activists Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk were accosted at a Philadelphia restaurant on Monday by protesters from a local antifa group. Owens and Kirk, who lead the conservative super PAC Turning Point USA, had their breakfast at Green Eggs Café prematurely ended when protests erupted outside. Owens told CNN that the protesters, who bore an antifa sticker, "immediately recognized" Kirk and her, and a much larger group approached the restaurant about 20 minutes later. She said the protesters began harassing and throwing things at Kirk and her from outside the restaurant. Videos posted by Owens, who is...
  • Conservative Leaders Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk Attacked by Protesters While Having Breakfast

    08/06/2018 9:25:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    IJR ^ | AUG 6, 2018 | JULIO ROSAS
    While Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens were having breakfast in Philadelphia on Monday morning, a group of protesters started to heckle them. Watch the videos below: “We [were] just enjoying life,” Kirk, TPUSA's founder and president, told IJR. “And then they came outside the window and started screaming.” In a video posted to Twitter, it is shown that when Owens and Kirk went outside, a protester poured water on Kirk: Police had to then intervene to prevent the situation from escalating. “Is there a colored-only section for black police officers and black conservatives that I missed,” Owens...
  • Maxine Waters gets her wish: Antifa mob ATTACKS Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens

    08/06/2018 8:00:31 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | August 6, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Two of Turning Point USA’s leaders were accosted by protesters they say were Antifa in Philadelphia Monday morning, according to videos posted to Twitter. Turning Point USA communications director Candace Owens tweeted a video saying she and Charlie Kirk, the organization’s founder and president, were “ATTACKED” and protested while they were eating breakfast in Philadelphia, Penn. Candace Owens ✔ @RealCandaceO Charlie Kirk and I just got ATTACKED and protested by ANTIFA for eating breakfast. They are currently following us through Philly. ALL BLACK AND HISPANIC police force protecting us as they scream “[expletive] the racist police”. [snip] Candace Owens ✔...
  • Hundreds of teens descend on Broad St. damaging property, fighting [Philadelphia]

    08/01/2018 6:39:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    WPVI, ABC 6 ^ | Monday, July 30, 2018 07:33PM
    Investigators are reviewing surveillance video along North Broad Street after a group of about 300 teenagers crowded the area Sunday night. It’s not clear why the large group descended onto Broad Street at around 7:30 p.m. Police are looking to identify a small fraction of the kids; those who were fighting and damaging property inside a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant near the Liacouras Center and one other business, flipping over tables and chairs. […] Police are reviewing social media to determine if this was a planned meet-up. Police Commissioner Richard Ross says often times investigators can stop social media meet-ups before...
  • Philadelphia to End Contract Allowing ICE Access to City’s Police Database

    07/30/2018 3:30:27 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 July 2018 | Warren Mass
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and City Solicitor Marcel Pratt announced July 27 that their city will let expire a decade-old contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that currently allows ICE access to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS). The PARS agreement with ICE will expire August 31. A news release posted by the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Law Department quoted Kenny as follows: For some time now we have been concerned that ICE uses PARS in inappropriate ways, including to conduct investigations that result in immigration enforcement against law-abiding Philadelphia residents. My Administration engaged...
  • Philly launches another attack on ICE

    07/28/2018 5:36:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot ^ | July 28, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The City of Brotherly Love doesn’t have much love for federal immigration officials, but they apparently love them some illegal aliens. The city’s new mayor announced this week that a contract which allows Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to access a database of municipal arrest information as it happens will not be renewed. He went on to complain that the agency was “misusing” the information to persecute people unjustly or something. (Associated Press) Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, saying the agency is misusing the information to conduct sweeps in which...
  • Malcolm Jenkins calls Jerry Jones a 'bully' for Cowboys' anthem policy

    07/27/2018 12:57:31 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 70 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 27, 2018 | Tim McManus
    PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins issued a strong response to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Friday, referring to him as a "bully" for requiring his players to stand for the national anthem, while urging owners around the league -- including Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie -- to speak up in support of the players on this issue. "Jeffrey has been very supportive of us from the beginning. I don't see Jeffrey as a bully like Jerry Jones is. Lucky for me, I don't play for the Cowboys. Nor would I want to. I think it's unfortunate that...
  • Philadelphia to further limit cooperation with ICE

    07/27/2018 5:37:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 27, 2018 4:25 PM EDT | Claudia Lauer
    Philadelphia will stop giving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to a real-time arrest database, saying the agency is misusing the information to conduct sweeps in which otherwise law-abiding immigrants are also being caught up. Federal officials said the decision puts U.S. citizens in danger. “We’re not going to provide them with information so they can go out and round people up,” Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney said Friday as he announced his decision to let a decade-old contract with ICE expire at the end of next month. Kenney said immigration officers are wrongly using the database to go to homes...
  • Protesters dressed as oppressed women from the Handmaid's Tale take to the streets of ...

    07/24/2018 12:20:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 24, 2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Protesters dressed as oppressed women from the Handmaid's Tale take to the streets of Philadelphia to protest against 'anti-women' Mike Pence Dozens of demonstrators dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series 'The Handmaid's Tale' descended on downtown Philadelphia on Monday to protest Vice President Mike Pence's visit. They wore red cloaks and white bonnets and chanted 'this nightmare must end.' 'The Handmaid's Tale' imagines a future in which women's rights have been stripped away. Protesters said they are opposed to Trump administration policies on abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration and other issues. Pence spoke in the afternoon at...
  • Philadelphia's soda tax upheld by state Supreme Court

    07/18/2018 9:13:55 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 14 replies (WPVI-TV) ^ | July 18, 2018 | Gray Hall
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge to the soda tax by merchants and the beverage industry. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday the 1.5-cent-per-ounce levy is aimed at distributors and dealer-level transactions and does not illegally duplicate another existing tax.
  • Did Philly police just bike-doze Mayor Kenney's relationship with progressives?

    07/06/2018 2:11:56 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies ^ | 7/6/18 | Chris Brennan & Holly Otterbein
    Mayor Kenney faced a backlash from progressives after police officers on Thursday bike-dozed a modest encampment of protesters trying to shut down access to a local office for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The mayor, who has held plenty of high-profile news conferences in City Hall to decry President Trump’s zero tolerance on immigration, was nowhere to be found as police officers used bikes to push down beach umbrellas and other encampment equipment. Kenney spokeswoman Deana Gamble said the mayor shared activists’ frustration with ICE. However, she said, protesters cannot obstruct access to the ICE building at Eighth and...
  • Philly police and Mayor Kenney on Occupy ICE raid: Protesters were repeatedly warned

    07/06/2018 1:44:19 AM PDT · by BBell · 41 replies ^ | 7/5/18 | Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Anna Orso, Chris Palmer & Rob Tornoe
    Philadelphia police abruptly raided and destroyed the “Occupy ICE” encampment set up by protesters outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Center City on Thursday afternoon. “Stay calm! Stay calm!” a protester shouted as police used bicycles to push through the encampment and knock down the protesters’ tents and canopies, which had been set up in the area since Monday evening as part of a national movement calling for the abolition of ICE. Local demonstrators also have called for the closure of the federal detention center in Berks County and an end to local collaboration with federal immigration officials.The...
  • Protests Turn Violent As Demonstrators Arrested In Front Of Philadelphia ICE Building

    07/03/2018 10:23:04 AM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Protests turned violent as activists were taken into custody on the streets of Philadelphia on Tuesday as they were calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The protests are taking place in front of the ICE office on 8th and Cherry Streets in Center City.Protesters have been out since Monday afternoon. An organizer says they have donations of cold water and food coming in constantly because the goal is to be out here in front of ICE’s office indefinitely until certain demands are met.
  • Massive water main break floods Philadelphia's Center City

    07/03/2018 6:56:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 3, 2018 | Greg Norman
    A massive water main break in Philadelphia sent tens of thousands of gallons of water rushing through the streets in Center City, causing power outages, road closures and bus detours during the Tuesday morning commute. The 48-inch main reportedly broke around 4 a.m. just blocks away from City Hall. It was not immediately clear what caused the incident, but two hours later, water was still gushing through the area. “This is the worst water main break I’ve ever seen,” a Philadelphia Water Department spokesperson told FOX29.