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  • New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

    05/19/2018 2:41:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2018 2:20 PM | Joseph Pisani
    Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafés or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn’t bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use the restroom up to store managers. […] The company said anyone can use its cafés, patios or restrooms without buying anything, but it noted workers should still call the police if someone is...
  • Philly Election Worker Pleads Guilty To Intimidating Voters; 'You will vote Democrat!'

    05/16/2018 5:13:04 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 32 replies
    CNDnews.net ^ | Monday, May 14, 2018
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A North Philadelphia election worker has pleaded guilty to election fraud during a 2017 special election for a state House seat in the city. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says 59-year-old Thurman George, a machine inspector at Poll 43-7, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to frauds by election officers. George, along with three other election workers, was accused of harassment and intimidation against voters who wanted to vote for candidates of their choice, but not the candidate being pushed by the city’s Democratic Party machine. Minority inspector Calvin Mattox previously pleaded guilty to not meeting the qualifications of...
  • Nurse charged in death of H. R. McMaster Sr. at Cathedral Village

    05/10/2018 11:19:35 AM PDT · by katnip · 31 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 05/10/2018 | Harold Brubaker
    The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on Thursday charged a licensed practical nurse with involuntary manslaughter in the April 13 death of Herbert R. McMaster Sr. in the nursing home at Cathedral Village, in the Upper Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Christann S. Gainey, 30, was also charged with neglect of a care-dependent person and tampering with records for allegedly failing to provide appropriate care to McMaster, the father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster Jr., after he fell in his room and hit his head, according to an eight-page criminal complaint.
  • Surprise: Stormy Daniels Is Dancing at the Penthouse Club This Week

    05/06/2018 6:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | May 6, 2018 | Victor Fiorillo
    Back in March, we told you that adult entertainer Stormy Daniels would be doing her thing at Club Risque in November, but now we’ve learned that she’s going to be performing at the Penthouse Club on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The just-announced Stormy Daniels appearance at the Penthouse Club on Castor Avenue is scheduled to take place a couple of days after she made headlines for her surprise cameo on Saturday Night Live. Later this week, Penthouse magazine will release a special Stormy Daniels collector’s issue, so she’s doing a publicity tour — as if she needs more...
  • All dressed up and nowhere to go: America’s public bathroom crisis

    05/01/2018 7:57:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2018 | Harvey Molotch
    The arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks started with a toilet: They asked to use the restroom. They hadn’t bought anything, at least not yet, which was reason for the manager to demand that they leave. Next came calls to the police, handcuffs, outrage, corporate apologies, plans for employee training, and conversations about race and policing that won’t end anytime soon. But it started with a toilet.
  • Baseball Hall of Famer on the hot seat for on-air joke about women, #MeToo movement

    04/30/2018 9:07:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 30, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster and Hall of Fame baseball player Mike Schmidt has taken some heat for a joke he made about women, dishwashing and the #MeToo movement during a game Saturday, according to the New York Post. Schmidt, who has made controversial remarks in the past, is an analyst on Comcast SportsNet. Schmidt’s joke came during a discussion about a humorous tweet from an Atlanta Braves player’s wife about an injury. Amanda McCarthy @Mrs_McCarthy32 Whoa so much happened. Dislocated your shoulder, made the out, popped it back in, then just walked around normal? But you still can’t do the dishes......
  • Family wins back 1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coins worth $80 million seized by feds

    04/18/2015 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 77 replies
    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They argued that Joan Langbord and her sons cannot lawfully own the coins, which she said she found in a family bank deposit box in 2003. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the...
  • How did Philly lose track of $33 million?

    04/28/2018 6:37:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | APRIL 27, 2018 | Claudia Vargas
    City officials are trying to figure out if $33.3 million is missing from the city’s main bank account. The discrepancy is the amount the city reports having in its records vs. what bank statements show and was first flagged in the city’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released in February. But the problem wasn’t widely known to the public until the current series of budget hearings — in which Councilman Allan Domb has peppered every city financial official about the unaccounted-for funds. “I’m flabbergasted,” Domb said as he questioned the city’s treasurer earlier this month. “There could be a...
  • Hardly a Stir When Starbucks Denied a Cop

    04/23/2018 8:22:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/23/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Kudos for Sheriff David Clarke for reminding us of the double standard practiced by the self-righteous guardians of social justice such as Starbucks, who flagellate themselves in public over the injustice of denying non-paying patrons use of their facilities – patrons who happen to be black: Not too long ago a Philadelphia Starbucks refused to let a police officer use the restroom telling him it was for paying customers.  Don't remember Starbucks closing 8000 stores for sensitivity training toward police. In 2015, an unnamed Philadelphia police sergeant entered a downtown Philadelphia Starbucks and asked to use the restroom.  He might have been the one...
  • Philadelphia Starbucks worker says manager was racist [truncated]

    04/20/2018 11:33:35 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 36 replies
    The Grio ^ | 4/19/18 | Kia Morgan-Smith
    Former Starbucks manager Holly Hylton, who called the cops and got two law abiding Black men arrested inside the coffee shop, is being called out by a former employee who says that Hylton’s a controlling racist who targeted and demoted Black employees, reports the Daily Mail. Ieshaa Cash says last year Hylton was hired on as a manager at the 18th and Spruce Starbucks in Philadelphia and employees warned her that her new boss was “controlling, aggressive, and emotional.” That Starbucks location is under fire because that is where two Black men were arrested while sitting and waiting for a...
  • Former Trump advisor's father's death labeled 'suspicious': multiple agencies investigate

    04/18/2018 7:29:20 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 92 replies
    6 ABC - WPVI ^ | April 18, 2018
    ROXBOROUGH (WPVI) -- According to sources, the Philadelphia police homicide unit, the Philadelphia district attorney, the Attorney General's office and the health department are all investigating the death of former National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster's father 84-year-old H.R. McMaster, Sr. It is being investigated as a suspicious death. McMaster died on April 13 at Cathedral Village in the 600 E. block of Cathedral Rd in Roxborough. He was receiving care there after suffering a stroke. The allegations are that McMaster fell, hit his head, was put in a chair and then died. He allegedly did not receive proper care....
  • 1 dead after jetliner apparently blows an engine in flight

    04/17/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 275 replies
    Assoc. Press ^ | 4/17/2018 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA — A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others, authorities said. The plane, a twin-engine Boeing 737 bound from New York to Dallas with 149 people aboard, made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon as passengers breathing through oxygen masks that dropped from the ceiling said their prayers and braced for impact. "I just remember holding my husband's hand, and we just prayed and prayed and prayed," said passenger Amanda Bourman, of...
  • Starbucks CEO Says Coffee Managers Will Have 'Unconscious Bias' Training

    04/16/2018 11:32:21 AM PDT · by ethom · 60 replies
    Newsweek ^ | On 4/16/18 at 10:06 AM | Tracy Lee
    Starbucks coffee shop managers will have trainings for combating "unconscious bias," its CEO said Monday, after police arrested two black men at a Philadelphia branch of the chain. "I'll say the circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome at our store on Thursday were reprehensible," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson told ABC News on Monday. Johnson added that the incident called for "more training that we're going to do with our store managers, not only around the guidelines but training around unconscious bias." Witnesses posted a video to Twitter on Thursday of two black men escorted out of a Philadelphia Starbucks...
  • In Pennsylvania, it's open season on undocumented immigrants(Time's Up!)

    04/16/2018 8:21:25 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 33 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 04/12/2018 | Deborah Sontag and Dale Russakoff
    --SNIP-- Since Trump took office, deportation officers have been unshackled, as the White House describes it, from an Obama-era mandate to focus limited enforcement resources on deporting immigrants with serious criminal convictions. Across the country, they have been rounding up people like Franco who have sunk roots in this country, living for years, if not decades, with little fear of apprehension. Nowhere, however, have federal agents more aggressively embraced their newfound freedom than in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Delaware, an investigation by ProPublica and the Inquirer and Daily News foun
  • Philadelphia police chief defends officers who arrested two black men at Starbucks

    04/15/2018 10:09:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2018 | Rick Moran
    div class="article_body top mrf-hidden">A video of two black men being arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has gone viral, leading to charges of racism by the city's police department, and eliciting a statement from the mayor and an apology from Starbucks. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The arrests were defended by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who said the officers were responding to a 911 call from employees. Los Angeles Times: Commissioner Richard Ross said Starbucks employees called 911 to say the men were trespassing. He said officers were told that the men had come in and asked to...
  • Police: Officer Finds 12-Year-Old Carrying Loaded AR-15 On Philly Street

    04/10/2018 8:47:43 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 09 APRIL 2018 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For one police officer in Philadelphia’s 15th District, a report involving a 12-year-old boy armed with an assault rifle will be a call he’ll never forget. Police say 19-year-old Michael Mitchell was armed with a handgun when he was arguing with his neighbor on the 2200 block of Kennedy Street over the weekend. During the altercation, police say Mitchell asked his 12-year-old brother to go grab an assault rifle.
  • Billionaire Backers: Patriots, Sixers Owners Visit Rapper Meek Mill Behind Bars

    04/10/2018 8:46:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 10 APRIL 2018 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Incarcerated rapper Meek Mill is getting big-time support in his fight for justice. The hip-hop artist is receiving a high profile visit in prison as he awaits a bail ruling from Pennsylvania’s highest court. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin entered the doors at the medium-security state prison in Chester on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Poisonous Taxes

    04/04/2018 6:19:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | John Stossel
    Soda will cost you more in Philadelphia, Seattle, Boulder, Colorado, and a bunch of California cities because politicians in those places voted to tax it. The social engineers claim soda taxes will "reduce obesity," "lower diabetes rates," "reduce medical costs," etc. But the politicians' main goal is to bring in money. Philadelphia city council members applauded wildly when their tax passed. But store owner Melvin Robinson says, "It's a bad tax." Robinson, who runs Bruno's Pizza, says the soda tax punishes his business. His customers quickly agreed. One I interviewed for my new YouTube/Facebook/Twitter video angrily said, "Who should pay...
  • NOVA!

    04/02/2018 8:41:40 PM PDT · by cowboyusa · 31 replies
    Great job nova! Philly city of champions!
  • She went to prison for fraud and bad checks.. Philly let her manage the finances for elderly

    04/01/2018 8:37:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Inquirer ^ | MARCH 30, 2018 | MARK C. PSORAS
    She went to prison for fraud and bad checks. Then courts around Philly let her manage the finances for elderly residents. ( Full title ). ... Relatives of Edmund and Margareta Berg were shocked to learn, a little more than a year ago, that the court-appointed guardian handling the Fox Chase couple’s finances had a record of fraud, bad checks, and forgery. Around that time, Marie Frisby began questioning the guardian appointed to help her husband, Hank. They contend that his bills weren’t being paid and, as a result, they had to sell their home in Wyncote, Montgomery County. Meanwhile,...