Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,809
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 63%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: philadelphia

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Giant 26-Pound Cat Up For Adoption At Philadelphia Animal Shelter

    08/24/2019 6:22:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 48 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 22 AUGUST 2019 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A giant cat at a Philadelphia animal shelter is taking the internet by storm. Morris Animal Refuge tweeted a picture of the huge animal that’s up for adoption.
  • Kicked out of N.J., right-leaning event on ‘ending racism’ is headed to Philly

    08/23/2019 6:48:52 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 23, 2019 | Kevin Riordan
    South Jersey progressives and their allies have sought to silence what’s billed as a freewheeling public conversation about ending racism, violence, and authoritarianism, an exchange critics believe is camouflage for what will instead be a racist, fascist hatefest by people who may have alt-right white supremacist sympathies. But rather than allowing the rest of us to evaluate the participants and decide for ourselves whether to plunk down as much as $150 for a daylong series of panel discussions, the forces of virtue have detected a sinister plot that must be shut down and run out of town at all costs....
  • Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Abruptly Resigns

    08/22/2019 1:18:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/20/2019 | RICHARD GONZALES
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the abrupt resignation of his city's police commissioner Richard Ross Tuesday amid reports of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination within the police department. Calling himself "disappointed," Kenney, in a statement, said Ross has been "a terrific asset to the Police Department and the City as a whole." "New allegations of sexual harassment as well as gender and racial discrimination among the rank and file have recently been brought to my attention," Kenney added.
  • 2020 Census 'listers’ have to verify millions of addresses. Look for them in your neighborhood.

    08/22/2019 9:56:21 AM PDT · by catnipman · 56 replies
    Starting next week and continuing into October, you might see people carrying laptops walking through your neighborhood and knocking on doors. They’re what the Census Bureau calls “listers” — census workers charged with making sure the bureau has a complete list of all addresses as it prepares for its massive population count next year. It’s the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. Starting next Monday, Aug. 19, listers will begin verifying the remaining 35% of addresses that need double-checking, using maps and a list of known addresses on a laptop. Mostly, they will be checking to see whether...
  • The Racist History of Red Flag Laws

    08/15/2019 10:36:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American ^ | August 15, 2019 | Taylor Day
    Before we get to the racism disguised by these altruistic red flag laws, let's examine why there's such a call for them in the first place. The idea that mass shootings are based on mental health issues seems sensible, as we would like to think nobody in his right mind can commit these atrocities, but that line of thought is as wrong as those who choose to blame the gun. Psychologists understand there is a perfect storm of strain and stress that can cause anybody to go on a rampage when certain factors are culminated and met. Academic circles know...
  • Whoa: Massachusetts Newspaper Drags Warren Through The Wringer For Attacking Law Enforcement

    08/18/2019 5:53:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 18, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    The Boston Herald on Friday penned an editorial blasting Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) for her repeated attacks on law enforcement. The editorial board recounted numerous instances Sen. Warren went after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and police officers for enforcing our rule of law. Specifically, the Herald cited an incident that took place in Boston: Last year it was ICE she targeted for expulsion, saying that it should be replaced with “something that reflects our morality.” She bellowed to a boisterous Boston City Hall Plaza crowd that, “This is about children held in cages. This is about babies scattered all across this country.”That...
  • Handful Of People Attend Rally To Support Suspect Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers

    08/17/2019 10:52:21 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 08/17/2019 | staff
    Only a handful of people showed up for a controversial rally on Friday night in North Philadelphia to support Maurice Hill, the alleged gunman accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers. Organizers were expecting 200 to 300 people at the rally. Earlier in the day, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said police would have to be there. “Sadly, we do have to be there, I don’t understand it. There’s certain marches I do understand, this is definitely not one of them,” Ross said. Hill is still in jail right now while he waits to be arraigned. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry...
  • The same people who pushed early release for gun felons now want to take guns without due process

    08/17/2019 2:27:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | August 15, 2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    For every person who fits the profile of the El Paso shooter, there are likely thousands who fit the profile of Maurice Hill, the man arrested for shooting six cops in north Philadelphia yesterday. Based on a quick look at court documents from Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Hill has a rap sheet dating back to 2001 that includes charges for illegal gun possession, drugs, driving offenses, assault, burglary, theft, robbery, kidnapping, and attempted murder. However, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he was only “convicted six times on charges that involved illegal possession of guns, drug dealing, and aggravated assault.” Will...
  • Hundreds Expected To Attend Rally To Support Suspect Accused Of Shooting Police Officers

    08/16/2019 2:15:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/16/19
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A controversial protest is planned Friday night in North Philadelphia to support Maurice Hill, the alleged gunman accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers. Organizers say they expect 200 to 300 people to rally tonight. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says police will be there too. “Sadly, we do have to be there, I don’t understand it. There’s certain marches I do understand, this is definitely not one of them,” Ross said. Hill is still in jail right now while he waits to be arraigned. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Thursday Hill will most likely face...
  • Philly Cop-Shooter Maurice Hill Attended Radical Mosque

    08/16/2019 9:45:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 40 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 8/16/2019 | Jim Hoft
    At least six police officers were shot on Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section. The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital and later released. The shooter was later identified as Maurice Hill, 36. He has a long police record. Maurice Hill surrendered late Wednesday night after shooting six police officers in a 7-hour-long standoff. The shooter livestreamed his shooting on Facebook. Maurice Hill attended the radical Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar mosque in Philadelphia, a mosque known for preaching radical Wahhabist doctrine. Clarion Project reported: Maurice Hill, the criminal who wounded six police officers in a shootout in Philadelphia...
  • Statement by US Attorney William M. McSwain on the Shooting of Six Philadelphia Police Officers

    08/16/2019 7:22:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    What I witnessed last night was true heroism by the Philadelphia police. But the crisis was precipitated by a stunning disrespect for law enforcement – a disrespect so flagrant and so reckless that the suspect immediately opened fire on every single officer within shooting distance. Only by the grace of God did they survive. Where does such disrespect come from? There is a new culture of disrespect for law enforcement in this City that is promoted and championed by District Attorney Larry Krasner – and I am fed up with it. It started with chants at the DA’s victory party...
  • Shocker: Philly Shooter Reportedly Has Long Criminal History... And Illegally Possesses Guns

    08/15/2019 10:19:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 8/15/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Gun control advocates have speculated about the gunman in Philadelphia who wounded six police officers on Wednesday. They were quick to assume that somehow America's so-called "lax" gun laws were to blame for the man having access to a firearm. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the gunman is 36-year-old, Maurice Hill, who has a long criminal history of gun convictions, resisting arrest and drug dealing. Hill was reportedly identified when an anonymous source told the Inquirer Hill's lawyer, Shaka Mzee Johnson, received a phone call asking him to come to the apartment building he was barricaded in.
  • WATCH: Philadelphia Residents Throw Objects at Police Responding to Standoff Incident

    08/15/2019 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | Aug 14, 2019 | Richard Moorhead
    As the city’s police department struggled to contain a standoff situation with an armed suspect, Philadelphia residents in the area could be seen lobbing trash or other projectiles at law enforcement Wednesday. Area residents also shoved the police officers, confronted them in an aggressive fashion, and lobbed objects at officers. Philadelphia police had been fired upon when serving an arrest warrant at a home in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood. Up to 6 officers were shot by a single individual, who may have been wanted for drug-related crimes. A lengthy showdown ensued between Philadelphia police and the shooter. The authorities were...
  • Philadelphia cops are PELTED and TAUNTED by crowd who cheered for gunman who shot six officers...

    08/15/2019 11:20:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | AUG 15, 2019 | Stephanie Haney For
    FULL TITLE: Philadelphia cops are PELTED and TAUNTED by crowd who cheered for gunman who shot six officers during standoff before surrendering as Trump says he should 'never been allowed on the streets' Video has emerged of a crowd taunting and throwing projectiles at police during an eight-hour standoff on Wednesday in Philadelphia during which six officers were shot and two others were held hostage. Maurice Hill, 36, was taken into custody by a SWAT team, emerging with his hands in the air after the authorities shot tear gas into the home where the gunshots were coming from, police source...
  • Bystanders Mocked and Taunted Police as Bullets Rained Down Upon Them in Philadelphia

    08/15/2019 10:24:40 AM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies ^ | 8/15/2019 | BY MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    A reporter at the scene of an attack on police officers in Philadelphia said that bystanders were mocking and taunting the police while bullets rained down upon them. The Blaze explains that a video has surfaced of a crowd confronting and even shoving police while they were dealing with a hostage situation. Even as six police officers were being treated for injuries the attack by a man barricaded inside a home, the neighborhood residents expressed hostility and antagonism against the police. Reporter Alexandria Hoff of CBS-3 Philadelphia reported that she had been harassed along with the officers. Here's a tweet...
  • Philadelphia suspect in custody

    08/14/2019 9:28:31 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/2019 | Vandana Rambaran
    The suspect linked to Wednesday's hours-long standoff in Philadelphia surrendered to authorities just after midnight Thursday, exiting the residence with his hands in the air and with a police light shining on him, surrounded by a cloud of tear gas.
  • In N. Philly gun standoff, alleged cop shooter Maurice Hill has a long criminal history

    08/14/2019 8:08:05 PM PDT · by lightman · 76 replies
    The Phil ^ | 14 August A.D. 2019 | Samantha Melamed, Jeremy Roebuck, Dylan Purcell and Craig R. McCoy,
    Police sources identified the gunman in a standoff at a Tioga apartment building that left six police officers injured as Maurice Hill, 36, a Philadelphia man with a lengthy history of gun convictions and of resisting attempts to bring him to justice. The police sources declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak. Reached by phone about 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Shaka Mzee Johnson, the lawyer who most recently represented Hill, confirmed that Hill had a connection to the standoff. Related stories Philadelphia police shooting standoff still active, multiple officers wounded — live updates After hours of...
  • Philadelphia: several officers injured in 'active' shooting situation, officials say

    08/14/2019 2:51:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08-14-2019 | AP
    Several police officers in the city of Philadelphia have been injured in an “active and ongoing” shooting situation, authorities said on Wednesday. Sgt Eric Gripp tweeted there was at least one suspect firing at police officers Wednesday afternoon. Video shows a huge police presence in a neighborhood with dozens of police cars and officers, many of them with their guns drawn. One officer appeared injured and was taken away in a police car. Video also showed two other officers carrying a man and putting him in the back of a police car. It’s unknown if any police officers have been...
  • "Active Shooter" in Nicetown Neighborhood of Philadelphia, Several Police Injured

    08/14/2019 3:02:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Vanity | 14 August, 2019 | Marktwain
    There are numerous reports of an "active shooter" in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Several police officer have been injured. It is unclear, at this time, how many other people have been shot or killed. We do not know if this was an ambush or something else. The Nicetown neighborhood is in urban decay with many abandoned buildings, according to wikipedia. The population is predominantly black and Hispanic, about 85% black and 7% hispanic, with a sprinkling of others.
  • At Least 4 Philadelphia Police Officers Shot In Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga Section

    08/14/2019 2:36:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 206 replies ^ | 08-14-2019 | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — At least four Philadelphia police officers were shot in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Another officer suffered a non-shooting injury during the incident. The officers were taken to Temple University Hospital, where dozens of officers have surrounded the hospital. Police tell CBS3 that the injuries the officers sustained are believed to be non-life-threatening. BREAKING: We just arrived to Temple University Hospital where multiple officers were transported after being shot in North Philadelphia. It is a very active scene here and we’re working to determine the condition of the officers. At least...