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  • Philly police to halt narcotics arrests, other charges during COVID outbreak.

    03/18/2020 7:57:03 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 34 replies
    BILLY PENN News ^ | 3.17.2020 | MIGUEL MARTINEZ
    Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw has instructed the department to begin delaying arrests for a slew of low-level criminal offenses — including all narcotics activity. The unprecedented move comes as the city takes emergency measures to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus through the region. An internal memo obtained by Billy Penn and WHYY states that crimes including theft, burglary, prostitution, stolen automobiles, vandalism, and certain economic crimes will no longer automatically result in detention. Police will also temporarily stop enforcing bench warrants to individuals who fail to show up for court.
  • Philly closes all non- esential busniesses

    03/16/2020 10:55:33 AM PDT · by cowboyusa · 54 replies
    Philly is shuting down.
  • MAN ACCUSED OF SHOOTING 6 PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICERS WAS FEDERAL INFORMANT

    08/22/2019 9:57:46 AM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    theappeal.org ^ | 8/21/2019 | Joshua Vaughn
    A federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania blamed DA Larry Krasner for a bloody standoff, but the suspect has a long relationship with the government that includes a sentence reduction because of his cooperation. U.S. Attorney William McSwain quickly blamed Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for the August 14 shooting of six police officers who were trying to serve a warrant. In a statement released less than 24 hours after the standoff ended in North Philadelphia, McSwain, the U.S attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said the shooting was “precipitated by a stunning disrespect for law enforcement” that was “championed” by...
  • Philly Mayor Blames the NRA as His Citizens Harass Police

    08/17/2019 8:07:06 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 17, 2019 | Matt Christiansen
    Philadelphia's mayor attacks the National Rifle Association while his citizens harass and attack the police and hold a rally for an attempted cop killer.
  • Trump-Appointed US Attorney Slams "Culture of Disrespect" for Police That Led to the Philly Shootout

    08/15/2019 1:45:43 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8/15/2019 | Ace of Spades
    Statement by United States Attorney William M. McSwain on the Shooting of Six Philadelphia Police Officers 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 --...
  • 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.
  • Joe Biden’s campaign office opens in Philly with a protest, not a party | Clout

    07/12/2019 3:45:21 AM PDT · by csvset · 18 replies
    Inquirer.com ^ | 12 July 2019 | Julia Terruso
    Former Vice President Joe Biden, proud son of Pennsylvania, made a pretty big deal about basing his campaign headquarters here in Philadelphia. His campaign manager called Philly “a thriving city and a testament to the American spirit,” saying it would serve as "an inspiration for Team Biden, and is the ideal setting to continue our fight for the soul of this nation.” Smart political strategy, too, setting up shop in the biggest city in a state critical to the 2020 election, especially with Biden’s Scranton roots. So Clout was expecting some big, celebratory ribbon cutting, maybe with the Geator With...
  • Surveillance video shows group of about 60 teens looting/vandalizing a Walgreens in Philly

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a large group of males vandalized and looted a Walgreens Pharmacy on South Street after hitting a man in the head with a bottle on Thursday. Police say the incident happened on the Fourth of July around 10:25 p.m. on the 1800 block of South Street
  • Jihad In America (What the Philly MAS video reveals about Islam)

    05/08/2019 9:28:14 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/8/19 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on Ummah Day and the threat to American institutions by peaceful jihadists.
  • Philly sees the equivalent of a mass shooting every 3 months

    04/11/2019 12:05:28 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Billy Penn ^ | 04/11/2019 | Michaela Winberg
    In the last decade, Philadelphia hospitals have seen droves of patients suffering from gunshot wounds. It’s common for emergency rooms to receive “clustered arrivals” — multiple bullet-ridden people all rushed through the doors at the same time. Trauma centers in the city, sadly, have grown accustomed to the phenomenon. “It’s a situation we have to be prepared for — and have a plan for,” said Jessica Beard, a trauma surgeon at Temple Hospital. Now public health professionals are wondering: Should we count these clusters as mass shootings?
  • Mistrial for Franklin Institute partygoer who stole finger from Chinese warrior statue

    04/10/2019 8:54:51 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Jeremy Roebuck
    The trial of a Delaware man who confessed last year to drunkenly snapping off the finger of an ancient Chinese terra-cotta warrior statue at the Franklin Institute ended in a mistrial Tuesday, after the jury reported it was deadlocked on whether prosecutors had charged him under the appropriate law. The panel of seven men and five women spent roughly 11 hours debating the fate of Michael Rohana, 25, of Bear, but was unable to reach a verdict on counts including theft and concealment of an object of cultural heritage. U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker dismissed jurors just after 4:30...
  • Philadelphia Police Official's Son Shot Dead at FDR Park After Phillies Game

    04/02/2019 9:39:59 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | April 1, 2019 | NBC Philadelphia
    A $35,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the gunman who shot and killed the 20-year-old son of a Philadelphia Police Department official at a city park. Nicholas Flacco is the son of PPD Chief Inspector Christopher Flacco, who heads the department's Internal Affairs Unit, police said. He was gunned down Saturday night at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park.
  • Drag Queen Story Hour with 'Annie Christ' sparks outrage in Philly

    02/06/2019 6:53:33 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 20 replies
    CP ^ | 2/5/2019 | CP
    A Philadelphia-area community is pushing back against a library's plans to host a drag queen story hour, saying the event is hostile to Christianity in part because the performer's stage name is "Annie Christ." The drag name Annie Christ is a play on words for AntiChrist. What is being called the "Drag Queen Story Fun Time with Annie” is scheduled for Saturday at the Lansdale Public Library. “Lansdale, Pennsylvania, is bringing perversion from the nightclubs and sexually charged pride parades into the library with children,” a Facebook event page for a protest and prayer rally says. “Trusted officials and library...
  • DC Antifa Leader Arrested For Multiple Violent Felonies Out Of A Job At Progressive Nonprofit

    01/30/2019 1:41:39 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Janaury 29, 2019
    Full title: DC Antifa Leader Arrested For Multiple Violent Felonies Out Of A Job At Progressive Nonprofit After His Radical Ideology Was Exposed Washington, D.C. Antifa leader Joseph “Jose” Alcoff, also known as “Chepe,” has been out of a job working for a progressive nonprofit since December, his former employer told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Tuesday. Alcoff was arrested in Philadelphia on Jan. 10 and charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation and terroristic threats, in connection to the Antifa mob attack against two Marines in November. One of the Marines, Alejandro Godinez, testified in December...
  • Police: Woman From Philadelphia Dies After Cosmetic Butt Injection

    12/18/2018 5:36:29 PM PST · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    A woman from Philadelphia died after receiving a cosmetic butt injection in New York City. According to police, the incident has been deemed a homicide. On June 17, police responded to a call of an aided female inside 2219 Seward Avenue. Upon arrival, police observed 48-year-old Lesbia Ayala in cardiac arrest. She was transported to Jacobi Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The cause of death was ruled systematic silicon syndrome due to cosmetic butt injections. There are no arrests in the ongoing investigation. It is unclear when the procedure took place.
  • Police: Drug dealer released from prison, then carjacks woman in parking lot

    12/05/2018 1:44:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    TRIB LIVE ^ | Dec. 5, 2018, 8:36 a.m. | RENATTA SIGNORINI
    A Philadelphia man’s freedom from the Westmoreland County Prison on Tuesday was short-lived. Moments after Thomas Lee Williams, 36, was released from the Hempfield jail at about 6:15 p.m., police said he attacked a West Leechburg woman in the parking lot, took her sport-utility vehicle and fled with her 1-year-old grandson in the back seat. Williams crashed 2 miles away in Youngwood about 15 minutes later, ran into a wooded area and was eventually apprehended, according to county Park Police Chief Kirk Nolan. Williams was back behind bars Wednesday on $250,000 bail. Investigators will be examining surveillance video from outside...
  • Man accused of groping young girl in Tacony arrested, charged

    11/30/2018 3:09:59 AM PST · by Doogle · 20 replies
    Fox 29news ^ | 11/29/18 | Fox29 news
    NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia police have arrested and charged a man after they say he groped a young girl as she walked to school Wednesday morning. Police say the victim was walking on the 4500 block of Longshore Avenue around 8 a.m. when police say she was approached by Joshua Perierra-Lopez.
  • Philly Antifa Activist Tom Keenan Charged in Assault on Marines

    11/26/2018 3:56:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    phillymag.com ^ | November 25, 2018 | VICTOR FIORILLO
    Last week, we told you that the Philadelphia Police Department was asking for the public’s help to identify a group of people who allegedly attacked United States Marine Corps reservists in Old City, and now police say they have one suspect in custody: Tom Keenan, who has been associated with Philadelphia’s antifa movement. Investigators say that a group of men and women maced, punched, kicked, and robbed the reservists near Front and Chestnut streets on Saturday, November 17th, around 3:20 p.m., just down the street from the controversial “We the People” rally. The group allegedly called the reservists “Nazis” and “white supremacists.” -snip According to...
  • Hundreds of items belonging to legendary 1970s Philly mayor Frank Rizzo are up for grabs

    11/09/2018 10:59:24 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 12 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | November 8, 2018 | AP
    Hundreds of items belonging to legendary 1970s Philly mayor Frank Rizzo are up for grabs on Black Friday, including his monogrammed clock, Rolodex and a signed picture of Nixon The home of the loved and loathed former Philadelphia mayor and police chief Frank Rizzo is for sale Rizzo's estate sale starts Black Friday, November 23, and will feature hundreds of items Items include his billy club, Rolodex, Italian-made furniture and a signed picture of Richard Nixon Aside from trinkets and paperwork from the papal visit in 1976, everything must go
  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...