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  • Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Items Stolen From Days Of Looting Found In Colwyn ‘Stash House,’ Police Say

    06/05/2020 2:41:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    CBS Channel 3 Philly ^ | 02 Jun 2020 | Alexandria Hoff
    "...It was clear the inventory went somewhere, and some of it turned up Tuesday morning. “When I walked in and seen what was there, I really thought I was in Kmart, Walmart or something like that. There was stuff everywhere,” Colwyn Mayor Maurice Clark Sr. said.... “It appears that it was a stash house for all the looters were just stuffing things in that house for the time being before they could probably sell it on the street,” Hale said. Most items still have tags...
  • Pa. state troopers’ union slams Gov. Wolf’s law enforcement reforms

    06/04/2020 6:05:20 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 4 June A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Gov. Tom Wolf’s new and lengthy list of reforms for law enforcement in Pennsylvania already has at least one critic: The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association. Wolf announced Thursday a number of initiatives he would like to see created, implemented, or reviewed in the state in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man from Minnesota who died in police custody last week. Four officers have been charged in that case, including Derek Chauvin, who is facing counts of second-degree murder and also manslaughter. Three other officers who did not intervene as Chauvin restrained Floyd with his knee...
  • Protest in Westmoreland Co.(PA)canceled after organizers say they received threats

    06/04/2020 4:32:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 3, 2020
    VANDERGRIFT, Pa. — A protest in Westmoreland County in response to the death of George Floyd has been canceled after organizers said they received numerous threats. Cicily Bailey, 19, told Channel 11 News’ exchange partners at TribLIVE she and a few close friends decided to hold the event from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Vandergrift’s Casino Theatre. She created a Facebook group with all the organizers around noon Tuesday, and everyone started spreading the word through their own channels. According to TribLIVE, when users began posting about the protest on different Facebook community pages, Bailey said the message seemed...
  • Pa. Attorney General: Man Charged After Allegedly Selling Dynamite Linked To ATM Explosions In Philadelphia Area

    06/04/2020 2:55:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    See BS local ^ | 6/03/20 | Joe Holden
    DREXEL HILL, Pa. (CBS) - A suspect is under arrest, accused of selling dynamite linked to some of the 100 ATM explosions that have rattled the Delaware Valley. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday announced charges against Talib Crump. Crump is accused of selling dynamite sticks on social media and allegedly told undercover police officers during a sting that dynamite sticks are “better than bullets” for robbing ATMs. State prosecutors say Crump provided some of the explosive products that have been used to blow up ATMs across Philadelphia, a pattern that has since only intensified. **SNIP** At an earlier...
  • Just In: Rioters Blow Up at Least 10 ATMs in Philadelphia Overnight, Startling Many

    A lot of people posting about #PhillyExplosions overnight. Explosions appear to be the result of an organized effort to blow up ATMs for the Cash. SEE VIDEO...
  • Police: Man Dies After Attempting To Break Into North Philadelphia ATM With Explosives, Several ATMs Destroyed Overnight

    06/02/2020 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | June 2, 2020 at 1:10 pm | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are investigating a series of ATM explosions after several loud booms were heard throughout Philadelphia overnight. In all, police say vandals tried to blow up 10 ATMs, and a botched attempt left one person dead Tuesday morning. Chopper 3 was over West Susquehanna Avenue and North 2nd Street in Kensington around 6 a.m. Tuesday. The bomb squad had been called in after an ATM explosion rocked the neighborhood. Police say a 24-year-old man tried using an explosive device to blow up the ATM by Sidekicks Sports Bar, but when the device went off, he was thrown...
  • Police: Man Dies After Attempting To Break Into North Philadelphia ATM With Explosives, Approximately 30 ATMs Damaged Overnight

    06/03/2020 7:39:31 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    CBS 3 Philly ^ | 2 June 2020 | CBS Staff
    HAPPENING NOW: Police are responding to what appears to be an ATM explosion, in Brewerytown. I heard a loud bang, and the flames shortly followed Police say a 24-year-old man tried using an explosive device to blow up the ATM by Sidekicks Sports Bar, but when the device went off, he was thrown to the ground with serious injuries. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and died. Police say the explosive device never penetrated the ATM’s safe. Live explosives were recovered at the scene. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson surveyed the damage left behind after two ATMs were dismantled.
  • Man, 24, Dies In ATM Explosion In Philadelphia

    06/03/2020 8:33:52 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies ^ | 6/3/2020
    Police now tell us a 24-year-old man is dead after trying to blow up an ATM in the city. SkyFOX was over the scene at North Second Street and West Susquehanna Avenue on Tuesday morning. This happened around 6 a.m. outside Sidekicks Sports Bar. There, investigators were looking over the automated teller machine with a smashed screen, a mangled keyboard, dangling components but a seemingly intact safe at the bottom. FOX 29's Lauren Johnson reported that, according to police, the man was using explosives. He was seriously injured at the scene and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Sources...
  • Looters Have Blown Up 50 Philadelphia ATMs with Dynamite Since Saturday – Bombings Also Reported in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis

    06/03/2020 8:15:20 PM PDT · by rxsid · 65 replies ^ | 06.03.2020 | Jim Hoft
    "Looters Have Blown Up 50 Philadelphia ATMs with Dynamite Since Saturday – One Looter Blew Himself Up – Bombings Also Reported in Pittsburgh and MinneapolisJacqui Heinrich reported tonight on FOX News there have now been 50 ATMs blown up by looters so far this week. There have been 30 calls to police on attempted ATM bombings. Federal investigators are looking at this as a coordinated effort to bomb ATMs for cash.
  • Philadelphia takes down statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo

    06/03/2020 10:50:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | 6/3/20
    uthorities in Philadelphia on Wednesday removed a statue of former Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo, days after demonstrators tried to topple the monument. Mayor Jim Kenney ordered city crews to remove the statue from Thomas Paine Plaza, near Philadelphia City Hall, in the early morning hours Wednesday. Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, a death that has spurred hundreds of peaceful and violent rallies nationwide over the past week, damaged and attempted to set fire to the 10-foot-tall bronze statue last weekend. Rizzo served two terms as Philadelphia mayor in the 1970s after spending three years...
  • Man, 22, with coronavirus is arrested for rioting at a Black Lives Matter protest without a face mask and refusing to social distance, even though he knew he was infected [Lancaster PA]

    06/03/2020 11:19:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:56 EDT, 3 June 2020 | Leah Simpson
    A man who was arrested for rioting at a Black Lives Matter demonstration of 250 people in Pennsylvania has told authorities that he went out without a face mask despite knowingly having coronavirus. Julio V. Torres, 22, wasn’t practicing social distancing measures at the event on Monday and drew attention to himself when he threw “objects which could cause bodily harm at police officers” and spoke to other individuals in the crowd “appearing to be directing their actions”. After he removed a barricade outside Lancaster Police Station and threw it into the middle of the street, cops chased him down,...
  • Looters Break Into Philly Gun Store. It Doesn't Go Well for Them.

    06/03/2020 9:10:31 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/2/2020 | Victoria Taft
    Riot-torn Philadelphia contributed two nominees to 2020’s Darwin Award list on Tuesday. Early Tuesday morning, looters decided to raid a South Philly gun store. Amazingly, it turns out if you and your buddies plan to ‘jack a gun store, a person with a gun might be there to stop you. Such was the case in South Philadelphia at Firing Line, Inc., early Tuesday morning after a night of riots by “grief-stricken” looters, arsonists and vandals. NBC Philadelphia reports that the gun shop owner, a 67-year-old man, watched on his surveillance cameras as three or four burglars used bolt-cutters to break...
  • Philadelphia officials condemn 'vigilantism' in Fishtown

    06/03/2020 5:39:04 AM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 77 replies
    FOX 29 ^ | 6/3/2020 | Shawnette Wilson
    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia residents were asking questions after a group of people armed with bats and other objects took to the streets Monday night in Fishtown. And Mayor Jim Kenney provided his answer during a noon news conference Tuesday: "Going forward, any displays of vigilantism will not be tolerated, period," Kenney said.
  • South Philly Gun Shop Owner Shoots, Kills Looter, Police Say

    06/02/2020 5:12:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 48 replies ^ | June 2, 2020 | By Miguel Martinez-Valle and Dan Stamm
    A South Philadelphia gun shop owner shot and killed a man trying to break into his store early Tuesday morning amid heightened looting concerns. Philadelphia police said the owner of Firing Line Inc. was staying the night inside the shop on South Front Street because over the last few nights someone had tried breaking in. The owner told police he was monitoring his surveillance camera and saw three or four people trying to get in around 4 a.m. The group was using bolt cutters on the gate. A broken lock could later be seen on the ground. The group then...
  • Anti-Trump GOP group slams president over race relations in new TV ad (Lincoln Project)

    06/01/2020 8:26:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 01 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is running a scathing new TV commercial on Monday that targets the president over his comments and record on race relations. The spot from the Lincoln Project – which comes amid a wave of racial protests and violence – is titled "Flag of Treason" and highlights people carrying and waving Confederate flags at Trump rallies and other political events. The group says they’re spending a half-million dollars to run the ad on broadcast and cable television this week in the key general election battleground states of Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,...
  • PA Governor Wolf gives Democrat Stronghold Counties an extra week to get ballots in. Is this a dry run for November fraud?

    06/01/2020 5:48:44 PM PDT · by Ikemeister · 25 replies
    The Franklin County Journal ^ | 1 June 2020 | Dwight D. Weidman
    In what could be a dry run for massive mail-in vote fraud for November, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has issued an edict granting an extra week for the delivery of mail-in ballots for five Democrat counties: Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, Allegheny, Dauphin, and Erie Counties. The ballots will be counted if postmarked by 8 PM, 2 June 2020. The deadline for getting a mail-in ballot DELIVERED TO the county courthouses was 8 PM on June 2nd, 2020 (the normal poll-closing time), and postmarks were not supposed to count, but Wolf arbitrarily added an additional week to get voted ballots in, for...
  • The Riots Remind Us Why We Need the Second Amendment

    06/01/2020 1:31:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 01 2020 | KRIS W. KOBACH
    For years, Philadelphia has been run by liberal progressives who oppose private gun ownership. In Philadelphia, a permit is required to carry a gun or transport one in a vehicle. Although Pennsylvania state law prohibits Philadelphia from enacting all of the gun control measures the city’s leaders wish, the city’s website reads like a gun control propaganda sheet. The city’s progressive leaders believe that guns should not be widely owned by ordinary citizens. The protection of the city’s residents should be handled exclusively by the police department. But what happens when the police are unable to protect the city’s residents?...
  • Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf Claims Protesters Gathering ‘Peacefully’ as Riots Burn Pennsylvania Cities

    06/01/2020 11:04:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 01 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) provided an update on Sunday of his administration’s response to the civil unrest in the Keystone State and, as cities across the state burn, asserted that Pennsylvanians have been “joining together to speak out against this injustice and make their voices heard, peacefully.” Cities in Pennsylvania — from Harrisburg to Philadelphia — saw violent protests over the weekend, spurred by the death of George Floyd. Two officers in Harrisburg had to be hospitalized as protesters hurled bricks their way, and several officers in Philadelphia were injured as the protests in the streets reached new heights...
  • A Pastoral Message from Bishop Dunlop

    06/01/2020 7:23:57 AM PDT · by lightman · 1 replies
    Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA ^ | 21 May A.D. 2020 | Bishop James Dunlop
    May 21, 2020 Ascension of Our Lord Dear Siblings in Christ, Grace and peace to you! As I have since the COVID-19 health emergency began, I share the gratitude of our whole synod for the creativity and diligence that you have shown in serving God’s people. Thank you! Our office has been working to keep you updated during this crisis. Today I bring no new information, however I want to clarify some of my previous recommendations and provide insight in light of numerous questions that have arisen. When will things be better or back to normal? Authorities tell us that...
  • NYPD’s Terrorism Official Says Unnamed Groups Planned Protest Violence in Advance

    06/01/2020 6:35:52 AM PDT · by karpov · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2020 | y Tom Winter, Andrew Blankstein and Jonathan Dienst
    New York's top terrorism official says there's evidence that members of anarchist groups from outside the city intentionally planned to incite violence at protests calling for justice in the death of George Floyd. Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said there is a high level of confidence within the NYPD that these unnamed groups had organized scouts, medics, and supply routes of rocks, bottles and accelerants for breakaway groups to commit vandalism and violence. There are strong indicators they planned for violence in advance using at times encrypted communications, he said. One out of every seven arrests, of...