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  • 13 shootings, 15 victims: Another weekend of Philly violence

    06/16/2019 10:46:47 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 06/16/2019 | Harold Brubaker,
    Philadelphia has experienced another weekend of double-digit shootings, with gunfire erupting on popular South Street for the second night in a row. The latest shooting on the street popular with tourists, especially in summer, was at 2:58 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ninth and South Streets, near where the police have a mini-station and where Wawa recently opened a store
  • Jury finds Carter guilty of murder in the 2017 shooting death of his neighbor (Bernie Bro)

    06/14/2019 10:29:44 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies
    philly.com ^ | 06/13/2019 | Erin McCarthy,
    After nearly 10 hours of deliberation Thursday, a Chester County Court jury found Clayton P. Carter III guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his next-door neighbor George Brooks Jennings in August 2017. ---SNIP--- Carter’s attorney, Joseph P. Green Jr., said Jennings repeatedly provoked Carter as part of a campaign to get Carter — a former mobile home park operator Jennings called “trailer trash” — to move out of the neighborhood. He showed jurors a photo of Jennings’ backyard shed, in front of which he displayed several Trump-Pence 2016 signs facing Carter’s yard in an attempt to irritate Carter...
  • Judge challenges officer over traffic stop; skates on being cited.

    06/13/2019 4:01:31 PM PDT · by Thumper1960 · 17 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | 6/13/2019 | AP
    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A judge was allowed to go on his way after aggressively challenging a police officer during a traffic stop and ordering him to “check the registration on this plate soon, mister.” Police dashcam video obtained by the LNP newspaper in Lancaster shows the April traffic stop of Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker.
  • U.S. Army War College caves to CAIR’s demand to cancel a speaking engagement at the College

    06/11/2019 11:34:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 40 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JUNE 12, 2019
    DISGRACEFUL! U.S. Army War College caves to designated terrorist group CAIR’s demand to cancel a speaking engagement at the College by the highly-respected Islamic scholar and author, Raymond Ibrahim, by slandering him as an “Islamophobe” JUNE 12, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM If you have not seen the original demand letter from CAIR to the U.S. Army War College, and Raymond Ibrahim’s response to it, you’ll find it at the below link. Designated terrorist group CAIR “demands” cancellation of speaking engagement by renowned Islamic scholar and author, Raymond Ibrahim, at the US Army War College It’s beyond shocking to see US Army...
  • CAIR 'Demands' US Army War College Cancel My Lecture on Islamic History

    06/11/2019 8:18:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2019 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The "unindicted co-conspirator" Council on American-Muslim Relations ("CAIR") and its Islamist allies are "outraged" because the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa. has invited me to give a lecture on my recent book, Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West. On May 28, CAIR's Pennsylvania leadership — namely, Jacob Bender, Timothy Welbeck, Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu — sent a letter to USAWC commandant Gen. John Kem and provost Dr. James Breckenridge urging them to revoke "the decision of the US Army War College to invite Mr. Raymond Ibrahim to deliver the prestigious 50th Annual Lecture...
  • Philly judges discuss language access following study of court reporters

    06/10/2019 3:13:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    Inquirer.com ^ | June 5, 2019 | Cassie Owens
    How long is a minute, exactly? Common Pleas Court Judge Kai Scott, thinking of courtroom scenarios, offered the phrase: “She was there for a minute.” “A person who’s hearing it could think that person meant an actual minute,” Scott said. “But a minute, if you’re in the black community, could be an hour. It could be six hours. A minute is a long time.” Situations like these were on the table last week at “Why Language Matters,” a closed event for Philly judges. Dozens of judges filled the room to workshop issues of miscomprehension of African American English. SNIP The...
  • Michael Bloomberg pledges $500M to shutter U.S. coal plants

    06/07/2019 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    UPI ^ | Updated June 7, 2019 at 6:41 AM | By Darryl Coote
    June 7 (UPI) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday will launch what he calls the largest ever coordinated campaign to beat climate change, which will close all U.S. coal plants by 2030. Bloomberg said the $500 million program, Beyond Carbon, will put the United States on track toward a 100 percent clean energy economy by working with advocates to "build on leadership and climate progress already underway." Bloomberg and his foundation joined with the Sierra Club in 2011 to launch Beyond Coal with the goal of closing at least a third of U.S. coal plants. "With...
  • Two write-in candidates win their way on the Southmoreland School Board ballot this fall

    06/04/2019 11:27:58 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 2 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 3 June 2019 | Rich Cholodofsky
    Two write-in candidates won nominations for seats on the Southmoreland School Board, ousting one incumbent and putting the current board president’s position in jeopardy this fall. Westmoreland County elections officials Monday approved a precertification of the results of the May 21 primary. Barring any court challenges, those vote totals will become official June 10. The totals included more than 4,400 write-in votes cast in the Southmoreland School Board race. Four incumbents were among the five candidates on the ballot seeking five board seats. According to the official results, about 58% of all votes cast in the Southmoreland School Board race...
  • PA Supreme Court: Unconstitutional to ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ For Firearms

    06/02/2019 2:01:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Fireams Policy Coallition ^ | 31 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    HARRISBURG, PA (May 31, 2019) -- Today, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court issued a significant 53-page majority opinion in the criminal appeal of Commonwealth v. Hicks. Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) filed an important coalition amicus brief cited by the Court supporting Hicks in December of 2017, alongside Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC) and seven Members of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. The Court’s decision, concurring opinions, and the FPC/FPF amicus brief can be viewed at www.firearmspolicy.org/legal. At issue was whether someone’s carrying of a firearm could be used as reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct, and thus justification...
  • Officers use Narcan to revive girl, 2, after apparent heroin overdose in Norristown

    06/01/2019 12:31:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Fox 29 (Philadelphia) ^ | 05/31/2019 | Jeff Cole
    A young girl is in the hospital after authorities responded to an emergency call and used Narcan to revive her Friday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m. officers responded to a call for a child in distress outside the Sister Mini Market at Marshall and Arch Streets in Norristown. A witness on the scene tells FOX 29’s Jeff Cole a woman set an unconscious 2-year-old girl down in the street in front of the store. The witness, identified as John, says he attempted to help the child while police were called. As opened the child's mouth, the witness said he pulled a...
  • Sharpsburg man charged with racially motivated attack at Downtown T station

    06/01/2019 9:02:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 30, 2019 | Shelly Bradbury
    A Sharpsburg man is accused of beating another man into unconsciousness at the Wood Street Light Rail Transit station and throwing him onto the tracks in a racially motivated attack, according to Port Authority police. Willie J. Hayes, 46, who is black, was charged Wednesday with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation in connection with the Saturday evening attack, according to a criminal complaint. Surveillance video from the T Station showed Hayes approach the victim, Charles Basarab, who is white, on the platform just before 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the complaint. Hayes then punched Mr. Basarab three times...
  • SICK: Public Library OK with Immoral "Drag Queen Story Hour" Event for 3-Year-Olds

    05/31/2019 1:05:23 PM PDT · by ConernedAmerican · 20 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 05-31-19 | TFP
    Sign your protest here -- NOW! Pro-transgender activists -- adult men dressed as women -- should NEVER be allowed to confuse the innocent minds of 3-year-old children with gender-fluid “stories.” Not at the public library.  Not in school.  Not anywhere. But the Haverford Township Free Library near Philadelphia is one of the latest libraries in America planning a “Drag Queen Storytime” for young children on June 15, 2019. The real SHOCKER is this:  At least one “Drag Queen Story Hour” activist involved in the pro-transgender program was found to be a convicted and registered pedophile criminal.  And another “Drag Queen” performer...
  • California Dems propose resolution linking Israeli government to massacre at Pittsburgh synagogue

    05/31/2019 6:28:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/31/2019 | Gregg Re, Andrew O'Reilly
    A draft resolution set to be debated this weekend at the California Democratic Party State Convention, obtained by Fox News, accuses the Israeli government of willfully "aligning with the virulent Islamophobia" of white supremacist groups in the U.S. -- and links Israel indirectly to the Oct. 2018 massacre of 11 congregants at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The resolution could prompt a dramatic floor debate at the convention if the party's Resolutions Committee decides to table it, Fox News is told, as prominent national Democrats have wrestled with high-profile allegations of anti-Semitism in their ranks in recent months. Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar...
  • The Supreme Court Won't Protect This Girl's Privacy Rights Against Trans Activism. What Comes Next?

    05/30/2019 12:04:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 29, 2019 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up the important case Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, which centered on the question of whether or not students have the privacy right to sex-segregated bathrooms and locker rooms. Boys were shocked to find a girl changing with them and teenage girl Alexis Lightcap was terrified to a find a boy in her restroom. These violations of privacy were justified in the name of transgender inclusion. While the Supreme Court did not take up Lightcap's case, it may consider similar ones coming down the pike. "Students struggling with their beliefs...
  • Bernie backers see DNC-media sabotage in Biden surge: 'It's the same thing all over again'

    05/30/2019 9:55:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | By S.A. Miller
    Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ grassroots activists fear a repeat of 2016 in next year’s Democratic primary — this time, instead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, they see the party establishment rallying around former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in an effort to deny their candidate the nomination. For hardcore Sanders supporters, Mr. Biden’s early domination of the race smacks of 2016, when the Democratic National Committee attempted to sabotage Mr. Sanders and clear the way to the nomination for Mrs. Clinton. “The mainstream media and the DNC are colluding against the American people. That’s what it feels like....
  • If the democrats try to impeach President Trump we'll have to have a MAGA rally on the mall!

    05/29/2019 2:17:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies
    May 29, 2019 | by Jim Robinson
    If the treasonous DeepState/Democrat coup conspirators try to impeach President Trump on their trumped up charges, we'll have to have the mother of all MAGA rallies on the mall! Can you imagine 30 million mad-as-hell patriots flooding every street in DC, marching in support of our president and our nation? And being the fighter he is, I can imagine him leading the charge in person.
  • CAIR justifies San Diego synagogue attack and Muslim children singing about beheading Jews

    05/29/2019 11:40:42 AM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAY 29, 2019 9:42 AM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
    CAIR justifies San Diego synagogue attack and Muslim children singing about beheading Jews in Philadelphia The shock over the story about children singing at the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in North Philadelphia about chopping off the heads of Jews and “liberating the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque” in Jerusalem, is not going away; and it shouldn’t. It signifies that the culture of the Palestinian territories is expanding in America. For that matter, so are the presences of CAIR supporting Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar as Congresswomen, who are brazenly expressive of their anti-Jew, pro-Palestinian perspectives. The wider hope of...
  • Supreme Court allows Pennsylvania transgender bathroom policy to go into effect

    05/28/2019 7:25:17 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2019
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a challenge to a transgender bathroom policy for a Pennsylvania school district, allowing it to go into effect. The court's unsigned order means that students in the Boyertown district will be allowed to use the bathroom or locker room aligned with their gender identity. DEVELOPING
  • Trump 'owns' economy of 'astounding numbers,' not Obama or Biden, GOP ex-lawmaker says

    05/27/2019 7:57:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 May 2019 | Charles Creitz
    A Republican ex-congressman and current Trump campaign adviser claimed President Trump, not the Obama-Biden administration, "owns" the economy in its current state. Former Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., responded Monday on "The Story" to claims from 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, who charged Trump "inherited" a growing economy from himself and former President Obama. Biden made the original remarks at a Philadelphia rally earlier this month, telling the crowd at Eakins Oval that Trump was engaging in "alternative facts." "I know President Trump likes to take credit for the economy and the economic growth and the low unemployment numbers," Biden told...
  • I-83 shooting: Harrisburg man charged with threatening cop with machete

    05/24/2019 7:30:22 PM PDT · by lightman · 33 replies
    PennLive ^ | 24 May A.D. 2019 | Becky Metrick
    A Harrisburg resident has been charged as the man who wielded a machete on Interstate 83 before a state police trooper shot him Friday morning. Devi C. Adhikari, 44, was charged with attempted criminal homicide, attempted aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and a traffic citation of following too closely, according to court dockets. Earlier on Friday, police said a man, now identified as Adhikari, was “aggressively following” a trooper on Friday morning, then drove around the trooper’s cruiser on Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. The trooper initiated a traffic stop, but the...