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  • Black Lives Matter Crashes Children’s Event To Protest Police Shooting

    08/01/2017 7:44:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 8/1/2017 | Amber Randall
    Pennsylvania Black Lives Matter protesters crashed a children’s event Monday to voice their anger over the police shooting of a black man. Activists interrupted a speech former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell was giving to commemorate the 11th anniversary of a Philadelphia park’s founding, reports 6ABC. The protesters, angry over the fatal police shooting of David Jones, accused Rendell of having “blood on his hands” at the Franklin Square event. “And now you have the ultimate politician who is anti-black,” the activist said, turning towards Rendell. “There is nothing but blood on his hands.” North Philadelphia police officers shot Jones, a...
  • AP source: Barletta to seek Senate seat held by Bob Casey

    07/31/2017 11:16:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | July 31, 2017 | Alan Fram and Erica Werner
    <p>HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania, a crusader against illegal immigration, is telling GOP officials and activists that he's decided to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Bob Casey.</p> <p>A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that Barletta began telling party officials of his decision last week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because Barletta has not yet made his plans public.</p>
  • Trump to rally supporters in West Virginia on Thursday (August 3rd)

    07/28/2017 3:29:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump will return to West Virginia next week for a campaign-style rally, his re-election campaign announced Friday. The event will be held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia, on Thursday. Trump has attended a number of campaign-style rallies so far this year, speaking to supporters in Florida, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and, most recently Ohio. The president and first lady Melania Trump appeared at the Make America Great Again Rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday.
  • Marxist group disbands because members were too rich, white

    07/27/2017 10:26:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 26, 2017 | Matthew Stein
    A Marxist student group at Swarthmore College disbanded itself earlier this year after realizing that its members were too rich and too white to be real commies. According to screenshots confidentially provided to Campus Reform by an individual with access to the group’s private Facebook page, the demise of the Swarthmore Anti-Capitalist Collective (SACC) came in the wake of a farewell letter from a member who had decided the group could never be an effective proponent of “unproblematized anticapitalist politics” due to its “history of abuse, racism, and even classism.”
  • Pa. doctor: I perform abortions because I love my patients

    07/27/2017 7:13:34 AM PDT · by lightman · 42 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 27 July A.D. 2017 | Joel Shannon
    Colleen Krajewski performs abortions. She's not hiding it -- in fact, she wants you to know. The Pittsburgh physician even has a tattoo of a clothes hanger, a symbol of the danger of illegal abortions, on her forearm for all to see. In July, The Washington Post published a column she wrote about her work and its impact on her personal and dating life. It was widely shared, and Krajewski said she has received messages from around the world in response. The column is unusual. She says many doctors who perform abortions aren't up front about what they do. Some...
  • Cops: Motorist swerves, wife falls out of pickup on Bucks highway; he's charged

    07/26/2017 10:33:29 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 07/26/2017 | Joseph A. Gambardello
    A Bucks County man has been charged with swerving his pickup truck in such a way as to allow his wife to fall out of the vehicle on the Lincoln Highway in Falls Township, critically injuring her after a day of arguing about finances and downing four beers and two shot of tequila within an hour at a bar. The woman, Robin Ryan, who also was run over by a trailer being pulled by the pickup, suffered a broken leg and serious head injuries during the incident about 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Her husband, Andrew L. Ryan, 31, of Warminster,...
  • ‘We exposed the truth:’ Woman found guilty in Red Lion students’ deaths

    07/20/2017 4:32:45 PM PDT · by lightman · 14 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 20 July A.D. 2017 | Dylan Segelbaum
    Jodie Tierney stood with her hands clasped as the jury foreman announced the verdict. Two counts of endangering the welfare of children. Guilty. Two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Guilty. Corruption of minors. Guilty. Selling or furnishing liquor to minors. Guilty. Tierney, 46, of Windsor Township, was found criminally responsible on Thursday for the deaths of Stone Hill, 17, of Delta, and Nick Mankin, 16, of Felton, who died in a car crash after drinking at her home on June 16, 2015. They were both going into their senior year at Red Lion Area Senior High School and played football with...
  • Residents air emotional appeals in support and opposition to Taps

    07/19/2017 7:08:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    Pennsyovania Real Time Nes ^ | 19 July A.D. 2017 | Ivy Dejesus
    GLEN ROCK, YORK COUNTY - The naval officer at the center of a debate that has has splintered this quiet town on Wednesday night walked into a packed house and a standing ovation - and a compromise proposal aimed at allowing him to continue to broadcast Taps nightly over a public address system. About 100 Glen Rock residents packed into the borough's ambulance building to lend support to U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Corney, whose nightly broadcast of the military bugle call over an amplification system has pitted residents of this town against those who want the borough to allow...
  • Police: Flash Mob of 500 Teens Throw Bottles, Taunt Officers in Philadelphia

    07/19/2017 1:18:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 17, 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A flash mob of an estimated 500 teens threw bottles, jumped on cars, and taunted police officers in Philadelphia Sunday night, police say. Police told CBS Philadelphia that a large crowd — mostly made up of children between the ages of 12 and 17 — appeared in the street and on the sidewalk outside of the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in Germantown around 6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Pennsylvania Allows Guns and Knives in Schools for Lawful Purposes

    07/19/2017 2:04:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( In Pennsylvania, it is illegal to possess a weapon on school grounds. There are broad exceptions. From 18 Pa.C.S. 912(c): (c) Defense.–It shall be a defense that the weapon is possessed and used in conjunction with a lawful supervised school activity or course or is possessed for other lawful purpose. The words are clear. The meaning is plain.  As a father, Andrew Goslin brought a pocketknife to school and showed it to school administrators to demonstrate the silliness of their no pocketknives policy.The police were called, Goslin was arrested. The case went all the way to the...
  • Sources: Cosmo DiNardo Confesses To 2 Other Killings

    07/17/2017 3:40:10 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 25 replies ^ | 7/17/17 | Joe Holden
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The suspect accused of murdering four young men and burying their bodies on his property in Bucks County is claiming he has killed before. According to Philadelphia Police sources, Cosmo DiNardo has apparently confessed that he was involved in at least two other killings in Philadelphia in the last five years.
  • Flash Mob Of 500 (Black) Teens Confront Philly Police

    07/17/2017 10:53:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 17, 2017
    More than 500 teens in a flash mob confronted police outside the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in Germantown Sunday night. Police say it all began a little bit after 6 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the large crowd on the sidewalk and in the street, as most were estimated to be between 12 and 17-years-old. Officers said glass bottles were thrown at them. Publicly available videos on social media show the teens surrounding officers in their vehicles, hopping on top of cars and generally taunting police. Police commanders made the decision not to make any arrests, as to not...
  • Cosmo DiNardo wrote about one of his victims after shooting him and throwing him in pig roaster

    07/15/2017 6:52:23 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/15/17
    'I feel bad for his parents': What Schizophrenic killer Cosmo DiNardo wrote on Snapchat about one of his victims after shooting him dead and throwing him in a pig roaster Cosmo DiNardo made a deal to sell marijuana to Tom Meo and Mark Sturgis He planned to rob them with the help of his suspected accomplice, Sean Kratz DiNardo first shot Meo first and he screamed, then Sturgis started running away He shot at Sturgis until he ran out of bullets, then he ran over Meo They then allegedly used the same backhoe to move the bodies to the roaster...
  • Motorcycle ride, rally planned to support ‘Taps’ in Glen Rock

    07/15/2017 9:49:53 AM PDT · by lightman · 13 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 14 July A.D. 2017 | Abbey Zelko
    More than 1,200 bikers are expected to ride into the Glen Rock area on Wednesday to support a local resident’s daily playing of “Taps.” Riders, who hail from Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, plan to arrive at Freedom Armory in Springfield Township near Glen Rock around 7 p.m., just as July’s Glen Rock Borough Council meeting is getting started, organizer Ryan Walton said. “Taps” will once again be a topic of discussion at the meeting as the council considers the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania’s request to lift the borough’s restriction of the song. The ACLU threatened a federal...
  • Pennsylvania murders: Suspects in killings of 4 men charged with homicides

    07/14/2017 11:10:54 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies ^ | 7/14/17 | Travis Fedschun / ap
    A man who confessed to killing four men who disappeared last week in Pennsylvania’s Bucks County and his suspected co-conspirator were hit with homicide charges Friday. The charges comes on the heels of Cosmo DiNardo’s attorney saying that his client admitted to killing the four men and telling authorities the location of the bodies. Sean Kratz, accused in three of the murders, was arrested along with DiNardo Thursday. DiNardo faces four criminal homicide counts and Kratz three. They both face multiple counts of conspiracy, robbery and abuse of corpse.
  • Cosmo DiNardo Confesses to Killing Four Missing Men in Pennsylvania, Lawyer Says

    07/13/2017 4:10:29 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 120 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/13/17 | DANIEL ARKIN
    A lawyer for Cosmo DiNardo, the man linked to the search for four missing men in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that his client had admitted to killing them and had told authorities where to find the bodies. The attorney, Paul Lang, said his DiNardo, 20, confessed to "the four murders" and was prepared to plead guilty to four counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors agreed to take the death penalty off the table, Lang said.
  • Lawsuit: Medi-Cal problems amount to ‘separate and unequal’ health care system

    07/13/2017 6:34:02 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 07/12/2017 | CASEY TOLAN
    A coalition of civil rights groups sued the state of California on Wednesday, charging that the state’s Medi-Cal program is a second-class health care plan that isn’t adequately funded. The lawsuit argued that the 13.5 million Californians covered under Medi-Cal — the majority of whom are Latino — are trapped in “a separate and unequal system of health care” because of bureaucratic red tape and the low reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals. --SNIP-- The lawsuit underscores a towering dilemma for California, which has used money from the Affordable Care Act to bring millions of additional low-income adults onto Medi-Cal...
  • Sanctuary Cities Vow to Make ‘1 Million Immigrants’ Citizens to Oppose Trump

    07/05/2017 1:57:43 PM PDT · by Lera · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/4/17 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    “Sanctuary cities” across the country are pledging to make one million immigrants into U.S. citizens this year, partly as a response to the policies of President Donald Trump. According to the Washington Examiner, the initiative is being pushed by a group called “Naturalize NOW!”—which is tying its campaign to patriotic American holidays like the Fourth of July. Announced on Flag Day, the Examiner reports: [t]he ‘Naturalize NOW!’ campaign, which includes liberal and progressive groups and elected officials, heralded the mayors of the cities in joining the national effort. Among the cities cited in an Independence Day notice from Mi Familia:...
  • Cue the Protests: Philly Theater Company to Stage Musical Comedy About Abortion

    07/08/2017 7:49:31 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies ^ | 7/05/17 | By Victor Fiorillo
    Normally, when we get a press release from a local theater company about its latest work, the press release includes, you know, the name of the play. But Philly theater company Lightning Rod Special bucked that trend this week went they sent us a notice announcing its musical comedy about abortion, which debuts in August at the Painted Bride. “We were going with ‘Fetus Chorus,’” explains co-creator Alice Yorke, pictured below. “But there were a lot of mixed feelings about it. The best comment we got was, ‘I understand you want to provoke your audience, but do you want to...
  • Voter Registration Changes Since Nov (5 Battleground States)

    07/07/2017 11:39:36 AM PDT · by LS · 95 replies
    various secretary of state websites | 7/7/2017 | LS
    As many of you know, I've been tracking voter registration changes since November in 11 battleground states. In some rust belt states, the population is decreasing, so both parties may see a decline, but the numbers represented below, whether actual increase or decline are the NET gains of Republicans over Democrats since November. PA Rs +104,000 (this is one of the states in decline, but Ds are falling much faster. This represents an additional net R gain of 2k in just a month. NM Rs +11,218 NC (these numbers only came up recently) Rs +61k AZ Rs +9,200 (this is...