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  • Dems sweep all Delco council races in historic rout

    11/09/2019 1:51:34 PM PST · by foreverfree · 40 replies
    Delaware County (PA) Daily Times ^ | 11/6/19 | Kathleen E. Carey
    SWARTHMORE — The Democrats swept every county race Tuesday night. The party will have a 5-0 majority on county council, including its first African-American member, their first Democrat Common Pleas judges and the first female African-American and Muslim judge in the county's history. There were smiles, shouts and cries of joy at the Inn at Swarthmore as the election results rolled in.
  • Nearly Two Dozen Alleged Members of Rival Chester, PA Drug Gangs Arrested in Early Morning

    10/30/2019 10:00:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 10/30/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Nearly Two Dozen Alleged Members of Rival Chester, PA Drug Gangs Arrested in Early Morning Takedown and Charged in Parallel Indictments CHESTER, PA – William M. McSwain, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Michael Harpster, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Philadelphia Office; Jonathan Wilson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration-Philadelphia Field Division; and Katayoun Copeland, District Attorney of Delaware County, jointly announced today the unsealing of two parallel Indictments charging 22 individuals...
  • Judge Strikes Down 3 Laws Limiting Assault Weapons, Ammunition In Pittsburgh

    10/29/2019 2:47:36 PM PDT · by NImerc · 40 replies
    KDKA Pittsburgh ^ | 10/20/2019 | KDKA Pittsburgh
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An Allegheny County judge struck down three gun control laws that limit assault weapons and ammunition in Pittsburgh. The laws were passed after the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue. In 2018, the City of Pittsburgh made three proposals to regulate firearms, ammunition, and firearms The court struck down the ordinances, saying the city didn’t have the authority to implement them. Director of Communications for the Office of Mayor Peduto says in a statement: “The City and its outside legal counsel have always expected this would be a long legal fight and will continue to fight...
  • Does anyone know of any Old Fashioned Amish Villages/Town in either PA()not Lancaster), NY or OH?

    10/27/2019 11:43:18 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 107 replies
    27 Oct 2019 | US Navy Vet
    Does anyone know of any Old Fashioned Amish Villages/Town in either PA()not Lancaster), NY or OH? We will be heeded east next early Summer for a Vacation with Relatives In NYC.
  • Video Shows Armed Robber Make Fatal Mistakes in Philly Shooting

    09/04/2019 6:13:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 4:10 p.m., 26 August 2019, a suspect wearing a hoodie enters a MetroPCS cell phone store in Philadelphia, PA. The store and employees have been the victim of several robberies.  On the alert, the employee watches the suspect intently as he enters the store, carrying a handgun in his left hand. The suspect throws a bag to the employee and tells him to fill it with cell phones. The employee sees his chance. The employee makes the decision to draw and engage the robber. He brought his sights on target, and the robber realized his peril. The video...
  • Philadelphia Wellness Check Results in Hysteria, Anti-gun owner Propaganda

    08/31/2019 5:31:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On 28 August, 2019, relatives of a former gun dealer called the police because they said, they were concerned the 72-Year-old man might be depressed and/or suicidal. I do not know if the man was suicidal or not, but old white men commit the largest percentages of suicides. They tend to use guns to do the deed.  The police raided the house, on the authorization of the relatives. It appears to be a nice home in a nice neighborhood. Bustleton is home to many of Philadelphia's police officers and firefighters.The wellness check turned into a full-blown media circus....
  • Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets

    08/25/2019 9:50:41 AM PDT · by bgill · 58 replies
    mysa ^ | Aug. 24, 2019 | AP
    Hundreds of bicyclists have been caught with their pants down — and their shirts and underwear off, too. The cyclists gathered in a Philadelphia park on Saturday to disrobe before saddling up and setting off on the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride. About 3,000 riders pedal a 10-mile (16-kilometer) course around the City of Brotherly Love while taking in sights including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, organizers say. Some riders wear their birthday suits while others flaunt their underwear or sport just a splash of body paint and glitter... The Philly Naked Bike Ride used to be held in...
  • US State Department removes all mention of Palestinian Authority

    08/25/2019 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/8/19
    The US State Department website has deleted the Palestinian Authority from the list of countries and areas on its website. Until recently, 'Palestinians' appeared on the site under the name 'Palestinian Authority' and before that the 'Palestinian Territories'. Over the past year there has been a significant devaluation of the Palestinian status on the US side, with the State Department ordering to remove any reference that included the word 'occupied territories' in reference to the Palestinian Arabs. .....
  • "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.
  • Police seek woman who urinated on potatoes in Walmart (PA)

    07/30/2019 10:14:03 AM PDT · by bgill · 88 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | July 30, 2019 | AP
    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Police are seeking a woman who they say urinated on potatoes at a Walmart in western Pennsylvania. West Mifflin police posted surveillance photos on their Twitter account. It is not known when the incident took place. A Walmart representative told WPXI-TV an employee saw what the woman was doing. In a statement, Walmart told the station it “it immediately disposed of the affected products and sanitized the area.”
  • Surveillance VIDEO Shows Attack, Defensive Shooting, in Walmart

    07/28/2019 3:58:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday, 5 July 2019, two young women attacked a third woman, Rojanai Alston, in a Walmart store in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.  It was about 9:30 p.m.  A an unknown man accompanying Alston intervened and tried to separate the two women attacking the victim from her. Rojanai had a concealed carry permit, and a handgun, in her purse. As she is resisting the attackers, she manages to pull the pistol from the purse. The young man dives for cover, and the two attackers flee as she fires five shots. It is all shown in the video below. Then Rojanai,...
  • Abbas vows end to cooperation with Israel

    07/25/2019 12:41:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/19
    Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas announced the cessation of operations in a just, comprehensive and lasting peace, but it does not mean that we will agree to the existing situation or surrender to the course of the occupation." "We will never surrender or agree to live with the occupation, nor will we bargain for the deal of the century, because Palestine and Al-Quds are not for sale or bargaining, and they are not real estate transactions. There will be no peace, security and stability in the region and the world if the Palestinian people does not fully realize their rights,"...
  • A Win for Gun Rights in Pennsylvania

    06/07/2019 1:13:34 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 10 replies
    NR ^ | 6/6/2019 | NR
    The Pennsylvania supreme court rules that legal gun owners aren’t second-class constitutional citizens. SCOTUS, take note. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a message that the United States Supreme Court desperately needs to hear: The lawful exercise of your Second Amendment rights does not make you a second-class citizen. Here’s the context. For the last two years, federal courts — including, sadly, the Supreme Court — have endorsed a legal regime where police can use even the lawful exercise of gun rights as a pretext for the violation of other constitutional rights, principally our Fourth Amendment right against...
  • 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...
  • AMBER ALERT Missing 9 Year old Girl in Pennsylvania!!! [Found, Ok]

    05/29/2019 7:08:02 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 67 replies
    Family Member ^ | 05/29/2019 | Self/Family
    AMBER ALERT !!! Edinboro, PA ANYBODY in the Edinboro area..... She was last seen riding her bike on Kinter Hill Rd around 430 and has not been seen since. If you see her please contact Edinboro, PA police at 814-734-1712 with any information. This is Tori Fullerton the Daughter of Son in Laws Uncle.
  • Why a Catholic Marathoner and Jewish Leader Embraced at the Pittsburgh Finish

    05/22/2019 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Runner's World ^ | May 20, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    Walking through the Pittsburgh airport with his wife last October after a beautiful Hawaiian vacation, Matt Scoletti immediately felt the enormous shift that had happened in his hometown. The usual banter and laughter were gone, replaced by a heartbreaking heaviness. A huge sign that adopted the Pittsburgh Steelers logo read “Stronger Than Hate,” in response to the mass shooting in the city that occurred at the Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light House of Worship on October 27th. Scoletti stood in front of it, and a wave of resolve washed over him. “This was not only an attack...
  • POTUS TRUMP RALLY, Tonight (Monday) 7PM Eastern in Montoursville, PA!- LIVE THREAD

    05/20/2019 12:43:50 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 207 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | May 20, 2019 | RSBN TV live
    Trump rally tonight, 7 pm eastern!!!
  • PA: US relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem is illegal

    05/20/2019 1:31:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/19 | Elad Benari
    Riyad Malki, the Palestinian Authority (PA) “foreign minister”, on Wednesday submitted a request to The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for legal action against the US over the relocation of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Ramallah claims the US relocation of the embassy to Jerusalem was “in clear violation of international law”, reported the Turkish Anadolu news agency. “One year after the Trump administration carried out its provocative and illegal action, the State of Palestine continues to seek justice and accountability through the tools and mechanisms available to law-abiding and respecting states within the international system,”...
  • With 2020 Looming, PA Unemployment At Lowest Rate Since 1976 [Pennsylvania]

    05/17/2019 1:07:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Patch ^ | May 17, 2019 | Justin Heinze
    Pennsylvania's unemployment level has plummeted to its lowest point in 43 years. Here's what that could mean for 2020. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate is at a near record low, dropping to just 3.8 percent, the lowest its been since 1976, according to statistics published by the state on Friday. That hovers just over the national rate of 3.6 percent. That number is down a half a percentage point from April 2018, when the unemployment rate sat at 4.3 percent. The total number of Pennsylvanians who are employed — 6,222,000 — is an all-time record, the state says. With Pennsylvania once again...
  • Terrific Trump: Trump About to Flip Another Appeals Court To Conservatives

    05/09/2019 6:15:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 19 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Mahy 8, 2019 | Hank Berrien
    President Trump, who already has had a mammoth impact on America’s judicial system by appointing over 100 judges and flipping the Pennsylvania-based Third Circuit Court of Appeals to majority Republican appointees, is posed to flip another Circuit Court of Appeals: The Second Circuit. There are 13 Circuit Courts of Appeals in the U.S.