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  • EXCLUSIVE: [White] Boy Bullied At School Wakes Up To Racist Graffiti On Home [ed]

    02/22/2018 9:58:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CBS Phila ^ | February 21, 2018 | Joe Holden
    A first honors student at Mastery Charter Thomas Campus, the 12-year-old loves baseball, but Joey can’t shake the troublemakers at school. “They don’t like me, they never did,” he says. Overnight, this seventh-grader’s schoolyard differences followed him home, spray-painted for all to see on his South Philadelphia home where he lives with his parents and two younger siblings.
  • Philadelphia DA drops cash bail for 'low-level' crimes

    02/21/2018 9:59:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2018 5:02 PM EST | Anthony Izaguirre
    Philadelphia’s top prosecutor said Wednesday his office will stop jailing people who cannot afford to pay cash bail in minor criminal cases, affirming the commitment of the country’s fifth-largest city to a national movement that argues the practice targets poor Americans. District Attorney Larry Krasner said his decision to instruct city prosecutors not to seek a bail payment in a number of misdemeanor and non-violent felony crimes will correct a criminal justice system that discriminates against African-Americans, Latinos and poor people. “There is absolutely no reason why someone who will show up for court, is not a risk of flight,...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new election map

    02/19/2018 12:48:33 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 155 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 February 2018 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision. Most significantly, the new map likely gives Democrats a better shot at winning seats in Philadelphia's heavily populated and...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • After 61 Years, America’s Busiest Highway Is Almost Complete

    02/09/2018 8:09:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 20, 2018 | Robinson Meyer
    PENNINGTON, N.J.—The past few years have been thick with promises of shiny new infrastructure and the revival of American greatness. Funny, then, that so little has been made of a quiet victory for U.S. infrastructure due later this year. By September 2018, one of the country’s most famous civil-engineering projects will finally complete construction, six decades after work on it began. Interstate 95, the country’s most used highway, will finally run as one continuous road between Miami and Maine by the late summer. The interstate’s infamous “gap” on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border will be closed, turning I-95 into...
  • Some Philadelphia Eagles players skipping White House visit over Trump

    02/05/2018 1:40:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | Feburary 5,2018 | Deena Zaru,
    The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in the franchise's history on Sunday, but several players have already indicated that they will not participate in the traditional White House visit, citing their opposition to President Donald Trump. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who also raised his fist during the National Anthem this past season, told CNN on Monday that he intends to skip the White House visit. "Nah, I personally do not anticipate attending," Jenkins told CNN's "New Day." Wide receiver Torrey Smith, who also raised his fist on the field to express solidarity with the "Black...
  • Three Eagles Say They Won’t Visit White House if Invited

    02/05/2018 1:47:01 PM PST · by Cecily · 116 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 5, 2018 | JuliaKate Culpepper
    Less than 24 hours after hoisting the Lombardi Trophy into the air in Minneapolis, the total number of Philadelphia Eagles players who said they won’t visit the White House if the team is invited for the ceremonial championship visit rose to three. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins— a prominent voice the past two seasons in NFL player protests of police brutality and social injustice— told CNN Monday that he will not attend the White House if President Donald Trump was to extend the invitation.
  • Black Lives Matter: Philadelphia Super Bowl Riots Reaction ‘Glaring Example of White Privilege’

    02/05/2018 8:57:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | February 5, 2018 | Chantal da Silva
    In the aftermath of the chaos that erupted in Philadelphia as Eagles fans tore through the streets celebrating their Super Bowl victory, many could not help but notice the difference in how the public and officials reacted to riots by fans compared to those prompted by civil unrest.
  • SNL celebrated the Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl matchup, circa 1775

    02/05/2018 4:21:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Week ^ | February 4, 2018 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl on Sunday night, beating the favored New England Patriots, and even though they played in Minneapolis, there was a distinctly Early Americana vibe with the two colonial-era powerhouses and their mascots — Patriots and Eagles — facing each other. Saturday Night Live ran with that on Saturday night, pitting the Patriots of New England (including Connecticut!) against the Philadelphia delegation (the "Iggles") at a Revolutionary War council in 1775 Philadelphia.
  • What Melania Wore To Watch The Super Bowl Will Show You Where Her Allegiance Truly Lies

    02/04/2018 7:20:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 49 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 02/04/2018
    President Trump and the first lady celebrated the Super Bowl at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. To kick off the celebration, Trump and Melania watched the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band and cheerleaders perform patriotic songs in front of the club. Trump, who is a big fan of the New England Patriots, wore a black suit and red tie. Melania was not so subtle. The first lady made sure to show who she was rooting for by wearing Patriots colors. Melania was wearing the red, white and blue of the Patriots as she watched the performance.
  • Eagles, Foles rally to stun Patriots in Super Bowl LII

    02/04/2018 7:55:16 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    This time, the New England Patriots were the victims of a Super Bowl comeback. MVP Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and caught another as the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn. Sunday night to win the franchise’s first NFL championship since 1960.
  • NFL player killed by drunk driver on ICE detainer

    02/04/2018 6:49:54 PM PST · by Tea Party Terrorist · 69 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Feb 4, 2018
    Early this morning, Indiana Colts player Edwin Jackson was struck & killed by a suspected drunk driver who was unlicensed & ran from scene. Inmate booking records show the driver, Alex Cabrera Gonsales, is from Mexico w/an ICE detainer on him. h/t @JTTriguero
  • So folks, what did you do instead of watch the Super Bowl?

    02/04/2018 8:16:37 PM PST · by House Atreides · 196 replies
    So what did you do? If you had a moment of weakness and watched the game, you can also confess here. My family? We ordered Out Back takeout and relaxed at home. Since we have never watched “Ash Versus Evil Dead” we started binge watching Season 1. It’s a hoot and the actor (Bruce Campbell) who plays the lead character bears an uncanny resemblance to Mitt Romney.
  • No players kneel during national anthem at Super Bowl

    02/04/2018 6:50:26 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 02/04/18 | BRANDON CONRADIS
    No players knelt or sat during the national anthem as the Super Bowl kicked off in Minneapolis on Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Pop singer Pink performed a rendition of the song as players for the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles stood on the sidelines.
  • Philadelphia Mayhem ***Live Thread

    02/04/2018 8:24:58 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 47 replies
    Broadcastify ^ | Feb 4th, 2018 | Broadcastify
    Let the Games begin!
  • Stand-up team: No Philadelphia Eagles players knelt for national anthem in 2017

    02/04/2018 11:47:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl but you can’t stand the NFL take-a-knee protests, you may want to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit. The other Super Bowl LII team, the New England Patriots, landed in the middle of the pack with 17 incidents of anthem sitting or kneeling, wedged between the Buffalo Bills with 16 and the Cleveland Browns with...
  • ‘All I know is murder’

    02/04/2018 3:08:37 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/4/18 | Colin Flaherty
    Everything you need to know about the Super Bowl can be found in the rap hit “Dreams and Nightmares,” by Meek Mill. But which more truthfully could be named after a line in the song: "The Murder Game" or "All I Know Is Murder." Everything about how far professional football has fallen and how the NFL celebrates the obscene, the vulgar, the dangerous, and the foolish will be on full display as that song blares as the Eagles take the field. This song that the Eagle players have chosen is about guns, drugs, money, bitches, and murder, over and over...
  • Nick Foles (Eagles QB) plans to become a pastor after football career

    02/02/2018 12:30:08 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 27 replies
    FOX 29 ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | FOX 29
    <p>BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Nick Foles has a calling far greater than throwing touchdown passes.</p> <p>If Foles leads the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, he'll become a folk hero in a city that has desperately waited for a championship since 1960.</p>
  • Hollywood Doc With Matt Damon Disses Charter Schools

    02/01/2018 10:43:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 1, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Perhaps they should have talked to some people who work with them. "A documentary being screened in cities around the country, and shown here to the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), purports to show how our public schools — and public schools everywhere — are being forced to close because charter schools are stealing 'their' money," Anthony Williams, David Hardy & Sharif El-Mekki write in Real Clear Education. "The notion that the closure of several Philadelphia schools was caused by greedy charter school operators is ludicrous." "The primary culprit was a long-accumulating budget deficit (totaling $1.35 billion), brought on by...
  • Why we love Philly ... and it's not just because it's not New England

    02/01/2018 10:55:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 60 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 11:27 a.m. | Susan Jones
    Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have always had a kind of love/hate relationship. We're joined by history and boundaries, but divided by more than 300 miles on the turnpike and more than 1 million people in population (we admit it, Philly's bigger). We might poke fun at the weird accents and food tastes of the other, but just like brothers, we'll defend those same idiosyncrasies against all outsiders. And this weekend, most Pittsburghers will take up arms to root on the Philadelphia Eagles against the much-despised New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. But there's more to love about the City of...