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  • Jill Biden to attend NFC Championship game in Philadelphia

    01/29/2023 1:59:38 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/29/2023 | Olafiamihan oshin
    First Lady Jill Biden will be cheering on her hometown Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to the White House. Biden grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb, and the president often references her allegiance to teams from the city. Jill Biden made an appearance at an Eagles game against rival Dallas Cowboys earlier this season to raise cancer awareness along with the NFL’s and the American Cancer Society’s “Crucial Catch” initiative, aimed to promote early detection and risk reduction of cancer.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Inside America's Zombieland: Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood looks like a scene from the WALKING DEAD

    01/21/2023 11:22:30 AM PST · by CFW · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/19/23 | Harriett Alexander
    The Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia - known as 'ground zero' for the city's drug epidemic - is in crisis due to widespread abuse of an animal tranquilizer called xylazine. Addicts are shooting up in broad daylight, hunched over in a stupor or passed out on the streets. Many have raw, gaping wounds in desperate need of medical attention. And there are needles, syringes and garbage littered across the sidewalks. 'I've never seen human beings remain in these kinds of conditions,' said Sarah Laurel, who runs outreach organization Savage Sisters.
  • Bystanders did nothing as woman was raped on Philadelphia train, police say

    01/17/2023 8:52:27 AM PST · by grundle · 53 replies
    FOX 29 Philadelphia ^ | October 18, 2021
    Authorities say other riders who witnessed an alleged sexual assault on a SEPTA train last week "should have intervened." Instead, police say some held up their phones in the direction of the attack. Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and related counts in the incident.
  • Over 500 Homicides in Mayor Jim Kenney’s Philadelphia During 2022

    01/01/2023 7:21:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/01/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    There were over 500 homicides in Mayor Jim Kenney’s (D) Philadelphia in 2022, making 2022 the second consecutive year that the threshold of at least 500 homicides has been reached. On Christmas Day, the Philly Tribune reported the city reached 500 homicides and six days later, on December 30, 2022, WHYY noted the death tally had risen to 514.
  • Study: Dem-Run Chicago 3X More Dangerous Than Afghan Combat Zone, And It Gets Worse

    12/29/2022 5:48:38 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | December 28, 2022 | John McCann
    some of America’s largest cities are more dangerous for young males than a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. The study, conducted by the JAMA Network, included the cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York City. ... Zip codes with the most violence in Chicago and Philadelphia had a notably higher risk of firearm-related death than US military personnel who served during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ... violence the same or greater than the risks faced by soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan; in some places, the death risk was almost double that of war.” ......
  • Veteran News Anchor Jim Gardner Makes His Goodbye Count by Telling Truth About the Press

    12/23/2022 11:51:17 AM PST · by 7thson · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/22/2022 | Ron Dicker
    “The American free press has been under attack, not by forces from other countries, but from elements embedded in our own society, and even our own government. It worries me deeply,” Gardner said.After an anecdote about Thomas Jefferson’s deep belief in freedom of the press, Gardner delivered his most important message about the fourth estate.“We are not the enemy of the people,” he said.
  • Legendary Philly Soul Hitmaker Thom Bell Dead At 79 (Backstabbers, Rubberband Man, I'll Be Around)

    12/22/2022 7:19:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    STEREOGUM ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2022 | Rachel Brodsky
    Thom Bell, the Jamaican-born producer, arranger, songwriter, and pillar of ’70s Philadelphia soul, has died. The news was confirmed by Philadelphia radio station WDAS-FM. Bell was best known for his work in the “Mighty Three” with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff; together, the trio created what became known as the “Sound Of Philadelphia.” He was 79. Born in Jamaica in 1941, Bell moved to Philadelphia as a child. He studied classical music, and as a teen sang with Gamble, Huff, and Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates. His first major break in soul music was with Cameo Records, where he...
  • Philadelphia mayor 'disappointed' court ordered removal of box covering Christopher Columbus statue

    12/10/2022 11:52:31 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 Dec 2022 | TJ Swigart and Minyvonne Burke
    Philadelphia's mayor said he is "disappointed" that a court ordered the city to remove a plywood box covering a statue of Christopher Columbus. A spokesperson for Jim Kenney said the office believes the statue should be removed from Marconi Plaza.... ...Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt handed down her ruling on Friday, telling the city that if it disagrees with the statue's "message" it can add a plaque..."More to the point, the City accepted the donation of the Columbus statue in 1876. It has a fiduciary duty to preserve that statue, which it designated an historic object in 2017," the judge wrote.
  • Boy killed in the '50s is finally ID'd

    12/08/2022 9:38:41 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 63 replies
    ABC news ^ | 12/8/2022 | not shown
    A little boy killed more than 60 years ago has finally been identified thanks to police work and DNA analysis, The case, known as "the boy in the box," is Philadelphia's oldest unsolved homicide.the Philadelphia Police Department said. On Feb. 25, 1957, a naked, emaciated boy between 4 and 6 years old was found dead in a box in a wooded area in northeast Philadelphia. He had been severely beaten, Philadelphia Police Capt. Jason Smith said. No one ever came forward to claim him, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said. The boy has now been identified as Joseph Augustus Zarelli,...
  • 'We are tired of this nonsense': Gas station owner tired of violent crime plaguing Philadelphia hires armored, heavily armed guards

    12/07/2022 2:01:06 PM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 6, 2022 | Joseph Mackinnon
    Philadelphia's police force remains understaffed. According to the Philadelphia Police Department, there have been 478 murders so far this year. The odds of becoming a victim of a property crime in the city are 1 in 34. One North Philadelphia proprietor has had enough. No longer willing to leave his life, his livelihood, and his customers' well-being to chance, Neil Patel, who runs Karco gas station at Broad and Clearfield streets, has raised his own defense force. It is unclear, however, if elements of that force's past offenses will come back to jeopardize the initiative. Patel owns 22 gas stations...
  • Gas Station Owner Hires Security Guards with AR-15s: ‘We Are Tired of the Nonsense’

    12/06/2022 9:37:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/06/2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    Philadelphia gas station owner Neil Patel hired security guards with AR-15s to deal with all the “nonsense, drug trafficking, hanging around, [and] gangs” endangering his employees. Patel, who has a Karco gas station, hired “Pennsylvania S.I.T.E Agents clad with Kevlar vest and AR-15s or shotguns” to keep his employees safe, FOX 29 reports. “They are forcing us to hire the security, high-level security, state level. We are tired of this nonsense: robbery, drug trafficking, hanging around, gangs,” Patel said.
  • Philadelphia: UPenn Student Was Battered in ‘Unprovoked’ Assault

    12/05/2022 11:43:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    National File ^ | December 4, 2022 | by CULLEN MCCUE
    Philadelphia police are searching for a black female suspect who viciously assaulted a University of Pennsylvania student in Center City. The “violent and unprovoked assault” left a 23-year-old female student with a broken nose and fears that she can no longer attend classes safely. Philadelphia’s continuing crime crisis has increasingly affected university students in recent weeks, prompting fears that the city’s numerous colleges could see a drop in enrollment if the issues are left unaddressed. “She turned toward me and started running toward me. (She) swung on me and broke my glasses and my nose,” the student, who wished to...
  • Philly Police to Reveal ID of ‘Boy in the Box' Next Week, Sources Say (1957 Case)

    12/01/2022 5:22:53 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    NBC 10 - Philadelphia ^ | 30 November | Staff
    More than six decades since an unidentified boy was found dead and abandoned in Philadelphia, police have identified the child and are set to reveal the boy's name next week, sources confirmed with NBC10. On February 25, 1957, a boy between the ages of 3 and 7, was found dead, naked and severely beaten in a cardboard box on the side of Susquehanna Road in Philadelphia’s Fox Chase neighborhood.
  • Pennsylvania Senate Calls Philadelphia DA Krasner to Impeachment Trial

    11/30/2022 7:32:14 PM PST · by lightman · 7 replies
    epoch times ^ | 30 November A.D. 2022 | Beth Brelje
    The Pennsylvania Senate voted 29-19 on Wednesday to call Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, a Democrat, to Senate chambers for a trial to answer for seven articles of impeachment against him. The articles could result in his removal from office. But the timing of this move is awkward because it was done in a special session on Nov. 30, the last day of the 2021-2022 session. The new session starts at midnight, but no action will be taken because newly elected lawmakers take their oaths of office and are seated in January. “The majority party is attempting to set an...
  • Woman Decapitated in “House of Horrors” Philadelphia Home; Police Arrest Ahmad Shareef in Brutal Killing

    11/30/2022 10:19:30 AM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 11/30/2022 | KRISTINN TAYLOR
    A 41-year-old woman was found decapitated in the kitchen of her Philadelphia home Tuesday afternoon. Police arrested 34-year-old Ahmad Shareef who was found hiding in bushes several blocks away and charged him with murder and abuse of a corpse. Shareef is being held without bail. The victim was identified as Leila Al Raheel. Both are reported to be Syrian immigrants. Reports state the murder was domestic violence. Neighbors said multiple children and adults lived in the house and that it was the scene of “constant drama” with police called there many times. One said it was a “house of horrors.”...
  • Pennsylvania Senate Called Back to Session to Start Krasner Impeachment

    11/23/2022 6:20:26 PM PST · by lightman · 15 replies
    epoch times ^ | 23 November A.D. 2022 | Beth Brelje
    The Pennsylvania Senate will head back to its chamber after Thanksgiving to start the impeachment process of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Split along party lines, House Republicans voted 107–85 on Nov. 16 to impeach Krasner, saying he violated his oath of office by enforcing policies that have been a direct cause of rising crime in Philadelphia. It is a vote that may not have happened next session, when Democrats take control of the House. “The Senate’s Constitutional obligations are clear, so we are prepared to fulfill our duties and continue the impeachment process of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner...
  • 'This is now a knife fight': Philadelphia DA rails against impeachment vote

    11/22/2022 5:48:29 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia’s Democratic district attorney had harsh words for the Pennsylvania Legislature in his first public statement since the vote last week to impeach him. Lawmakers and community activists joined Larry Krasner on Monday as he called the vote a product of the “MAGA wing” of the Republican Party and said the movement to reform the criminal justice system will not be silenced. “Once again, they're trying to tell you all what you think,” he said. “Well, the people know what they think.”
  • Gisele Fetterman: ‘Cruel’ for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to Bus Illegal Aliens to Sanctuary City Philadelphia

    11/17/2022 12:51:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/2022 | John Binder
    Gisele Fetterman, the wife of Senator-elect John Fetterman of Pennsylvania (D), says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is playing “political games” that are “cruel” by his sending the first busload of border crossers and illegal aliens to the sanctuary city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On Wednesday, as Breitbart News revealed in exclusive footage, a busload of border crossers and illegal aliens arrived in Philadelphia, where District Attorney Larry Krasner — backed by billionaire George Soros — says they will be “proudly” welcomed.
  • Democrat-Run Philadelphia: Gas Station Carjackings More Than Quadrupled in 2022

    11/17/2022 6:53:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    Carjackings at gas stations in Democrat-run Philadelphia are up over 400 percent in 2022 compared to 2021. There were seven carjackings at gas stations in Philadelphia in 2021, and there were already 30 such carjackings by November 14 of 2022, ABC 6 notes. In other crimes, “There have been 69 armed robberies at the pumps this year, compared to 65 in all of last year.”
  • Philadelphia Prepares to Receive ‘Dozens of Migrants’ Bused from Texas

    11/14/2022 11:37:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/2022 | Bob Price
    Officials in Philadelphia are preparing to join the list of sanctuary cities receiving busloads of migrants sent by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The mayor said they are preparing to receive “dozens of migrants” being bused from Del Rio. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told NBCPhiladelphia, “We were getting information from various advocacy sources that they were on their way, but we don’t know whether or not they’ve actually left. It’s like a 36-40 hour bus trip, so they could be coming any time tomorrow, Tuesday – but whatever day they come, we’ll welcome them with open arms.”