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  • At Least 90 Carjackings in Philadelphia in First Two Weeks of 2022

    01/15/2022 8:42:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    Philadelphia witnessed at least 90 carjackings during the first two weeks of 2022 following a sharp increase in 2021. On January 13, 2022, NBC Philadelphia reported 90 carjackings had occurred in the city. FOX News noted that these early 2022 carjackings follow a 2021 that saw a 34 percent increase in carjackings compared to 2020.
  • Idiot smoker kills 12 people in Philadelphia

    01/11/2022 11:37:36 AM PST · by grundle · 62 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 11, 2022 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Idiot smoker kills 12 people in PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Inquirer reports:A 5-year-old boy who escaped the fire that killed 12 people in a Fairmount apartment Wednesday told investigators the blaze started after he accidentally lit a Christmas tree on fire while playing with a lighter, according to police records obtained by The Inquirer.I don’t blame the child for this.I do blame the smoker who left their lighter within reach of the child.
  • Historians Warn Against Rushing to Take Down Statues

    08/28/2017 12:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Northwest Herald ^ | Aug. 26, 2017 | Colleen Long
    It’s not just about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward Native Americans), the man for whom Boston’s Faneuil Hall is named (slave trader) and former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo (bigotry). Historians interviewed by The Associated Press offered varying thoughts about where exactly the line should be drawn in judging someone’s statue-worthiness, but they agreed on one thing: Scrapping a monument is not a decision that should be made in haste during political fervor....
  • 46 Philadelphia schools to move to remote learning due to omicron, winter storm

    01/08/2022 7:53:00 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/08/2022 | Brad Dress
    The omicron variant and a heavy winter storm have temporarily reduced staffing in Philadelphia public schools, leading more than 40 to switch to remote learning starting Monday. At least 46 public schools in the Philadelphia School District will be "100%" remote from Jan. 10 to Jan. 14, the superintendent of Philadelphia's school district, William Hite, said in a statement released on Friday.
  • Child playing with lighter may have sparked deadly fire in Philadelphia’s Fairmount section: DA

    01/06/2022 4:41:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 6, 2022 | By Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    A child playing with a cigarette lighter near a Christmas tree may have sparked the deadly Philadelphia fire that killed at least a dozen people — including eight children. An application for a warrant filed Wednesday cites “information that a child age 5 or under was playing with a lighter and lit the tree on fire,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The Wednesday-morning blaze swept through the Fairmount rowhouses, with the victims believed to include two mothers and their children, the Inquirer said. Sources told the newspaper that the child who allegedly started the blaze ran outside as flames engulfed the...
  • 13 people dead after row house fire in Fairmount section of Philadelphia, sources say

    01/05/2022 7:34:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    WPVI ^ | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:11AM
    There was no immediate word as to the ages of those who died. Neighbors say there were a number of children who lived inside the home. The fire broke out around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of N. 23rd Street. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames shooting from the second story of the three-story row house. The fire department said it took about 50 minutes to bring the fire under control. The view from the Action Cam and Chopper 6 showed multiple fire crews on the scene. Philadelphia police say the house had been converted into two apartments....
  • Over 330 Kids With COVID Now Being Admitted Per Day to Hospitals as Omicron Sweeps U.S.

    01/01/2022 1:52:21 AM PST · by blueplum · 82 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 30 December 2021 | LORA KORPAR
    Though child COVID-19 hospitalizations remain much lower than adult levels, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data showed that the number of children hospitalized for the virus increased last week by 58 percent over the previous week. The CDC said that between December 21 and December 27, an average of 334 children under the age of 17 had to be admitted to hospitals each day. This is the highest peak since September. During the same December period, about 9,400 people of all ages were hospitalized with the virus per day, meaning that despite the increase in kids' hospitalizations, children...
  • QB Nick Foles praises Jesus after comeback win in first start with Bears since 2020

    12/27/2021 11:55:58 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 23 replies
    Sports Spectrum ^ | December 27, 2021 | Cole Claybourne
    It had been 364 days since his last appearance, and more than a year since his last start, but Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles made the most of his opportunity on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. With starter Justin Fields and backup Andy Dalton out due to injuries, Foles’ name was called. And Foles — who first rose to fame by leading the Philadelphia Eagles to an incredible win in Super Bowl LII after replacing injured starter Carson Wentz late in the season — led the Bears to a 25-24 comeback win on Sunday in the snow. The victory, Chicago’s...
  • Approximately 2,200 Shot This Year in Mayor Jim Kenney’s Philadelphia

    12/27/2021 10:31:38 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/27/2021 | Awr Hawkins
    Approximately 2,200 people have been shot during 2021 in Mayor Jim Kenney’s (D) troubled Philadelphia. 6 ABC reports “nearly 1,800” people had been shot and wounded and another 473 had been shot and killed as of December 22, 2021. Overall, Philadelphia witnessed 547 homicides by December 22 as well.
  • 2 Democrat lawmakers carjacked within 16 hours

    12/24/2021 11:15:33 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    One America News ^ | December 24, 2021
    Two Democrat lawmakers were recently carjacked within 16 hours of each other.Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (Pa.) was robbed and carjacked in broad daylight at FDR Park in South Philadelphia on Wednesday. Two gunmen demanded the congresswoman hand over her keys and belongings, which included her government issued ID and cell phone....There have reportedly been more than 700 carjackings in Philadelphia this year alone. The incident comes after Illinois State Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford was also carjacked just 16 hours earlier on Tuesday.Authorities said three masked suspects stole Lightford’s vehicle Tuesday night in a Chicago suburb. Cynthia Boyd witnessed the...
  • Boys, 13 and 16, and girl, 14, arrested for 'carjacking Democratic Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon at gunpoint' are released back to their parents: Psaki says Biden has called her and is committed to give more funds to cops

    12/23/2021 11:15:41 AM PST · by DFG · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/2021 | Katelyn Caralle
    Joe Biden called Democratic Representative Mary Gay Scanlon after she was carjacked in Philadelphia on Wednesday as its revealed the robbers ranged in age from 13-19. 'Is the president taking crime in big cities more seriously now that a Democratic member of Congress, Mary Gay Scanlon, has been carjacked at gunpoint?' Fox News' Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at Thursday's briefing. 'Let me first say that we're relieved that she was not injured,' Psaki replied. 'And the president called her and spoke with her this morning, as well.' 'It is absolutely unacceptable for any American, whether...
  • Pennsylvania Dem who backed police 'reform' is carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia

    12/23/2021 4:15:21 AM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-23-21 | David Aaro
    Pennsylvania Dem who sponsored police 'reform' bill gets carjacked in crime-surging Philadelphia U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, D-Pa., was carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia on Wednesday as crime continues to surge in major cities across the country. Scanlon, whose district includes parts of Philadelphia and its western suburbs, was returning to her vehicle after attending a meeting when the alleged crime occurred, her office said in a statement. "The Congresswoman was physically unharmed," the statement added. "She thanks the Philadelphia Police Department for their swift response, and appreciates the efforts of both the Sergeant at Arms in D.C. and her...
  • A Cannoli Catastrophe Almost derailed the 100th Termini Bros. Christmas in South Philadelphia. Almost.

    12/22/2021 7:03:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Dec 12, 2021 | Anna Orso
    Thanks to some Philly grit and neighborly assistance, the 80-year-old machine that threatened Termini's Christmas is back up and rolling. Vincent Termini Jr. was panicking. As the Christmas season, the busiest time of year for his family’s famous South Philadelphia bakery, got underway, a large piece of equipment in their main bakery had seized. It just stopped. This wasn’t just any machine. The “dough breaker” is an 80-year-old piece of specialty equipment straight from Italy that’s a critical component in the process of making cannoli, by-far the most popular item at Termini Bros. during the holidays. That key step in...
  • Teachers stage ‘sick out’ after Pennsylvania high school student dies of COVID

    12/21/2021 9:49:14 PM PST · by BusterDog · 28 replies
    Centre Daily ^ | 12/21/21
    Dozens of teachers at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania staged a mass ‘sick out’ following the death of 17-year-old student Alayna Thach, who contracted COVID-19 in early December and passed away the week after.
  • Michael Fanone, D.C. Officer Beaten by Capitol Rioters, Quits Force to Join CNN

    12/21/2021 3:34:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    NewsWeek via MSN ^ | 12/21/2021 | Katherine Fung
    Biden offers rare praise of Trump during Covid speech Utah billionaire leaves Mormon church, donates $600K to LGBTQ group Michael Fanone, the District of Columbia police officer who was dragged into a mob and beaten by rioters during the U.S. Capitol attack last January, has resigned from the force and will take a job with CNN. --snip-- Fanone made many public appearances following the attack, repeatedly speaking out against lawmakers who downplayed the seriousness of the day's events and warning that the riot posed a legitimate threat to democracy.
  • How George Soros funded progressive ‘legal arsonist’ DAs behind US crime surge

    12/16/2021 6:18:43 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2021 | Isabel Vincent
    For the last several years, billionaire philanthropist George Soros has been quietly financing a revolution in criminal justice reform, doling out tens of millions of dollars to progressive candidates in district attorney races throughout the country amid movements to abolish bail and defund the police. Working with an activist attorney, Soros, 91, mainly funnels cash through a complicated web of federal and state political action committees as well as non-profits from coast to coast, public records show. Last year, the Foundation to Promote Open Society, a nonprofit in Soros’ orbit, gave $3 million to the Community Resource Hub for Safety...
  • Shocking moment son, 14, shoots robber in the FACE at his family's Philadelphia pizza shop: Suspect is in critical condition

    12/16/2021 9:02:34 AM PST · by DFG · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/16/2021 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    Disturbing surveillance video shows a 14-year-old Philadelphia boy pulling out a gun and shooting a robber in the face to stop him from ransacking the cash register at his family's pizzeria. The violent incident took place around 9.30pm on December 9 at Bold Pizza on Spring Garden Street, just a few blocks away from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. According to the police, the 33-year-old suspect walked into the pizza shop just minutes after taking part in another robbery targeting a CVS pharmacy a block away. Armed robberies have skyrocketed by more than 40 percent in the City of Brotherly...
  • Philadelphia Officials Warn Against Hosting Holiday Gatherings Involving Multiple Households

    12/15/2021 10:29:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/2021 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Philadelphia health officials have called on residents to avoid hosting inter-household holiday gatherings this year to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Fox News 29 reports: On Monday, health officials stated that the city has seen COVID-19 infections rate double in the past few weeks, and hospitalizations increase by about 50%. The city announced a new vaccine mandate impacting indoor dining establishments would be implemented on Jan. 3 in response to the rising case counts. They followed up Monday’s mandate announcement with new guidance for holiday gatherings.
  • [Business Insider] The life of Jake Tapper: How a high school prankster became a journalistic icon, author, and champion of truth

    10/07/2021 11:04:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    businessinsider ^ | Sep 10, 2019 | James Pasley
    CNN's Jake Tapper is one of the most well-known television journalists in the US. Tapper values truth, transparency, honesty, and kindness, according to interviews. He's naturally skeptical and, to remain neutral, he doesn't vote. Politico says he could be the best current television interviewer in the US. He grew up in a Philadelphia "hippy" household, but one focused on what was right and wrong. After three years he left Washington City Paper to become the Washington Correspondent for Salon. His editor at the time Joan Walsh said it was clear that he wasn't ideologically driven. Tapper's wife says her husband...
  • Pizza Shop Employee's Son, 14, Shoots Would-Be Robber in Face

    12/10/2021 5:04:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 12/10/21 | David Chang, Rudy Chinchilla
    The 14-year-old son of a pizza shop employee shot one of three would-be robbers in the face after he started choking his mom in Philadelphia, police said Police arrived at the shop in the Spring Garden neighborhood shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday and noticed a trail of blood that began inside the restaurant and went on for three blocks into the subway station at Broad and Spring Garden streets. The employee told police three men had entered and demanded money from the cash register, which she told them she couldn’t open because she needed a code. Other employees said one...