Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tag: Philadelphia

Philadelphia police commissioner confirms officer will be fired after fatally shooting...

"As we continue to investigate the police-involved shooting of a 12-year-old boy, @PPDCommish is taking direct action to suspend the shooting officer, with the intent to dismiss after 30 days due to violations of PPD’s Use of Force directive."

Black mom swarmed & beaten by Philly riot police with toddler...

“The police have not offered an explanation as to why they acted the way they did that night. They responded instead with a police investigation into Rickia.”

It may not be sunny in Philadelphia, but the town’s not...

There is widespread anger at the police for this latest police killing, and calls for an end to police using weapons to deal with mentally ill persons, but Philadelphia is not ablaze or in chaos.

Former Philadelphia city employee pleads guilty to public corruption charges

“This case is one of a bad actor who abused his position and took advantage of the system for his own personal gain.”

Philadelphia DA vows to arrest federal officers if they assault protestors

“Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office.”

Philly SWAT cop charged with assault for pepper-spraying kneeling protesters on...

“The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office will not make excuses for crimes committed by law enforcement that demean the democratic freedoms so many Americans have fought and died to preserve.”

Former Philadelphia judge of elections convicted on bribery charges

Domenick DeMuro received multiple bribes from an unidentified political consultant working on behalf of several candidates in exchange for stuffing the ballot boxes with fraudulent votes.

Philadelphia domestic workers win a new bill of rights

"I deserve to be respected at my workplace - which is others' home - and to receive the same rights and protections that other workers receive."

72 Philadelphia cops placed on administrative leave for racist social media...

The Philadelphia police commissioner announced Wednesday that 72 officers have been placed on desk duty as an investigation into racist and bigoted...

Progressive Briefing for Monday, July 30, 2018

California wildfires rage, Philadelphia refuses to share information with ICE, Koch brothers turn on Trump, and more.

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The truth behind “self-made” billionaires

Billionaires are not made by rugged individuals. They’re made by policy failures. And a system that rewards wealth over work.

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

‘People power has won the day’: Manchin dirty deal defeated

"Manchin's dirty deal went down in flames today because Indigenous and frontline communities raised their voices."

Burning books (or rather book companies)

Think of this as the modern capitalist version of burning books, though as with those fossil-fuel companies, it is, in reality, more like burning the future.

MAGA, Tea Party’s steroidal cousin, will outlast Trump – but only by escaping primitive...

Trump finale emerges as the perfect lesson that Pride (still) Goeth Before the Fall, exposing the dangers of not knowing who you are, what you can and can't do.