DAILY GRINDER: Trocadero Bomb Threat Empty
An anonymous email was sent to the Trocadero last night, threatening an attack on the concert hall. That email read, in part: “this is 2 let u know that bomb at the trocadero set for tonight…it is there now. not only is bomb there now i have weapons there that i will use to cause mass destruction tonight. the media knows about this i want as many people as possible to see what we can do before the main event. dont try to stop me this has to be done and i want people to know we can do this. be there for my show tonight and listen to my story. no one will make it out…hospitals be ready–u will be busy tonight.” I was there for about an hour and PW live-blogged the threat, or lack thereof (you can see it: @phillyweekly … if you want?). A half-dozen or so members of the media showed up to get a glimpse. Multiple police went inside, including a K9 unit. There were several plainclothes officers and detectives, as well. Nothing happened. Police declared the spot safe around 7 p.m. and there’s going to be a continued investigation into who sent the email.
One-time Eagle running back Brian Westbrook retired as an Eagle. That’s cool.
The Republican National Convention last night was a scary, disgusting ordeal. Especially Mike Huckabee. And all the others. That is all.
Philly priest James J. Brennan, who got out of his abuse trial earlier this year on a hung jury, is set to be retried on March 6th.
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund are supporting a brief filed yesterday that says Asian Americans are vulnerable under the Voter ID law because of their naming customs. Specifically, Asian family names often precede given names, which can cause errors in official documentation.
Philly drivers are among nation’s worst, or something. Who cares!
With all that’s gone on with the ‘Mitt Romney is the Republican nominee’ thing, the ad geniuses and money people in the GOP seem to be walking away from Pennsylvania, chalking it up as a loss in November. There may be what’s called a “convention bump” after this week’s hellfire ends, and the commercials/money may come back, but don’t count on it.
Or maybe the money people will focus all their time on Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith. Ha! Just kidding! That guy and his rape gaffes.