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Does Occupy Philly have a case against city over 2011 arrests?

Does Occupy Philly have a case against city over 2011 arrests?

Twenty-six members of Occupy Philly arrested two years ago after their eviction from Dilworth Plaza are suing the city. They’re claiming their First Amendment Rights to free speech were violated when the city arrested them early on the morning of November 30th, 2011. The evidence? All 26 protesters were later acquitted for charges of blocking a highway, failure...

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After Initial Support, Project HOME Criticizes Homeless Feeding Ban

After Initial Support, Project HOME Criticizes Homeless Feeding Ban

In an open letter to Mayor Michael Nutter, Project HOME co-founder Sister Mary Scuillon says she cannot support the city’s new homeless feeding ban, which goes into effect today. The announcement is a break with the charity’s previous statements, as Scullion was an initial tentative backer of the plan during Nutter’s initial announcement. “We...

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Community Action Groups Shut Down Center City, Protest Gov. Corbett

Community Action Groups Shut Down Center City, Protest Gov. Corbett

When Governor Corbett comes to Philly, he does so with good reason. Like, say, he speaks with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the one group in Southeastern Pennsylvania that may still support his budget priorities. That’s what happened yesterday at the Prince Music Theater—and protesters from several community action groups were ready for his...

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DAILY GRINDER: Activists Barred From Romney Event

DAILY GRINDER: Activists Barred From Romney Event

Photo taken outside the Franklin Institute last night, where protesters were barred from Romney's speech. #OccupyFirstGrade Mitt Romney spoke in front of a Tea Party audience last night at the Franklin Institute and paid $10, $20 or $30 to see him. Romney spent the night talking about how the country needs to heal its partisan divide and find ways to...

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DAILY GRINDER: Occupy Philly Evicted, Again

DAILY GRINDER: Occupy Philly Evicted, Again

Above: The glory days. Occupy Philadelphia decided to camp out and occupy Independence Mall this weekend. Things went pretty well at first. But on Saturday they were asked by park rangers to get a permit. They responded, on Facebook, saying the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was their permit. Legally speaking, that didn’t seem to be the...

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This weekend: Re-Occupy?

This weekend: Re-Occupy?

I'm still waiting for my mask to give me "The Mask"-like powers. Occupy Philly is in the middle of the first week of what you might call a Spring offensive. After a slow but visual winter (they had a few events here and there), Occupy Philly got things kicked off yesterday with a Dr. Seuss skit in front of Wells Fargo bank. Today and this weekend,...

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Protesters Play Hockey on Broad Street to Protest Bank

Protesters Play Hockey on Broad Street to Protest Bank

Philadelphia-based community organizing group Fight For Philly staged a march through Center City yesterday afternoon in search of a bank to protest. And they found it in Wells Fargo on South Broad Street, where they set out to prove a point—by playing hockey. “They took over some loan deals,” says Eric Alick, a member of the group, “and of course they...

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DAILY GRINDER: Another Alleged Philadelphia Terrorist Sympathizer Arrested

Philadelphia resident Bakhtiyor Jumaev was arrested yesterday on charges that he supported a Uzbek terrorist organization when he allegedly sent money to Jamshid Muhtorov, of Colorado. For one reason: “Muhtorov and Jumaev are also suspected of trying to participate in a “wedding” — code for terrorist event or attack — planned by the Islamic Jihad Union,...

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Nutter Feeds Us a Load of Crap With New Homeless Rule

By Daniel Rackley One of the great things about starting the second term of a period in office is that you can afford to enact ridiculous regulations—all the while sparing yourself the burden of worrying about losing your job. Mayor Nutter now has that luxury, and appears to be putting it to use rather quickly. Nutter has launched what is essentially an attack...

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‘Occupy’ Police Capt. Ray Lewis Comes Back to Philly to Set Record Straight

‘Occupy’ Police Capt. Ray Lewis Comes Back to Philly to Set Record Straight

Image: Michael Albany Former Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis, who became a prominent face in the Occupy Wall Street movement last year, stood on the North side of City Hall for a few hours yesterday next to a sign which read, “To understand us, watch ‘Inside Job,’ Free online; a film about Corporate Greed, not 9/11.’” “I want to let people know...

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