Posts Tagged ‘Seth Williams’
DAILY GRINDER: Obama-Romney Battles Happening Here, Now

DAILY GRINDER: Obama-Romney Battles Happening Here, Now

District Attorney Seth Williams is taking on Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for recent statements. Romney recently claimed Obama didn’t get “the message in Wisconsin” that America doesn’t want the government to hire “more government workers.” Specifically, said Romney: “[Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers.”...

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‘Seth and the City’ Through The Years

‘Seth and the City’ Through The Years

Friends of District Attorney Seth Williams’ have gotten a wee bit of negative press lately regarding their annual ‘Seth and/in the City’ fundraiser. See, this year’s invite, with that hilarious above title, not just told attendees to “dress like a star and put on your sexiest shoes,” but donate to the DA’s political action committee. Donations?...

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Mayor Nutter, DA Williams, Others Unveil Obama ‘Truth Team’

Mayor Nutter, DA Williams, Others Unveil Obama ‘Truth Team’

Mayor Michael Nutter and several other local politicians met this afternoon in City Hall to unveil the local arm of President Obama’s “Truth Team,” a national effort meant to promote the president’s achievements in office and fight back against what supporters say are right-wing distortions of his record. “We’re here today to…make sure people...

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Mumia Abu-Jamal is Off Death Row—but Some Supporters Say That May be Worse

Citing scant evidence against him and harsh conditions in his new prison, supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal are gathering to get his new prison location changed with the eventual goal of freeing him. Yesterday, supporters of Abu-Jamal gathered at the Calvary Church in West Philadelphia to discuss recent high- and lowlights of the former Black Panther’s case. Abu-Jamal...

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DAILY GRINDER: New Congressional District Maps Are Here

This is Pennsylvania’s likely new congressional map. Redistricted. Districts are “stretching west.” Enjoy. Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer Joseph Amendola has been acting extremely reasonable during the entirety of the trial on behalf of his trial, correct? Yeah, not so much. Here are a few quotes: “This cockamamie about face is consistent with everything...

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DAILY GRINDER: DA Williams to Address Future of Mumia Abu-Jamal Today? (Updated)

DA Seth Williams is expected to hold a press conference regarding the future of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal today. Last night, a federal judge ordered the state to take action (conduct a new sentencing hearing on the case, seek the death penalty again or order Jamal to life in prison). Williams will answer and Daniel Faulkner’s (who Jamal killed) widow,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Ladies Not Charmed by Governor Corbett

According to a Quinnipiac Poll, Governor Tom Corbett has reached Bob Casey-like numbers in the state: 39 approve, 37 disapprove, 24 have no opinion. Weird part: almost half of all Pennsylvania women disapprove of the dude. Growing up in a small town, no one ever told him you gotta buy a lady a drink before she let’s you defund her son’s kindergarten....

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DAILY GRINDER: Now Planned Parenthood Will Run Ads Against You

Apples, how you like them? Now that a few lines have been drawn in the Planned Parenthood congressional funding debate – and the women’s health provider came out unscathed – they’re going on the offensive. They’ve released an ad against several Republican lawmakers, and one Democrat, who “voted to betray” women and thousands of families who rely...

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Daily Grinder: 19,400 Reasons To Get Smart(er) On Crime!

Daily Grinder: 19,400 Reasons To Get Smart(er) On Crime!

District Attorney Seth Williams admits, maybe, there may have been, like, a mistake or two when he mass-dismissed the criminal charges against 19,400 fugitives who’ve skipped bail. Sex crimes and robberies were erased as part of the plan and Williams says these serious crimes were miscoded by the courts and then withdrawn “in error” by his office. But,...

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Daily Grinder: Philadelphia Studies

Daily Grinder: Philadelphia Studies

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a report out showing how bad poverty really is for our nation’s children. A quick, easy read it is not. 15.5 million children – one in five – live in poverty in the United States. Given the severity of the current recession, 21 percent of American households with children are estimated “food insecure” –...

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