Activists disrupt poverty lesson at Philadelphia City Hall, take Councilman Curtis Jones on a city tour
On Tuesday during a poverty lesson at Philadelphia City Hall, activists disrupted Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and convinced him to go on a tour of Philadelphia’s impoverished neighborhoods.
“We don’t need simulation here,” Black Lives Matter activist said Asa Khalif after grabbing the microphone. “We can take you to those places where people are actually in poverty and actually would need help and assistance.”
In full cooperation, Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. said, “we could go now.”
Councilman Jones Jr. and two other activists departed from Philadelphia City Hall embarking on a 20-minute walk to one Philadelphia neighborhood where residents are suffering from drug addiction, police badgering and fatal shootings.
The unexpected trip following the poverty lesson, in a city where more than 1 out of 4 residents live in destitution and poverty was quite an eye-opener for Councilman Jones, who was the only council member to go on the tour. The remaining members stayed at City Hall to participate in the poverty simulation.
“We have to do better. We can’t just allow this,” said Jones. “It’s not a simulation. For these people, it’s real.”
Rose McGowan responds to arrest warrant
An arrest warrant has been issued for actress Rose McGowan for drug possession.
According to a statement from Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department, the warrant was issued in February for an incident alleged to have occurred in January near Washington. DC.
“On February 1, 2017, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Rose McGowan, an actress from Encino, California, for possession of a controlled substance,” the statement read. “The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings that tested positive for narcotics and were left behind on United flight 653 arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on January 20, 2017.”
It’s unclear as to when McGowan learned of the warrant, but on Monday she tweeted a question: “Are they trying to silence me?”
Note found in truck claims Manhattan attack done for ISIS, source says
The suspect of Manhattan terror attack, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov was charged this afternoon with material support to a terrorist organization and destruction of a motor vehicle.
In what New York City officials have deemed as an “act of terror”, the 29-year-old drove a rental truck down a busy bicycle lane near the World Trade Center on October 31st, killing eight people and injuring almost a dozen others.
According to NYPD, Saipov crashed the truck into a school bus then exited the vehicle while displaying firearm replicas then was immediately shot in the abdomen by police. The suspect remained in police custody and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
A note was found by authorities in the truck Sayfullo Saipov allegedly used in the New York terror attack claiming he did it in the name of ISIS.