Philly Cop Charged With Pointing Gun At People He Crashed Into While Driving Drunk
According to the District Attorney’s Office, a Philadelphia police officer will be fired and faces criminal charges for allegedly crashing his car into another vehicle while driving drunk last Christmas Eve. He then fled the scene and pulled his gun on the people whose vehicle he hit when they caught up to him.
Kevin Klein, 36, a nine-year veteran most recently assigned to Southwest Philadelphia’s 12th District, turned himself in Wednesday and is facing counts including simple assault, driving under the influence, and leaving the scene of an accident, authorities said.
Klein was off duty when his car struck the other car on the 6100 block of Passyunk Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia on Dec. 24, the District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. After he drove away, the statement said, the driver of the car Klein hit — who was not identified — followed him for several miles, and saw the officer’s car swerve and strike a concrete median.
When Klein eventually pulled over, the statement said, he appeared intoxicated and refused to show his driver’s license or other documents. Klein then pulled out his service weapon and pointed it at the people in the other car before driving off, the statement said.
White House, GOP Celebrate Passing Sweeping Tax Bill
Republican lawmakers joined President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate their largest legislative achievement of 2017, in a public ceremony spotlighting the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than 30 years.
“It’s always a lot of fun when you win,” Trump said at the ceremony on the White House lawn, after thanking congressional leaders including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Hailing passage of the GOP’s tax plan and surrounded by dozens of prominent Republicans in Congress, Trump said the package would fulfill his core campaign promise.
“It’s really — it’s simple. When you think you haven’t heard this expression — we are making America great again,” he said, also ticking through a long list of congressional Republicans who helped guide the bill through Congress.
While Republicans cheer the bill’s passage, however, 55% of Americans oppose the plan, according to a new CNN poll. Just 33% say they favor the GOP’s proposals to reform the nation’s tax code.
John Legend To Play Jesus in Live Version Of Jesus Christ Superstar
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter snagged the lead role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!
NBC announced the good news about its next live musical on The Today Show on Tuesday and revealed Legend will star as Jesus Christ. He will also serve as an executive producer on the project that chronicles Jesus’ last week one Earth.
Legend says he’s thrilled to be involved, and he’s not the only one.
“We’re all overjoyed to have world-class musical artist and producer John Legend starring as Jesus,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “This score demands a singer with an amazing range and an actor with great depth, and there isn’t anyone better to bring this story to a new audience. His casting is also groundbreaking as the traditional image of Christ will be seen in a new way.”