Several Eagles Players Won’t Visit The White House Following Super Bowl Win
Three Eagles players have already stated they will not visit the White House following Philadelphia’s 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.
As part of the customary Super Bowl tradition, teams have long- accepted invitations to the White House on many occasions to visit the president. This does not come as much of a surprise, as Donald Trump criticized many of the players who took a stand against police brutality and social justice in America.
Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins, one of the most outspoken players about police brutality and social justice issues told CNN anchor John Berman, “I personally do not anticipate attending that.”
Jenkins helped found the Players Coalition, a group of NFL players dedicated to working toward solutions to end racial inequalities and more.
“My message has been clear all year. I’m about creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, or this entire country,” Jenkins said. “I want to see changes in our criminal justice system. I want to see us push for economic and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities.”
Thousands of Pennsylvania Sex Offenders No Longer Have To Register, Should Law Makers Put Them Back On A List?
Philly.com – The fates of more than 17,000 people statewide who were required, under the law, to remain on a sex offender registry for decades or life now hinge on the state legislature.
On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee, a key gatekeeper, unanimously advanced legislation already passed by the House to replace the invalidated law.
Meanwhile, a panel of Common Pleas Court judges is deliberating whether to vacate the failure-to-comply convictions for the approximately 300 Philadelphians still under supervision.
“We’ve cast a very wide net and are spending resources in punishing people who do not pose a threat to society — and we’re diluting our ability to monitor the dangerous ones,” Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Montgomery) said at the outset of the Judiciary Committee meeting. “We need to ask ourselves who are we mad at and who we should be afraid of.”
Dow Plunges 1,175- Worst Point Decline In History
CNN Money- On Monday, stocks collapsed and the Dow plunged close to 1,600 points – the biggest point decline in history during a trading day. Buyers demanded back and limited the damage, but at the closing bell, the Dow was still down 1,175 points.
The drop amounted to 4.6% — the biggest decline since August 2011, during the European debt crisis. But it was nowhere close to the destruction on Black Monday in 1987 or the financial crisis of 2008. Still, for investors lulled to sleep by the steady upward climb since Election Day, it was alarming.
And the rout in U.S. markets continued to ripple around the globe. Japan’s Nikkei index plunged 4% in Tuesday morning trading.