Over wrongful conviction, Philadelphia to pay $4.15M to man

To compensate for a wrongful judgement and destroying the life of a wrongfully convicted man, the city of Philadelphia will now pay $4.15 million. The move came into action after the man has spent nearly 24 years in prison. Crime? A murder which he never committed. This payout is one of the largest in the history of the city.

Last week, the officials agreed on settling the civil rights lawsuit which was filed by Shaurn Thomas. He was 20 at the time of his conviction for second-degree murder in the case of robbery and killing in 1990. Following it, he was given a life sentence.

Thomas who is now 45 was in custody for an unrelated crime, of attempted theft of a motorcycle, on the day of the killing.

In 2017, his murder conviction was vacated with DA's office choosing not to retry the case. In the lawsuit, it was alleged that the police officers who were involved in the investigation of the case didn't bother to check the alibi, even when they were told the alibi. Other conspirators who hinted Thomas and his later recanted.

In a statement given by the Mayor, Jim Kenney, he said, "I hope this resolution can assist Mr Thomas and his family after the difficulties they experienced during his 24 years of incarceration."


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Casinos in Atlantic City face huge losses due to Coronavirus closures

According to the figures released on Friday, Casinos in Atlantic city saw a 65% fall in their profits in the first quarter of the year.


The first quarter only covered two weeks of closure in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The officials are sure that the numbers will be even worse for the second quarter as casinos were shut all of April and so far, May, with no reopening scheduled soon.


The figures from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show that nine casinos collectively earned only a profit of $29.6 million in the first quarter this year as they had earned $85.6 million in the same period last year.


The big decline is "not surprising, given that most casinos continued to pay employees for two weeks after the shutdown," said Jane Bokunewicz, coordinator of a gambling studies institute at Stockton University outside Atlantic City. "With only internet gaming and a small number of sports betting revenue to offset payroll expenses, a significant decrease was inevitable."


Three casinos had suffered huge losses as compared to last year's first-quarter profits.

Bally's faced a loss of $8 million this year as compared to $2.8 million last year. Caesars went from 10.8 million profit to a $593,000 loss, and resorts went from a $3 million profit to a $3.4 million loss.


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What all charges you can face on violating state stay-at-home orders


The shutdowns caused due to COVID-19 pandemic had completed more than two months, and some of the businesses and some people have been pushing the limits of statewide stay-at-home orders.


Some businesses started reopening their businesses despite shutdowns and are now facing citations and fines.

According to officials, most of the people follow the guidelines, but only some do not follow the orders. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said that some "knuckleheads" cause headaches as the state battles the deadly coronavirus.


This issue was raised after the announcement by Gov. On Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf states that all the counties under the strictest lockdown would move to the next phase of reopening from June 5.


Attorneys from the two states talked to our team and said that it is not beneficial to charge a large number of people as courts had already grown their backlog.


I'm not sure we want to clog the court system up with those kinds of cases," said Michael Donio, a retired New Jersey judge who now works in private practice.


Gov. Wolf said that strict actions would be taken for the people violating an executive order. According to state laws, anyone found violating an emergency order faces a fine up to $200 or jail time of up to 30 days. Those maximum amounts increase to $500 or 90 days for subsequent offenses.

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Many Counties in Philadelphia will move to yellow phase by June 5 said Gov. Wolf

Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Philadelphia has a new timeframe for the reopening, which includes the reopening of Pennsylvania's 18 counties. As these counties were strictly locked down as a response to coronavirus, these will move from red to yellow by June 5.

The city with Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, will join other provinces which had already started reopening the businesses and services under the yellow phase of state reopening.


From May 29, eight counties will move to the yellow phase: Dauphin, Franklin, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill, and the remaining ten counties will move to yellow on June 5.


In his announcement, Wolf also announced that 17 more counties would move to green phase from May 29, including Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Venango, and Warren.


Even the yellow phase will be strictly implemented as many businesses will continue to remain closed in the yellow period. These closures include gyms, casinos, theaters, and other indoor recreational, wellness, and entertainment venues, and no gathering of more than 25 people will be allowed.

Restaurants and bars are only allowed for limited carry-out or delivery. Businesses also have to follow the state and federal guidelines of sanitization and social distancing.


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A school shooting took place in a Detroit suburb, killing three people and injuring six others

The tragedy occurred at Oxford Township High School at 12:55 local time.


Four to six people were injured in the shooting.

The attacker was detained on the spot in Oxford.

A medical helicopter landed shortly after 2 p.m. in the school parking lot.

The school is currently closed, with some students hiding in closed classrooms while officers search the premises. The students were later taken to a grocery store to be picked up by their parents.

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The writer apologized to a man who spent 16 years in prison for her rape

Alice Seabold apologized for the illegal conviction of a man who was found not guilty of raping her in 1981.


In her first book, Lucky, Seabord described being raped. Anthony Broadwater was convicted of the crime. He spent 16 years in prison and was on the sex offender registry for more than 20 years.


Seabold also wrote the novel The Lovely Bones, which Peter Jackson turned into an Oscar-nominated film.


"I am most sorry that the life you could have been unjustly stolen from you, and I know that no apology can change what has happened to you," Seabold said in a statement.

A statement released by Broadwater's lawyers said he was "relieved that she apologized."

Seabold's first autobiographical novel sold more than a million copies, which marked the beginning of her writing career.

In it, she described in detail how an 18-year-old student at Syracuse University in New York was raped.

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