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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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Mummers Get Disqualified From Competition After Hw Wears Blackface
In the parade on Wednesday, a pair of mummers were found in the black face which led to the disqualification of their group from the competition.
At the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Froggy Carr group was booted from the competition on the Wednesday night when two members were found wearing black face in the parade.
Apart from this, blackface drew a lot of criticism from Mayor Jim Kenney as he called it abhorrent and further added that the group could face repercussion.
As per CBS Philadelphia, two men dressed in blackface were Mike Tomaszwski and Kevin Kinkel, both of whom said the paint was not bigot as the gathering's subject was Gritty, with individuals donning orange and dark.
As per the Philadelphia Inquirer, the city has required racial-affectability preparing for certain Mummers and have inspected march plans.
Participants' Blackface Condemned by the Mummers Group
The use of blackface by people has been condemned by the leaders of a mummers group and they are speaking out against its use in their parade outfit. This happened when several participants were spotted at the parade with their faces painted.
Officials with the Froggy Carr group, in an interview, said that there would be zero tolerance for blackface and it is not ok. Furthers, the leaders said that in the video and the photos, there is a man that is seen in them is a member while the other is not.
Stephen Pakech, Foggy Carr Presidents, said it was their decision yo wear the blackface, thereby, breaking away from the others. He and different pioneers said the two put on blackface in the motorcade without pioneers' information. The episode has drawn fury from neighbourhood pioneers, including Mayor Jim Kenney and Council President Darrel Clarke. Philadelphia formally restricted blackface from the Mummers Parade, harking back to the 1960s.
Man accused of wearing blackface during the Mummers Parade 2020 in Philadelphia
With the latest version of parade and fun, it was not without controversy again.
Two members of Froggy Carin, the Wench Brigade, have been accused in the case of wearing blackface.
Some people believe that it was clearly racist, while some have a belief that there were no ill intentions. Froggy Carr got disqualified from the competition. There could be further consequences said, Mayor Jim Kenney. The theme of the Froggy Carr's performance on Broad Street was Gritty. During the parade, some of the marchers wore black and orange costumes. They also held umbrellas to resemble the Flyers mascot.
People had different variations of face paint, but there were only two marchers who wore black faces.
Mayor Kenney tweeted that "The use of blackface by someone affiliated with Froggy Carr today was abhorrent and unacceptable. This selfish, hateful behavior has no place in the Mummers, or the city itself. We must be better than this. The group was disqualified, and we will be exploring additional penalties."
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South Philadelphia String Band make it to the top in 2020 Mummers parade
South Philadelphia String Band won the first prize in 2020 parades after one year of the car crash tragedy that claimed three members of their Mummers family.
Out of 16 string band entrants, the Philadelphia band finished. First, the Quaker City band holds the second position, and Fralinger managed to the third position.
On the early morning of January 2, 2019, the crash took place.
Performers Dennis Palandro and Joe Ferry, along with Ferry's fiancée Kelly Wiseley left us in that accident as their car was struck by another vehicle in South Philadelphia. However, the driver of the striking vehicle was sent behind bars.
Denny, Palandro's father, said that he was performing in their honour.
Denny Palandro stated that we are honouring and paying our tribute to my son, great friend Joey Ferry and his fiancée Kelly Wiseley. He also said that they are still alive in our thoughts and prayers, and today's date is fully dedicated to those three angles.
He further appreciated the support of the entire mummer's community during the whole year by saying that "We love you guys, and we need the support, so please keep it coming."
An emblem with the initials "DP," "JF" and "KW" was posted by the band on their facebook page, earlier this week.
Top ten cities with an abundant number of jobs
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Check out the list of top cities where salary and population are increasing swiftly.
Round Rock, Texas
- Population change 2014-2018: 14.52%
- Housing growth 2014-2018: 18.57%
- Household income growth 2014-2018: 13.96%
North Charleston, South Carolina
- Population change 2014-2018: 10.41%
- Housing growth 2014-2018: 9.36%
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Charleston, South Carolina
- Population change 2014-2018: 7.91%
- Housing growth 2014-2018: 11.51%
- Household income growth 2014-2018: 25.13%
- Population change 2014-2018: 7.93%
- Housing growth 2014-2018: 10.71%
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New Braunfels, Texas
- Population change 2014-2018: 30.21%
- Housing growth 2014-2018: 41.47%
- Household income growth 2014-2018: 16.6%
- Population change 2014-2018: 8.88%
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
- Population change 2014-2018: 14.85%
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New Police Commissioner of Philadelphia
After the resignation of Richard Ross from the post of Philadelphia Police commissioner, Christine Coulter is elected as the new police commissioner of Philadelphia.
Danielle Outlaw, Portland Oregon Police Chief, will be the new police commissioner following the Mayor Jim Kenney's office.
According to the Oregonian, activation of Outlaw has been taken place in several enforcement groups such as, such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
She started her career twenty years before in Oakland, California, in the field of Law enforcement.
In 2018, a Ted talk was also presented by her on police and community relations. In that session, she highlighted issues and possible solutions to strained relations.
In Sociology, she earned a bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
She is graduated from the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute of Police, the Major Cities Chiefs' Association Police Executive Leadership Institute, and the FBI National Executive Institute. She is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Human and Civil Rights Committee and an active participant of the National Organization of Black Law Executives.
A public survey was launched by the city that earned 4,000 respondents.
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Texas Man Missing, Found Alive In Grand Canyon
A man from Texas who went missing two weeks ago was found alive. Currenty, he is udergoing evaluation by medical experts, as per the National Park Service. The park officials have identified the man as a 58-year-old man named as Martin Edward O'Connor. He belongs to La Porte, Texas. Marten disappeared on Dec. 22 before Christmas. An advisory was put out by the officials at that time saying O'Connor might be travelling alone. He was described as physically fit.
Before he was found, O'Connor was last seen on the South Rim, near the Yavapai Lodge, of the Grand Canyon. It was reported by the hikers who saw O'Connor along a trail. Afterwards, he was later found around 10 a.m. local time by park rangers on Thursday.
Downtown Houston: Body found floating in Buffalo Bayou
The death of a person is being investigated by the police who found their body floating in Buffalo Bayou. The body was discovered on Thursday in downtown Houston and was reported at 10 a.m. The report came in after it was found in the waters off Allen’s Landing Park. According to the Police, they have found the body but didnot reveal any further information about it. There was no foul play suspected at the scene, as per the authorities.
Male African lion of Brookfield Zoo, Zenda dies
The Brookfield Zoo said its male African lion Zenda has died at age 13. The death of the male African lion was announced by the zoo on Friday. If he had been alive, he would have turned 14 in July. According to the officials of the zoo, Zenda was facing problem in walking and standing juts before Christmas. Although the veterinarians gave him the required treatment but his health declined unusually on Thursday, as per the officials of the zoo. This resulted in euthanizing him by the zoo.
Revealed through necropsy, the zoo said that tthe loin was found to have multiple ruptured degenerative discs due to old age. These ruptures were found in his spine and the discs couldn't be operated anymore. Zenda, a geriatric lion, arrived at the zoo in the month of May 2008.
In a statment released by the zoo officials, upon his death, it was said that, "In his later years, he began losing his impressive mane, but his impressive roar could often be heard from across the park."
Zenda mated with Isis who had also come to the zoo in 2008 and will turn 15 in 2020. The health of Isis will be closely monitored by the zoo staff as she adjusts to the loss of Zenda.
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State Level Handball Championship-2020
The final title of the 41st state handball championship Sushil Kumar Mukherjee Memorial competition was won by the team of Naini Apex in the women's and men's category.
The final of the women's category was between Naini Apex and Lucknow team. In which Naini Apex team defeated Lucknow by 25.15 in women's category. In the men's section, Apex Naini's team competed against Lucknow, in which Naini Apex team won by point ration of 36.17.
In the men's category, Rajan Kumar Faizabad won the title of Best Goalkeeper and Vikrant Singh of Apex Naini's team for Best Player. Anshika Singh's team won the title of Best Goalkeeper in the women's category.
BJP MLA Ajay Bharti, the chief guest of the program, presented the trophy to the Vijay players. Yograj Mishra conducted the program.
Девочка-флейтистка приняла участие в шоу "Лучше всех!"
На телеэкране нашей страны в одном из шоу представила во всей красе свои таланты юная флейтистка. Одиннадцатилетняя Амелия Гатина из Казани стала участницей праздничного выпуска телешоу "Лучше всех!" , которое ведет Максим Галкин.
Как сообщила учительница юной девочки Екатерина, это очень энергичный ребенок, который постоянный занимает призовые титулы на русских и интернациональных турнирах. На торжественном шоу флейтистка в сопровождении столичного камерного оркестра "Новая классика" исполнила композицию из детского мультфильма "Падал прошлогодний снег".
В беседе с ведущим девчонка созналась, что уже довольно давно имеет мечту получить собаку. 1-ый канал решил порадовать юное дарование и исполнил мечту Амелии, и прямо в студии презентовал ей щенка шпица. Девчонка именовала его Максом в честь Максима Галкина.