The Nutter administration and City Councilman James Kenney have a reached a compromise on a bill that will reduce penalties for possession of marijuana in Philadelphia. People caught possessing fewer than 30 grams of marijuana, or just over an ounce, would be issued a citation and fined $25. City Councilman James Kenney argued that marijuana arrests were unfairly impacting African Americans -- Philadelphia police arrested 4,336 people for marijuana possession last year, 83 percent of them black -- while wasting valuable police time.
(Philadelphia's) Market East Station, the 30-year-old subterranean commuter rail hub beneath Center City, will be renamed Jefferson Station in a multimillion-dollar deal between SEPTA and Jefferson Health System.
FOX News posted a video of an African-American mother sharing news that her son has a new sibling on the way, and he had the most adorable reaction ever!
...most would view him as a well-educated and well-cared-for child. However, that's not how the fine folks at FOX News saw it.
Commenters on the Facebook page well, just look for yourself:
An election worker in Oregon is facing a criminal investigation for allegedly altering multiple ballots to benefit Republican candidates.
(Deanna)Swenson...was accused of filling in a Republican straight ticket on ballots where voters did not specify a choice.
A suicidal 18-year-old reportedly armed with a gun was shot and killed by police officers and sheriff's deputies Saturday evening outside an Ottawa, Kansas, hardware store. Ottawa Police Chief Dennis Butler said officers did what they were trained to do. "They reacted based upon the training that they've been given from the academy," Butler said. Family members wanted to tackle Joseph Jennings but police made them back off. "Why did it take them shooting him 16 times at least for them to bring him down?" asked Jennings' aunt, Brandy Smith, who said the teen had been suffering depression, anxiety and seizures.