Will the FBI agent who shot a dog face consequences?
The Monday night shooting of a dog in Rittenhouse garnered a protest by animal rights activists and raised a host of questions.
- Is it legal to shoot an animal on a city street? Depends if it’s deemed “dangerous.” Will the officer — the special agent in charge of Philly’s FBI Field Office — face consequences? Probably not.
Jordan Levy spoke with a lawyer specializing in animal cases, and has a look at the rules and regulations around firearms and pets in Philly and Pa.
RECAP: What else happened?
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- Mayoral candidate Cherelle Parker picked up the endorsement of powerful Philly union coalition the Building & Construction Trades Council, though IBEW Local 98 (the Johnny Doc-connected group) abstained from voting. [WHYY/BP 2022/BP]
- Former lt. gov. and sometimes-comedian Mike Stack says actually, no, he’s not running for mayor. [BP 2020/Inquirer$]
- The Temple grad student strike continues after the TUGSA union overwhelmingly rejected the tentative agreement offered by the university last weekend. Temple’s faculty union hosts a solidarity rally on campus today. [CBS3/Billy Penn/@TUGSA_6290]
- Dylan Lyons, the Florida journalist shot and killed in Orlando while reporting at the scene of an earlier shooting, was born and raised in Philly. [BBC/Spectrum13]
- A Philly public education advocate urges the new school board president to fight for real reform — like allocating more money for resources and rescinding the limit on speakers at meetings. [Billy Penn]
- New West Philly shop Blk Ivy Thrift focuses on fashion’s role in the civil rights movement to inspire action in the modern day. [Blk Ivy/PhillyVoice]
- Spoilers at the links: Last night’s “Abbott Elementary” gave fans a moment they’ve been waiting for, when Janine (Quinta Brunson) and Gregory (Tyler James Williams) ducked out of a teachers conference to visit a fictional Philadelphia Flower Show preview. [Decider/@ungodlywests]
Chase Bank brought one of its community center branches to Cobbs Creek, and Mayor Kenney joins the grand opening celebration (11 a.m.). Afternoon brings Kenney to Fairmount Park for the rollout of the Philly Tree Plan, a 10-year strategy to protect and nourish Philadelphia’s extensive urban forest (3:15 p.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
🍺 Billy Penn Quizzo: Our monthly trivia night is back! We’re at Attic Brewing in Germantown this month, with three rounds of questions, happy hour specials, and great prizes for the winners. Free RSVP here. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28)
🎤 Mayoral forum: Billy Penn, WHYY, and CeaseFirePA host the “100th Mayor: Restoring Safety Forum.” The in-person audience is limited, but you can watch the livestream via Facebook. (7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 1)
🎹 Organ Day returns to Verizon Hall with a 6-hour marathon playing session that’s free to attend. Various groups and performances happen throughout the day. (12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25)
🍷 Panorama restaurant overlooking the Delaware waterfront has one of the nation’s biggest vino collections, and there’s a free open house to join learn about its monthly wine club. (2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26)
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