Newsletter for Wednesday, Dec. 16
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
This side street of Graduate Hospital is all lit up (Instagram via @jon.a.harris).
JURY GETS TO DECIDE ON KATHRYN KNOTT, WHO SAYS SHE DIDN’T STRIKE ANYONE
Under questioning from her attorney Louis Busico, alleged gay basher Kathryn Knott said she didn’t hit, strike, or punch anyone, and never used the word “faggot.” Of the evening in question, the 25-year-old told the jury, “It was horrifying to see what was happening.” This Center City gay attack case will be put in the hands of the jury today. Attorneys gave their closing statements yesterday afternoon, with prosecutor Mike Barry beginning his by saying, “This is a hate crime.”
PROTESTERS MARCH FOR BRANDON TATE-BROWN
Yesterday marked a year since Brandon Tate-Brown was shot dead during a routine police stop in Mayfair. No charges were filed against the police officer, and protesters marked the anniversary of his death by snarling traffic in Center City and entering businesses like the Apple Store and Devon Seafood Grill.
|What||Watch Kevin McCallister take on the Wet Bandits in this Christmas classic. BYO wine.|
|Where||PFS Roxy Theater at 2023 Sansom St. 19103|
|When||December 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm|
|How much||$8 - $12|
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TOMORROW: VIGIL FOR PHILLY’S THOUSANDS OF YOUTHS ON THE STREETS
This Thursday, several organizations, including Project HOME and Mission First Housing Group, will be hosting a vigil in Center City for Homeless Memorial Day. The event honors homeless people who have died in the last year and calls for an end to homelessness. The focus this year is on youth homelessness, because there are thousands in Philly. How many? At least 2,200. Here’s how people are trying to raise awareness and help.
THE KENNEY ADMINISTRATION: WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER
Government Twitter accounts can be boring. People in government rarely tweet anything outside what they want to promote as an agenda and . In city politics, will that be any different in the Jim Kenney administration? Let’s hope so. Here are five new Kenney appointees with active Twitter accounts, along with one new City Council person worth following.