Gregory Harris was a Penn doctoral student studying the “Occupy” movement when he was tackled and arrested by a Philadelpha police officer.
A judge says Occupy Philadelphia protesters can proceed with their lawsuit accusing police of unlawful arrest, retaliation and other civil rights violations.
More than two dozen Occupy Philadelphia protesters have filed suit against the city and police over their arrests when authorities broke up their encampment two years ago.
Although Occupy Philadelphia is not as visible as it was last year, some say the impact of the movement will live for some time.
Members say caravans brought people in from all over the country, meeting here in Philadelphia with the goal of coming up with a document to outline the group’s future actions.
Chris details the saving of the Sunoco refinery by a private equity firm. He talks to Mark Erlbaum about a video project on the meaning of life, Head of the PA GOP Mike Barley, Congressman Pat Meehan about the latest in the Fast and Furious investigation, and Conservative Blogger Pamela Geller.
Some of the occupy national gathering demonstrations are expected to take place outside of Independence Hall where the Liberty Bell first tolled and the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed.
Chris discusses Michael Nutter being named President of the Conference of Mayors, an Eagles edition of Angry Birds, Mitt Romney’s chances in blue states and the high rate of teen unemployment. He also talks to Nicole Wallace about her book, It’s Classified, and her role on the McCain/Palin campaign team in 2008.
Three men arrested earlier this week when police raided a Chicago apartment were being held on terrorism conspiracy charges Saturday stemming from allegations that they tried to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the NATO summit. Six others were also arrested Wednesday, including a Philadelphian, but were released Friday without charges being filed.
Chris discusses the Occupiers attempts to protest school closings an the private talk thats said to happen between Romney and Santorum on Friday. Pennsylvania Voter Id Law is being fought by older women and Chris speaks with Philly Mag Editor Tom McGrath on his article on the Philadelphians one percent.
Chris talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece on the NFL Draft and Comedian Richard Lewis.
The City of Philadelphia held a hearing at the Municipal Services Building in Center City on Thursday to give public comment on the new outdoor feeding ban. There was opposition to the ban, both inside and outside of the building.
Nathan Kleinman, 29, is believed to be the first member of the “Occupy” movement to announce his intention to run for US Congress.
Who are the “one percent” in the Philadelphia region?
Income disparity provides an incentive to work hard. But at what point does income inequality begin to work against economic growth?