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The Bobster
08-03-2017, 11:10 AM

Mayor Jim Kenney Endorses Larry Krasner in Philadelphia District Attorney Race
By Daniel Ray
Published 2 hours ago

Mayor Jim "Banana Nose" Kenney has endorsed longtime commie kike criminal defense attorney Larry Krasner in Philadelphia's race for District Attorney.

Kenney said Krasner "has a history of standing up for the underdog" and is "determined and tenacious fighter and a long-time advocate for the homeless and those powerless to defend themselves."

Krasner has never worked as prosecutor, but has been a longtime defense attorney in Philadelphia. He fought strongly against mass incarceration and the death penalty, and defended Black Lives Matter and Occupy Philadelphia protesters.

Krasner emerged out of a crowded field and won the Democratic primary on May 16 and will square off against Republican nominee Beth (((Grossman))).

The two will fight to succeed disgraced District Attorney Seth Williams. Last month, Williams pleaded guilty to accepting a bribes and gifts while in office and immediately resigned. He is set to be sentenced in October.

After Williams' resignation, Kelley Hodge was sworn in as interim DA on July 24, the city's first female African-American in the position. Hodge is a former prosecutor and will serve until her successor takes office in January.

Who becomes the next DA will be decided in November's general election.

The Bobster
08-04-2017, 08:50 AM

Mayor Kenney, LGBT Activists Push Back Against Transgender Military Ban (http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/08/03/mayor-kenney-lgbt-activists-push-back-against-transgender-military-ban/)
August 3, 2017 3:53 PM By Steve Tawa

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor "Banana Nose" Kenney and LGBT advocates are pushing back against President Trump’s decision to reinstate a ban on transgender people serving in the military.

The Mayor decided to honor LGBT veterans following the President’s shift in military policy.

“Donald Trump’s attempt to ban transgender individuals from the military is an appalling step backward for our country, and for civil rights :rolleyes:,” said Kenney.

“Philadelphia, its LGBTQ community, and its allies will not tolerate hate and discrimination of any kind,” said Amber Hikes, Director of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs.

Army veteran Sue Fulton says a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity should have no bearing on the “honor and privilege of serving our nation.”

“They defend the freedoms of the people who hate them, and the people who would fire them. And, they are courageously living their lives as their true selves, with integrity,” she said.

Fulton is the executive director and co-founder of Knights Out, an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender West Point graduates.

The Trump White House did not specify what would happen to active transgender military members. If the President’s directive forces the Defense Department to discharge current transgender troops, advocates promise lawsuits.

The decision reverses a policy initially approved by the Defense Department under President Obama.

As with many of the President’s decisions, he tweeted it first, writing “After consultation with my generals and military experts, the U.S. will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity.” In Mr. Trump’s words, “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory.”