One pupil was bothering another in James Slater's classroom at an Olney elementary school, so Slater grabbed a chair to move the 8-year-old aggressor away. The pupil told authorities he fell and was hurt. Slater denied that, but was cited for child abuse in January 2017, and hasn't returned to work since.
The protest in Philadelphia comes amid a growing national call from immigration advocates to abolish ICE, with some Democrats saying the agency has become a deportation force that targets black and brown people. The Republican Party says eliminating ICE would mean abolishing the borders and opening the country to crime, drugs and terrorism.
The protest comes amid a growing call from those on the left to eliminate ICE, the federal office charged with finding, arresting, and deporting people who are in the country without permission. "Sometimes you have to use your bodies to stop injustice from happening," one demonstrator said.
The judge who sent the Philadelphia rapper to prison last fall for violating the terms of his 2008 conviction on drug and gun charges said Monday that she needs more time to decide whether he should get a new trial. She gave no date by which she would make a ruling. Lawyers accused her of laughing at an expert witness.
Chaz C. Jordan, 31, of the 1800 block of South Fifth Street, is accused of running a sex trafficking ring from his residence. He faces a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison. By pleading no contest, he forfeited his right to a trial by jury.
Officials from the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and the Defender Association of Philadelphia testified Wednesday in opposition to approving an algorithm that could change how those convicted of crimes in Pennsylvania are sentenced, saying that the formula would promote racial inequities and cement other existing flaws in a criminal justice system in need of reform.