Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday December 23 1. Pa. House relents, prepares to pass budget deal The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday reversed course and positioned itself to vote on the $30.8 billion budget plan long touted by Gov. Wolf and Senate Republicans. The shift came just a day after the Republican-controlled House had proposed…

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On the heels of President Barack Obama’s uplifting State of the Union address comes news that will dash the hopes of many. According to numerous published reports, the Justice Department is on the brink of announcing that it will not file federal civil rights charges against former Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot…

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THE IMAGE was horrific. An unarmed father of six, choked from behind by a police officer on a Staten Island street corner. As his life slipped away, Eric Garner repeatedly gasped the words that would come to define the encounter: “I can’t breathe.” Though Garner repeated that fateful phrase 11 times, Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the…

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On Thursday’s Wake Up With WURD on 900 am WURD, Solomon Jones interviewed Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey after a Staten Island, NY, Grand Jury decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner. In the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner decisions, Commissioner Ramsey has been tapped by President…

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Tommy Miles

Not again. Not another unarmed man killed by those whose salaries we pay. Not another death swept aside by grand jury proceedings. Not another black man killed on the street by police. Not again. On the heels of the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., yet another racially tinged killing has…

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