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Swastikas and “Trump Rules” Painted on Shops in Philadelphia

Reporting from The Daily Beast show Swastikas, racist graffiti, and allusions to Nazi Germany appeared on storefronts and other locations in Philadelphia overnight, following Donald Trump’s victory. An SUV was painted with “Trump Rules” and “Black Bitch.”

Another shop had “Sieg Heil 2016” painted on its window with a swastika. Others had “Trump,” where the “T” was replaced with a swastika. Many of the incidents were reported to police overnight for cleanup and investigation, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Wednesday is also the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass,” when Nazi Germany encouraged pogroms against Jewish sites across Berlin in 1938.

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Crane Operator had Drugs in His System after Philadelphia Building Collapse

Sean Benschop, 42, was operating a crane on the site of Wednesday's deadly building collapse. Sources say blood and urine tests found illegal drugs and prescription narcotics in his system. (NBC Philadelphia)Sean Benschop, 42, was operating a crane on the site of Wednesday’s deadly building collapse. Sources say blood and urine tests found illegal drugs and prescription narcotics in his system. (NBC Philadelphia)

Sean Benschop, 42, had marijuana and prescription painkillers in his blood hours after the outer wall of 2136 Market Street tumbled down onto the Salvation Army Thrift ShopWednesday morning, sources said.

The Center City collapse buried nearly two dozen people under brick, cement and wood. Six people were killed and 13 hurt in the collapse. One woman was buried for 13 hours under rubble before being rescued.

 

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Video Shows Man Attacking Woman Then Throwing Her Onto Subway Tracks

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man was arrested by transit police Thursday for allegedly throwing a woman on the subway tracks at a station in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood, CBS Philly reports.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority police said surveillance footage showed the man approaching the woman Tuesday afternoon on the subway platform asking for a light, before beating her.

“By the time I zipped my jacket back up, that’s when he was on me, on my neck,” the victim, who wished to remain unidentified, told CBS Philly. “I was just telling him, ‘I don’t have no money,’ and he was just like, ‘Shut up.’ ”

Authorities said the man then grabbed the woman by her ankles and threw her onto the tracks before walking away with her phone.

“I started trying to fight him back, and kick just as much as I could. And he grabbed me by the legs.” the woman said. “He seemed fine, he didn’t seem like he was crazy.”

SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestell said the woman was able to climb off the tracks and suffered only bumps and bruises.

“I am so happy that a train didn’t come on either side, because I don’t know what would have happened then,” the woman told CBS Philly.

Police arrested William Clark on Thursday afternoon, recognizing that he was wearing a jacket similar to the one seen in the surveillance video. Authorities said Clark has a previous criminal record, and it was unclear whether he knew the victim.