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Ever since Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker won Pulitzers for their Tainted Justice series detailing corruption in a PPD narcotics field unit, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 has held a grudge.
And it shows. Witness this rambling screed from FOP5:
So all we get from this press release that FOP5 condemns two reporters for actions akin to what the narcotics task force members were accused of, but never convicted of.
By that logic; theoretically if the officers did nothing and were blameless, then Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker were reporting about absolutely nothing.
If you want to blow a few hours reading a law enforcement officer-troll’s Twitter account, you can certainly check this out: @SITETeam6
But someone bought a witness some diapers so that excuses what the officers allegedly did. Oh and then there’s that pesky photo of a cop trying to destroy a surveillance system in a bodega:
Bonus points go for the Jimmy Hoffa reference. -1 for not calling Wendy Ruderman a “crumb bum”.
Don’t worry though Furfari fans. When the kitchen went up in flames that pretty much sanitized the place. The last health inspection violation just says the bathroom door needs to close itself (heh… guess in case people rush in to pee and not care about shutting the door).
But pre-fire pretzels probably will never taste the same…
Super Mega Tax Delinquent Fishtown Pretzel Shop’s Driver Calls Local Resident a “Whore” and “Retard”
UPDATE: Oh. And the woman they cursed out also happened to be in late-term pregnancy. This just has suck written all over it.
The business: Fufari’s Soft Pretzels, 2025 Frankford Ave.
The delivery driver for Furfari’s Soft Pretzel Bakery Inc. verbally abused a friend of mine today outside their place of business on Frankford Ave. She was screamed at and called a “whore” and “retarded” over and over while holding her two year-old… for apparently parking in the wrong place. (There are no “loading zone” or “no parking” signs”… as if that would even justify this kind of behavior.) There is no place for businesses like this in the Riverwards, I don’t care how long you’ve been here. Do not patronize them, get your pretzels elsewhere.
Not withstanding the Furfari driver’s alleged war on women with children, they can’t be fucking bothered to pay their taxes.
Fufari’s Soft Pretzels has just won the “BUSINESSES TO AVOID LIKE THE FUCKING PLAGUE” Award.
Apparently the business has been here long enough to know it can run up a $20,000 property tax bill and not worry about paying what it owes.
The property taxes are not on any repayment agreement with the City of Philadelphia.
Who knew that SEPTA’s Wilmington Line really doesn’t connect you to Wilmington half the time?
Apparently all the working stiffs who try to use it.
Half the trains end at Marcus Hook, a tiny little boro of only 10 blocks, and completely ignore Delaware’s largest city and the nation’s banking backoffice headquarters. Having decent train service to Wilmington makes those jobs down there more accessible to Philadelphians as well as all the other peeps in the suburbs who live on the Wilmington/Newark route.
It’s not like the City of Philadelphia is ever going to create a business climate that pulls those jobs up to the city line. It’s much easier to get the train line that already exists between us put to good use.
Feel me on this one.