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Occupy Philly Protestors Evicted, Arlene Ackerman Collecting Unemployment, and Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dies at 41

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The Omelette Wednesday November 30, 2011

Occupy Philly Protestors Evicted in the Middle of the Night

During the middle of the night, the Philadelphia Police Department has evicted the Occupy Philly protestors from Dilworth Plaza. They were given three warnings to leave the plaza or face arrest. Most people dispersed, but some defied their requests and were arrested.

Center City Philadelphia is in a state of traffic chaos right now. Many streets are blocked off and many protestors are walking about on the streets.

Former Philadelphia Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman Collecting Unemployment

This will likely burn your rear end. Former Philly Superintendent Arlene Ackerman (who received a $900,000 buyout) is collecting unemployment. As if she needs more money! Ackerman will collect the state maximum of $539 per week.

If there is any reason to hate members of the Philadelphia government and so-called public service departments, this is a perfect reason to do so.

Put partial blame on the Philadelphia School District though. Part of their buyout agreement with Ackerman included a provision where they wouldn't contest her unemployment claims.

Comedian Patrice O'Neal Dead at Age 41 Following Complications From Stroke

Comedian Patrice O'Neal has passed away at the age of 41. O'Neal suffered a stroke a few weeks ago and died from complications yesterday.

O'Neal is well-known for his appearances on Comedy Central roasts, New York clubs, and the Opie and Anthony Show.

Occupy Philly photo from ABC 6 Action News

Contact Dennis Bakay at dbakay@philly2philly.com

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