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Phila. police tie construction-
site arson to union sabotage

Philadelphia Inquirer, by Inga Saffron

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/29/2012 3:26:19 PM

The site where Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting is building a new meetinghouse was damaged by arsonists during Christmas week, and police are now "absolutely" sure the attack was the result of a dispute between members of a Philadelphia construction union and the project´s nonunion contractor. Although no suspects have been identified in the Dec. 21 incident, Lt. George McClay of Northwest Detectives said Friday that he was certain the small Quaker building on East Mermaid Lane was targeted because it is being built with nonunion labor. "I absolutely think it is a union issue," McClay said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 12/29/2012 3:33:56 PM     (No. 9088981)

Then prove it & send them to prison. Doesn´t do any good to just talk about it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 12/29/2012 3:40:48 PM     (No. 9088984)

I thought there was a law that destruction for a union cause was not a crime.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/29/2012 3:41:50 PM     (No. 9088985)

here´s an old law passed back in the early 50´s that said small business is supposed o get some pct.(maybe around 28%) of government infrastructure projects.Of course Obama has ignored this law,gave the contracts to cronies,falsified data entries to get around it. When they got caught,they blamed it on the data entry person. Getting rid of bacon Davis would be a huge gift to the taxpayers in this country but the republicans never push for it.

The government is supposed to take the lowest bid on projects,that´s hardly likely when it´s in the law they have to hire union thugs.

Even if you increased the small business take on projects up to 35%,it would create a fairly big economic boost.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/29/2012 3:43:41 PM     (No. 9088987)

Really? A union committed sabotage? Who knew.........

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kewmac, 12/29/2012 4:03:32 PM     (No. 9089003)

Remember the ILGWU tv ad from the 70´s that included the classy song: "Look for the union label...". I still look and if the product under consideration has one, I simply don´t buy it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 12/29/2012 4:07:23 PM     (No. 9089007)

Union, don´t they mean the mob?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 12/29/2012 4:11:10 PM     (No. 9089009)

No surveillance cameras?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dante, 12/29/2012 4:13:11 PM     (No. 9089011)

Judged by their actions, the unions seem much more like terrorist organizations than advocacy groups.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Other Guy, 12/29/2012 5:03:34 PM     (No. 9089061)

Assuming that the guilty are eventually caught, seems to me that Lt McClay may have given them a get out of jail free card. Even if the odds greatly favor union involvement, his saying that he´s convinced of their guilt will be defensively used to raise issues of profiling and of not looking for all possible suspects. It absolutely should not be an issue, but defense will make it one and it may work.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/29/2012 5:07:20 PM     (No. 9089067)

We need to BAN unions.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 12/29/2012 5:20:29 PM     (No. 9089082)

I´m SHOCKED...

...that a bomb wasn´t used by union thugs here.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Pam, 12/29/2012 5:57:21 PM     (No. 9089114)

Insurance company may well pursue the perp for reimbursment of policy payment. Hope so

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Reply 13 - Posted by: silencedogood, 12/29/2012 6:34:39 PM     (No. 9089148)

When, oh when, are we going to outlaw the acetylene torch? I think all people who own one should be finger printed!

I know this for a fact. If no one owned one, then this sensless tradegy would never have occurred.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/29/2012 7:02:04 PM     (No. 9089175)

#6, there´s a difference?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: reddfroge, 12/29/2012 8:29:45 PM     (No. 9089259)

shocked I am...(in my very best ´star wars´ voice)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/29/2012 8:33:08 PM     (No. 9089265)

Organized labor = organized crime- Since forever!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: boomerak, 12/29/2012 9:58:24 PM     (No. 9089327)

LIBERAL AGENDA AT WORK...Nothing to see or hear here folks...And the MSM will make sure you don´t!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dadofboys, 12/30/2012 9:37:29 AM     (No. 9089828)

Oh Yea, I remember that song. Thats the one that AlGores mom sang him to sleep with.

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