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west philadelphia activist anthony smith, who has been charged with setting a Philadelphia police car on fire
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Judge Sends Anthony Smith Home After Receiving More Than 70 Letters of Support for the Activist

Two weeks after the FBI arrested prominent West Philadelphia activist Anthony Smith for his alleged involvement in the arson of a police vehicle, a federal […]

a picture of anthony smith, who has been arrested and charged by the feds with setting a Philadelphia police car on fire
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One of Philly Mag’s “Most Influential” Was Just Charged with Setting a Police Car on Fire

As the city continues to experience unrest in the wake of the killing of Walter Wallace Jr., the feds have charged prominent Philadelphia activist Anthony […]

Fired Philadelphia police officer Bryan Turner, who is suing the city for retaliation after he sided with Black Lives Matter protesters
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Fired Philly Cop Says His Support for Black Lives Matter Led to Threats and Harassment

A roundup of news from the Philadelphia area. Fired Philadelphia Police Officer and Black Lives Matter Supporter Bryan Turner Sues City Bryan Turner is no […]

philly police gather on 52nd street in west philadelphia on may 31st, and the actions of police in that neighborhood have led to two new lawsuits
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City Slammed with Two New Lawsuits Over Philly Police Actions at Protests

A roundup of news from the Philadelphia area. City Faces New Lawsuits Over Use of Force By Philly Police at Protests While city leaders and […]

interboro school district board treasurer christine alonso at black lives matter protest in ridley
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School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Interboro School District Board Says It Can’t […]

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Don’t Look Now, But Philly’s Homicide Count Just Broke a Record

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Philly’s Homicide Count Just Broke a (Bad) […]

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We Sat Through (Most of) the Art Commission’s Five-Hour Columbus Statue Zoom Call

Democratic norms may be crumbling all around us, but the erosion apparently hasn’t quite made it to the Philadelphia Public Art Commission. On Wednesday, the […]

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Best of Philly: Here’s to the People Who Protested

Published as part of our annual Best of Philly tribute. See all the winners here. It was 1:40 a.m. on June 3rd, 2020, but it […]

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Political Scientist Daniel Q. Gillion on What Makes Protest Movements Effective

How does a protest movement translate demands into political action? This is a relevant question for the millions of Americans who have spent the past […]

wawa, which is asking customers to pay with cards or exact change due to national coin shortage
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National Coin Crisis Comes to Your Neighborhood Wawa

A roundup of Philly news. National Coin Shortage Hits Wawa Of all of the consequences of COVID-19, I have to say that one I didn’t […]

the FBI says this photo shows Lore Blumenthal lighting a Philadelphia police car on fire during a George Floyd protest
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The Feds Are Playing Hardball With Accused Arsonist Lore Blumenthal

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Feds Want to Keep Lore Blumenthal […]

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
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Philly Lawyers Prepping Massive Lawsuit Against City Over Tear Gas and Other Incidents

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Philly Lawyers Prepping Massive Lawsuit Against City […]

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Yesterday’s Police Press Conference Wasn’t Accountability. It Was Crisis P.R.

When the Philadelphia Police Department tear-gassed protesters on the I-676 highway on June 1st, the third day of demonstrations in Philadelphia over the death of […]

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This Philly Activist Group Is Hosting Daily Yoga and Meditation for the Local Black Community

After two weeks of anti-racism protests sweeping the nation, one local activist organization is using wellness to advocate for racial justice. Spirits Up! is a […]

George Smith and Austayne Brown, cousins who drove all the way from Philadelphia to Texas for the George Floyd funeral
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These Men Drove All the Way from Philly to Texas for the George Floyd Funeral

After video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd with a knee on his neck and as mass protests spread around the country, […]