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John McNesby’s Massive Influence on Philadelphia Policing

The meeting hall was packed when John McNesby took the podium that day in August 2017. McNesby, the president of Philadelphia’s police union, read from […]


Philly FOP President Blasts DA Krasner in Letter to Police Cadets

It’s no secret that John McNesby isn’t the biggest fan of District Attorney Larry Krasner. The brash leader of Philadelphia’s Fraternal Order of Police union […]


The Two Big Reasons the Police Union Wants Larry Krasner to Lose

Philadelphia will elect its next district attorney on Tuesday, and John McNesby seems extremely nervous. McNesby is the president of Lodge 5 of the Fraternal […]

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Black Lives Matter Activists Protest Fundraiser for Cop Who Shot David Jones

Protesters gathered on Sunday outside Philly’s Fraternal Order of Police union in Northeast Philly, where officers held a fundraiser for Ryan Pownall, the now-suspended policeman who […]


OPINION: The City Tolerates the FOP’s Lack of Respect for Black Lives

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” […]


Kenney Calls Out Philly Police Union Head Over “Divisive Words”

This weekend, the nation learned that Philadelphia police union chief John McNesby had referred to Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrating outside the home of a cop who fatally shot […]

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Philly FOP Holds “Back the Blue” Police Rally in Northeast Philly

A “Black the Blue” police rally drew a substantial turnout on Thursday night in Northeast Philly. John McNesby, president of Philly’s Fraternal Order of Police union, […]


OPINION: Where Are All You “Activists” When We Really Need You?

For anyone who professes to care about the issues black people face regarding policing, an important event in the relationship between the public and police […]


Philly FOP Endorses Republican DA Candidate Beth Grossman

Philadelphia’s police union will endorse Republican Beth Grossman for district attorney. The announcement follows an event Tuesday at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 […]


The Biggest Winners and Losers in Philadelphia’s 2017 Primary Election

Philadelphia’s election on Tuesday was a game-changer. The winner of the Democratic primary for district attorney is a criminal defense lawyer who has never prosecuted a case […]


Philly FOP Chief Meets With Trump

Philly’s Fraternal Order of Police union chief John McNesby met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday. 


The FOP Has Put Up Anti–Seth Williams Billboards

Telling the Inquirer his union was willing to spend an “unlimited amount of resources” in the Democratic primary against Seth Williams, FOP Lodge 5 head […]


Philly FOP Criticizes D.A. for Not Charging Teen in Cop Fight

The president of Philly’s Fraternal Order of Police union has criticized District Attorney Seth Williams for his decision not to charge a 16-year-old girl involved in […]


What’s in Store for Philly’s Police Union in 2017

John McNesby sounds like he’s in a good mood when he picks up the phone a few days before Christmas. The president of the Fraternal Order of […]


Is Pa. Bill That Would Block Naming Cops Who Shoot Civilians ‘Fair’ or Regressive?

Thursday was a big day for police unions in Pennsylvania. If you ever wonder who has more clout in Harrisburg — the unions or activists […]