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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 […]

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Philly Health Officials Shut Down Two Restaurants After Citing Them for COVID Violations

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Health Officials Shut Down Two Philly Restaurants […]

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Philly Police Officer Joseph Bologna, Who Is Charged With Assaulting a Protester, Has Been Suspended

The Philadelphia Police Department has announced that Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw has suspended police officer Joseph Bologna for 30 days after he was charged […]

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Philly Police Union Doubles Down, Selling Shirts in Support of Cop Charged With Assaulting Protester

Update: Philly police just released more information about the Joseph Bologna arrest. Click here for the full update. A roundup of Philly news. This post […]

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People of the Year: The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Memorable

It’s been quite a year here in ye olde Philadelphia. 2019 kicked off with a bombshell of an indictment. It wraps up with high hopes […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.” […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]