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Inside the Fight to Abolish Police in Philadelphia

It’s an incredible idea, one that’s been percolating for a long time in Philadelphia and other cities. Certainly, all of YahNé Ndgo’s life. A 48-year-old […]

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This Is What Happens When Law Enforcement Treats Policing Like War

The police have a propensity for fighting wars. In 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson declared a “War on Crime.” Six years later, Nixon followed up with […]

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 […]

Philadelphia police during the Walter Wallace shooting
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Philly on Edge After Cops Shoot and Kill Black Man in West Philly

This is a developing story about the Walter Wallace shooting in Philadelphia. It may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Tensions […]

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 […]

joe biden, who has a growing list of republican supporters
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Prominent Pennsylvania Republicans Join Growing List of GOP Biden Supporters

Joe Biden Scoops Up Some Prominent Republican Supporters From Pennsylvania We’ve all read that Donald Trump is obsessed with loyalty. He needs it. He demands […]

mayor kenney talking about the philadelphia trash collection problem during the COVID pandemic
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Mayor Kenney Claims 200 Sanitation Workers Are Out Sick Daily. Union Head Calls B.S.

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Mayor Kenney Claims 200 Sanitation Workers Are […]

Philadelphia police officers not wearing masks during the Philadelphia coronavirus crisis
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It’s August, and Many Philly Cops Still Aren’t Wearing Masks

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Many Philadelphia Cops Still Aren’t Wearing Masks […]

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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) […]

Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who just responded to some of the transphobia against her
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Rachel Levine Has Had Enough of Your Transphobic Bullshit

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Health Secretary Rachel Levine Addresses Transphobic Comments […]

a police car that was set on fire in philadelphia
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Here’s the Latest On the Four Philly Cop Cars Set On Fire Last Night

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Four Philly Cop Cars Set On Fire […]

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City Council Eyes a New Homelessness Solution: Tiny Homes

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. City Council Takes a Tiny-House Tour As […]

philadelphia police using tear gas on protesters, who are filing a lawsuit over the use of tear gas
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Dozens of Philly Protesters Just Sued the City Over the Use of Tear Gas on I-676

The City of Philadelphia and scores of Philly police officers are defendants in two simultaneously filed federal lawsuits over the use of tear gas and […]

facebook posts from two philly cops suing the city after they were punished for social media activity in the Philly police Facebook post scandal
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Current and Fired Cops Sue City for $18 Million Over Philly Police Facebook Post Scandal

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Cops (and Fired Cops) Sue City for […]