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My Ride-Along With the Police Commissioner

Anyone who’s read my work here over the years knows where I stand on law enforcement: Like so many members of the Black community in […]

a video still showing lower merion police confronting a black woman in a wawa parking lot just before they tased her
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Controversy Erupts After Main Line Cops Tase Black Woman in Wawa Parking Lot

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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City Controller’s Police Audit Confirms We Don’t Know How We’re Spending Police Budget

With its budget of nearly $800 million, you would think the Philadelphia Police Department would be more responsible about how it spends our taxpayer dollars. […]

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Police Lies About SEPTA Riders Filming a Rape Show Yet Again Why We Can’t Trust Them

When something sounds too bizarre to be true, chances are it’s not — especially when the source is the police. Last week, reports of a […]

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Body-Cam Video of Walter Wallace Jr. Killing Shows How Cops Perpetuate Black Trauma

Walter Wallace Jr. didn’t deserve to die. And new footage further proves it. Beyond these revelations, the world was reminded yet again how ineffective police […]

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The Killing of Walter Wallace Jr. Is the Assassination of Philadelphia As We Knew It

It finally happened: The world is now watching Philadelphia after a video of a Black man being killed by law enforcement went viral. On Monday […]