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Philly Politicians Are Condemning Derek Chauvin. Why Are They Silent on Local Police Brutality?

In the wake of the emotional testimony at the start of the Derek Chauvin trial, some of Philadelphia’s most influential and powerful politicians made sure […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]