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Philly has waived all citations
against protesters after they said
arrests violated their rights

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Posted By: Calvinesq, 7/9/2020 7:03:49 AM

During the month of protests against police brutality in Philadelphia, more than 750 people were arrested for curfew violations, failure to disperse, and disorderly conduct. [Snip] “My decision to waive these violations is not a statement on the validity of the individual citations,” Kenney said in a statement. “Rather, it is a recognition of the core concerns that caused thousands to demonstrate on the streets of Philadelphia. In waiving these notices, I recognize that those issues are vitally important, that the pain of those marching is very real, and that their message — Black lives matter — needs to be heard every day”

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FTA - "needs to be heard every day until systemic racism is fully eradicated from this city and nation." Cowards. Tell that to the shop owners and businesses whose properties were damaged or destroyed by these "peaceful" rioters. Philadelphia will join other Dem cities by getting more of this.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lazyman 7/9/2020 7:09:15 AM (No. 472075)
That should discourage them from it getting worse next time. The cops once again are the suckers for coming to work.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mythman 7/9/2020 7:09:42 AM (No. 472076)
Withdrawal of Law Enforcement brings Gang Enforcement.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: edgar 7/9/2020 7:12:56 AM (No. 472079)
Defund Philadelphia's city government. Apparently, it is not needed.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hoosierblue 7/9/2020 7:14:56 AM (No. 472083)
Glad I don't live in Pnilly. For that matter, any of those big Democrat cities run cities.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 7/9/2020 7:44:36 AM (No. 472105)
Philly, the eternal embarrassment of PA. The city has no sense, but hey, it’s a RAT city...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: George R. 7/9/2020 7:47:00 AM (No. 472106)
Philly is turning into Somalia. No wonder they hire low-life scum like DeSean Jackson. Fairly soon only virtue signaling companies will do business there, and lose out everywhere else.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/9/2020 7:58:34 AM (No. 472119)
Lefties, show me the law that allows you to RIOT, LOOT and BURN buildings...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ssholland 7/9/2020 8:02:14 AM (No. 472125)
People who loot, riot and murder for political reasons are not “protesters”. They are terrorists. Can we please call these people by their correct pronouns?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mobyclik 7/9/2020 8:08:28 AM (No. 472134)
Wonder if Mr. Kenney lives in a private gated community where he's safe from these vicious thugs he turns loose of the citizens of Philly?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: udanja99 7/9/2020 8:10:17 AM (No. 472139)
Oh. So I can go to Philly and do whatever destructive or illegal things that I want and all I have to do to escape justice is say that I’m doing it because BLM? I went to college in Philly during the 4 years leading up to the bicentennial and it was a lovely time to be there. Lots of urban renewal going on, everything being cleaned up, new restaurants and shops - all in preparation for July 4, 1976. I wouldn’t even drive by it now on the interstate.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: FunOne 7/9/2020 8:35:24 AM (No. 472165)
So, this is Filthy-Delphia. Dark, dark blue s-hole. Where history confirms that voters are so patriotic that the turnout in some precincts exceeds 100%. No doubt that in return for their release, these fine folks had to agree to vote for Biden at least three times this November.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JL80863 7/9/2020 8:57:36 AM (No. 472190)
Yes indeed, this position should greatly improve retail services in the black community. s/o
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Reply 13 - Posted by: TLCary 7/9/2020 9:04:12 AM (No. 472197)
The very definition of "obstruction of justice". Kenney needs to be arrested immediately. You don't have to make the accusation that the decision wasn't made on the merits of the case but on an ideological and politically motivated agenda. The statement has been made by the perp.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Clinger 7/9/2020 9:17:22 AM (No. 472209)
I declined an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and cultural perspectives in Philly around 1990 when my rental car was rear ended at a stop light. I must say I was impressed by the number of greeters sent my way who I'm sure were highly insulted by my reluctance to accept the gesture of hospitality. Of course that was the one red light I could blow without getting pulled over. When I shared my confession and regrets upon returning the car, the agency applauded my decision. Needless to say the current circumstances somewhat dampen my enthusiasm for making my triumphant return to business in Philly that I expect to start next year.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hershey 7/9/2020 10:07:14 AM (No. 472259)
Of course..they have the right to protest, peacefully, but NOT loot, burn, beat up, accost, and harm businesses or people...hey Kenny, stuff it..you want tourism, or 'rights'...you can't have both...not that way...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: AltaD 7/9/2020 10:16:28 AM (No. 472273)
Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx waved charges on all "minor offenses" - curfew, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, etc. Any wonder why Chicago cops have, in the words of Rahm, gone fetal.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 7/9/2020 10:28:59 AM (No. 472286)
OK, now that the folks know the laws don't apply any more, and that violent leftist thugs in the streets won't be punished by "the justice system", they know that if they want these people to be punished, it will have to happen in the streets. When the legal system fails, eventually even good, normal people will fall back on their own capabilities. People will not endlessly let violent thugs run rampant in their towns. They expect the police and prosecutors to protect them. When that fails, something else will replace it. These criminals in suits sitting in the city offices have no idea what they will be unleashing if this continues. Who killed Ken McElroy? Who is Paul Kersey?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: clayusmcret 7/9/2020 10:35:53 AM (No. 472292)
Any city that refuses to prosecute rioters is saying they do not support law and order. They will not protect their citizens. They serve at the pleasure of the mob, rather than for their citizens. To these cities, my sentiments surprisingly join with the rioters and say "Let this city burn. After it is laid bare to wanton destruction by the anarchists, may a better one someday rise in its place."
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Reply 19 - Posted by: RuckusTom 7/9/2020 10:36:16 AM (No. 472294)
#2. Great observation. Like ancient Rome. The politicians allow the gangs to do what they do as long as they give a kick back to them and leave the civilians (mostly) alone.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/9/2020 10:37:31 AM (No. 472297)
Following in the footsteps of Baltimore after the "unrest" there...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: moonlightflip 7/9/2020 11:27:02 AM (No. 472350)
The Mob rules. Shame!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DCGIRL 7/9/2020 11:37:06 AM (No. 472359)
The only way to get these rioters will be on federal charges. Pennsylvania is as dirty as it gets.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Chuzzles 7/9/2020 12:32:19 PM (No. 472406)
Philly has joined a new circle in Dante's inferno that even Cali and NY state haven't gone to yet.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 7/9/2020 3:45:26 PM (No. 472589)
So Mayor Kenney waives all citations and the thugs go free with no penalty. But Oh, not all are black, so white lives matter too. What about the people who lost their livelihood and homes - what do they receive? Those who destroyed the city, should be put to work to cleanup the mess they caused and apologize to all the citizens of Philadelphia.
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