Philadelpha protests & riots (consolidated thread)

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    National Guard responds as protests over Walter Wallace killing engulf Philadelphia

    The mayor imposed a curfew on Philadelphia on Wednesday and called in the National Guard following successive nights of rioting after police shot to death a Black man whose family said he was in the midst of a mental health crisis. The moves by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) were aimed at curbing incidents of looting, fires and dozens of minor injuries to officers that officials said were caused by people taking advantage of the backlash against the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. to commit crime. The unrest disrupted peaceful protests against police violence, including one that was called off ...


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    Federal agents arrest prominent West Philly activist as protests continue, though officials remain silent on the charges

    A prominent West Philadelphia activist who is the lead plaintiff in a civil rights lawsuit over police response to racial-injustice protests this spring was arrested by federal authorities Wednesday along with two others in a case tied to those demonstrations. Agents detained Anthony Smith, a social studies teacher and one of the organizers of the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial Economic and Legal Justice (Philly for REAL Justice), at his home Wednesday morning, his attorney Paul Hetznecker said. His arrest came just days after he was lauded in an article in Philadelphia Magazine for his activism. U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain ...


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    Philadelphia council votes to limit police protest response

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace's family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    Philadelphia council votes to limit police protest response

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace's family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    GRAPHIC: Philadelphia police face rebuke from city, Wallace family

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man’s family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace’s family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    GRAPHIC: Philadelphia police face rebuke from city, Wallace family

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man’s family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace’s family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace's family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    GRAPHIC: Philadelphia police face rebuke from city, Wallace family

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man’s family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace’s family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    GRAPHIC: Philadelphia police face rebuke from city, Wallace family

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man’s family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace’s family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    Demonstrations against police violence continue in Washington D.C., federal agents target Philadelphia teacher for protesting

    Four police officers involved in the killing of 20-year-old Karon Hylton-Brown in Washington D.C. have been placed on paid leave, as protests continued near the 4th District police station for the third night in a row Thursday. Hylton-Brown, a recent father, was being pursued by multiple police vehicles for allegedly not wearing a helmet while riding his scooter on October 23 before he crashed into a civilian vehicle. He was transported to the hospital and put on life support before passing away on Monday. Hylton-Brown’s death came on the same day 27-year-old Uber Eats driver, aspiring rapper, and newlywed, Walter ...


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    Police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man's family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace's family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    Philadelphia police who shot Wallace were improperly trained, family says

    The footage from body-worn cameras that was taken as police responded to a call about Walter Wallace Jr. shows him emerging from a house with a knife as relatives shout at officers about his mental health condition, a lawyer for the man’s family said Thursday. The video also shows Wallace became incapacitated after the first shot of 14 that two officers fired at him, said lawyer Shaka Johnson, describing footage he said police showed him and other members of Wallace’s family before a plan to release it and 911 calls publicly. “I understand he had a knife, but that does ...


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    West Philly rally resumes protest against police killing of Walter Wallace Jr.

    A crowd estimated at upward of 1,000 turned out Saturday afternoon for a rally to protest the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in West Philadelphia, with the demonstration originally due to gather at 61st and Locust streets, near the site of the 27-year-old’s death Monday night. At noon, the scheduled start time for the march, a heavy police presence had restricted intersections as far as 10 blocks away from the protest location. About a dozen officers were stationed at 52nd and Market streets alone. Around 12:15, 61st and Locust, the location of the planned protest, was empty. A group ...


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    West Philly activist accused of torching police car during protests ordered released from jail before trial, but the feds appealed

    West Philly activist accused of torching police car during protests ordered released from jail before trial, but the feds appealed Anthony Smith, a prominent West Philly activist accused of burning a Philadelphia Police car during a May protest was ordered released from custody Friday while he awaits trial on federal arson charges. Federal prosecutors filed an immediate appeal. U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Perkin ordered Smith, 29, be released to his West Philadelphia home with electronic monitoring and a curfew, and said he should be quarantined for 14 days as a precaution because of coronavirus concerns, given that Smith has been ...


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