Protests broke out soon after the homicide, and some demonstrators began engaging in violence around 11 p.m. on Monday. According to the city’s police commissioner, Danielle Outlaw, officers arrested 76 people for commercial burglaries last night. Demonstrations continued into Tuesday night, with reports of police using pepper spray on crowds and some demonstrators throwing objects at officers in West Philadelphia, where PPD has asked residents to stay indoors. Looting has reportedly continued for a second night in Philadelphia, and demonstrators have reportedly also been arrested in Brooklyn. … [Read more...] about National Guard Mobilized in Philadelphia After Police Killing of Walter Wallace Jr.
“The difference was I arrived on Sunday, you arrived on Monday,” Wallace explained. “They didn’t arrive until Tuesday afternoon. So for them to get tested, there wouldn’t have been enough time to have the test and have the debate at 9:00 that night. They didn’t show up until 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 in the afternoon. Yeah, there was an honor system when it came to the people that came into the hall from the two campaigns.” … [Read more...] about Chris Wallace: Trump Arrived at Debate Too Late for COVID-19 Test
Peaceful protests devolved into riots and looting following the death Monday of Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by officers after he allegedly ignored orders to drop a knife and charged at police, officials announced earlier this week. The officers were not armed with Tasers. … [Read more...] about Philadelphia police seen on video hitting SUV windows, pulling person from vehicle with child inside
A much quieter scene in Philly tonight after a city-imposed curfew of 9 pm. Seeing police spread throughout the city, most near retail businesses. Hearing reports of smaller-scale looting but nothing like the scene from last night near Walmart. Wrapping up for the night #Philly … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Baptist Church Burned in Philadelphia During Black Lives Matter Riots
“Some materials acquired for this exhibit enrich the Poetry Center’s holdings of fine press work related to poetry: for example, in this exhibit, we’re presenting a number of works from Aralia Press,” Kortemeier said in an email, “which was founded at West Chester University in 1983 to teach the art of printing to graduate and undergraduate students.” … [Read more...] about The Poetry Center celebrates its 60th anniversary