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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Philadelphia Police Shoot 7 Suspects In A Week

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(Zuzu/Wikimedia Commons)

Residents in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown are trying to make sense of yet another police shooting — the seventh time police have shot a suspect in Philadelphia in the past week.

Four of the shootings have been fatal, including one yesterday. A bullet also grazed a two-year-old boy.

The latest shooting came hours after Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey asked federal investigators to look into the department’s use of force.

New York City and Las Vegas have conducted similar reviews of police practices.

But what has been going on in Philly this week?

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  • brendancalling

    Have you BEEN to Philly recently?  This past weekend alone, EIGHTEEN PEOPLE were shot, and not by the police.   Yes, there needs to be accountability from the police for shootings, but this is a city wracked by gun crime.  The cops are in a very dangerous situation. For what they’re facing drop by Philly Gun Crisis: http://guncrisis.org/

    • http://www.facebook.com/futo.buddy Futo Buddy

      so there are guns there running around committing crimes? i would have guessed it was gangbangers who were doing most of the shooting. the only way we will ever get rid of the gang problem is if we end prohibition. DC and chicago prove the folly of thinking guns are the cause of the problem.

  • Claus S.

    This is the predictable outcome of making lawful gun ownership illegal in the city. Same happened in Chicago, DC, New York. The hardened criminals do not care about gun laws and while praying on unarmed victims, they shoot at the Police if they interfere with their “business”. Disarming the general public just emboldens the hard-core criminals.

  • Dclooper

    Has anyone ever considered if the police can do wrong.

  • David A

    American people are just plain stupid.

  • David A

    Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Freeze – Police 

    • David A

      Go to Youtube and search:  Police Brutality

      No American people, I don’t know how the Youtube camera crews get to all the incidents to film them – they must be good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/futo.buddy Futo Buddy

    i guess this is why you are 8 times more likely to be killed by the police as terrorists. we need to do away with these armed thugs

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