The crime crisis sweeping major American cities continued over the weekend with officials in Philadelphia confirming at least three people were murdered and 33 injured in a series of shootings.
3 Dead, 33 Injured In One Weekend Of Philadelphia Shootings https://t.co/GzgUq34AGS
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 19, 2021
“Since Friday evening 36 people, including a 1-year-old girl, were shot in Philadelphia, with three reported fatalities, WPVI reported. The shootings occurred primarily in neighborhoods in the northern part of the city, with most of the victims being young males,” reports the Daily Wire.
“The shootings are just the latest instances of violence in the city as murders continue to skyrocket. The city recorded 304 homicides so far this year, a 33% year-to-date increase from 2020 and a 68% increase from 2019,” adds the DW.
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PHILLY CHAOS: 1000+ Rioters Take the Streets for 2nd Night, Stores Looted, Injuries Reported
At least 1,000 rioters took the streets of Philadelphia Tuesday night after police shot and killed a man with a knife earlier this week; sparking protests, looting, and widespread damage across the city.
“We cannot accept that in this country a mental health crisis ends in death,” posted a statement from the Biden-Harris campaign.
“Police and city officials issued swift statements following the incident and promised an investigation. But their assurances did little to assuage many in the city who see the shooting as another example of a Black man being killed by police when they say the situation could have been diffused,” reports Fox News.
At least 30 police officers were injured in riots across Philadelphia last night.
But Democrats want to defund the police.#BackTheBlue
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 27, 2020
Pa. National Guard deployed to Philadelphia fearing second night of violent riots over deadly cop shooting https://t.co/vm2lKta0yq
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 27, 2020
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PHILLY CHAOS: 30 Police Officers Injured, Riots, Looting After Knife-Yielding Man is Shot and Killed
At least 30 police officers were injured early Tuesday morning after chaos erupted following a shooting by law enforcement agents at a man allegedly refusing to drop a knife during an altercation.
“More than 30 people have been detained and at least 30 police officers have been injured as tensions erupted in West Philadelphia after police shot and killed a man armed with a knife,” reports ABC News.
Chopper 6 over the scene as a Foot Locker in West Philadelphia is looted following the death of Walter Wallace, who police say was shot by officers after he would not drop a knife. https://t.co/BtTPSlQIwI pic.twitter.com/7hNeLEvJCM
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) October 27, 2020
“Authorities said officers confronted Walter Wallace, who was reportedly armed with a knife Monday afternoon. Police said Wallace was shot multiple times by two officers after he didn’t adhere to calls to drop the weapon. He was later pronounced dead,” adds the website.
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