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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Resigns Amid Signs of Harassment and Discrimination at the Department

Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross has abruptly resigned amid claims of harassment and discrimination at his department. The Philadelphia Police Department announced Ross’ resignation Aug. 20. Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney said Ross had ineffectively handled these cases of harassment and discrimination and that he believes Ross’ leave is best for…

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72 Philadelphia Police Officers Linked to Racist and Violent Facebook Posts Get Desk Duty

(Pictured: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross) Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said that he is “disgusted” by the racist and violent social media posts connected to his police officers. Ross announced that 72 of the 328 officers allegedly involved have been placed on administrative duty. “Internal Affairs has identified and…

White Privilege on Display in Post-Super Bowl Riots

Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win over the weekend, die-hard fans took to the streets of Philly to celebrate leaving in their path a whirlwind of violence and destruction, as well as a question of racial inequality. Looting, property damage, fires and injuries dominated the riots. Philly.com reported: “Just…

Jay-Z: Probation Is 'A Land Mine' for Blacks in America

Businessman and rapper Jay-Z on Friday spoke out about America’s prison system that serves as a revolving door for parolees. Jay-Z was reacting in response to the news that rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to prison for two to four years following several parole violations. Mill is signed to Roc…