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Philadelphia ‘Nonprofit’ Director Prioritizes Vaccinating Friends Against COVID-19, Even as the City Faces a Vaccine Shortage and High Death Rates for Black Residents

Philadelphia continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, facing a vaccine shortage and a high death rate for its Black residents. But that hasn’t deterred Andrei Doroshin, CEO of the mass vaccination clinic, Philly Fighting COVID (PFC) from prioritizing vaccinations for his friends. According to NBC Philadelphia reporters Rudy Chinchilla…

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‘Karaoke with a Cop’ in Philadelphia Aims to Change Perceptions of Police

In Philadelphia, two police officers have started a weekly “Karaoke with a Cop” initiative in an attempt to change negative perceptions of law enforcement. Officer Shamssadeen Nur Ali Baukman and Officer Justin Harris, who both grew up in West Philadelphia and are patrol officers with the city’s 18th Precinct, came…

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Rapper Meek Mill and Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins Hold Philadelphia Mayor Accountable in Police Chief Search

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney initiated a call to action in September to the city’s residents to have them take part in selecting the next chief of police for the city. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins plans to hold the mayor to his word. Rapper Meek Mill, a Philly native, followed…

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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter Apologizes for Wearing Shirt Referencing Rodney King Attack

Philadelphia’s acting police commissioner Christine M. Coulter apologized this week for allegedly unknowingly wearing a Los Angeles Police Department T-shirt that alluded to the 1991 beating of Rodney King. “L.A.P.D. ‘We Treat You Like A King,’” the shirt reads. The photograph of Coulter wearing the shirt is from the ’90s,…

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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…