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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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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…

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…