Five cops who fought the January 6th mob are dead. Where is the FOP?

Four police officers have died by suicide in the months since they spent hours battling a pro-Trump mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to violently stop the congressional certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory on Jan. 6.   Yet another, Officer Brian Sicknick, died the day after the battle. While the official coroner’s…

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Shame on leaders who failed to denounce FOP chief’s racist comment

I’m accustomed to Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby denouncing black protesters and white allies who speak out against police shootings of African Americans. He did so in 2014, using words such as “professional hatemongers” and “convicted thugs” to describe those who protested after grand juries declined to charge the white police officers who…

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Political commentator Jay McCalla talks Trump and more

Political commentator Jay McCalla talks Philly District Attorney’s Race, Trump budget, the walk-back of the Trump wiretap accusation, Muslim Ban 2 and more on Wake Up With WURD. Photo: Jay McCalla in WURD studio/ Wake Up With WURD staff Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He is the creator and editor…

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Blacks and police far apart on key issues

FOR JIM KENNEY, the first white mayor to helm the majority-non-white city of Philadelphia in 16 years, the central conflict of his first term was revealed in two sentences he uttered during his inauguration speech. “We will have to all put aside our differences and acknowledge two things,” he said. “That black lives do matter,…

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