A Philly cop is under investigation for attending the pre-riot Trump rally. We’re not surprised

A Philadelphia Police detective is under investigation after allegedly attending the rally before the riot. And guess what. We’re not surprised. If the Inquirer is right, and Philadelphia Detective Jennifer Gugger allegedly attended that rally, I gotta wonder what she was thinking. Because Gugger’s job in the police department’s recruitment unit was to investigate social…

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Remove the Rizzo statue from public property

Because he oversaw and maintained police brutality in the black and brown communities in which I grew up, the statue of Frank Rizzo must immediately be removed from the steps of the taxpayer-funded Municipal Services Building. Not one more cent of my tax dollars maintaining it. Not one more moment of my property housing it.…

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Top 5 Live-October 19

Top 5 Live-WURD Monday October 19 1. New rules for when Philadelphia police shoot Under the Police Department’s new rules on shootings by officers, the Police Advisory Commission’s director will have equal standing with four deputy commissioners in deciding whether or not police actions are justified. “It’s a dramatic change,” said commission director Kelvyn Anderson…

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Top 5 Live-Tuesday September 8

Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday September 8 1. Mother’s 911 call: My sons are trying to kill me Two Atlanta-area brothers are behind bars and charged with multiple felonies after police said they attempted to kill their own parents over the weekend. Yvonne Ervin called 911 Saturday morning and reported that she and husband Zachary were…

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Top 5 Live-Wednesday August 5

Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday August 5 1. Family of Sandra Bland sues arresting officer The family of Sandra Bland – the 28-year-old black woman found dead in her jail cell last month – is suing the Texas state trooper who arrested her in what started as a routine traffic stop, but took a tragic turn.…

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Top 5 Live-Monday July 6

Top 5 Live-WURD Monday July 6 1. U.S. Women win World Cup Title  Carli Lloyd scored twice in the first five minutes on the way to the fastest hat trick in World Cup history and the U.S. made the margin stand up, defeating Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 Women’s World Cup. With the victory,…

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Top 5 Live-Friday June 12

Top 5 Live-WURD Friday June 12 1. Judge Backs Charges Against Cleveland Officers in Killing of Tamir Rice  Acting under a rarely used provision of Ohio state law, a judge found probable cause Thursday to charge Cleveland police Officer Timothy Loehmann with murder in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year. Cleveland Municipal…

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Top 5 Live-Tuesday April 7

Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday April 7  1. FBI investigates possible hate crime cases in St. Louis The FBI is investigating whether hate crimes were committed during two St. Louis area attacks where suspects allegedly made reference to Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer in August fatally shot black unarmed teen Michael…

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Top 5 Live-Tuesday March 31

Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday March 31  1. Prosecution Rests in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial  The government today rested its case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after teary-eyed jurors heard heartbreaking testimony about the bombing’s youngest victim, 8-year-old Martin Richard. Richard was killed in the Boston Marathon attacks on April 15, 2013, Chief Medical…

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