Solomon Jones took his son to the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia. (Photo by Solomon Jones)

The Statue Is Gone But There Will Always Be Another Rizzo

For three years, I called for the Frank Rizzo statue to be moved from its taxpayer-funded perch in the shadow of City Hall. But in the chaos leading up to the Kenney administration’s decision to remove the notorious monument this week, I learned that there are those who unabashedly support the brutality the statue represents.

I learned that we will always have Rizzo.

He lives in the indifference of those who believe that racism and police brutality are acceptable byproducts of white American freedoms. He lives in the attitudes of police officers I saw on Monday, posing for pictures with the statue of Rizzo just days after protesters tried to burn it down.

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