By Alecia ReidDecember 30, 2020 at 5:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The murder rate was extremely high in Philadelphia in 2020. The number of homicides is on track to break a grim record by New Year’s Eve.
There’s been a 40% increase in homicides from last year alone, and now the city is close to officially breaking the record of 500 homicides set back in 1990.
By Howard Monroe December 29, 2020 at 7:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A violent night pushes Philadelphia closer to reaching a grim milestone. The city could be on track to surpass the most homicides ever in a calendar year.
The record is 504 homicides which was set in 1990 and with three days left to go in this year the city is has had at least 490.
By Kimberly Davis November 19, 2019 at 10:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s been a war of words between the leaders of the men in blue and green. Both are seeing red over calls for police reform.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police is slamming Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and believes he should just focus on winning football games.
“Just stay in your line,” Philadelphia FOP President John McNesby said. “There’s no reason for him to be commenting on something that’s none of his business.”
That’s how the Philadelphia FOP is responding to Jenkins’ opinion piece in the Inquirer on Monday.
“He don’t ask us for help in tackling or any of his Eagles stuff,” McNesby said. “I mean, concentrate on your .500 team right now and winning and let the policing police themselves.”
Mayor Jim Kenney, however, shares a different opinion.
“He has every right to give us some direction and make suggestions,” Kenney said, “and we’ve been listening to the community the whole time.”
Jenkins has been involved in social justice reform for years. Just last month, he and Meek Mill held a town hall on Philadelphia policing.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and Deputy Commissioner Melvin Singleton doing a little of that community policing in 2020 by kneeling before protestors protesting against the Philadelphia Police which Outlaw happens to be the commissioner of.
“In other words, directives don’t apply to the top brass,” one cop wrote. “What would happen if a cop took a knee at a KKK rally?”
“How dare they take a knee for an organization that clearly chanted, what do we want, dead cops, when do we want it, now,” another cop wrote. “I will never bow to those who disrespect the badge.”
“It makes the department look weak,” the cop said. “I was sick to my stomach when I saw that happen,” the cop said about the kneeling. “Strength comes from standing your ground, not pandering like a fool.”
I asked a black cop if he would take a knee for the protesters.
“Hell no,” he said. “That’s the position of surrender.”
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner entered the fray between Malcolm Jenkins and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president John McNesby on Thursday, praising the Eagles safety’s Inquirer op-ed column on the selection of a new city police commissioner while saying that the police union president has “embarrassed us again.”
Krasner’s policies drew national headlines and praise from left-leaning progressives — as well as criticism from hard-liners who labeled him an enabler of criminals.
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