- Philadelphia Inquirer: Murder witness fatally beaten; link uncertain
- My Fox Philly: 26-Year-Old Murder Witness Beaten To Death By Group Of Men
The Black Community Needs A Process To REMOVE The Name Of A "Civil Rights Hero" Off Of A Monument That Was Placed There With The Promise That The COMMUNITY CONSCIOUSNESS Would Be Accentuated - After Events Prove That This Venerated Hero Is Merely Being Shamed By The Present Unconsciousness.
By making the residents WORK TO EARN the privilege of hosting the name, on a 3 year renewal cycle - the LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY will have motivation to keep their "Street Pirates In Line".
The "Malcolm X Park" is the key reference for me.
In less than a year I recall at least 3 murders (of Black people) in this immediate area.
IS THIS A "CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION"?
In all seriousness folks. I have seen first hand a "Philly Beat Down" in process - several times.
When someone is "taking care of business" by "teaching someone who didn't listen" a lesson" - you learn to mind your own business or else they might ask you "Do You Want Some Of This".
While I can recall seeing a person getting beat down in Philly - I have never seen a person getting BEATEN TO DEATH on the streets of Philadelphia.
Since the person was a witness in a criminal prosecution AND since the city of Philadelphia has had other "Witness Intimidation" cases over the past several years - this NEEDS TO BE investigated as a "Civil Rights Violation" - JUST THE SAME as if it occurred in "Philadelphia Mississippi" back in the 1950s.
CHANGE HAS COME TO "DECARCERATE PA"!!!!!
We are Gentrifying the "University City" area and our viewpoints have necessarily changed with reference to "The Philadelphia Negro"