Regarding Michael Alan Goldberg’s recent cover story about the murder of Rashawn “Shawnee” Anderson and fears of a turf war:
The last thing I want to see is retaliation. Rashawn was my cousin. So our family is grieving heavily. I will be that voice of reason. We will not let this go. Children killing children and families left to mourn for life. We will seek justice the right way, but also apply pressure on state representatives and find a solution together. No one deserves the pain we endured. It has to STOP. The killers hurt the ones left behind.
The Wheel Deal
Regarding Daniel Denvir’s online feature about bike messengers alleging police brutality:
This whole thing angers and saddens me. I feel ashamed that my taxes pay the salaries of these men. And even more ashamed at the city of Philadelphia for letting these unapologetic repeat violent offenders “police” us everyday citizens. “Philly’s Finest” is a phrase long forgotten. I hold my head low today and hope restitution finds its way to the victims of these violent acts.
What an outrage, but I mean, c’mon, what do you expect when you call the cops?
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