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Let The Fire Burn: MOVE and The City of Philadelphia.

This day I took a dance class at the Jazz Dance Center at 2020 Samson Street in the afternoon.  I remember I came out of the studio and looked up and saw dark black smoke coming from West Philly.  I drove home to Roxbough and turned on the TV.  Mayor Goode had decided to drop a bomb the new location of MOVE on Osage Avenue. Sixty-one homes were destroyed by the six-alarm blaze, one of the largest in the city’s history.

I was a Temple University undergraduate student when  the MOVE commune started their terrorism for over a decade.  Mayor Rizzo took MOVE out of Powelton Village area after they had shot a cop dead, officer James Ramp.

I will defiantly view this film since it is a part of Philadelphia’s history that I lived through. Then, I will write my review.

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Philly Cop shot dead after shift, waiting for bus at 20th and Columbia a $118,000 reward has been posted. On August 18, 2012, just before 6am, Police Officer Moses Walker Jr. was shot and killed. Officer Walker was walking in the 2000 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue where two males approached him. Officer Walker was shot several times and the suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.

The four-minute video shows Walker looking over his shoulder several times as he walks along a streetlight-illuminated sidewalk, followed by grainy footage of two men walking behind him, first on the opposite side of the street and then crossing over. Out of the camera’s view further down the block, the 19-year police department veteran was shot.

Capt. James Clark, head of the homicide unit replied,

He looked like a young civilian walking down the street, and we think that’s why he was targeted,

Witness to shooting describes the scene remarked,

Two males approached (Walker), one of which had a gun, a robbery was announced and he demanded money,” Clark said. “During this time, the officer attempted to pull out his off-duty weapon … one of the males fired, striking him three times: once in the chest, once in the stomach and once in the hand.”

Black Police Officer Shot in Philadelphia Click Here

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Police have arrested a man in the attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old Philadelphia girl who was captured on surveillance video. Child Abduction Caught on Surveillance Camera in Philadelphia, PA.  A 10-year-old girl escapes attempted kidnapping, caught on camera, abductor attempts kidnap in Philadelphia, A two-year-old’s screams may have saved his big sister’s life on Tuesday when a man tried to snatch her off the street in broad daylight.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a $10,000 reward for the capture of a man who attempted to abduct a 10-year-old girl while she was walking home from a store with her 2-year-old brother on Tuesday. Click Here

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