Flashpoint: When a crash becomes a crime; Kensington beach; #WaterArmsOverFirearms

July 14, 2019 - 8:30 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —  This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about hit-and-runs accidents in the Philadelphia region. Roughly 10% of all motor vehicle fatalities are hit-and-runs, with the City of Philadelphia receiving nearly 40 calls a day reporting damage or injury from such collisions. But, when does a crash become a crime? Accident Investigation District Captain Mark Overwise joins Sarah Clark Stuart, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia and Brian Hickey, a reporter for Philly Voice who was a victim of a hit-and-run accident.

The newsmaker of the week is the man behind the Instagram account "Kensington Beach." MC, who asked us not to use his full name in this story, started the account to raise awareness about the truth about addiction. A longtime resident who works in the heart of Kensington, MC records people in various stages of intoxication, or who are using drugs on public streets and post videos of the event online. He's received major backlash after his efforts made headlines. MC discusses his intention behind the graphic videos

Kensington Beach
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The changemaker of the week is Gabriel Nyantakyi, the creator of a project called "Water Arms Over Fire Arms." A self-described lover of super soakers, Nyantakyi collects the water guns and gives them away to children. He discusses his effort. You can support the effort here.

Gabriel Nyantakyi
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Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHP 1210AM and at 6am on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5. 

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