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City Council hearing on racist posts by officers
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 10, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A City Council hearing Tuesday intended to discuss police officers' racist Facebook posts took a detour Tuesday, when a councilmember called for the resignation of Philadelphia's acting police commissioner. Read more here.
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 9:30 am
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey apologized for wearing blackface decades ago, becoming the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos from their university days.
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In this Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, photo, Scott Bremner, talk radio host, works in Erie, Pa.
Claire Galofaro/AP Photo
August 06, 2019 - 12:32 pm
By Claire Galofaro and Bill Barrow, Associated Press ERIE, Pa. (AP) — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race. And again, the discussion was inspired by racial...
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Jamal Lewis
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Flashpoint
August 02, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jamal Lewis doesn't consider himself to be "that brave." Originally from South Philly, Lewis has lived in Johnstown for two years. As a black man living in the western Pennsylvania town — which is nearly 80 percent white — he said it has been interesting, to say the...
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Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
August 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Seven Philadelphia police officers linked to the racist Facebook investigation have resigned, just a few weeks after Philadelphia's police commissioner announced 13 cops would be fired. A spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department confirmed the names of officers...
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Dutch Village apartments
Julio Cortez/AP
July 31, 2019 - 11:36 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Davon Jones doesn't have to look far to see the irony in President Donald Trump's tweets that Baltimore is a "rat and rodent infested mess." His apartment owned by the president's son-in-law has been invaded by mice since he moved in a year ago. "I don't know how they come in,"...
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Donald Trump
Alex Brandon/AP, file
July 30, 2019 - 11:19 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When President Donald Trump drew widespread condemnation for describing a majority-black congressional district as a "rat and rodent infested mess" and for tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color, it was not the first time a U.S. president attracted such...
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Elijah Cummings
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July 29, 2019 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist. In the latest rhetorical shot at lawmakers of color, Trump said...
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Donald Trump
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July 24, 2019 - 11:24 am
By Errin Haines Whack and Scott Bauer, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Robin D. Stephens lived through Jim Crow and thought the worst days of racism were behind her. Then President Donald Trump told four American congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from. "It was very hurtful to...
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Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross Jr. kept an eye as Bernie Sanders supporters march down Broad Street during the Democratic National Convention.
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Kristen Johanson
June 19, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross confirmed 72 police officers have been placed on desk duty and some could lose their jobs as officials continue to investigate racist Facebook posts allegedly made by those officers in question. Because of the city's...
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