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Judge Orders Philadelphia To Preserve Frank Rizzo Statue After Supporters File Lawsuit

Supporters of the controversial Frank Rizzo statue filed a lawsuit against the city and Mayor Jim Kenney demanding to be allowed to take possession of the 2,000-pound bronze sculpture that was removed last month.

Born and raised in West Philly, Hawkins joined the Army at 17, right after graduating from West Philadelphia High School. When Frank Rizzo became mayor, he considered moving, but couldn't. “I’m Philadelphia to the bone."

Larry Krasner likes his chances for a second term. “Frank Rizzo’s statue is gone,” he said. “That says a lot in a city where Rizzo’s influence even now continues but where his shadow has been disappearing more and more over time.”

Daily News | Undo a Frank Rizzo-era police tactic: Bring back Fairmount Park Guards | Opinion

Trump to @MichaelCBender : "there was a man named Frank Rizzo from New Jersey, was a rough guy. He ran a rough operation, but he didn’t have a lot of looting, I can tell you"

Googling Trump and Frank Rizzo and come up with this from four years ago @arappeport 

Trump incorrectly cites former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo for racist phrase aimed at protesters

Trump incorrectly cites former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo for racist phrase aimed at protesters

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Philadelphia removed a statue of former mayor Frank Rizzo, who famously told voters to "vote white," after protesters tried to take it down. Mayor Jim Kenney said the statue "represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people."

As Philadelphia police commissioner in the 1960s, Frank Rizzo raided gay clubs. While running for a third term as mayor, he urged his supporters to “Vote White.” His statue, which protesters have tried to take down, has now been removed by the city.

Overnight, Philadelphia officials removed the statue of Frank Rizzo, the ex police chief and mayor who once told people to “Vote White

Philadelphia removed a statue of the former mayor Frank Rizzo, who aggressively policed black and gay people in the '60s and ’70s, after protesters tried to take it down. Mayor Jim Kenney said it was "the beginning of the healing process of our city."

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During the night, the mayor of Philadelphia had the statue of the racist former police chief and mayor, Frank Rizzo, removed. Rizzo’s famous campaign slogan was “VOTE WHITE!” But as long as any part of the city and its police remain racist, the statue’s ghost looms.

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Hard to explain to non-Philly folks how significant this is: Mural of Frank Rizzo removed from Italian Market

The moment it came down. Under cover of darkness, the Frank Rizzo statue which, for many, symbolized the system of racism and police brutality they are protesting to reform was taken down and removed from the iconic Center City in Philadelphia #Philadelphia  (vid @NBCPhiladelphia )

“The [Frank Rizzo] statue is a deplorable monument to racism, bigotry, and police brutality for members of the Black community, the LGBTQ community, and many others," Mayor Kenney said in a statement Wednesday following the statue's removal. Details:

#BREAKING Crews have removed the bronze statue of controversial Philadelphia mayor and former police commissioner Frank Rizzo from the steps of the city's Municipal Services Building:

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