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.”
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
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."
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.
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: