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The fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. could lead to a department overhaul of its de-escalation training. One program has been shown to reduce injuries for civilians and police officers.

Walter Wallace, Jr. should still be alive today. Daniel Prude should still be alive today. Pamela Turner should still be alive today. Isaiah Lewis should still be alive today. Osaze Osagie should still be alive today. We deserve better.

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He needed mental health assistance. Instead, cops shot at #WalterWallaceJr  14 times. Philadelphia Police murdered Walter Wallace in the street, in broad daylight, in front of his mother. Enough is enough. Text 'WALTER' to 55156 to demand justice NOW.

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Walter Wallace, Jr. was killed two weeks ago by the Philadelphia Police Department. Walter was in the midst of a mental health crisis. He deserved competent care, not deadly use of force. Enough is enough.

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Walter Wallace, Jr. should be alive right now. He deserved care, not a death sentence — and we are sick and tired of watching Black people be murdered by police. Add your name now to demand #JusticeForWalterWallace :

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The thousand-plus National Guard members who were deployed to Philadelphia following the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. have left the city.

Critics say shooting to wound Walter Wallace Jr. would have been the better option. But law enforcement officials and legal experts say that suggestion stems from a common misunderstanding of how police are trained.

Daily News | Some say police should have shot Walter Wallace Jr. in the leg. Police say that wasn’t an option.

Editorial: Tragedy in focus: What Walter Wallace’s death reminds us about mental illness and policing #USNews 

Several hundred people gathered Saturday at the National Baptist Temple Church in north Philadelphia. ://


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Walter Wallace should be alive today, and our thoughts are with his loved ones. The police responsible for murdering him in front of his mother instead of getting him the medical attention he needed should be arrested, investigated, and prosecuted by the Justice Department.

Please take a moment to think about the family of Walter Wallace Jr. today. On Thursday, bodycam footage was released showing his last moments. His life mattered. His death is a tragedy and another failure of our systems of policing and criminal justice.

At least 15 police officers with batons surrounded a Black woman's car while her 2-year-old son and 16-year-old nephew were inside, during the Walter Wallace Jr. protests in Philadelphia. The mother and her nephew were both beaten by police and arrested, and son separated.

A Philadelphia toddler was ripped from his mom’s SUV after police smashed in her windows. The Fraternal Order of Police claimed in a Facebook post that the “lost” child was found “walking around barefoot” after police shot Walter Wallace Jr.

From our Editorial Board: "If the officers who shot Walter Wallace Jr. indeed did nothing wrong according to police use of force protocol, then the state of policing is even more dire than we thought."

A tale of 2 Americas: Walter Wallace was shot multiple times and killed by Philly PD yesterday. He allegedly had a knife and suffered from mental illness. Now compare his shooting to the way police responded to a mentally ill knife wielding white man...

"BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER": The oldest of Walter Wallace Jr.'s three sons spoke out during a family press conference Tuesday evening. MORE:

Chopper 6 over the scene as a Foot Locker in West Philadelphia is looted following the death of Walter Wallace, who police say was shot by officers after he would not drop a knife.