Philly REAL Justice Coalition will be in front of the Municipal building every Thursday at 4:00pm as part of the campaign to remove the Frank Rizzo Statue and ending Stop and Frisk among other discriminatory police practices.
The issues around U.S. corrupt policing is highlighted by the epidemic of racially charged stop and frisk procedures. Philadelphia residents of color have suffered some of the most blatant rejection of constitutional rights by violent and discriminatory policing. An overwhelming amount of stop and frisk incidents have been found to be done without valid reason and often end in meaningless arrests or at worst, violence. Mayor Jim Kenney, who garnered many votes as a result of his platform to end stop and frisk is in no rush to implement this promise and must be held accountable.