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WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, local leaders to highlight success of Roosevelt Boulevard automated speed enforcement pilot program

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will join city, state and advocacy leaders to highlight the success of the speed enforcement program on Roosevelt Boulevard. The press conference will be streamed on CBS New Philadelphia and is expected to begin at 11 a.m. What: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney will...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hasn't met with families of city's 300 homicide victims this year

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney admitted Tuesday to not meeting with any families of the 300 murder victims this year impacted by gun violence that continues to plague the city. "I have not spoken specifically to families," Kenney said when asked by Fox Philadelphia. "I have spoken to the officers involved in the shootings but have not spoken individually to people."
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Hey, Philly Mayor Jim Kenney, the feeling’s mutual: The crime-riddled city wants you out

On the Fourth of July, along the Ben Franklin Parkway in the middle of Philadelphia during the Welcome America festivities, some criminal used the cover of fireworks to shoot two police officers. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney had two responses. First, he blamed the United States Constitution for the shooting. Then he announced to the world he’s tired of being Philadelphia mayor and can’t wait to be out of office. Philadelphians can sense when a public figure wilts under pressure, so expect the well-earned booing to start now and last until they “throw the bum out” next year. In the meantime, let’s...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Says He’ll Be Happy When He’s Not Mayor Following Fourth Of July Shooting

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The shooting of two police officers during Fourth of July celebrations near the Ben Franklin Parkway has left Mayor Jim Kenney looking forward to not being mayor. Philadelphia City Councilmembers Derek Green and Allan Domb are calling for Kenney to resign after his comments. Now, he’s trying his best to, as the saying goes, put the toothpaste back in the tube. On Tuesday, the mayor said in a statement that his comments were made in an overwhelming moment of frustration. CBS3 wanted to know more — what exactly was he so frustrated about, what is his crime plan, and is...
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Philly Mayor Jim Kenney Says He’s So Sick of Guns He’ll Be ‘Happy’ to Not Be Mayor

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has said he’s so fed up with having to worry about guns and “bad” things happening that he’ll be “happy” to not be mayor anymore. In an interview late Monday after two police officers were shot during the city’s Fourth of July fireworks and at least six people were killed in a mass shooting at a parade in Highland Park, Illinois, Kenney complained of a lack of gun control in Pennsylvania. The holiday had started out “laid-back” and “chill” before the multiple shootings, he told reporters, “but we live in America, and we have the Second Amendment, and we have the Supreme Court of the United States telling everybody they can carry a gun wherever they want.” He went on to say he would “take care of guns” if he could, but said lawmakers “won’t let” the necessary gun-control measures go anywhere. “This is a gun country, it’s crazy, we’re the most armed country in world history and we’re one of the least safest. Until Americans decide that they want to give up the guns, and give up the opportunity to get guns, we’re gonna have this problem,” he said, before adding: “I’ll be happy when I’m not… mayor.”
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