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JOINT STATEMENT BY CITY COUNCIL LEADERSHIP ON LATEST SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE IN PHILADELPHIA AND NEXT STEPS

PHILADELPHIA, July 22 – City Council’s leadership team, including President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District), Majority Leader Cherelle L. Parker (9th District), Majority Whip Curtis Jones, Jr. (4th District), Deputy Whip Mark Squilla (1st District), and Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District), co-chair of Council’s Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention, issued the following joint statement today regarding the latest surge of gun violence in Philadelphia.
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A note from Sheriff Rochelle Bilal on the suspension of Sheriff Sales

If you’re a human being with at least one compassionate bone in your body, then you don’t like sheriff sales. These events, held to recoup unpaid mortgages for banks and unpaid taxes for the City of Philadelphia, signify nothing so much as the loss of a family’s home – the latest and most terrible tragedy in a long string of misfortunes ending in the bang of a gavel.
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Thousands of Philly foster youth are still waiting for pandemic relief money

💌 Love Philly? Sign up for the free Billy Penn newsletter to get everything you need to know about Philadelphia, every day. Thousands of young people in Philly who spent time in foster care have not yet received their share of federal stimulus money for food and housing. Advocates blame overly stringent eligibility requirements set up by the city’s Department of Human Services.
Philadelphia, PAThe Philadelphia Citizen

Can We Make Philly a “City That Works?”

Garbage collection is a hot topic in Philadelphia. On my block, at the gym, and on Zoom and phone calls, dozens of people from various neighborhoods have vented about the refuse that sits for days at a time on sidewalks and curbs. Everyone is frustrated. Most are baffled—especially by the City’s explanations.
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More pointless posturing won’t stop the violence in Philadelphia

Murder, crime, and gun violence are out of control in Philadelphia. By now, that should be news to no one. Nearly 500 were killed in the city last year, and this year’s murder total is on pace to surpass even that bloody number. People are scared, frustrated, and fed up with a city government that is unwilling or unable to do anything to stop the slaughter.
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Philadelphia Could Ban Certain Traffic Stops To Curb Racial Disparities

Driving while Black is a thing. It always has been. Whether you want to believe it or not, all the data is there. Now, at least one city may be on the verge of doing something about it. A recent column in USA Today details the efforts of one Philadelphia City Council Member to make a positive change.
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