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Friday News Dump: Philly Officials Apologize For Tear Gas Attack, And Other News

A New York Times investigation shows that Philadelphia police lied about why they used tear gas and trapped protesters.

I don't get to say this often enough, but the New York Times did an absolutely stellar job digging into how Philadelphia police trapped and teargassed protesters during June 1 protests. Even better, they got results. Mayor Jim Kenney has since apologized, and the city has declared a moratorium on the use of gas.

Those of us who pay attention to such things knew something really sketchy had happened. I drive past the place where it happened dozens of times a year, I was very familiar with it and knew there was no way out -- the cops had to be lying. Mayor Kenney backed them up, too -- people felt helpless. So kudos to the Times team that got this out there and held the city accountable.



Have a wonderful, restful weekend -- and remember, wear a mask and keep washing your hands!

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