SF Examiner column on Phillyyy

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Tue Aug 1 16:12:45 PDT 2000

michael at ecst.csuchico.edu wrote:

>They cops would have overreacted, like Seattle, but then Philadelphia has
>a curious understanding of brotherly love.

Like I've said before, the Seattle cops "overreacted" because they were outnumbered and incompetent. The Philly cops, like the DC cops, were neither. That doesn't mean that they're not brutal, it's just that they're more effective at maintaining state control of the streets.


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