Kenney’s First Day Populism

 

Mayor Kenney signing an executive order to disavow former-Mayor Michael Nutter's eleventh hour change of Philadelphia's "sanctuary city" status. | Photo: Tom Gralish, for Philly.com

Mayor Kenney signing an executive order to disavow former-Mayor Michael Nutter’s eleventh hour change of Philadelphia’s “sanctuary city” status. | Photo: Tom Gralish, for Philly.com

  • Over the weekend, Joseph Murray, the Southwest Detectives Division’s “tweeting cop,” took to the social media platform to vent his frustrations over a recent spate of shooting deaths in the vicinity of the 60th & Market El station, “The biggest drug block in SW Division,” he says. Through his tweets Murray explains that a combined effort from area businesses, residents, and police is necessary to raise awareness for this troubled corner of the city, of which so little attention is paid by the police department in comparison to Center City.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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