Yesterday Philadelphia police shot and critically wounded a 24-year-old man whom they say pulled a gun on them, the Inquirer reported.
There have been 11 shootings at police in which the cops fired back in the last year. Four of the civilians were killed. It isn’t a recent phenomenon.
In a city that hasn’t overcome the imprisonment of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal, and such high profile deaths as Officer Chuck Cassidy in recent memory, none of this can be good.
As previously posted, just two weeks ago, a man, also accused of pulling a gun on cops, was shot on the Allegheny Avenue subway platform of the Broad Street Line, my stop.