Philadelphia Police Sell T-Shirts of Beating of African American Man

July 19, 2000

Yesterday the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that just two days after the police beating of an African American man-Thomas Jones, which was caught by television cameras and shown around the nation, a Philadelphia police officer began selling T-shirts with an image of the beating with the words printed below that said "Welcome, America". The front of the T-shirt shows a police badge with the words "RNC WELCOMING COMMITTEE 2000".


  • Mark Fazlollah, a Staff Writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He broke the story earlier this week.

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