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Police Union Posts Propaganda Photo with Black Child After Attacking His Family in Philadelphia

HeadlineNov 03, 2020

More information has emerged about a Black family that was attacked in their car by a horde of Philadelphia police officers last week during protests over the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. Video of the attack was caught by a nearby observer from their rooftop. An attorney for Rickia Young, the Black mother who was driving the SUV at the time, confirms police busted all the car’s windows, assaulted and arrested Young, pulled her 16-year-old nephew from the car and grabbed her 2-year-old son, who suffered a bump on his head from the assault. The police union then posted on social media a now-deleted photo of an officer holding the child and claimed he was “wandering around barefoot in an area experiencing complete lawlessness.” The post also said, “We are the Thin Blue Line. And WE ARE the only thing standing between Order and Anarchy.” The union, the Fraternal Order of Police, has also published posts urging people to vote for Trump to preserve “law and order.”

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