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Ex-Mayor Calls on Philadelphia to Apologize for Deadly 1985 MOVE Bombing

HeadlineMay 13, 2020

Former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode is calling for Philadelphia to formally apologize for the 1985 bombing of civilians from the radical, Black liberation, anti-police-brutality group MOVE. Today marks the 35th anniversary of the police operation that killed six adults and five children and destroyed over 60 homes. Despite multiple investigations finding top officials were grossly negligent, no one has been criminally charged. Mayor Goode, who was in office at the time of the attack and himself has apologized, said an official apology would allow the community to “begin to build a bridge that spans from the tragic events of the past into our future. Many in the city still feel the pain of that day. I know I will always feel the pain.”

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