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Philadelphia Says Remains of Police Bombing Victims Were Not Destroyed

HeadlineMay 17, 2021

Philadelphia’s mayor says the city has now located the partial remains of victims of the 1985 police bombing of the home of the radical, Black liberation, anti-police-brutality group MOVE. Mayor Jim Kenney’s announcement came just one day after he compelled Philadelphia Health Commissioner Thomas Farley to resign after Farley revealed he had ordered the cremation of some of the bombing victims’ remains in 2017 without the knowledge or consent of the families. A subordinate of Farley’s apparently disobeyed the order to dispose of the remains. The 1985 MOVE bombing killed six adults and five children and destroyed over 60 homes. Click here for all of our interviews about the bombing and its aftermath.

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