“Off the streets! Off the streets!”
Those words echoed off the walls of Philadelphia police headquarters on Friday afternoon as over a hundred and fifty people gathered in front of the building, popularly known as the Roundhouse, to protest alleged police Facebook posts.
Demonstrators called for the benching, if not firing, of about 330 active city cops recently accused of making racist or otherwise offensive posts.
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The protest, organized by Solomon Jones, a WURD radio host who also writes opinion columns that appear in the inquirer, featured remarks from a range of community members and public officials, as well as Jones; the Rev. Greg Holston, executive director of the interfaith community group Power; recently acquitted inmate Hassan Bennett; longtime local activist Asa Khalif; and State Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D., Phila.).