In Philadelphia, protesters took to the streets after police killed Walter Wallace Jr, a 27-year-old Black man.
Walter Wallace Sr told the Inquirer that his son appeared to have been shot 10 times. From the Inquirer:
“Why didn’t they use a Taser?” Wallace Sr asked outside a family residence on the block. “His mother was trying to defuse the situation.”
Wallace Sr said his son struggled with mental health issues and was on medication. “He has mental issues. Why you have to gun him down?”
Police with shields and riot gear attempted to disband a crowd gathered near the police district headquarters. The Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Anna Orso captured a video of officers pushing back at the crowd after some people threw bottles.
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