All Further Articles for 2015-05-13
Let the Fire Burn: The "Morally Reprehensible" Attack on MOVE
In what many deem "the pinnacle of police brutality" - and the only time the U.S. has bombed its own citizens - Philadelphia police 30 years ago today fired 10,000 rounds at a house holding the Black Power group MOVE, dropped an explosive and then infamously decided to "let the fire burn." The ensuing conflagration killed 6 adults and 5 children, and destroyed 61 homes. A report later called the savage police response "a criminally evil act." Nobody - think Ferguson - was ever held accountable.