Riot-torn Philly another victim of feeble leadership

Friday, October 30, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Kenosha riots - flagA national defense expert says the Philadelphia riots taking place after another police-involved shooting are yet another case of street violence being used to advance radical political agendas.

Philadelphia became the latest city to witness rioting and looting after two police officers shot and killed a black man, armed with a knife, who was walking toward them and ignoring their warnings with their guns drawn.

James Carafano of The Heritage Foundation tells OneNewsNow the public is watching to see if public officials take charge of the streets after the city has endured continious nights of looting and rioting.

According to Fox 29, a Fox News affiliate, 57 police officers have been injured and 212 people arrested after three nights of violence. 

Before the rioters began tearing up Philly, Carafano says, other U.S. cities have witnessed their own city officials make excuses for the rioters and also watched local prosecutors refuse to prosecute the arrested criminals.

“And so there we really see a systemic protest that are just wearing on the community day after day,” he says.

With the election just days away, Carafano adds, Americans have grown tired of the rioting and frustrated at their own elected leaders. 

Then there are the threats of violence if President Trump wins re-election.

“Americans are much less tolerant of large demonstrations than they were six months ago. They're very fearful of post-election violence,” he observes. “And I think of majority of Americans, Democrat and Republicans, are really turning away from this.”

 

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