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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Michael Coard: It was 34 years ago on May 13, 1985 at 5:20 p.m. when a state police helicopter took off from the command post's flight pad at 63rd and Walnut Streets, flew a few times over 6221 Osage Avenue, and then hovered 60 feet above the two-story house in the Black residential West Philadelphia neighborhood. Lt. Frank Powell, chief of the city's Bomb Disposal Unit, was holding a bag containing a bomb consisting of two sticks of Tovex TR2 with C-4 added, which was concocted by fellow unit member Police Officer William Klein. After radioing firefighters on the ground and lighting the bomb's 45-second fuse- and with the approval of Mayor W. Wilson Goode and at the insistence of Police Commissioner Gregore Sambor- Powell at 5:28 p.m. tossed the bomb onto a bunker on the roof. This was followed shortly thereafter by a loud explosion and then a large bright orange ball of fire that reached 7,200 degrees.

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Has it already been thirty-four years? Time flies.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-12 10:40 AM | Reply

Totally outrageous, illegal and immoral. But there are few, if any consequences to right wing police violence in this country. It is necessary to keep the already rich in power. State violence trumps better ways of organizing society until life becomes intolerable and people take to the streets. This history has repeated itself over and over again for hundreds of years.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-12 10:43 AM | Reply

Lets add to that the decision by Bush to indemnify insurance companies from paying claims in ward 9 in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina. This was over some BS about which came first the wind or the rain.

What have we sentenced our kids to and is it worth it?

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-05-12 10:44 AM | Reply

I was walking about 10 blocks away and really had no idea what was going on. Just heard machine gun fire and then the blast.

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-05-12 11:06 AM | Reply

Totally outrageous, illegal and immoral. But there are few, if any consequences to right wing police violence in this country.

and with the approval of Mayor W. Wilson Goode

buuuuutttt....asaaahhhh... Mayor Goode was a... wait for it...a DEMOCRAT!...

....so to be truthful it actually was LEFT wing police violence...

and Now.... for the rest of the story....

During the final assault on the building, the police dropped an improvised bomb made of C-4 plastic explosive and Tovex, an explosive gel used in underwater mining. This caused the house to catch fire, and ignited a massive blaze which eventually consumed almost 4 city blocks, killed 11 people, and left 240 people homeless.

Democrats sure like watching people burn....i.e Waco....

#5 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-12 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No, it was a democrat authorizing right wing police violence. Not to rehash this moronic talking point by someone who is agressively anti-intellectual. Authoritarianism, by definition, is the extreme end of the right wing in the agreed-upon for centuries political spectrum. You are not qualified to change that anymore than you are qualified to challenge E=MC2.

And in your heart you know this,

#6 | Posted by bocaink at 2019-05-12 12:41 PM | Reply

In the end... that explosive was just one big Molatov cocktail.... and just guess who likes to use those??

What's that famous left wing saying?... oh yea....

Burn Baby Burn.... Burn it ALL down...

Democrats sure like watching Women and children
burn.... i.e. Waco.... Ruby Ridge... many many others.

#7 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-12 01:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Democrats sure like watching Women and children
burn....

#7 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-12 01:03 PM | Reply

Just imagine they were immigrants.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-12 02:30 PM | Reply

Democrats sure like watching Women and children
burn....

#7 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05

Just imagine a bunch of Mexicans using an extension ladder to climb Trump's Wall.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-12 02:35 PM | Reply

buuuuutttt....asaaahhhh... Mayor Goode was a... wait for it...a DEMOCRAT!...

#5 | POSTED BY PEGASUS

Explain the relevance.

#10 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-12 02:46 PM | Reply

Get real Peg, you don't have to be a Republican to be a right wing lunatic. Until Johnson passed civil rights legislation the entire South was Democrat controlled. Ever heard of the bluedogs?

#11 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-12 03:01 PM | Reply

Authoritarianism, by definition, is the extreme end of the right wing in the agreed-upon for centuries political spectrum.

#6 | POSTED BY BOCAINK AT 2019-05-12 12:41 PM | REPLY |

Other than Jim Crow, run by the Democrats.
And not including the 80-120 million killed in the Communist Revolutions.

W.
T.
F.?!

#12 | Posted by drivelikejehu at 2019-05-12 06:00 PM | Reply

I think what they did was horrible and insane.

But for future references always include their motive otherwise it looks like they did it out of boredom or worse.

www.youtube.com

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-12 07:57 PM | Reply

AND Don't forget Pol Pot (communist) was a political leader whose communist Khmer Rouge government led Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. During that time, an estimated 1.5 to 2 million Cambodians died of starvation, execution, disease or overwork.

Democrats also forgot that Woodrow Wilson (a Democrat) sent the US Army and invaded Russia (1981 - 1921) to provide assistance against the Red Army.

or the Kennedy (a democrat) expanded the Vietnam war against Ho Chi Minh a freedom fighter trying to free Vietnam from the tyranny of the French. Ho repeatedly begged the U.S. for help to convince the French to give up this colony but in the end, the U.S. said NO after promising to do so while the Vietmease Army and the U.S. Marines fought side by side against the Japanese in WW 2. China offered help against France and uncle ho went commie.

Same with Cuba. Castro, a second rate lawyer and failed baseball player, asked Democrats for help in setting up a democratic government and they said NO but Russia said YES so Castro went commie.

The reason given why Democrats said no was that they didn't like his military uniform... (and that Democrats and their friends were making a lot of money under Batista.)

History is a wonderful thing....

Did I mentioned Democrats started the KKK?

#14 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-12 08:29 PM | Reply

What the Philly PD used was a firecracker compared to the truck bomb used by Repug heartthrob Tim McVeigh. McVeigh is the model for today's murderous righty incels.

lis506-project.wikidot.com

#15 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-05-12 08:37 PM | Reply

en.wikipedia.org

#16 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-05-12 08:45 PM | Reply

"Democrats also forgot that Woodrow Wilson (a Democrat) sent the US Army and invaded Russia (1981 - 1921) to provide assistance against the Red Army."

Anyone else see all the problems with this post?

LOL

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2019-05-12 08:51 PM | Reply

ooops sorry.... time machine got stuck...

#18 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-12 10:03 PM | Reply

That was MOVE if I recall - the only time a bomb had ever been dropped on the mainland in history. But read about MOVE and why. Set the whole damn neighborhood on fire - but to be fair it did get MOVE.

#19 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-12 10:21 PM | Reply

but to be fair it did get MOVE.... and set off dozens of liability lawsuits.

On the positive some of the survivors did become rich.

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- Eleven years after police dropped a bomb on a row house occupied by the anti-government group MOVE, a jury has ordered the city of Philadelphia and two former city officials to pay $1.5 million to a survivor and relatives of two members of the group who died in the subsequent fire.

The jury found that the city, former Police Commissioner Gregore Sambor and former Fire Commissioner William Richmond used excessive force and violated the MOVE members' constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure in the May 13, 1985 incident.

#20 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-12 10:46 PM | Reply

Don't forger the bold protester that got runned over by a tank at waco texinam square which was ordered by the chief commie in charge.

#21 | Posted by mutant at 2019-05-12 10:47 PM | Reply

Democrats don't know their own history... so they are...

Condemned to mangle it...

#22 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-12 10:51 PM | Reply

Democrats don't know their own history... so they are...

Condemned to mangle it...

"I voted for a fence, I voted, unlike most Democrats -- and some of you won't like it -- I voted for 700 miles of fence," adding "But, let me tell you, we can build a fence 40 stories high, unless you change the dynamic in Mexico and -- and you will not like this, and -- punish American employers who knowingly violate the law when, in fact, they hire illegals. Unless you do those two things, all the rest is window dressing."

Joe Biden - 2006

#23 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-12 10:54 PM | Reply

I was going to start spamming the threads that #23 starts because that's all I've ever seen them do.

As it turns out #23's only activity on the site, at least for quite some time, has been spamming threads that other people start.

#24 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-13 03:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As it turns out #23's only activity on the site, at least for quite some time, has been spamming threads that other people start.

NICE TRY...

My posts have provided very detail arguments with usually one or two links from sources I consider accurate from Google or DuckDuckGo searches.

I never use sources I can not verify.

If I can't add to argument, I usually quote a source that adds background info to the story to add context.

...and I never ever call anyone a name
...which seems to be a standard democrat trick. If you can't win an argument, simply call the poster a name to BULLY and shame them.

As many of you know, I simply ignore these posts as a name calli'n spam firefight is pretty much what these paid democrat trolls want... to deflect from the fact that they lost factual control of the thread.

#23 is a perfect example... Joe Biden actually said it. Of course now he is saying something else and he never said what he said... but the Internet always remembers everything... which only enforces my argument that Democrats historically tend to lie through their teeth....

...or extra white plastic Chinese dentures in this case.

#25 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-13 05:25 AM | Reply

I never use sources I can not verify or that have a single bit of relevance to the topic being discussed.

#25 | POSTED BY PEGASUS

Fixed.

#26 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-13 06:19 AM | Reply

Frontline - Warning Graphic language, violence and Democrat Racism...

www.youtube.com

#27 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-13 08:34 AM | Reply

By definition there are no enemies on the left so this must have due to conservatives/Republicans.

#28 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-05-13 11:27 AM | Reply

The ONLY enemy to a Democrat politician is Time. Sooner or later it runs out, and they will have to face their electorate and tell them...

"I spent all my time tryin to get Trump... other than that, I didn't accomplish a gawd dam thing..."

#29 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-05-13 03:23 PM | Reply

Pretty wild story. #WhiteGenocide morans need to read this.

#30 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-13 10:40 PM | Reply

Joe Biden thought the police response was tough, but fair.

#31 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-05-14 07:59 AM | Reply

en.wikipedia.org

#32 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-14 08:06 AM | Reply

Other than Jim Crow, run by the Democrats.

...

W.
T.
F.?!

#12 | POSTED BY DRIVELIKEJEHU

WTF is right.

America has gone through some tough growing pains. Those days are gone..and more tough times ahead.

And some of us learned great lessons from our ignorance.

Democrats did learn and turned away from the hate and xenophobia but did YOU learn anything???

No, you idiots did not learn a damn thing did you???

You clearly want us to go back to that era.

When America was "great" (for the white folk).

Build that wall and lock up your minds with Hate.

MAGA!!

#33 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-14 10:29 AM | Reply

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