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(PHILIA) – Mass unrest has taken over the City of Philadelphia as the questionable shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. again shows a failure of police to de-escalate and use less than lethal means to control an incident.
While we are aware of the risk to life involving a bladed weapon, we question the Philadelphia Police Department for being unable to find another method to subdue Wallace Jr. to de-escalate the situation. They were visibly equipped with tasers and potentially carrying prototype BOLO wrap movement disabling technology in their loadout.
We wait to see any other developments in this issue, but are aware that Pittsburgh and Harrisburg are preparing for demonstrations, protests and riots following the tragedy.