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October 29, 2020

Vietnamese Baptist Church Burns in Philadelphia Riots

A building belonging to the Vietnam Baptist Church in Philadelphia was burned Tuesday night as unrest continued in Philadelphia following the shooting of 27-year-old Walter Wallace by police after he lunged at officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Monday.

During the second night of unrest in the city looters and rioters numbering in the thousands caused widespread damage to dozens of retailers and a church.

Pastor Philip Pham received a call Tuesday night from a church member whose friend had seen the flames and seven fire trucks surrounding the church.

The Vietnam Baptist Church in Philadelphia was burned during BLM [...]

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October 27, 2020

Violent Protests Injure More Than 30 Police After Shooting in Philly

Massive protests erupted in Philadelphia overnight after what appears to be the justified shooting of a suspect after he ran at officers with a knife as officers responded to a domestic disturbance call yesterday afternoon in the 6100 block of Locust Street in the Cobb Creek neighborhood.

Angry residents crowded around the fallen suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Walter Wallace as soon as he fell to the ground. Witnesses screaming at officers and complicating any attempt by officers to check the condition of Wallace.

Crowds began to grow in the area almost immediately, filling much of Locust street by nightfall, spilling into other surrounding areas as many more [...]

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October 27, 2020

Suspect Armed with a Knife Shot after Advancing on Police

Officers responding to a domestic violence call at 3:50 pm today in the 6100 block of Locust Street in Philadelphia were confronted with a subject brandishing a knife at officers.

In bystander video, officers can be seen retreating from the approaching subject several times around a vehicle before the subject rounds the rear of a vehicle parked and lunges at two officers who are yelling instructions for the subject to drop the weapon. Both officers then appear to return fire, dropping the subject in the street.

Irate bystanders then appear to make it difficult for officers to check the suspect’s condition and render aid before the video cuts out. The suspect, [...]

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