"All I'm thinking in my head is, 'Where the Tasers at?' A cell phone store near Kensington Avenue and Allegheny Avenue was set on fire early Wednesday morning. pic.twitter.com/a6iZyPw5Tf.

The weekend of May 29 was a tumultuous one in cities nationwide. Smith is a social studies teacher at Youthbuild Charter School and activist in the Philadelphia community and his lawyer tells CBS3 he is facing arson and other federal charges related to the burning of a Philadelphia police car during the riots that erupted near City Hall on May 30. (Photo via https://www.facebook.com/TECCDC/). It seems no shop across the Aramingo Avenue strip malls was unscathed. Some businesses in Center City had boarded up their windows, anticipating a night of looting similar to what the violence in June following the killing of George Floyd. The protest began around noon near the intersection of 61st and Locust Streets, then migrated to the 18th district police station where armor-clad officers stood guard behind police barricades. In the days to follow, West Philadelphia saw protests and vandalism of local businesses and theft of their goods. “Mr.

But the damage was far from over. “I do not want to see my city tore down. Water was gushing from a pipe somewhere in the store, and police were on scene early Wednesday arresting a man who was inside. I don't think it's right at all.

Don’t do this in the name of my nephew because this is not what he would’ve wanted,” said Rodney Everett. (Photo by Michael Butler). And, in West Philadelphia, four months after small businesses were destroyed during social unrest, many are still trying to put things back together. At least four officers were injured after they were hit with rocks and other projectiles. There were still some people out and about at dawn, including some rummaging through the debris. City officials announced Friday that body camera footage and 911 audio will be released next week. That following Monday morning, after looters damaged 15% of local businesses, the Center saw hundreds of community members help out. On the afternoon and into the evening of that Sunday, May 31, small businesses in West Philadelphia were vandalized and looted, adding further hardship for a local economy already reeling from the global pandemic. Smith, Matchett and Miller were charged by indictment for the arson of a Philadelphia Police Department vehicle and in a separate case, Tabri was charged by indictment for the arson of a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle.

In the days to follow, West Philadelphia saw protests and vandalism of local businesses and theft of their goods. Each suspect faces a minimum of seven years in federal prison if found guilty. If you engage in violent civil unrest and commit a federal crime in this district, we will come after you as hard as we can because residents deserve safe and secure neighborhoods, not mayhem.”. This is at the Imperial Plaza on Aramingo Avenue, which is far from where the protests happened last night following the shooting death of Walter Wallace. Philadelphia police fatally shot Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old Black man, in West Philly on Monday afternoon, sparking a wave of protests overnight.

“You can’t go anywhere in Philadelphia without being on video, especially during these protests. She said she is fully committed to a complete investigation and that she "felt the anger of the community" when she visited the scene after the shooting. Stimulus Package Update: What Happens To The Economy Without A Second Stimulus? The shooting and violent protests -- which left 30 officers injured -- also sharpen the focus on the swing state of Pennsylvania a week before the presidential election.