Ben Mannes: Was the South Street shooting preventable? | Broad and Liberty

Hey ⁦@PhillyMayor⁩ ⁦@PHLCouncil⁩ it’s the guns faults right? Just another peaceful day on South Street. Jim you might want to reevaluate your Commish. Largest Mass Shooting in Philly History. PEOPLE BEWARE OF THIS CITY. FEAR FOR YOUR LIVES WHEN WALKING IN THE CITY.

- Phillysamess (@Phillysamess) June 5, 2022

Moments before the shooting last night @NBCPhiladelphia @6abc. Hundreds of kids running on cars dancing on cars. The restaurants had to move their patrons inside. We were locked inside for quite some time due to all the fights around us… 2/2

- Geoff Ford (@Geoffrey_Ford14) June 5, 2022

“The police picked her up&they wouldn’t let them go through. All they kept yelling was F — the police!” Eric Walsh, saw Alexis Quinn, 27, shot&killed. He says after @phillypolice quickly got her in patrol car,crowd was blocking it from getting to hospital ⁦

- Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) June 7, 2022

Remember Philadelphia, gun possession prosecutions (VUFAs) dropped from 65% in 2015 to 36% last year.
These are policy choices.

- Jerry Ratcliffe (@Jerry_Ratcliffe) June 6, 2022



Ariel Benjamin Mannes is a Philadephia-based subject matter expert in security and public safety. Learn more:

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