Posted on May 22, 2008

Racist Posters in Parts of Phila. Deemed Legal

Jeff Shields, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 2008

Racist posters put up in Port Richmond and Northeast Philadelphia were “repugnant,” but still legal, the city’s Commission on Human Relations said yesterday.

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The poster also shows three other white Philadelphia police officers killed in the line of duty, and the three black men charged in their deaths. It reads: “Guns don’t kill people. Dangerous minorities do. How much longer can you ignore this?”

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“While we find their message of hate to be repugnant and their attempt to connect their motives and message to the death of Sgt. Liczbinski even more disgraceful, we live in a country that allows for certain freedoms of expression,” the commission stated in a news release yesterday. “At present, it appears that this group has not broken any laws.”

Mayor Nutter had asked the commission to investigate the posters. {snip}

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