Nearly 100 kids have been shot in the city already this year, according to police statistics — a tally soon to surpass the number of young people shot in all of last year. Just 18% of the shootings have resulted in an arrest, according to an Inquirer analysis.
The town of fewer than 12,000 people has seen the highest rate of COVID-19 cases of any suburban municipality or Philadelphia zip code with at least 10,000 residents, according to an Inquirer analysis.
“We’re not free unless we’re all free,” Keziah Ridgeway, a history teacher at Northeast High, told the crowd as the rally for Black lives got underway. “Walk as if you are transforming education with your feet.”