Walter Wallace Jr. received mental health treatment just days before his death. A West Philly crisis center questions why they weren’t included in Monday’s response.

“Do you realize how egregious this is?” said John White, executive director of the West Philadelphia Consortium, a mental health crisis center.

Walter Wallace Jr. received mental health treatment just days before his death. A West Philly crisis center questions why they weren’t included in Monday’s response.

“Do you realize how egregious this is?” said John White, executive director of the West Philadelphia Consortium, a mental health crisis center.

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Looking back at a week of protests following the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.

Philadelphia has been reeling since the death of Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday. Wallace was shot and killed by Philadelphia police in West Philly. Here are images from the week.
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Looking back at a week of protests following the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr.

Philadelphia has been reeling since the death of Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday. Wallace was shot and killed by Philadelphia police in West Philly. Here are images from the week.

Pa. won’t bring back the yellow and red shutdown phases yet, but warns against holiday gatherings

Pennsylvania reported the highest daily death toll since late June, though the death rate remains low. Murphy declared N.J. to be confronting a “second wave” as its positive test rate rose to 6.5%.

Pa. won’t bring back the yellow and red shutdown phases yet, but warns against holiday gatherings

Pennsylvania reported the highest daily death toll since late June, though the death rate remains low. Murphy declared N.J. to be confronting a “second wave” as its positive test rate rose to 6.5%.
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Fact-checking a Trump campaign tweet that Pa. mail ballots arriving after Election Day won’t count

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‘Shoot him,’ officer said before firing at Walter Wallace Jr., lawyer says bodycam footage shows

The family's lawyer, Shaka Johnson, said the video showed Wallace “in obvious mental health crisis."

Philadelphia police had launched a plan years ago to equip all patrol officers with Tasers. It never happened.

Philadelphia police had planned years ago to provide Tasers to all patrol officers. But the process stalled, and thousands of officers never received them, including those who shot Wallace.

Philly City Council votes to ban tear gas and rubber bullets in demonstrations

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UGI will pay $1.1 million fine in 2017 fatal gas explosion that leveled a house

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Poor internet service a deterrent to rural living, survey finds

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Pennsylvania struggles with how — or if — to help voters fix their mail ballots

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Philly’s Nov. 30 back-to-school plan threatened by rising COVID-19 cases

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The indictment of a prominent activist, 3 others for allegedly torching cop cars has become a flash point in the debate around Philly protests

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Comcast’s third-quarter revenue falls as coronavirus harms theme parks and movie studios

The coronavirus battered Comcast Corp.'s theme parks and film studios, driving down revenue 4.8% in the third quarter even as the company signed up a record number of broadband customers.

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