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Top Philadelphia news: Shooting death of young cellist rocks community; 1 killed in double shooting

Top Philadelphia news: Shooting death of young cellist rocks community; 1 killed in double shooting
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By Hoodline - Published on June 09, 2020.

Read on for the most recent top news you may have missed in Philadelphia.

Shooting death of ‘brilliant’ young cellist rocks close-knit community

Many in the classical music community are grieving the untimely death of an 18-year-old with so much promise.

Read the full story on Philadelphia Inquirer.

14 City Council members say no to police budget increase amid calls to defund department

Fourteen out of 17 Philadelphia City Council members announced in a letter to Mayor Jim Kenney that they will not support the proposed $14 million increase to the police budget for fiscal year 2021.

Read the full story on 6abc Action News.

21-year-old killed in North Philadelphia double shooting

Police say a 21-year-old man was shot and killed in a double shooting just before 6:45 p.m. Sunday on the 2300 block of West Berks Street.

Read the full story on CBS Philly.

Politicians, police, residents go head-to-head on institutional racism

For several hours on Sunday afternoon, a group of Philadelphia residents, elected officials and a handful of police officers gathered in a small conference room and embarked on a discussion about systemic racism in policing.

Read the full story on www.phillytrib.com.

Philadelphia public defenders march for black lives

Hundreds of people, led by Philadelphia public defenders, marched from the National Constitution Center to Center City detention centers and courthouses on Monday afternoon, demanding criminal justice reform and an end to police brutality.

Read the full story on www.phillytrib.com.


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