PHILADELPHIA, PA — A couple and their two daughters were booted from their home without warning following their son’s first-time arrest over $40 worth of drugs. The homeowners were never accused of wrongdoing or charged with a crime.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A mother of seven children was sentenced to jail time because she couldn’t afford the government fines imposed on her after her children had skipped school multiple times. She died halfway into her 2-day sentence.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A woman says that after delivering her baby naturally at home, she received multiple visits from social workers to her home requiring her to prove that her baby was healthy and under appropriate supervision.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A young man was riddled with bullets while delivering a small food order. When 2 strange men demanded that he stop for them while walking on a dark street, he bolted for his car. The men turned out to be police officers dressed in plainclothes, and they responded to his flight attempt with a hail of gunfire.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Two men walking down the sidewalk in Philadelphia got the police state treatment when they were stopped by a pair of aggressive police officers, shoved against a police car, searched without probable cause, and verbally harassed and threatened. This event was only remarkable because one of the men had the foresight to record it. These tactics are regularly employed against innocent pedestrians in Philly and other big cities.
PHILADELPHIA, PA — A family was disturbed by a midnight visit from police, looking for a crime suspect who didn’t live there. As officers searched the home, with three young children present, they fired a gun at a dog that had the nerve to bark at them.