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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: TinfoilTP
The Left is not doing what you say, that is not reality. I don't advocate for all of anyone to be rounded up or denied rights.
You should try that.
Investigators believe Archer traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 and to Egypt in 2012, FBI special agent Eric Ruona said, and the purpose of that travel was being investigated by the FBI.
originally posted by: Edumakated
I wonder if it is a BLM nutjob. Philly has a huge population of black muslims. I can see one of the loonies shooting a cop and also repping Islam. Almost like a twofer of grievances...
originally posted by: intrptr
UPDATE: Sources say the suspect confessed to shooting the officer "In The Name Of Islam"
What religion dude says he has is ireleveant.
YEADON, Pa. (WPVI) --
Action News has learned that 30-year-old Edward Archer traveled twice in recent years to the Middle East, but was not on any terror watch lists.
Law enforcement sources say Archer's first trip was to Saudi Arabia in 2011 for Hajj. He then traveled to Egypt in 2012. Both trips departed from New York-area airports.
The FBI says it is investigating to see whether those travels were merely for the Muslim pilgrimage or if they played a role in Friday's shooting.
Peaceful anti-brutality protest on the day after officer's shooting
The shooting of a police officer the night before did not deter protesters from marching through North Philadelphia on Friday in a demonstration against police brutality and economic inequities in the African American community.
Dozens of police on foot, on bicycles and in squad cars followed scores of predominantly college-age students on the peaceful, two-mile march from Broad and Erie Streets to Temple University. The demonstration, planned several weeks earlier, took place as the nation's attention was turned on the shooting of a Philadelphia police officer by a man who detectives said had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
The marchers called for justice and greater economic opportunities for African-Americans. They read poems while standing on a traffic island; chanted as they marched past collapsing, vacant rowhouses and trash-strewn lots on North 15th Street; and gathered outside an elementary school to highlight the loss of public education dollars in black communities.
"They paint us with whiplashes on our backs," said Amaris Mitchell, 21, as she recited a poem through a microphone at Broad and Erie. Others held signs that said "Black Lives Matter" or banners calling for higher minimum wages.
"They will try to tell us they are our saviors," the senior at Temple continued. "But we are the great emancipators."
The march forced the closure of side streets and a stretch of North Broad from about 3 p.m. into the evening rush hour.
As part of the effort on Thursday evening, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright - President Obama's former pastor and a controversial figure in the 2008 presidential election - addressed a crowd of about 1,200 with a speech inside Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church.
The shooting in West Philadelphia of Officer Jesse Hartnett did not come up in the groups' chants. That is not to say it was not on their minds.
"It's very unfortunate," said Lorenzo Pierce, 23, who works as a youth empowerment counselor at a nonprofit on Temple's campus.
But he and others urged that the shooting and this march not be lumped together. The high rates of incarceration and shootings of African-Americans at the hands of police are a reality of life in big cities, they said, and marchers would continue to decry that and press for change.
originally posted by: FlyingFox
I wonder what the cop may have said to provoke him.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: IAMTAT
Is a trend starting to form in our nations that is making people believe that single attacks on citizens in the name of radical views is ok because is no common, because we always have gun violence in the nation.
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: Subaeruginosa
I cannot believe a Aussie is advocating for gun control in a thread discussing an American police officer shot by a enemy combatant...