Philly Police officer attacks critics of Rizzo statue in foul-mouthed Facebook comments
On Friday, a Philadelphia police officer released an angry attack on Facebook in response to the removal of the Frank Rizzo statue. Kristine Gillespie- Amato fired back against an African-American woman whom she called “a ghetto ___ with an education…. not” with threats due to the woman trying to report her to the police department for her comments.
“Play with me with my job and see what happens,” Kristine Gillespie-Amato, who wears a police uniform in her profile picture, wrote to Easter Flythe. Gillespie-Amato added: “And when you find out where I work you could come visit me.”
Voter Guide: 2017 Pennsylvania and New Jersey general elections
Across Pennsylvania, polling places will be open until 8 p.m.
- Find your polling place: From the Pennsylvania Department of State
- Pennsylvania Voter Services: State website with information for voters
- Philadelphia City Commissioners: City agency overseeing elections
- Committee of Seventy: Philadelphia-based government watchdog
- Ballotpedia: Online encyclopedia for American elections and politics, sponsored by the nonpartisan Lucy Burns Institute
- Philadelphia election fraud task force: 215-686-9641, 9643 or 9644
Air Force error let Texas gunman buy weapons for church massacre
On Monday, officials said the gunman who shot 26 worshipers to death and wounded 20 others at a Texas church allegedly sent threatening messages to his in-laws while also being involved in a domestic dispute with them.
The shooter and former airman in the U.S. Air Force , Devin Kelley, 26, was previously convicted of assaulting his wife and step-son.
“How many more people must die at churches or concerts or schools before we stop letting the @NRA control this country’s gun policies,” Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Twitter, referring to the powerful gun lobby the National Rifle Association.