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You know @PhillyMayor .

Violently arresting the spokesperson for the peaceful protest that spurred your recent proclamation on Philly's collaboration with ICE is a bad look.

We see you. We vote.
You had your negotiations. You held your press conference. You stood in front of #Philly and talked about your good conscience.

And when the dust settled and the cameras cleared, you went after them. Vindictively.
You figured you could appease the liberal base and seen on the side of tolerance and reform.

But then you had the Philly police chokeslam a woman who had embarrassed you with her protest
24 hours in jail and you still haven't figured out what to charge her with.

I get how that's tricky cause she didn't DO ANYTHING.

It's gotta be difficult to make up a justification for police brutality that's gonna stick when there's video, huh?
@PhillyMayor You really gonna use jail to settle your political scores with protest organizers?

This is petty vengeance.

You held a stand down order for weeks while cameras were pointed at City Hall.
Every protester you arrested yesterday was cited and released before sundown.

But the protest organizer that you had brutalized sits still. Uncharged a day later.
Just about every mention of you in the news for the past week has involved Deborah Rose or the many vulnerable people whose cause she had been amplifying at your expense.

Do you think we think you don't know she's in your custody now?
Your staff has watched every move of these protestors and you are updated about everything happening in these protests.

We know you know her by name.

We see you. We vote.
You see. First this happened

Then you met demands and protesters left as promised.

But this happened.

And then when homeless people began to protest, this was your response.

And now you have arrested the person most visibly organizing these protests, and hold her without charges or bail.

This is political retribution.

This is you trying to stamp out dissent
Here's something for you to cover.

What's going on @Philadao?

Why taking so long to charge Deborah Rose for trying to de-escalate violence against Philly's vulnerable populations?
Thanks to all the support, calls, outreach and amplification I am happy to say that Deborah Rose @Dinodelphia was released without charges after 28 total hours in jail.
To be clear, after a brutal arrest and over a day in jail, the City of Philadelphia found no charges to justify the arrest, much less the brutality.

This ain't over.

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It's not a "rebranding"

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Consent violation is a category of action of which those are subsets
It's much in the same way that I am not rebranding poodles by calling them dogs.
Rape is a form of sexual assault.
Sexual assault is a form of consent violation.
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