Author: Solomon Jones

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1. Four charged in fatal shooting of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, policemen It started as a traffic stop and ended in a hail of gunfire. Now two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, are dead, four suspects are facing charges and a community is mourning. Officers Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 24, were making a traffic stop […]

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we talk about the biggest stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Sources: Baltimore police investigation doesn’t support some of prosecution’s charges, Tom Brady’s agent blasts ‘Deflategate’ report, NSA’s phone spying program ruled illegal by appeals court and more.

In his second interview with Solomon Jones, mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams said police officers should be fired for using hate speech such as the N-word. He also said he would fund the $2.6 million cost of outfitting Philadelphia police officers with body cameras through savings from the prison system, much like fellow candidate Milton […]

In her second interview with Solomon Jones, mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham said her collapse at the NBC 10 mayoral debate should not raise health concerns with voters. She also said she prosecuted corrupt police officers during her time as Philadelphia’s District Attorney, and that she is focused on education as a priority in this campaign. […]

Mayoral candidate Doug Oliver, in his second interview with Solomon Jones, said he would keep Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement for new construction under certain conditions.

Mayoral candidate and former state Sen. Milton Street, in his second interview with Solomon Jones, spoke about education, gentrification and crime. He said he would fund his programs by instituting savings in the prison budget.

Freddie Gray’s death and the lack of answers surrounding it precipitated a day of violence. If we hope to avoid the next riot, we must create an atmosphere in which words are heard, action is taken, and circumstances change.

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the Top 5 stories of the day. Today’s stories include: Report: Freddie Gray sustained injury in back of police van, Taser: 16 major U.S. cities now have police cameras, Nepal earthquake: Teenager pulled alive from rubble on Day 6, and Rally Underway In Philadelphia In Solidarity With Baltimore Protests.

Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones conducts a series of in-depth interviews with the mayoral candidates, addressing specific aspects of their records, and questions on pressing issues such as poverty, education, gentrification, and jobs. Judge Nelson Diaz, the only Latino in the race, stopped by to speak with Solomon about his positions on these important issues and more.


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