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(NPR)   It only took protests and rioting in most of the cities in the US to get a city to remove a statue of a mayor known for bigotry, hatred, and oppression, that told voters to "Vote White", removed. Difficulty: North of Mason-Dixon line   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-06-03 2:25:40 PM  
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"Frank Rizzo!  That's R-i-zz-o!"
 
2020-06-03 2:33:00 PM  
I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.
 
2020-06-03 2:33:04 PM  
I am a southerner and lived in NYC for 15 years. I experienced just as much or more blatant outright racism up there white people as I ever did down here. When they pointed me and start in about how people in the South are, I'd just hold up a mirror to their face. My father-in-law was the absolute worst. I bet he's rolling in his grave right now that that statue has been taken down.
 
2020-06-03 2:33:42 PM  
Philly Mayor Frank Rizzo: "I'll break that camera over your head"
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2020-06-03 2:41:39 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: [YouTube video: Philly Mayor Frank Rizzo: "I'll break that camera over your head"]


My uncle-in-law Frank and Frank Rizzo hated each other and used to argue all the time. Some of them got pretty intense, but Uncle Frank always won because he was the smarter one, and Rizzo was an asshole.
 
2020-06-03 2:59:28 PM  

gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.


There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.
 
2020-06-03 3:22:41 PM  
It's about farking time.

Next up. This eyesore that no one liked since installed..

For those that don't know.  It's a A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin.. No one in the city likes this ugly as dirt thing and unfortunately if you enter the city from the Ben Franklin bridge you have no choice but to be 'welcomed' by it.

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2020-06-03 3:27:14 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.

There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.


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2020-06-03 3:42:48 PM  
Yeah, I could get banninated for saying what I really think of old Frank.
let's just say, I'd personally go back in time and mix concrete by hand to give him a proper send off.
 
2020-06-03 3:43:05 PM  
What a disgusting ratfark.

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2020-06-03 3:44:39 PM  

styckx: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.

There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.

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2020-06-03 3:45:01 PM  
Yeah, I hate to break it to subby but the North has a pretty deep history of racism and probably a lot of the civic statuary in the North honors terrible racists.
 
2020-06-03 3:46:08 PM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image 549x308]

"Frank Rizzo!  That's R-i-zz-o!"


Hey! Open yer ears, jackass!
 
2020-06-03 3:47:47 PM  
I dunno man, I'm watching the worldwide protests and it almost is starting to feel like people are saying farking about Covid as long as the rich die with them.  These are people with nothing left to lose, somethings gotta give soon.
 
2020-06-03 3:48:15 PM  
The statue really had nothing to do with removal due to the protests and everything to do with Mayor Kinney covering his ass for ordering the PPD to fire teargas on the I-95 protesters.
 
2020-06-03 3:48:26 PM  

PanicAttack: styckx: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.

There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.

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At least they stuck him on bike duty.
 
2020-06-03 3:48:36 PM  
Racial disharmony in Philly? When did this happen? Why am I just hearing about this now?
 
2020-06-03 3:49:04 PM  
Jefferson Davis, President traitor himself, is memorialized in the US Congress with a statue.

Let's get that sucker removed.   After the smoke clears from the smoking crater of the dotard admin.  It will be one of those little things we do to cheer us up, as we clear out the Trump stink.
 
2020-06-03 3:49:16 PM  
People at my work are upset about this because Frank was the last "real American" mayor that Philly had. And by that I mean racist asshole who enjoyed tormenting minorities. They wondered where the statue went. I said check the scrapyards or if there are any new man hole covers on the roads out of the city.

/about time his statue was removed
//hoping for more peaceful protests tonight in Philly
///3s
 
2020-06-03 3:50:15 PM  
man northerner's wanna erase there OWN history too
 
2020-06-03 3:51:39 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: PanicAttack: styckx: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.

There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.

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Also...
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At least they stuck him on bike duty.


True, but desk duty where he never interacts with the public and has no authority over anyone/anything would be better.
 
2020-06-03 3:52:01 PM  

dwrash: The statue really had nothing to do with removal due to the protests and everything to do with Mayor Kinney covering his ass for ordering the PPD to fire teargas on the I-95 protesters.


Please tell me Kinney is term limited. He does some really good things (pre-k funding, soda tax, trying to bring business into city) and yet he's PPD biatch.
 
2020-06-03 3:52:47 PM  

PanicAttack: RogueWallEnthusiast: PanicAttack: styckx: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.

There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.

[Fark user image 850x496]

Also...
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At least they stuck him on bike duty.

True, but desk duty where he never interacts with the public and has no authority over anyone/anything would be better.


Make him do data entry for booking. They hate that.
 
2020-06-03 3:53:12 PM  

Palined Parenthood: man northerner's wanna erase there OWN history too


That what textbooks are for.. Racist assholes don't need symbolic statues...
 
2020-06-03 3:54:36 PM  

darkhorse23: TheHighlandHowler: [YouTube video: Philly Mayor Frank Rizzo: "I'll break that camera over your head"]

My uncle-in-law Frank and Frank Rizzo hated each other and used to argue all the time. Some of them got pretty intense, but Uncle Frank always won because he was the smarter one, and Rizzo was an asshole.


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2020-06-03 3:55:48 PM  
The Jerky Boys - Roofing
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2020-06-03 3:56:01 PM  

eagles95: dwrash: The statue really had nothing to do with removal due to the protests and everything to do with Mayor Kinney covering his ass for ordering the PPD to fire teargas on the I-95 protesters.

Please tell me Kinney is term limited. He does some really good things (pre-k funding, soda tax, trying to bring business into city) and yet he's PPD biatch.


EVERY big city mayor is subservient to the police unions.
Every. Single. One.
 
2020-06-03 3:56:21 PM  

eagles95: dwrash: The statue really had nothing to do with removal due to the protests and everything to do with Mayor Kinney covering his ass for ordering the PPD to fire teargas on the I-95 protesters.

Please tell me Kinney is term limited. He does some really good things (pre-k funding, soda tax, trying to bring business into city) and yet he's PPD biatch.


I think he is on his last term.
 
2020-06-03 3:56:38 PM  

Palined Parenthood: man northerner's wanna erase there OWN history too


Decades after the War, some old biatches went around putting up statues in every state that made it seem like the Confederate losers were heros. That isnt history.
 
2020-06-03 3:56:42 PM  

styckx: It's about farking time.

Next up. This eyesore that no one liked since installed..

For those that don't know.  It's a A Memorial to Benjamin Franklin.. No one in the city likes this ugly as dirt thing and unfortunately if you enter the city from the Ben Franklin bridge you have no choice but to be 'welcomed' by it.

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I rarely criticize works of art, but I agree with you on this one. The artist was going for a kite with lightening striking the key... but seriously, whoever made that, farkin half-assed it big time.
 
2020-06-03 3:57:46 PM  

PanicAttack: styckx: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.

There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.

[Fark user image 850x496]

Also...
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Cops might have a better overall reputation if they weeded out such shiatheads. Instead, the FOP protects them tooth and nail, which I think is a big part of the current problem.
 
2020-06-03 3:58:18 PM  

PanicAttack: RogueWallEnthusiast: PanicAttack: styckx: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.

There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.

[Fark user image 850x496]

Also...
[Fark user image image 586x536]

At least they stuck him on bike duty.

True, but desk duty where he never interacts with the public and has no authority over anyone/anything would be better.


I don't want him where his signature can be gospel.  Out of the police, or any type of security detail, would be ideal.
 
2020-06-03 3:59:40 PM  

Nah'mean: PanicAttack: styckx: ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: gilgigamesh: I haven't lived in the area since '92, so I can't say what it's like today.

But when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s?  Philly was racist as fark.  I hated that farking city.

There have been multiple reports of white mobs with weapons being left alone by cops in Philly. Including an instance where one mob beat the shiat of a reporter for daring document it. So probably not much.

[Fark user image 850x496]

Also...
[Fark user image image 586x536]

Cops might have a better overall reputation if they weeded out such shiatheads. Instead, the FOP protects them tooth and nail, which I think is a big part of the current problem.


Agreed. Plus the militarization of the police has attracted a certain type of individual who was unable to or too lazy to join the actual military.
 
2020-06-03 4:14:26 PM  

The_Sponge: [Fark user image 549x308]

"Frank Rizzo!  That's R-i-zz-o!"


Jerky Boys, in my Fark?
 
2020-06-03 4:15:11 PM  
I knew it was Pennsylvania before I clicked.
Pa. is where southern rednecks can say "Wow, that guy is really racist.".
 
2020-06-03 4:21:39 PM  
I grew up in Philadelphia under Frank Rizzo's reign. From police commissioner to mayor with his brother Joe as the city's fire commissioner, his was truly the most racist and corrupt time that city has ever had. This asshole fought against school desegregation, prevented city housing from being built in white neighborhood like the Northeast, terrorized black neighborhoods like North and West Philly, and ran the place like his own gangster kingdom giving his greasy friends city jobs and contracts like f'king Don Corleone, all at taxpayer expense.
The culture he created within the police department is what resulted in the bombing of the MOVE compound in West Philly in 1985. That shat lasted even after he was dead. He hated the living shat out of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, but tolerated the Daily News and LOVED the Philadelphia Journal, a tabloid that was his mouthpiece in print. No surprise that it went out of business soon after Rizzo left office.

According to a childhood friend that still lives there the locals tried to burn that shat down first, but bronze doesn't burn. They defaced it and painted it before it was finally dragged off its pedestal by the city. His grandchildren were on local TV whining about how getting rid of the statue was "wrong" or some shat. GOOD. The local community college metalworking shop could always use more material.
 
2020-06-03 4:24:33 PM  
Discharged in Philadelphia 9 days before the refinery fire in '75.
Was in the safe confines of Detroit very soon after.
 
2020-06-03 4:25:35 PM  
I hadn't heard about this yet, only got to the headline part about "mayor known for bigotry, hatred, and oppression", and immediately said... "Lemme guess, Frank Rizzo"

He's been a stain on Philly for decades, and there are still people today who worship him and compare EVERY SINGLE MAYOR (unfavorably) to him. The normal phrasing is something like "Mayor Rizzo would have never put up with that!" or "Rizzo would've shown those [insert insults of choice, racist or not], this mayor is a [insert female body part]!" This is particularly true if you're in your 60s (or older) and Italian.

The only person in the area possibly as revered was Joe Paterno, which should tell you something.
 
2020-06-03 4:29:05 PM  
The motherfarker's been dead for nearly 30 years and NPR STILL won't call him "racist."

They use the limp words "controversial" and "brash intolerance."

Not "racist." As he clearly was.

Great jorb, NPR.
 
2020-06-03 4:30:10 PM  

rewind2846: I grew up in Philadelphia under Frank Rizzo's reign. From police commissioner to mayor with his brother Joe as the city's fire commissioner, his was truly the most racist and corrupt time that city has ever had. This asshole fought against school desegregation, prevented city housing from being built in white neighborhood like the Northeast, terrorized black neighborhoods like North and West Philly, and ran the place like his own gangster kingdom giving his greasy friends city jobs and contracts like f'king Don Corleone, all at taxpayer expense.
The culture he created within the police department is what resulted in the bombing of the MOVE compound in West Philly in 1985. That shat lasted even after he was dead. He hated the living shat out of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, but tolerated the Daily News and LOVED the Philadelphia Journal, a tabloid that was his mouthpiece in print. No surprise that it went out of business soon after Rizzo left office.

According to a childhood friend that still lives there the locals tried to burn that shat down first, but bronze doesn't burn. They defaced it and painted it before it was finally dragged off its pedestal by the city. His grandchildren were on local TV whining about how getting rid of the statue was "wrong" or some shat. GOOD. The local community college metalworking shop could always use more material.


If you don't leave some reminders of the past around as a warning of what can happen again.. you will repeat the same mistakes again.
 
2020-06-03 4:32:37 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: The motherfarker's been dead for nearly 30 years and NPR STILL won't call him "racist."
They use the limp words "controversial" and "brash intolerance."
Not "racist." As he clearly was.
Great jorb, NPR.


BTW, this is what I'm talking about when I talk about the "liberal" media failing us. As far as some people are concerned, NPR is the ultimate liberal media. So if NPR won't call someone a racist, they're not, in the eyes of the people who listen to NPR.
 
2020-06-03 4:33:48 PM  

dwrash: rewind2846: I grew up in Philadelphia under Frank Rizzo's reign. From police commissioner to mayor with his brother Joe as the city's fire commissioner, his was truly the most racist and corrupt time that city has ever had. This asshole fought against school desegregation, prevented city housing from being built in white neighborhood like the Northeast, terrorized black neighborhoods like North and West Philly, and ran the place like his own gangster kingdom giving his greasy friends city jobs and contracts like f'king Don Corleone, all at taxpayer expense.
The culture he created within the police department is what resulted in the bombing of the MOVE compound in West Philly in 1985. That shat lasted even after he was dead. He hated the living shat out of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, but tolerated the Daily News and LOVED the Philadelphia Journal, a tabloid that was his mouthpiece in print. No surprise that it went out of business soon after Rizzo left office.

According to a childhood friend that still lives there the locals tried to burn that shat down first, but bronze doesn't burn. They defaced it and painted it before it was finally dragged off its pedestal by the city. His grandchildren were on local TV whining about how getting rid of the statue was "wrong" or some shat. GOOD. The local community college metalworking shop could always use more material.

If you don't leave some reminders of the past around as a warning of what can happen again.. you will repeat the same mistakes again.


Trust me, there will be reminders of that f*cker around for decades to come without that ugly-assed statue.
Way too many.
 
2020-06-03 4:33:48 PM  

Joe_diGriz: I hadn't heard about this yet, only got to the headline part about "mayor known for bigotry, hatred, and oppression", and immediately said... "Lemme guess, Frank Rizzo"

He's been a stain on Philly for decades, and there are still people today who worship him and compare EVERY SINGLE MAYOR (unfavorably) to him. The normal phrasing is something like "Mayor Rizzo would have never put up with that!" or "Rizzo would've shown those [insert insults of choice, racist or not], this mayor is a [insert female body part]!" This is particularly true if you're in your 60s (or older) and Italian.

The only person in the area possibly as revered was Joe Paterno, which should tell you something.


Yes, it does. Is Pennsylvania the Alabama of the north or is Alabama the Pennsylvania of the south?
 
2020-06-03 4:36:27 PM  

rbuzby: Jefferson Davis, President traitor himself, is memorialized in the US Congress with a statue.

Let's get that sucker removed.   After the smoke clears from the smoking crater of the dotard admin.  It will be one of those little things we do to cheer us up, as we clear out the Trump stink.


I bet soon-to-be-former Congressman Steve King's DNA is all over that Jefferson Davis statue.
 
2020-06-03 4:54:57 PM  

darkhorse23: I am a southerner and lived in NYC for 15 years. I experienced just as much or more blatant outright racism up there white people as I ever did down here. When they pointed me and start in about how people in the South are, I'd just hold up a mirror to their face. My father-in-law was the absolute worst. I bet he's rolling in his grave right now that that statue has been taken down.


Giuliani was openly racist as mayor and only disliked by minorities.  I am astounded to see David Dinkins is now respected since the majority NYC now hates Giuliani.  I wonder if in time they will come to not hate the current misengynist mayor.
 
2020-06-03 5:22:17 PM  
Mural Arts Philadelphia also announced that they will not expend resources maintaining a mural of Rizzo in South Philly.
 
2020-06-03 6:25:16 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Joe_diGriz: I hadn't heard about this yet, only got to the headline part about "mayor known for bigotry, hatred, and oppression", and immediately said... "Lemme guess, Frank Rizzo"

He's been a stain on Philly for decades, and there are still people today who worship him and compare EVERY SINGLE MAYOR (unfavorably) to him. The normal phrasing is something like "Mayor Rizzo would have never put up with that!" or "Rizzo would've shown those [insert insults of choice, racist or not], this mayor is a [insert female body part]!" This is particularly true if you're in your 60s (or older) and Italian.

The only person in the area possibly as revered was Joe Paterno, which should tell you something.

Yes, it does. Is Pennsylvania the Alabama of the north or is Alabama the Pennsylvania of the south?


Speaking of which, the city of Birmingham and its black mayor yanked down a Confederate statue in a public park a couple of days ago. So there's that. Supposedly the state of Bama will fine 'em $25,000, but that's already been covered by donations.
 
2020-06-03 7:27:15 PM  
The fact that Frank Rizzo was so popular tells you everything you need to know about Philadelphia.  The man was a vicious animal.
 
2020-06-03 7:28:17 PM  

Epic Fap Session: Racial disharmony in Philly? When did this happen? Why am I just hearing about this now?


If you stand in the middle of the neighborhood it's not so bad.  It's the edges where things get exciting.
 
2020-06-03 7:52:58 PM  

bhcompy: The_Sponge: [Fark user image 549x308]

"Frank Rizzo!  That's R-i-zz-o!"

Jerky Boys, in my Fark?


Hey sizzle chest...it's more likely than you think.
 
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