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Philly Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday that the city would not allow large public gatherings through at least February 28, 2021, but specifically said the ban doesn’t apply to demonstration activities like Black Lives Matters protests.  

“I’m disappointed to confirm that we are canceling large public events through February 28, 2021, due to the public health crisis,” the Mayor wrote on Facebook.

He continued:

The cancellation does not apply to:

– Demonstrations and First Amendment–protected activities

– Outdoor gatherings that are not publicly advertised (such as picnics and weddings) with 50 or fewer guests

– Organized outdoor recreation and sports with 25 or fewer people

– Events on private property, like venues and stadiums

Although the mayor specifically allowed events in stadiums and venues, he clarified through the city manager that the city would not allow professional sports teams to play in front of fans this year.

In fact, the expiration of the order looks timed to specifically rule out NFL games for 2020 since the Super Bowl is scheduled for February 7, 2021.

Kenney is already under fire for dropping citations of protesters who illegally participated in protests from May 30 until June 30.

“My decision to waive these violations is not a statement on the validity of the individual citations,” Kenney said. “Rather, it is a recognition of the core concerns that caused thousands to demonstrate on the streets of Philadelphia.

Kenney’s core concern is pandering to progressives.

Kenney is a Democrat in the mold of Mike Bloomberg, concentrating on issues like climate change, sugary drink taxes, free heroin injection sites, opioid control and feuding with Donald Trump, as paramount to Philadelphia’s survival.    

Like a lot of white liberals, Kenney can’t govern his city because if he’s tough on crime, he’ll lose the support of his base and if he’s permissive with crime, he’ll lose control of his city.

Between the two, like other white liberal mayors, Kenney is choosing to let crime go unanswered and hope for the best.  White mayors in Minneapolis, Seattle, St. Louis, Portland and other cities have found it difficult to satisfy the needs of progressives to feel virtuous with the needs of citizens to live crime-free, and thus have seen crime soar over the last two months.  

As a sop to his base, Kenney has established a Reconciliation Steering Committee for Philadelphia, helping to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday for the city. He also covered the iconic statue of Christopher Columbus with a wooden box during the anti-statute spasm of last month.

“Now more than ever, it’s critically important to acknowledge America’s original sin of slavery—something we as a nation have never atoned for,” said the Mayor in a statement declaring the Juneteenth holiday.  

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    bruce kunde July 16, 2020

    Why can’t I share this?

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    Louisa Swanson July 16, 2020

    Looks like John Adams was right about Philadelphia the entire time!

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    Susan Wright July 16, 2020

    This mayor is a total nut case and obviously supports the raping and pillaging practiced by an evil core of his constituents.

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    Julia Ousley July 16, 2020

    Bruce kinds go to the top of the phone on right side were you see the 3 dots tap on it you will have choice it will let you share it that way

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    Julia Ousley July 16, 2020

    Take that damn DEMORATS and shove that worthless piece of shit into the ground..you people in Philadelphia need to have some back bone stand up to this son of a BITCH.this COVID 19 is a FAKE. READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT DR / SENATOR SCOTT JENSEN FROM MINNESOTA WHO IS LOOKING AT LOOSING HIS MEDICIAL LICENSE FOR BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON THIS COVID SHIT. AND WHILE YOUR AT READ THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE ABOUT WEARING THE MASK. STOP LISTENING TO YOUR GOVERNOR..

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    Bobby Sexton July 16, 2020

    Fairly obvious where the mayor of philly stands. He has now qualified for one of two things or maybe both. Coward or socialist
    Communist damocrap. Most people know that covid is a damocrap ploy to keep you
    A coward and non voter. I know a person
    That signed up for covid19 testing, the line
    Was long they had to leave never tested. The
    Next day she recieved a notice she tested
    positive. Honest pandamec right B.S..

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    Pat July 16, 2020

    Someone please tell me why these democrats are doing this. Americans are free people not your toys to wind up when convenient for you governors and mayors. Stand up against this crap. They allow thugs to destroy your community just so you will be obedient to democrats. We don’t live in China this is America. There is an election in November and you control your destiny. Democrats have shown their true hand and will destroy America and it’s people for power. You decide, socialism with Biden, Obama and Clinton or freedom with our President Trump. It’s in your hands now.

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    J July 17, 2020

    No just more proof that 2 out of three democrats are just as stupid as the third socialist demonrat!

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    Don July 22, 2020

    Let it burn too.

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