Cops Said a Child Was Lost in Philly’s ‘Riots.’ Video Shows They Took Him From His Mom’s Car

”Black Lives Matter” protestors take streets after Black man, Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was shot dead by Philadelphia police, in Philadelphia on October 27, 2020. (Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) On Thursday, one of the nation’s biggest police unions published a photo of a white police officer holding a black toddler, claiming […]

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The Philly Oil Refinery That Exploded Was Already Leaking Tons of a Toxic Chemical That Causes Leukemia and Infertility

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The enormous explosion at the East Coast’s largest refinery last June spewed tons of corrosive chemicals into the air, but a new investigation has found that the Philadelphia facility was previously leaking dangerously high levels of a carcinogen into the surrounding, predominantly […]

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Philly Cop Arrested for Allegedly Punching a Handcuffed Man and Then Lying About It

A police sergeant in Philadelphia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly punching a handcuffed man in his custody and then trying to cover it up. Sgt. Jason Reid, 42, was charged on allegations relating to tampering, false reports, obstruction, and simple assault, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. The Philadelphia Police Department declined to comment […]

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