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City of Brotherly Love, Sisterly Hate?

What the hell is the problem with the Philadelphia Police Department?

The police covered up the events that led to the murder of Nizah Morris in December of 2002. The city settled in a federal lawsuit that alleged that police and rescue workers contributed to her death.

On March March 21, 2007, (according to witness accounts) Roland Bottom repeatedly ran over Erica Keel after ejecting her from his car. A medical examiner’s report supports these accounts, classifying it as a a “hit-and-run accident.”

A spokesperson for the district attorneys office said “I’m not at liberty to discuss any of the evidence, because it’s an open investigation.” But police spokesman, Officer Raul Malveiro said that “He (Bottom) didn’t break any law, so his license wouldn’t be suspended.”

If there is no crime, then why is there still an open investigation?

A demonstration is being planned. For more information contact Savannah: 267-879-1339

H/T to Timothy Cwiek of Philadelphia Gay News. Timothy repeatedly reported on the Nizah Morris case. I posted his Radical Trannies interview with Timothy Cwiek here.

Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor. Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist. She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday. As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005). In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.

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