33 years ago today, the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a bomb on a Black, middle class neighborhood. Eleven people died, including five children, and several city blocks burned to the ground.
I'd never heard of the MOVE bombing before this story. Unbelievable.
On May 13, 1985, the dropped a bomb on a house at 62nd and Osage—then ordered the fire department to let it burn. Eleven people died. Five were kids. How do we not talk about this more often? on the MOVE bombing, now 34 years ago.
The persecution of MOVE culminated in the Philadelphia police dropping a bomb on its own residents. Yet unless you are from Philly or lived there, you may not have ever heard about it. I recommend reading ’s reflections on what happened in ‘85.
The MOVE bombing was 32 years ago today.
31 years ago today in the PHI.
33 years ago today, a couple miles from my office, the Philadelphia police department literally firebombed an entire neighborhood, killing 6 adults and 5 children and destroying 61 homes, in an eviction standoff.
I'm From #Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The #MOVEBombing