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We want federal help, but not that kind of federal help. When the administration had the opportunity to help us months ago, they refused to do so. Now he's floundering in the polls, he's playing to his base, he's playing to what he perceived to be the suburban fear of cities. And he's dividing people again, and he's making a dangerous situation, even worse, and we're prepared to fight in court in every way possible to keep that from happening in Philadelphia.
While rolling out a new policy understandably takes time, I do not believe Philadelphia Police Department has taken the necessary actions to address the underlying cultural issues that too often negatively impact women -- especially women of color, i will be enlisting the help of an independent firm to investigate the recent allegations and to make recommendations to overcome some of the discrimination and harassment within the department.
I had the opportunity to speak to the six officers, they're all in good spirits and obviously it was a very traumatic experience for them, i was talking to one of the officers who had the graze wound to the head and he had two little boys -- they looked like they were 9 or 10 years old, 8 or 9 years old -- and kept on thinking about how their lives would have changed with just a little more difference in space.
And if the state and federal government don't want to stand up to the NRA and some other folks, then let us, let us police ourselves. But they preempt us on all kinds of gun control legislation, our officers deserve to be protected and don't deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with an unlimited supply of weapons and an unlimited supply of bullets.