by Alex Lloyd Gross
Hours after Walter Wallace was shot and killed by Philadelphia Police, rioters took to the streets, breaking into stores, stealing items and throwing rocks and bottles at police. Less than 12 hours after the civil unrest, stores along Aramingo Avenue are starting to board up windows and close for business.
The Target, Rainbow and other stores have their windows boarded up to discourage rioters. In June of this year, rioters and looters hit the busy Aramingo Avenue in broad daylight. Several people were arrested for looting the Wal-Mart. Shop owners and store managers are taking a proactive approach to this by trying to stop it before it starts. The rioters were out for George Floyd who was killed in Minneapolis. The rioting and looting extended into the Franklin Mills Mall ( Philadelphia Mills) .
Wallace, a convicted felon who was out of jail, less than two years after conviction of a burglary charge was killed after charging at police with a knife. It was captured on cellphone video .
They shot him 10 time!!!! Why they couldn’t use those rubber bullets; they use at protesters. I couldn’t use pepper spray, shot him in his leg, or a taser, Why the excessive force with someone who they knew that had mental issues??? His mother called for help#WalterWallace pic.twitter.com/leMT9uGTzt
— Aneeka’s G (@g_aneeka) October 27, 2020
2XX S. 45th Street Jessabelle Restaurant 1 male for looting arrested by Penn Police. Male taken to SWBC and processed by SWDD.
Riots happened in Philadelphia for several days and the National Guard was brought in. The investigation has not even started and some elected officials likeCouncilman Malcom Kenyatta have voiced their concerns.
#WalterWallace should be alive right now.
— Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) October 27, 2020