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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 02:00 PM

16. two days in a row, they were arrested

https://atlantablackstar.com/2019/10/11/we-just-came-home-black-philly-family-feels-targeted-after-police-arrest-them-two-days-in-a-row-for-loitering-on-their-own-property/

Rachel Briggs says their troubles began on Oct. 1 when Officer Pasquale Storace III arrested her sons and nephews for loitering as they were playing in their front yard. Family attorney Kevin Mincey told local radio station KYW 1060 that when the young men were bailed out and returned home the next day Storace came by the house and began to re-arrest the just-bailed out group, this time hauling in other family members as well.

Attorney Kevin Fitzpatrick, who also is representing the family, told CBS Philly the township’s loitering statute was struck down in court in 2012 because the court ruled it too vague.


Mincey told KYW of the statute, “It essentially says there are to be well posted areas of no loitering signs up that say ‘no loitering.’ There are no ‘no loitering’ signs in this particular neighborhood.”

Fitzpatrick added that, based on recent arrests, it seems police are using the disputed law to abuse their powers.

“Who do they think they are to victimize a family like this and do this to someone in the community,” Fitzpatrick asked. “Who do they think they are?”

Turquoise Benso, a neighbor who witnessed the incident, told CBS Philly he observed 15 police cars at one point in the encounter.

“I just felt that the police presence was excessive,” he said. “Fifteen police cars — that’s a lot for a family of four or five.”

The family is expected in court on Oct. 17.

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