Jim Kenney

  • Columbus Statue Focal Point for South Philly Right-Wingers

    June 16, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – Marconi Plaza has served as the gathering site for right-wing South Philly residents this past weekend. Members of the crowd were predominantly of Italian-American heritage, reflecting the ethnic composition and culture of some of the surrounding neighborhoods. Two weeks ago the city…...
  • Philly Mayor and Judges Pressured To Release Inmates From Jail

    April 15, 2020
    Philadelphia, PA – For the second time in a week, protesters have converged on city hall. They are demanding that Mayor Jim Kenney and judges in the First Judicial District move to immediately release prisoners from Philadelphia jails to avoid COVID–19 outbreaks. Several prisoners in…...
  • Philadelphia Reduces Police Help To ICE; ‘Occupy ICE’ Camp Moves

    July 30, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA – On Friday, July 27, Mayor Jim Kenney announced he would not be renewing a contract that allowed ICE agents access to the Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) database maintained by Philadelphia police. The city will now let the PARS contract expire at…...