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It’s only fitting that Philadelphia, the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed, has just hosted what might’ve been the best July 4th party in the whole country: Mayor Michael Nutter getting up on stage with hip-hop band The Roots, to perform the 1979 classic “Rapper’s Delight.”

The real question after this: In the future, will Mayor Nutter ever finish a press conference by dropping the microphone?

Video via WPVI-TV Philadelphia.

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It is impossible to justify the violence, looting, arson and vandalism that took place in Minneapolis and other cities after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. Smashing windows, torching buildings and plundering stores do nothing to improve police behavior or help the African American community. They amount to useless destruction.

Impossible to justify, yes. Impossible to understand? Not at all. Police have participated in a quiet riot against black people for generations.

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