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Giordano: Why would anyone want to be a cop in Philly?

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23.09.2021

I recently had a great time doing a remote broadcast from the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 firehouse as part of my radio station’s salute to first responders in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. One of the added benefits of that was interviewing Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub in person. We talked about 9/11 and first responders and eventually talked about the public’s attitude toward the police in places like Bucks County. He felt that support for the police in Bucks County is at a very high level and the "Defund the Police" movement has diminished greatly.

I know the "Defund the Police" movement still has significant support in Philadelphia, but it was defeated last week in Philadelphia when Mayor Jim Kenney agreed to a new three-year contract with the Philadelphia police. Kenney is a progressive and often extreme in his policies, but he is reasonable when it comes to the overall proposition of supporting the........

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