Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Calls For Better Gun Control After 6 Police Officers Shot
Wednesday (August 14) we learned that an active shooter injured 6 Philadelphia police officers in Tioga-Nicetown, a section of North Philly. Now, mayor Jim Kenney is calling for more gun control.
Subsequent to that tense hours-long standoff, which ended early Thursday (August 15), the gunman, identified as Maurice Hill, 36, is in custody, with a history of gun arrests.
While President Donald Trump says, “The Philadelphia shooter should never have been allowed to be on the streets,” due to his “long and very dangerous criminal record,” Mayor Kenney told reporters, “Our officers deserve to be protected and they don’t deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with an unlimited supply of weapons and an unlimited supply of bullets. It’s disgusting and we have to do something about it.”
Furthermore, the incident began with officers serving a drug warrant Wednesday afternoon, leading to gunfire, with two officers trapped inside the home with the shooter.
Officers on the way, after the distress call, were told to keep away until SWAT arrived to rescue officers and civilians trapped in the home and surrounding row homes.
The Philadelphia shooter should never have been allowed to be on the streets. He had a long and very dangerous criminal record. Looked like he was having a good time after his capture, and after wounding so many police. Long sentence – must get much tougher on street crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019