Leave Frank Rizzo Monument at MSBuilding
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WE WANT TO STOP - A petition that was created by Erica Mines, asking the city to take down the 9' bronze Mayor Frank Rizzo Monument which stands in front of the Municipal Services Building in Center City Philadelphia and was created by by Zenos Frudakis.
Francis Lazarro "Frank" Rizzo, Sr. (October 23, 1920 – July 16, 1991) was an American police officer and politician. He served as Philadelphia police commissioner from 1968 to 1971 and mayor of Philadelphia from 1972 to 1980.
Rizzo was personally responsible for promoting several African-American officers during his tenure as commissioner. As deputy police commissioner, he ended practices that had kept African American officers from manning patrol cars, after Philadelphia's first African-American police captain, James Reaves, had accused the department of being racially biased. It was during Rizzo's tenure as deputy commissioner that black and white officers assigned to the city's African American neighborhoods worked in tandem in an attempt to reduce friction between civilians and police forces. As commissioner, Rizzo's department had one of the largest percentages of African American officers among large U.S. police departments, with 20% in 1968, at a time when other departments had little if any success in recruiting African-Americans.
We the People of Philadelphia love & respect Frank Rizzo.
We the People of Philadelphia want the Frank Rizzo bronze Monument on the property of the MSB building to remain in place.
Mayor James Kenney please hear our plea!
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