U.S. Attorney William McSwain held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce criminal indictments stemming from the “violent unrest” in Philadelphia following the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. by police.
STATEMENT: U.S. Attorney William McSwain to hold press conference at 1:00 p.m. to announce criminal indictments stemming from violent unrest in Philadelphia
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 29, 2020
HuffPost justice reporter Ryan J. Reilly noted that McSwain was holding his press conference just five days before Election Day in a crucial swing state.
One of the most political U.S. Attorneys in the county is holding a press conference five days before Election Day to announce indictments related to unrest in Philadelphia, a frequent target of the Trump administration in a critical swing state. pic.twitter.com/Pt9SV7HWxD
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 28, 2020
Why what’s happening in Philadelphia? https://t.co/d3Oj0PMs4q
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 29, 2020
Is there something going on in #Philadelphia?
The media hasn't mentioned anything…..
— Habitual Linestepper (@FergusFSU) October 29, 2020
Why would anyone think there’s unrest in Philly?
— Vasoconstricted (@uchchris) October 29, 2020
Hey Ryan, has anything happened in Philly recently that we should be aware of?
— ??The Dude Abides?? (@jeffreylbragg) October 29, 2020
Is something happening in Philly? Did they run out of cheesesteaks?
— Brian Schkeryantz (@bschkeryantz) October 29, 2020
"Unrest in Philadelphia"?
Why would anyone ever suspect that was occurring?
— AdamInHTownTX (Chump For Trump) (@AdamInHTownTX) October 29, 2020
Is Philly in his jurisdiction? Is there anything happening in Philly to be concerned about? Can you answer those two simple questions for me, Ryan?
— Dad Ayup (@Dadbyup) October 29, 2020
— Patriot??Citizenmdg (@Clancy_Dew) October 29, 2020
The mostly peaceful unrest? Why do we need indictments for mostly peaceful unrest?
— Rich B. (@Rollerball70) October 29, 2020
By unrest he means violent riots
— OuterRealmGoro (@GoroOuter) October 29, 2020
Dude, spare me. 11 people got shot, including a 15-year-old girl, an 18-year-old man, and a three-year-old boy. And I believe 5 have sadly died already.
— Roy-Al-Lyons (@AronBlye) October 29, 2020
30 cops injured as well. One of which appears to have been an attempted homicide-by-vehicle.
— Frank Parker (@fparker77) October 29, 2020
Yeah, but something something mostly peaceful protest.
— Paul K. Henriksen (@JohannesP70) October 29, 2020
Don't worry, I'm sure it's 93% peaceful.
— Mike ||redacted|| (@TheOtherMikeV2) October 29, 2020
It’s almost as if there is large scale violence and looting there.
— Pass-through entity (@keylockgo) October 29, 2020
I’m sorry this is happening to you…..
— CONFIRMED SECRET SQUIRREL (@SecritSqrl) October 29, 2020
How dare he carry on the duties of his job so close to an election.
— Linda Mittermaier (@lmitterm) October 29, 2020
Do much editorializing in your news reporting?
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) October 29, 2020
We definitely should be arresting and charging violent criminals.
— ??? (@chryyan) October 29, 2020
Translation: US Attorney does his job.
— NeoUnrealist (@NeoUnrealist) October 29, 2020
Doing his job, and doing it well.
— Par4 (@par4islgolf) October 29, 2020
I'm so sorry criminal justice is happening to you.
— Casual ☢ Pragmatist (@pragmatomic) October 29, 2020
Should he just advocate funding their bail like Kamala did?
— Ben Jammin ?? (@xBenJamminx) October 29, 2020
Maybe the people who are sick of “violent unrest” would like to hear that criminals are being arrested.
Bernie Sanders says the police who murdered Walter Wallace in Philadelphia should be arrested and prosecuted https://t.co/dC6i4nUDrr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 29, 2020