Social Media has taken us a long way with getting information not only as it happens but more importantly when something happens in a city that is no where near you. In 1985 in Philadelphia a bomb was dropped on a residential neighborhood by the Philadelphia Police Department acting on orders given by the Philadelphia Mayor at the time W. Wilson Goode Sr. killing 6 adults and 5 children, causing a fire that spread to 60 homes in the black neighborhood literally destroying it. The horrific act that has gone down in history as The 1985 MOVE Bombing occurred in an alleged attempt to execute a warrant against an alleged militant black separatist group called MOVE that was founded in 1972 who resided at 6221 Osage Avenue. What’s hard to believe is that 500 police officers couldn’t serve a warrant to one home without dropping a bomb on it and destroying an entire neighbor after getting further orders to let it burn, not in the 1800’s, not in the 1950’s during the civil rights movement but in 1985 just 36 years ago prior to social media. So what could even be worse than the incident itself?
On the 36th anniversary of The 1985 MOVE Bombing, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley resigned from his position after revealing that he cremated the remains of victims of the 1985 MOVE Bombing without their families’ permission.
Take a look at the video below
Janine Africa reacting to tonight’s revelation involving Dr Farley’s admission of wrongdoing. She says her son was killed in the 1985 Move Bombing. @6abc https://t.co/5sUCBdTbl6 pic.twitter.com/BYfXCoY0XT
— Christie Ileto (@Christie_Ileto) May 13, 2021