When Rush Limbaugh is sickened by police brutality, the world is ready for change.

In the wake of public protests this week surrounding the brutal killing of George Floyd, the statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo was unceremoniously removed from the plaza across from Philadelphia City Hall. Earlier this year, Delbert Africa was released from prison after serving a 42-year sentence. Rizzo and Africa will be forever linked in the history of the City of Brotherly Love, and provide a reminder of the sordid history of the treatment of Blacks by police in America as a matter of both public policy and political exigency.

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Delbert Africa being beaten by police in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 9, 1978
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A civil rights demonstrator being attacked by a police dogs in
Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 (Bill Hudson/AP)

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