Word on the Street

With the recent run of controversies how confident are you in our local and state leaders?

With the recent run of controversies, including District Attorney Seth Williams’ failure to disclose financial gifts over the last five years, how confident are you in our local and state leaders?

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What are your reactions to calls to remove the Frank Rizzo statue?

“Leave it alone. People didn’t understand his methods, but he stood by his morals. I don’t like that people think he was racist because he wasn’t.”

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What do you think of the call to end Broad Street-situated median parking?

“I know it’s convenient for some people, but I think everything would look better if it disappeared. People would just have to adapt.”

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Why is summer in Philadelphia such a tumultuous time?

Eight people died due to violent incidents last weekend.

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What is the most important issue to you in the upcoming general election?

“I want to keep money out of politics. Candidates often receive large donations, and they use them to sway their decisions in favor of business needs and not the needs of the people.”

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Are you happy with whom the American public has chosen as the major party candidates?

With the presidential nominating conventions happening over the next two weeks, are you happy with whom the American public has chosen as the major party candidates?

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What is your level of anxiety following the shootings of police officers and civilians?

What is your level of anxiety following the police-involved shootings and the shooting of Dallas police officers and civilians?

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In the wake of Independence Day, what are you the most proud of as an American citizen?

“I’m proudest of our Constitution. I also respect the men and women who fight for our freedom to keep the principles of our Constitution intact.”

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What is your reaction to the conviction of Chaka Fattah?

“He deserves everything that he’s getting. His lack of an apology doesn’t sit too well with me either, and that should upset the people he represented.”

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What is your reaction to the impending implementation of Mayor Jim Kenney’s sugary-beverages tax?

“It reminds me of other taxes under [former mayor Michael] Nutter because I doubt the City will use the money for the intended purposes. It’s another measure that makes me wonder who we can trust.”

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