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‘Tony does a lot for the community’

Raymond Gwin
Raymond Gwin, a Kensington resident, poses for a portrait near Norris Square Park on November 5, 2020. (Photo by Solmaira Valerio)

Raymond Gwin

Kensington resident

Why did you come to the rally today?

To support Mr. Tony because Tony does a lot for the community. He has barbecues. He cleans up the streets. He always does everything. Tony is a beautiful person.

How do you think the police department should handle emergency calls, like property damages, looting, and violence in the neighborhood?

They should [respond] ASAP; they should be quick about it. Because [when] that boy Walter he got shot, [the police] should have handled it better.  

If you could send a message to city leadership, what would you say?

It makes me sick. I’m 55 years old, I was born in North Carolina, and my mom raised me here in Philly. It makes me sick. Why can’t we all get along to get along? 

I just want things to get better for people around here. You know what  I mean? For real that’s all I want. 


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