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The Resistance Library Podcast: The Story of Philadelphia's MOVE Bombing

Started by ammodotcom, May 14, 2021, 12:40:48 PM

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On this episode of The Resistance Library Podcast, Sam and Dave discuss the bombing of MOVE. If we told you that the Philadelphia Police Department literally dropped a bomb on a house in the city in the 1980s, you'd probably think that we had lost our minds. But, in fact, this happened on May 13, 1985, at the MOVE townhouse at 6221 Osage Avenue. The whole event was captured on camera and can easily be watched on YouTube for anyone who doubts that this happened.
 
The case of MOVE is an unusual one, because they cannot simply be shoe-horned into the usual "they were just minding their own business and then the cops came in with overwhelming force" narrative that more or less applies at Ruby Ridge or at Waco. This is not to imply that the actions taken by the Philadelphia Police Department were appropriate – there were children inside the MOVE townhouse. However, it is important to note that MOVE had a history of violence.
 
If nothing else, the bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia is an excellent example of a complicated situation with no easy answer. This is precisely what makes it worth close examination by those interested in government overreach and Second Amendment rights.
 
You can read the full article MOVE Bombing: The Story of How Philadelphia Became "The City That Bombed Itself at Ammo.com.
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Solar

Fascinating! Never made the news on the West coast, I never even heard about it..
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midcan5

I remember it well. Watched it on TV and we had a Black major who oked it. I bicycled to work and often took different routes to see and maybe photograph. The tragic action was just another example of the stupidity of bureaucracy and policing. You should see parts of Philly today. Gentrification is pushing the poor and drug addicts out of the city and under the Elevated. It is an site hidden from most and tragic on all levels.
Working class American, husband, father, grandpa, veteran, and still high on life.