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Joe Biden Rally in Philadelphia Video; 1 Dead, 1 Injured Frankford Shooting; Trooper Dies On Duty
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 05/19/19 1:39 am | updated: 05/19/19 1:39 am
 
Former Vice President Joe Biden held a rally on Saturday afternoon, 5/18, at Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum along Benjamin Franklin Parkway as part of his 2020 presidential campaign rollout. This past week Biden for President announced that Philadelphia will be their campaign headquarters. Biden and his wife Jill have long ties to the state and area, plus it will be a key state to win in the general election. Today, Biden's message was one of unity and compromise for all Americans. "If the American people want the president to add to our division, lead with a clinched fist, a closed hand, to demonize your opponent, to spew hatred, they don't need me, they've got President Donald Trump," Biden said. "I am running to offer our country - Democrats, Republicans and independents - a different path." There are some Democratic candidates that take a more aggressive and angrier tactic. "That's what they are saying you have to do to win the Democratic nomination. Well, I don't believe it," he declared. "I believe Democrats want to unify this nation. That's what the party's always been about. That's what it's always been about. Unity." "Comprise itself is not a dirty word," Biden said. "Consensus is not a weakness. It's how our founders down the road thought we would govern."

Watch Joe Biden Philadelphia Rally Video 5/18/19


A teen is dead and young man is injured after a shooting in the city's Frankford section on Saturday night, 5/18. It happened around 8 p.m. on the 2000 block of Orthodox Street. The teenager was found shot dead multiple times inside the home. A man in his 20s was also shot several times and is in extremely critical condition at the hospital. A highway patrol officer stopped two men who were walking away from the scene with blood on their shirt. They are in custody. There was a lot of blood at the scene and a gun was recovered. Philadelphia police are still investigating. No charges have been filed.

A Pennsylvania State Trooper died while on duty in Bucks County on Saturday morning, 5/18. 58-year-old Trooper Donald C. Brackett was found unresponsive outside of his patrol car around 11:30 a.m. on the Pennsylvania Turnpike I-276. He was rushed to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital but could not be saved. He died of an apparent medical condition. He joined the State Police in October 2001 and was currently assigned to Patrol Section of Troop T in King of Prussia. Brackett was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. "All personnel of the Pennsylvania State Police are deeply affected by this loss," said Lieutenant Colonel Evanchick. "Our thoughts are with Trooper Brackett's family and friends as they mourn his sudden passing."

 
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