Fig. 1. “Ed Gainey poses with CeaseFirePA during the 2020 Women’s March in Downtown Pittsburgh.” Photograph by Megan Gloeckler, undated, via Pittsburgh City Paper, fair use.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald is reportedly offering county white supremacist gangsters to supplement the Pittsburgh white supremacist gangsters in downtown. This follows District Attorney Stephen Zappala making a re-election campaign issue of downtown violence. Both ignore the violence in city neighborhoods. Both ignore the root causes of that violence.
Mark Belko, “Fitzgerald offers county police support to help address Downtown Pittsburgh safety concerns,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 31, 2023, https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2023/01/30/crime-in-pittsburgh-downtown-allegheny-county-fitzgerald-mayor-gainey-safety-shootings/stories/202301300084
Fig. 1. “Destroyed Russian military vehicles located on the main street Khreshchatyk are seen as part of the celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine in Kyiv, August 24.” Photograph by Gleb Garanich for Reuters, August 24, 2022, fair use.
Julia Ioffe, “Putin’s Plot Against America,” Puck, January 31, 2023, https://puck.news/putins-plot-against-america/
- Charlie Wolfson, “Neighborhood groups try to curb shootings as Pittsburgh’s mayoral campaign puts political focus on gun violence,” Pittsburgh City Paper, October 20, 2021, https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/neighborhood-groups-try-to-curb-shootings-as-pittsburghs-mayoral-campaign-puts-political-focus-on-gun-violence/Content?oid=20401296↩
- Mark Belko, “Fitzgerald offers county police support to help address Downtown Pittsburgh safety concerns,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 31, 2023, https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2023/01/30/crime-in-pittsburgh-downtown-allegheny-county-fitzgerald-mayor-gainey-safety-shootings/stories/202301300084↩
- Paula Reed Ward, “Zappala criticizes Gainey administration, Pittsburgh police over response to city violence,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 16, 2022, https://triblive.com/local/zappala-criticizes-gainey-administration-pittsburgh-police-over-response-to-city-violence/↩
- David Benfell, “To Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey,” Not Housebroken, October 30, 2022, https://disunitedstates.org/2022/10/30/to-pittsburgh-mayor-ed-gainey/; David Benfell, “Stephen Zappala’s resignation would be nowhere near enough,” Not Housebroken, December 17, 2022, https://disunitedstates.org/2021/06/03/stephen-zappalas-resignation-would-be-nowhere-near-enough/↩
- Reuters, “Ukraine puts destroyed Russian tanks on display in Kyiv,” August 25, 2022, https://www.reuters.com/news/picture/ukraine-puts-destroyed-russian-tanks-on-idUSRTSALV9Q↩