Though everyone from Trump to local cops have expressed fear about the idea of anti-brutality activists being armed, they say it’s essential to ward off dangerous extremists.
Kim Kelly is a freelance journalist based in Philadelphia. She is the labor columnist at Teen Vogue, a regular contributor to the Baffler and the New Republic, and her writing on labor, class, and culture has appeared in the Guardian, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
An employee is dead, and despite the company’s reputation as a bright spot in an often cruel economy, workers fear he or she won’t be the last.
As the city’s epidemic plan shows, prisoners are always the first in line to be sacrificed in times of crisis or plague.