A northeast Philadelphia neighborhood is holding a Support the Police Rally tonight. Call me a cynic, but this will not end well.
The organizers of the “1st Annual Mayfair Rally To Support Our Police” in the Philadelphia area decided that it was time to show Philly police officers that they are appreciated. According to the invitation, posted at Facebook, the event is not designed to be a political statement, but will serve simply to “show our support to our police officers in the 15th district.”
One of the organizers, Jay Giel, told Broadside News that they expected 50-100 people, but were “extremely surprised” after their invitation was accepted by over a thousand people. “The outpouring has been amazing,” he said. The goal, Giel explained, is to “shed a positive light” on the police department. The organizers are now “expecting between 1500-2000 people.”
The rally will be held at the intersection of Cottman and Frankford Avenues in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia on Friday, December 18 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Don't get me wrong; I think this is a great idea, but there will be plenty of anti-cop people there to ruin the evening.