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Mayfair to Rally in Support of Police



    Mayfair to Rally in Support of Police
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    More than 2,000 people are planning to rally in support of Philadelphia's law enforcement Friday night in the city's Mayfair section, according to the event's Facebook page.

    The rally, which is scheduled to begin Friday at 7 p.m., is intended to be a peaceful one, with its sole purpose to show Philadelphia Police that Philadelphians are behind them, according to the page.

    "The Philadelphia PD is in no way associated with organizing this support rally," said the post.

    Any negative signs of people causing any kind of disturbance will be asked to leave, said organizers.

    The rally follows much unrest in Philadelphia as well as the rest of the country following protests against police after decisions in favor of law enforcement in the Eric Garner chokehold death and the death of Michael Brown.

    It also follows a police-involved shooting Monday in Mayfair. Brandon Tate-Brown was shot and killed along the 6600 block of Frankford Ave., after he allegedly reached for a loaded handgun -- stolen last year -- during a traffic stop.

    Family maintains that Tate-Brown, who had served five years in prison for aggravated assault, was trying to get his life back on track by being a "good guy."

    Rally organizers are asking that supporters being a new, unwrapped to to Frankford and Cottman aves. for kids being treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.