It's The Iraq War....Stupid

Blame Philly gun violence on Iraq, Mayor says

Recently Philadelphia's Mayor, John Street, said that the Iraq war is a contributing factor in the increase in gun violence and homicides on the streets of that city.

Speaking to the Philadelphia Daily News editorial board, Street said the daily dose of violence streaming back in news reports from the Iraqi battlefields has changed attitudes in the city.

"I believe the fact that we are a country at war has something to do with the attitude of people in the streets. Let me tell you, it's not just this city. I have seen it everywhere and I've talked to people a lot about it."

Mayor John Street

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