Thursday, October 09, 2008

Something Phishy going on in Philly

A week ago, fliers went up in predominantly African-American neighborhoods of Philadelphia warning that people with outstanding warrants or unpaid parking tickets could be arrested if they show up at the polls. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison, plans to put up statements on the city and police Web sites to let citizens know that the handouts are false. He said that he also will record a public-service announcement for broadcast. This is similar to a 2002 Maryland gubernatorial election, where anonymous fliers in African-American communities warned people to pay parking tickets and resolve outstanding warrants before heading to the polls

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