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City officials characterized the group as terrorists. The dozens of people who were members of MOVE compared how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar their leader john africa to jesus christ. Neighbors complained for years of cult-like tendencies, of members of MOVE constantly screaming diatribes out of loudspeakers, and they expressed their concerns about child abuse and neglect how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar in MOVE’s house.

But MOVE, for all these years, has contended it is simply an organization that hopes to how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar revolutionize the world to rid itself of “the system,” a blanket term that covers police brutality, technology and anything man-made or impure. They call MOVE their religion, and feel they have been persecuted for the wrong reasons.

How did an attempt to arrest MOVE members turn into how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar a fiery inferno that killed 11 people and destroyed a how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar neighborhood of more than 60 homes? Billy penn looked through archives from both the philadelphia evening how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar bulletin, the philadelphia inquirer and philadelphia daily news, in addition to other local news coverage and documentaries made how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar about the bombing and the events that led up to how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar it. Here’s a look at how it all happened.

After several years of being based in powelton village in how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the 1970s, people around them started to take notice. MOVE neighbors had concerns about health and housing, and complained of garbage, fecal odor, rats, unvaccinated dogs and other clear health code violations. They also had concerns of child neglect because children were how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar not sent to school and were consistently dressed in minimal how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar amounts of clothing at all times of the year. Did MOVE want to spread their way of life?

They started making public appearances in the mid-70s by protesting at places like the philadelphia zoo for how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar keeping animals caged. They started attending public meetings and protested block parties. By 1974, MOVE started protesting police brutality which was, at the time, a major grievance of the black community in west philadelphia how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar — earning them some respect from outsiders.

But their form of protest was angry, and profane. According to the MOVE crisis book, people who watched their protests were often taken aback by how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the amount of f-words and s-words and other terrible language used when the group was how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar yelling in public about its cause. In 1975, MOVE members were arrested more than 150 times over seven how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar months.

When they would attend court, MOVE members refused to use lawyers and would not swear how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar to tell the truth — they didn’t want to give into the system. But the refusals led to lots of contempt of court how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar charges, and MOVE members were consistently in and out of jail.

MOVE had a party for friends who had gotten out how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar of jail, and when neighbors complained and police tried to break it how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar up, fights broke out between MOVE and the police. Police said they showed up in the afternoon after neighbors how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar called about the noise, and they were hit by bricks after trying to disperse how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar the crowd.

MOVE also claimed a baby died during the conflict after how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar being stomped by police. Police said that never happened and a baby was never how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar involved. There’s no record of a baby being born, and MOVE members refused to turn over the body for how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar an autopsy.

Later in 1976, the charges against police were dropped, but the three MOVE members accused of assault became the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar first members to be sentenced to long prison terms. By 1977, MOVE members started being spotted with weapons. The city promised it would keep up a massive police how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar presence so that they could arrest MOVE members on weapons how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar charges. At any given time, there were reportedly 100 undercover officers in the area. That must have made MOVE members more frustrated

It did. Glassey flipped and became an informant for police and the how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar FBI, and agents seized explosives and chemicals used to make bombs how to get rid of ants in the house vinegar during a raid on a MOVE house. According to the MOVE crisis book, glassey said there was a “bizarre bomb plot” that involved setting up explosives in hotels and embassies.

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