West Philly missionary predicts change to come with Biden and Harris

By KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President-elect Joe Biden's win is especially meaningful for the West Philadelphia community where protests erupted after the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.

West Philadelphia resident and missionary Dave Brindley says Biden and Kamala Harris are the much-needed change the world needs, especially his community.

"I am rejoicing with the great majority of the people of Philadelphia, for the people who have voted that truth matters, decency matters, that care for those who are marginalized," he said.

"We are one Philadelphia that spoke as a voice."

It's a stark contrast from a few weeks ago, when Brindley joined many of his neighbors protesting the fatal police shooting of the 27-year-old Wallace.

"It's a much different atmosphere in West Philly last week," he said. "We were protesting a grave injustice and today we see a glimmer of hope."

He added, "We brought down King George, we have brought down Tom Brady and now we have brought down Donald Trump."

Brindley works to bring churches together across racial and denominational lines. He said the last four years have held a lot of pain. The missionary is overjoyed but realistic, adding there's a big job ahead for the president-elect.

But for now, he said it's a day to rejoice.