2006 College graduate Duncan Lloyd, who currently is serving as an assistant to the city solicitor, was involved in the vandalization of a grocery store in Chestnut Hill on November 25. Today, Mayor Jim Kenney said Lloyd will continue to be employed by the city of Philadelphia, despite the incident.
In the incident, another man spray painted “F*** Trump” on the wall of the grocery store, while Lloyd was either filming or taking photos of the incident. Mayor Kenney declared the incident a “dumb mistake,” and has since been criticized by the Philadelphia Republican Party.
“If the image of an upper-middle-class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that’s because it is,” Chairman Joe DeFelice said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
When the incident first occurred, Mayor Kenney said that the incident was a kind of hate speech as well as a “dumb mistake.”
DeFelice apparently agreed with that assessment, but thought Lloyd should lose his job as a result of the incident as well.
“The taxpayers should be entrusting exactly none of our faith into this man,” DeFelice said according to the Washington Times.
It’s unclear if his Penn education had any effect on Lloyd’s decision-making process in the incident.
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