By Chris Stigall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chris Stigall spoke with Phil Kerwick, the owner of the Blasius Chocolate Factory in Kensington, Thursday morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
City officials shuttered the business on Wednesday, claiming they are owed $12,000 in back taxes.
Kerwick says his case is emblematic of the problems with city government.
“This city has become the third world. At my business, the street people leave their blankets, they live on my property, and they urinate and defecate. I begged and begged the police department. I went to the Police Commissioner asking for help to clean up the neighborhood. Yesterday, four or five police cars from the 24th district to shut me down in a dispute that I’ve been denied due process and the rule of law.”
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