Mayoral candidates discuss stop-and-frisk, min. wage and more at Working Families forum [gallery]

Among the topics that four of Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral candidates discussed at Saturday’s Pennsylvania Working Families forum were police stop-and-frisk measures and raising the minimum wage.

NewsWorks contributing photographer Tracie Van Auken was asked to keep her ears peeled for noteworthy quotes from the candidates at the forum, which was held at the Arch Street United Methodist Church.

For a full recounting of the event, check the Inquirer‘s story.

For what Van Auken gleaned from the forum, see the gallery above, and the quotes below.

Nelson Diaz: “I grew up with a family that had a living wage … because of the unions.”

Jim Kenney: “I do support a $15 minimum wage. … The problems facing our public schools are not the fault of teachers, principals or school administrators.”

Doug Oliver: “We all kinda have the same story here in Philadelphia. We all kinda grew up poor. … If we think we’re going to have safe communities without giving people jobs, we’re fooling ourselves.”

Tony Williams: “We need to have diversity across the city of Philadelphia, and everybody in here has to fight for everybody in here. Stop and frisk is not only unfair; it doesn’t work.”

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