Street Talk

Should presidential candidates be required by law to release their tax documents?

Joy Costillo
graduate student | South Philadelphia
"Yes. If you're a person with integrity, it wouldn't be a problem. You know you're not doing anything wrong. I think President Trump is hiding something. My personal opinion is that Trump cheated on his taxes. That's why he doesn't want to release them."
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Should D.A. Seth Williams resign from office?

Reanna Bowman
dog walker | South Philadelphia
"No, he has a right to a trial. Let him stay in office during this interlude before trial. My understand-ing is that's the normal procedure. Why make an exception for Seth Williams?"
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What's your favorite outdoor activity in the spring?

Antonio Bumarch
dog walker | Port Richmond
"Bicycle riding. It keeps me active without becoming a fitness freak. It helps me interact with nature. I'll ride to the park or the waterfront. It's also good exercise. I definitely feel it in my legs afterwards."
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Would a meeting between Caitlyn Jenner and President Trump benefit the LGBT community?

Nikki Krisanda
dancer | Manhattan
“She wouldn’t be my personal choice as spokesperson of the LGBT community. She’s not my fave. She does have name recognition, which could bring more attention to the community, but Caitlyn Jenner is a conservative lady and that gives me concern.”
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Should gun control be on the LGBT community's agenda?

Ivan Aquino
data collector | Statesboro, Ga.
“Yes. But gun control should include arming yourself against violence. People doing nothing are getting shot down. Orlando is a perfect example. A lot of violence is aimed at the LGBT community. I think the LGBT community should arm themselves.”
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Should President Trump be blamed for the increase in hate crimes?

Jasmine Clark
development consultant | Elkins Park
“No. If someone wants to commit a hate crime, they’re going to do it, regardless of who’s president. If you’re a bad person, you’re going to be a bad person. Trump is a people pleaser. He says what his base wants to hear. I hold him accountable for a lack of scruples, but he hasn’t gone out and shot anyone.”
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Will the milestone achievement of LGBT film "Moonlight" be eclipsed by the Oscar snafu?

Cynthia Kelly
barber | South Philadelphia
“I do think the mishap has taken some of the shine away from the movie. If that didn’t happen, ‘Moonlight’ may have received more recognition as an LGBT achievement. But at least people know that it exists. Maybe they’ll go out to see it. I definitely plan on seeing it.”
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