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Senator Jim Ferlo: Pittsburgh's fighter for civil liberties

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles Senator Jim Ferlo, calling him "a politician with soul of a protester."

The Highland Park resident, who came to Pittsburgh 40 years ago to protest the war, is among those fighting for protesters' rights at the G-20 summit. He says he wants to avoid property damage and is "all about peace," but is committed to ensuring the civil liberties of activists decrying injustices.

The article outlines Ferlo's history and accomplishments (including his contributions to various neighborhoods' revitalizations), as well as his public disagreements with Mayor Ravenstahl.

To read the complete Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, click here.

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