Mob Attacks Terrorize Port Richmond; Retaliation Threatened

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“They’re chasing the flash mobs out of Center City and right into the neighborhoods,” says LaVelle. “Sixty five white kids beat up a black kid, there would be a cop stationed outside his house.”

Frustrated, LaVelle says he called three local television news stations hoping coverage would help keep him safe, but they all told him that they were short-staffed and anyway, it was 9/11.

For now, the family is hiding out. “I can’t stay here. I haven’t been to work. I need to look out for my family.”

Fast forward to the early hours of Sunday morning and shift a few blocks to Glavin Park. Locals call the concrete slab of basketball courts and swings bordered on one side by Mercer Street “the A&W.”
Residents say that sometime after midnight a confused melee broke out after a “beer party” got out of control. Some of the people involved—mostly kids, they say—had guns and knives.

By sunrise, rumors swirled that a few boys had been stabbed and a young man was shot by police after flashing a gun at an officer.

Michael Saier, 62, is a fourth-generation Port Richmond resident who has lived in a house near the A&W his entire life. “We were here before it was a playground,” says Saier. “I’ll be honest with you, I preferred when it was a factory.”

Michael’s wife, 64-year-old Jackie Saier bursts into tears when she recalls what went down last night.
“It’s very upsetting for me,” she says.

“I was asleep already and it woke me up,” says Saier. When they walked out their front door, they saw about 70 kids scattered in the playground, down Mercer Street, everywhere. “They were all checking their cell phones,” says Saier.

Someone shouted something about getting stabbed.

Then: two gun shots.

PPD spokesman Lt. Ray Evers confirmed that at 1:15 am., police responded to a “large fight disturbance,” and that 38-year-old Alfred Cruttenden drove up and “pulled a revolver from his waistband and starts waving it.” Evers said that after Cruttenden refused orders to drop his weapon, police shot him once in the stomach and once in the leg. He is in stable condition.

Neighborhood rumors say the armed assailant pointed a gun right at a cop and said, “Fuck you.”
The Saierses say that as soon as the mob cleared off the street, about 30 more gathered in their wake. They watched as one kid brazenly sauntered down the cop-infested street with a gun visibly stuffed into the back of his pants.

Back in Campbell Square on Sunday afternoon, adults are abuzz about the weekend’s violence as a bunch of kids hang on the tables slurping soda. The adults don’t recognize the loud group as neighborhood kids. A little girl in a pink dress traces one of the pentagrams with her fingertips. Stroller wheels crunch over broken glass.

A Mister Softee truck pulls up to one side of the park, and a bunch of guys are hanging out on the other. Trombetta spots fresh stitches lacing up a slit in the back of one kid’s neck. He looks about 18, maybe 19 years old. When asked about what went down this weekend, he freezes up, turns around and leaves the park. All his friends follow him.

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1. D mack said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 06:08PM

“Animals and wanna be animals”

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2. Anonymous said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:25PM

“Flash mobs in Center City, and now flash mobs in our neighborhood. People are going to become tired of it and someone, who will have a permit to carry, will shoot one or more of the invaders, and then there will be another problem. I think the center city curfew should be in place throughout the city, especially now that school is back in session. Just sayin...”

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3. Anonymous said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:30PM

“forget about race... people of dignity and moral value will no longer curtail to the force of ghetto trash. we've all been guilted into believing we're post racial... we're not people. the liberals swung the pendulum too far to the left. the original victims have now become the offenders!

dont put up with this crap. stand up for your rights and others' rights. down with the ghetto kids thinking they're superman.”

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4. ihateportrichmond said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:40PM

“I live in PortSh*tmond, a temporary transplant. I'm from a nicer, more educated, white collar, white neighborhood. This area is a toilet, a cesspool of blue collar, white trash, filthy redheads & their worthless families. It's no wonder the next big thing, the next place gangs should flourish is Port Richmond. No wonder. This whole place sucks a$$, it's putrid. The whole area should be erased, like Move in the 80's.”

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5. SADDEN said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:53PM

“Someone please tell IHATEPORTRICHMOND”

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6. Anonymous said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 07:55PM

“I am not surprise about these little punks- I am 39 yes old and in my day we were not as bad as them. Sure we drank and some trouble was their but today the kids don't respect themselves or old people - its a shame that in port Richmond got so bad but starts with the PARENTS ---so do your job mom/dad instead of sitting on your ass - we must not give up on them!! Thks. T d”

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7. leanne said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 08:18PM

“im from port richmond and this article is misleading. the author makes it sound like richmond kids are causing the violence when in fact they were the victims of trash from other neighborhoods. @port richmond....then why are you living here? you obviously arent "nicer" or "more educated" as you claim to be, because your comments are ignorant. move the hell out if u hate it so much because nobody wants you here.”

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8. Anonymous said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 08:19PM

“@ihateportrichmond. You must not be that educated if you are living there,, or you are just a pussy who likes to say how much better you are than others.you are the white trash asshole”

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9. Longliveportrichmond!!! said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 08:29PM

“@Ihateportrichmond. Move the hell out!!! If you're from the great neighborhood that you say you are, go back! Port Richmond is a great neighborhood, it's people with your ignorance that gives it a bad rep! I am am professional white woman who takes pride in where I live and would do anything to help make it better. You are NO BETTER than the trash that is ruining it. If you don't care enough to do the same, take your transplant ass back to the burbs.”

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10. rich adamczyk said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:19PM

“Stop the hatred! Hate is a disease and neighbors must be vigilant and tolerant towards the causes of this hate. Bring back foot patrols and undercover cops and get to the root of the problems. Parents, why are your kids out after midnite drinking and hating! Parents, it'S 2 AM. Do you know where your kids are?!!”

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11. richard said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:40PM

“Tolerate nothing. People of Port Richmond are good people who should not have to put up with anyones crap.”

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12. Anonymous said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:41PM

“If your going to publish a story you should get right(talking about the second part of the story) I am from Port Richmond and I say it proudly. Mark LaVelle is being aimed as a racist and the man lives with his cousin who is hispanic stated above and has family of African decent. Take his situation and switch it there would be a lot more investigating going on so lets be fair on both sides. And as for the "flash mob" that happened at A&W it was kids cleaning up their own neighborhood getting the scumbags who sell drugs down the block from the park out of the neighborhood. It just goes to show you what type of person you are when you have to use knives and call people with guns to settle your disbute. So stop blaming the kids who are "terrorizing" the streets of Richmond and remember what they are doing for the park so your younger ones can play safely.”

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13. PhillyNeighbor.com said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:23PM

“This drama from the weekend could turn really bad. If it was the black/hispanic kids who initiated everything, they may have picked the wrong neighborhood to start a flash mob. RMD isn't Center City; the white people there aren't suburbanites or yuppies. RMD folks can be rough.

And if the RMD kids started it by pushing a black kid off a bike (or whatever the article said), then I hope the black/hispanic kids don't retaliate any further. This could quickly turn into a violent back-and-forth. RMD has become a lot more racially tolerant over the years, but there's still a lot of animosity there. I grew up in-and-around Fishtown, Kensington, and Port Richmond. Out of the three, Richmond seems to have the nastiest racial streak. (I'm just speaking objectively.)

I just hope it doesn't pop off into something more major. This could be some bad sh*t.”

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14. Anonymous said... on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:39PM

“WHITE ppl have been dealing drugs in Port Richmond for awhile now. I'm not surprised that violence is heating up. This is what happens when our calls to politicans, the police, the mayor's office, DHS, L&I, the media and anyone who will listen aren't addressed. My grandmom's neighbors deal coke all day long in broad daylight. We have been trying to have it handled for years, but have received nothing in return.

Also, I agree with Philly Neighbor that the neighborhood has grown more racially tolerant over the years, but we do have quite the reputation for being "tight and white" around other areas of the city. I distinctly remember back in the early 90s that you could see swastikas and white power symbols graffitied everywhere inside of Stokely and Cohox. So, any attack, no matter how miniscule, on a non-white person is going to be interpreted as some white supremacist bs. That gets A LOT of ppl riled up as race is a very sensitive issue.

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15. kenzo said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:58AM

“Yeah port richmond thinks they are better then someone! There kids are the biggest junkie losers of them all! They were raised thinkin they were superior now there just a bunch of junky wannabie's who claim they don't like blacks and hispanics! But do the same loser shit!! That's why when I was growin up in harrowgate we called it snortrichmond! Its funny they say they ain't gonna put up with this shit but who was around when some innocent dude got jumped! Oh wait them junkie losers were out get high sniffin oxies and coke with mommy and daddies money!”

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16. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 06:33AM

“dear author, please get your facts straight before you write an article!

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17. RiCHK said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 08:13AM

“@ ihateportrichmond, only p***y I see is the one with the fake name if ur so bad post ur real name.obiviously u dont know the neighborhood and how they all came together when a worthless piece of S**T who was suppose to be an example of law and order, shot and killed an innocent boy and forever caused grief to his family...that neighborhood came together for that family in so many ways. take your sorry ass back to whereever you came from, you prolly had to move cause you pissed too many people off with your moronic comments, that man they beat up is a very upstanding man who i know personally and who was only trying to stand gard in his neighborhood, something that has long since disappeared because thugs and bullys have all the rights and the victims if defend themselves wind up arrested.dude you have no clue what your talkin bout, shame the days of the stokely boys i remember all were muscle heads and you didnt dare mess there or you got what was comin to ya.Justice for Billy Panas”

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18. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 08:33AM

“Wow. WTF is all I can say.”

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19. A friend of Port richmond said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 09:02AM

“I think the haters need to stop putting stuff up on the web site. If you knew Mark you would be outraged at what happen to him and his family. If it happen to anyone you know and respect you would want to help them. He just tried to help young men get to a safe place and what he got was a door kick in and a gun in his face. Nobody no mater what color they are should have to put up with that. And thats the heart of the problem. To many people turn a blind eye to things around them. Atleast Mark had the courage to stand up to the thugs. Mark your a good friend of mine and will stand by you and your family the way you stood by those young men.”

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20. RiverwardRaised said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:18AM

“My prayers to Mark and his family,,, No one should have to deal with this kind of Crap from anyone's children...Where the Hell are the parents of these wannabe's too busy living there own lives ..but when something happens the 1st thing that is said is Race or Not my Child ...Wake up parents & pay attention to what your kids are really doing,, due to the time of night these kids should have been home in bed !!! ...I don't give a shit what your race is "trash is trash"..I was born & raised in the Riverwards of RMD, Fishtown & Northern Liberties and its a great area. @ihatermd=go the hell back where u came from you don't belong here with your ignorance ..”

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21. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:24AM

“Mr. LaVelle has courage and deserves to be honored for speaking out.

Port Richmond is deteriorating due to the Thugs moving in.
Bad, bad scene all around for those wanting a stable community,
Worse yet when so many deny what is happening under their noses. Sympathy for "ihateportrichmond" and the circumstances that influenced his need for residence in that area.”

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22. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:04AM

“salmon street is loaded.”

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23. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:07AM

“Look on philly.com evryday and it's the same story - same demographic doing the same crime. This city is becoming a disgusting and scary place to raise children.”

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24. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:15AM

“@ihateportrichmond, why are you still hear then? I’m sure some of will gladly help you pack, just post your address and I’m sure you’ll get a few volunteers knocking on your door.
Our neighborhood has falling part in the years and its time for the parents to get off of their butts and find out what your kids are up to. Not just in PR, everywhere. @kenzo, I am from PR, born and raised, and did not think I was better than anyone just bc of where I am from. Your comments are thoughtless, to say PR is the only neighborhood that has trash selling and doing drugs, you need a wake up call and if you have a kid, get them drug tested. My thoughts are with Mark and his family.”

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25. ThinkingLady said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 11:43AM

“I'm not going to address the race of anyone involved in the story because I don't care about it either way. The problem seems to be that as a result of the curfew restrictions imposed in both CC & UC, the teens that may be spread out over the City are somehow now congregating in specific locations in large numbers. While playground hours were extended, no shift in police personnel has been assigned to those areas. While it was bold & insightful for the gentleman to jot down the license plates, I wish he had done it a little more discreetly so that they didn't realize he was doing it. It would have been safer for him that way. One man can't take on a mob and it doesn't matter the size of the mob; it's any group with "mob" mentality. These guys were looking for trouble. That man should have felt safe in his own home. The police has to work harder in forming meaningful relationships with residents in every neighborhood. Residents need to feel safe that their call will be answered.”

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26. MXF said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:38PM

“The kids from Kensington and North Philly have been robbing people after dark,jumping grade-schoolers for no reason and tagging/destroying property in Port Richmond for YEARS now! The older residents watched Kensington degenerate from a working-class 'hood into a post-apocalyptic nightmare while the city and the media turned a blind eye. Port Richmond can't count on ANYONE to prevent this desease from trickling down to Richmond st.and we will NOT surrender to the madness quietly! I've seen enough presedents to know that it's a losing proposition,but we're going down swinging!”

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27. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:41PM

“I just wanted to bring to your attention that Campbell Park is at least 20 blocks away from Fishtown. I seriously doubt any Fishtown youths were involved in this incident.”

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28. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:54PM

“That is exactly correct, the Mayor and Commissioner are chasing these freaks away from Center City, because, they probably do not want the tourist to be hurt or afraid to return to Philadelphia, well, Mr. Mayor and Commissioner this is Port Richmond and we will be head, if not, channels 3,6, and 10, there is a station just waiting to hear about this story.

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29. do something! said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:05PM

“PR residents: I urge you to contact our council people to demand a response. DiCicco and Krajewski cover the PR area. We cannot let this neighborhood go down this way. Most of us pay a lot of taxes in Philly (property, wage, sales). Time to demand some accountability from the persons elected to help us. Please take a few minutes to email them, the worst thing to do is nothing.
frank.dicicco@phila.gov, joan.krajewski@phila.gov”

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30. North86 said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:07PM

“I don't know Mark but he seems like what communities need more of. I lived at Westmoreland and Mercer 15 years ago and it was such a great place to live. The kids at A&W were normal teens, never did I hear of any issues the entire time I lived there. It’s sad to read about this. The larger issue here is the racial intimidation threats. I hope the police will take this serious.”

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31. cn2004 said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 02:06PM

“Let me come out and say what Mr. Lavelle and most other whites in this city think but won't say out loud for fear of being called a racist: young blacks in Philadelphia are for the most part violent savages. They just can't control themselves and act like civilized human beings. If they want to kill each other, who cares and good riddance, all they are is a drain on society. But when they attack us whites, that's when we need to stop with the political correctness and challenge them. Remember we have a second amendment. We need to take up arms and defend ourselves. Protecting ourselves is our right. Don't be scared to defend against these filthy apes.”

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32. 2nd Amendment said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 03:23PM

“Port Richmond is also home to many law enforcement officers, who have been reluctant to keep the piece off-duty in the wake of the Billy Panas fiasco. That being said, WHY does ANY Port Richmond resident who has a clean felony & mental healh record NOT have a carry permit and firearm? We don't live in the people's republic of Jersey, folks...given the abyssmal response time it takes for PPD to pull their units out of s*itholes like Kensington and protect those of us who actually PAY our taxes; it boggles my mind that we don't protect ourselves. Next time a carload of savages come through our neighborhood to threaten a life of a taxpayer - I'll have no problem showing them how an armed citizenry works...especially because WE don't hold the gun sideways and fire indiscriminantly.”

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33. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 03:25PM

“I'm 18 When I hung out around campell park & ANW, a few years ago about 14-15 when it was 10pm. anw got locked then the cops gave us about #5 mins and then started giving us cirfew violation. We were never out til 2am. If I was 5 mins late.coming in, my mother blew my phone up with phone calls " where are you, get home. Guess that doesn't happe for all kids”

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34. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 04:19PM

“they are lowlife scum animals, you can take them out of the jungle but you can't take the jungle out of them.Arm yourselves and protect your family. Kill acouple of the scumbags and save the state some money”

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35. Kelly Griffin said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 04:25PM

“I know Mark and his family he lives next to a life long friend of mine. Mark and his wife coached my kid in T ball. Mark goes out of his way to volunteer for Peg McCook , And the Daily tournament. He is the RCMD that I know.
If RCMD keeps taking the road it is taken RCMD will keep loosing people like him. Why dont white people stand up like other race because when we do we are called racist haters we dont ahve a leg to stand on. Now as for what happen to Mark and his family where is the race relation board the NAACP arent tehy for equal justice.. Mark you ever want a safe place Im here in NEW ZEALAND and your always welcome summer is coming soon here and like how you let me swim in your pool you can now come and do it in mine we wil do X mas on the beach..I think your family would enjoy the peace..

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36. Ben Fan said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 04:45PM

“Parents should be held accountable for these thugs. Not easy to do but needs to be done. Otherwise, just shoot the thugs if you are threatened with a weapon, if you own a registered gun, before you get shot. Hide and run like they do, the cowards.”

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37. portfishington said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 05:03PM

“these fights have been going for a while now it hust never got out of hand like this before. The local children call it Portrichmond vs. Arby's kids. The children count rounds of fights this was around round like 15. Arby's is a reatraunt in fishtown, where a group of fishtown kids hang out. Portrichmond has always been a wonderful neighbor hood and the children who lie in it never been very violent..The kids are just keeping trash kids with guns and knives out and defending there home from becomming "ghetto". Don't talk about another neighborhood unless you live in it.”

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38. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 05:53PM

“To post 33, If only it were that easy, taking 'em out 1 by 1. These cretins are nothing more than subhuman, savage, thugs with the entitlement mentality who come to destroy everything they touch. Born to an underage, under educated, over producing welfare leech and an absentee, frequent flier of the DOC bus, just what good can they be? Unfortunately, Port Richmond is beginning to circle the bowl as well, just as so many great neighborhoods before it has. Oh, and you can count on the carloads coming into town Halloween night. It's their tradition.”

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39. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 06:35PM

“First the fight at Campbell Square was between fishtown and port richmond. The fishtown kids jumped rmd kids. The two attacks are no where near connected. The flash mob was a flash mob not targeted to a specific person but to a race. It is just very annoying reading this article because it is very wrong. The attack near AnW wasn't connected either. Someone broke a bottle and stabbed three people which ended in the one who broke the bottle shot by the cops twice. Please NOONE believe this connection take it from a person that actually knows about the situation. Not some writer who believes anything that he is told.”

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40. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 06:35PM

“Don't these kids realize that the more they do stuff like this to whites (and don't think it is for any other reason for a second) that it is only hurting their own race? I am the Chief Human Resources Director for a very large Philadelphia-based corporation, and I have lived in Port Richmond for the past 5 years since my company moved our base of operations here.

I have to say that I have never held race, religion, or any other factor over a potential employee's head before but seeing the blatant racism put forth by these blacks and Hispanics make people in positions like mine less likely to hire people that fit the description. I will go into work tomorrow and while interviewing people of color and I don't think it will be possible to ignore the thoughts of what these people in port Richmond have been going through. It is disgusting that individuals in this day and age use race as a reason to lash out at others because of the hardships they may be experiencing.”

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41. Anonymous said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 06:35PM

“First the fight at Campbell Square was between fishtown and port richmond. The fishtown kids jumped rmd kids. The two attacks are no where near connected. The flash mob was a flash mob not targeted to a specific person but to a race. It is just very annoying reading this article because it is very wrong. The attack near AnW wasn't connected either. Someone broke a bottle and stabbed three people which ended in the one who broke the bottle shot by the cops twice. Please NOONE believe this connection take it from a person that actually knows about the situation. Not some writer who believes anything that he is told.”

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42. applesandbannas said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 07:55PM

“saty in ur own fucking neighborhood all im saying we dont want ur ghetto asses in rmd thankya”

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43. rmd@heart said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 09:22PM

“drugs are in all towns the problem at hand is that people are now starting to rent to these fucking blacks and are ruining rmd i grew up there its no starnger to me but for the people who have the nerve to rent to these fucking people thing about if you were still living here would you want it keep the apes at the zoo”

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44. jayson .m said... on Sep 14, 2011 at 09:39PM

“hey white people stop being pussys and stand up for each other, there fucking animals and to all the monkeys that where protesting the curfew saying it was racist... it was the mayors idea.. hes black you fucking idiots. tell your kids to stop fucking these apes white trash motherfuckers”

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45. Vince said... on Sep 15, 2011 at 05:37AM

“Kicked in the front door?

Dead...that m'fer should be occupying a pine box.

My advice for Mr. LaVelle...invest in a good 12 gauge and a handgun.

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46. Rich said... on Sep 15, 2011 at 07:39AM

“IM white, Im all about beating down hispanics and blacks if they choose to make it a racial war. Make it a final solution. My man u need a 12 gauge with 00 buck and a 45. those weapons put people down and the fight is OVER. 12 g will leave them dead.”

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47. Timetofightback said... on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:28AM

“This kind of violence will continue to escalate until people are willing to don some helmets and padding and start swinging some Louisville sluggers!”

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48. Anonymous said... on Sep 15, 2011 at 09:20AM

“you have black and puetro rican siblings? sleep wih dogs, wake up with fleas...i don't feel sorry for you...but i do hate to see Richmand again going further downhill”

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49. Anonymous said... on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:31PM

“We need another Frank Rizzo!”

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50. Anonymous said... on Sep 15, 2011 at 07:57PM

“Are white kids doing this, or is it Blacks and Hispanics? now lets follow that up with why? If this is going to turn into a god damned race issue, lets get our facts straight. Why are there so many minorities causing problems? Eradicating a race/culture isn't going to happen, Hitler tried and failed, lets move on. How about solving the reason why this shit keeps happening?!!! The parents of kids convicted of violent crimes should also be held accountable. Change welfare laws;If you are on welfare, you will lose your funding if you have more kids, or something of that nature. I was NEVER racist, then i moved to philly. Now i'm racist as hell, to the point of violence almost and i hate that about myself but it's a learned behavior. YOU HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT NOW! Think better of yourselves and stop acting like god damned animals and start participating in the human race! And parents, START BEATING THE SHIT OUT OF YOUR KIDS!”

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51. Anonymous said... on Sep 16, 2011 at 05:48AM

“If you carry a gun, Nutter & Co will say you are racist. Why are the Inky and TV ignoring this?”

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52. enuffstuff said... on Sep 16, 2011 at 04:52PM

“Tell these dumb girls to stop bringing theses scumbags around because they think its cool”

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53. Anonymous said... on Sep 17, 2011 at 07:49AM

“let the racial wars begin.”

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54. Anonymous said... on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:52AM

“To the poster who stated that "“Port Richmond is also home to many law enforcement officers, who have been reluctant to keep the piece off-duty in the wake of the Billy Panas fiasco", let me say this. What happened to Billy Panas was much more than a "fiasco", Billy was murdered in cold blood by an off duty police officer whose record held numerous violations of abuse and misconduct for which City Officials turned a blind-eye to and covered up. Billy Panas was out and out murdered by a crooked off-duty pig cop! Don't you dare blame Billy Panas for cowards such as yourself and those "law enforcement officers reluctant to keep the piece off-duty...", instead get some balls and stand up for what should rightfully be defended.

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55. Richard H Myers said... on Sep 18, 2011 at 04:41AM

“This is why I carry a gun and I have guns all through my house,Its not a hate crime to attack a white family or kill a white person, even the US Justice department wont prosecute black on white crime so if your white, get a gun. They are lucky they came through your door, if they would have come through mine they would have left in body bags. I hope you do go to court and make sure these morons pay.
Its time to take out the trash.”

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56. Hip said... on Sep 18, 2011 at 04:00PM

“People cannot have their cake and eat it. You cannot oppress minorities and then expect them not to behave badly. You cannot have crappy or no educational opportunities and then expect kids to know better. You cannot marginalize people and then expect them to be nice to you.

The violence will come from whoever, white, black or any other race, for as long as you keep them uneducated, marginalized and oppressed. My bets guess is that many of those who complain are the same people who join neighborhood associations as a way to keep certain people away, never mentor kids, and never do squat to improve the quality of our education. Then don't complain that there are a bunch of angry kids looking to disrupt.”

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57. Andy " Im fat" Ried said... on Sep 19, 2011 at 05:49AM

“I can do what I want to a minority. touch me and pay a price. they got to take care of themselves. they cant be that stupid, if they are they are unreachable and should be put down like unwanted animals. they are trash and know the rules. Hip your education has gotten ahead of common sense.”

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58. Anonymous said... on Sep 19, 2011 at 07:56AM

“Hey Hip a dip whos mom eats sh_t, liberal scum who eats garbage cum. I love to hear the screams of status hispanicus, latinos and latinas scream so emotional as they are, weakness ortiz got rocked by mayweather. It aint education its knowing your self and having respect for yourself and others. young people seem to think they are owed some respect, for what??? breathing?? get over thy self and realize you must do something positive in the world in order to get respect they must have a disconnect and think they are more than they are.”

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59. Jsmith said... on Sep 27, 2011 at 08:01AM

“He should live in the South. If they'd come to my house, they may have still hit me, but the cops would still be picking up dead bodies and expended brass in the yard.”

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60. Gaisereich said... on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:34AM

“There aren't any "flash mobs" comprised of solely White people roving the streets looking for non-White victims. There aren't any news stories being edited in order to hide the identities of White criminals in the name of Political Correctness. There aren't any non-Whites crying about their children being beaten and worse by a bunch of blood-thirsty White people. These liberal wieners and their Conservative Respectable counterparts claim they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.”

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61. Cain4President said... on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:29AM

“Come to my house .. trust me- kick my door down (black/hispanic or white) and between me and misses, we can unload plenty of brass with the 12 gauge and 357 she has.. Only in a liberal city would someone get beaten in his own home!! These gun control lobbyists are ruining the security of this country- If everyone assumed everyone might own a gun- people would think twice about kicking down a door and beating up a homeowner all on a whim.”

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62. Anonymous said... on Oct 29, 2011 at 06:07AM

“Maybe today someone would like to take a look at Mark's Facebook page.
I want to know how you differentiated who's on welfare, living in section 8 homes and has free education when CHILDREN are knocking at your door for candy? Seems like a racial stereo type to me.
Don't you have bigger problems than who gets a piece of candy.”

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63. Anonymous said... on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:01PM

“Segregation should just be brought back.. separate but equal...Pair the mexicans with the blacks...and the whites with the asians...”

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64. Anonymous said... on Feb 6, 2013 at 06:07PM

“a great way for marc to defend his house and family in that situation would have been an assault rifle. too bad guns are seriously stigmatized in this city. put everyone in that mud celar, get some cover and the rifle and wait for them to kick that door down. Then blast away.”

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65. Ted Sierocinski said... on Nov 19, 2013 at 09:17AM

“This is exactly the reason that there should not be a ban on assault rifles. I moved out of there the day Kennedy was shot and it is refreshing to know that things haven't changed much.”

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