Last Words

Philadelphians speak out soberly about the city's spreading crime epidemic.

By PW Staff
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 4 | Posted Nov. 6, 2007

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Ali Lapinsky

Age: 21
Neighborhood: University City.
Occupation: Student.

"I go to Penn and live alone. I don't walk alone at night, and I don't let my friends walk alone at night. The Dunkin' Donuts shooting scared me a lot. It seemed so blatant, getting shot in the head. If a cop gets shot in the head, what hope is there for the rest of us?"

Rachel Jordan

Age: 35
Neighborhood: Homeless, Center City.
Occupation: Unemployed.

"I sleep in a park here. At nighttime I have my boyfriend, and we just pray to God and make sure things are all right with us. I keep away from all the dumb shit. I just thank God I'm living and breathing."


Satyaki Gaguli

Age: 26
Neighborhood: North Philadelphia.
Occupation: Student.

"I've been here for a year, and I see the crimes increasing. The cops are doing their best, but it's happening in public places. Dunkin' Donuts--a public place. From my point of view, I'm safe. From the view of my friends, it's not safe."

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1. Joey Showers said... on Jan 9, 2009 at 08:04PM

“Andre Mathis went to jail for abusing children, both sexually and physically. He is also known for beating and stalking women. He is the last person you should get advise from on how to stop violence. He is a piece of trash!”

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2. victim said... on Jan 10, 2009 at 08:49PM

“ First of all, Andre Mathis' real name is Aundra Bruce Mathis. I sincerely doubt that he is a construction worker, too. When I knew him, he was selling his body to gay men out of Pentoney"s Bar. He is a PEDIPHILE, CHILD ABUSER, WOMAN ABUSER, LOSER, and a poor excuse for a man, a waste of his father's sperm, and should be incarcerated for the rest of his worthless life.”

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3. Laura Schaeffer said... on Jan 10, 2009 at 09:14PM

“Stop taking advise from people like Andre Mathis, Philly. This man is a sex-offender and a pediphile. Look up his criminal record. It's all documented. ”

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4. Nikki said... on Jul 14, 2013 at 04:47PM

“Please help me get more info on this dude. He claims to be my dad and wants contact with me and my son. I've tried to google his record but I can't get it.”


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