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With State Of Emergency In Place, A Calm Night In Darby Borough

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Darby Borough, Delaware County is under a State of Emergency due to a recent uptick of gun violence.

Five shootings in three days led to the announcement Friday night.

Mayor Helen Thomas announced the state of emergency telling residents the gun violence had to stop.

“I Mayor Helen R Thomas declare a state of emergency.”

Officials say the shootings were not fatal and they seem unrelated, but something had to be done to curb the violence (see related story).

An 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew is in effect for adults and juveniles for at least 10 days.

Anyone outside during that time can be stopped and questioned by police, though Police Chief Bob Smythe says they’re more concerned about groups loitering or causing trouble.

“You’re in a group of more than three people and you are causing a disturbance. You’re going to be stopped and you’re going to be cited,” says Smythe.

A larger police presence is expected on the streets and Mayor Thomas says after the 10 days, officials will re-evaluate and go from there.

Reported By Tim Jimenez, KYW Newsradio

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One Comment

  1. nathan says:

    “gun violence”

    get over yourself. you have a problem with your constitutants, not inanimate objects.

  2. robertfla says:

    They are just not very good at math. A very small percentage of 12-13 percent of the population is not going to intimidate anybody when the country decides it has had enough of this nonsense. Perhaps they are being misled by the PC diversity make up of the TV news teams, TV ads, programming, etc.

  3. TheDude says:

    “Gun Violence”



    Uh huh.

    1. Nanjing03 says:

      What do you expect in a city that discourages law abiding citizens from keeping and bearing arms. Philadelphia is one of the last jurisdictions in America where the old gun control culture reighs, a culture that says good people don’t carry guns and are subject to bad people who do.

  4. Francesca says:

    Where to?

    Costa Rica or Chile

  5. Pako says:

    And you wonder why I have a concealed carry permit! The only discipline they understand!

  6. chuck in st paul says:

    You have to remember that they got this way in recent history (after 1950) strictly due to policies enacted by the Dhimmeroids with some help from the GOP. Black crime and black families were not that bad relatively speaking in the late 50’s. With LBJ’s welfare state idiocy writ large and even larger over time the black family was destroyed, drugs and crime soared with The Lord Of The Flies syndrome. The black race huslters jumped on it as a way to wealth and power and the white power seekers kept the welfare drug in full supply.

    In the mean time white idiots supported the whole insanity.

  7. Ace says:

    Civil War II is coming, soon an it won’t be the North against the South.

  8. Beau says:

    Wouldn’t doubt that this is being instigated by commandant Holder. Without a doubt, it will be tolerated by such.

  9. Sue says:

    These punks only have enough rounds to last about 10 minutes if they’re lucky. We could hold out against a SWAT team all day. You punks want some? Come and get it. Go ahead, make our day, punks.

  10. Californian7 says:

    I’m confused. Is the article blaming inanimate objects on violence, or is the article saying that more honest citizens need guns to combat the amoral/culturally bankrupt people who would perpetrate violence on them…….?

    1. chuck in st paul says:

      yes to the first and implied in the second

  11. Frank says:

    Oh, the shootings weren’t fatal? Oh, well, thats alright then.

  12. walter12 says:

    The American Urban black is a very violent creature. He is nothing to lose and does not care how he looks or what he does. It is all very sad for the nation.

  13. ed357 says:


    The URBAN gangs running amok………

    Thanks Attorney General Holder…………..

    This is what happens when “the rule of law” is not enforced equally on all people…..

    How’s that…….


    working out for you?

  14. Armed Texan says:

    This is LBJ’s Great Society coming to fruition, plain and simple. If these people had to work for a living they would be too tired to stir up trouble all the time. Stop the Welfare and put them to work!

  15. Henry says:

    Glad to see that there are a lot of Patriot Freedom loving Americans Black,White, Hispanic, Asian, ECT. A couple years ago I would still be label a conspiracy Theorist. Now, more and more people are waking up and seeing that there is a hidden agenda behind the scenes. The global banking elite have robbed the peoeple of trillions and they’ve got to set up a police state and what is one of the best ways to do it? Angy teenagers and young adults with now jobs and CIA fund terrorists to justfy the TSA

  16. CRS1955 says:

    Could everyone please begin using the following phrase:

    “Crime is caused by the ready-availability of victims.”

    Use this line with your liberal “friends”. All liberals are fair-weather friends — they’ll abandon you when times get tough. They always run home to Mommy and Daddy; i.e. Big Brother. Again, remember:

    “Crime is caused by the ready-availability of victims.”

  17. tik says:

    To be fair…the people of Texas, black and white, are not made of the same stuff as in these horrible places. So, even though I am new to Texas, and very grateful for what’s left of the original American dream here, I think it is a matter of character more than concealed carry. Also the welfare housing here are three bedroom homes with two car garages in a lot of cases, so the bribery is much higher. In the end however there is obviously a limit, including all races to how many times you can accost someone until you’re taken off the board. I am not disagreeing, I am just saying the people here are a cut above.

  18. BKD says:

    Seriously people, is there a problem in the black community in the US? Yes. Does it help our argument for liberty and 2nd amendment rights to talk about deporting blacks? Take off the sheets and get your heads on straight before we’re all marginalized.

    You want to take back the streets and your country? Have a big family. Take them to church regularly. Get a pistol, a shotgun, and a rifle. Then learn how to use them and when.

  19. Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:

    The Irish would have done it!

  20. Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:


    /sarc off


  21. mitch says:

    I don’t get it. How did a gun create the violence?

    1. T OZZY says:

      They are attempting to give a half-ass reason to “go after our guns”, No “REAL” relevance but the AMERICAN public isn’t paying much attention to WHAT this INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF BANKS are doing across the globe ! They are shooting at their “NEW WORLD ORDER” POWER GRAB, nations OUTSIDE the USA are rioting, THEY DON’T ALLOW FLUORIDE in their drinking water… look it up, THAT is what the NAZIS used to keep the Jewish docile so it’s no wonder!

    2. CharlesH says:

      It isn’t the gun – it’s the ANIMAL holding it that’s the problem.

  22. Ceefour says:

    There was a successful revolution in Haiti back at the end of the 17th century when the slaves went after the french colonials and slaughter everyone they could catch,men women and children. You just have to look at Haiti today to see what the results are to that revolution. The “upper class” blacks have their thumb on the “lower class” blacks and its been this way for over 200 years with no end in sight,

  23. GLAD I'M OUT WEST says:


    1. schmidty22 says:

      It’s not in Philadelphia DUMMY

      1. Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:

        It wasn’t when I was a kid, but it is now, de facto.

      2. Marbran says:

        I watched the decline in Darby and Southwest Philly growing up from 1968. The entire area is now nothing but urban blight and welfare recipients. Collingdale cops battle against Darby cops; crime is the norm, not the exception. Sharon Hill and Folcroft are going the same way. Glenolden will be next, then al the way to Chester before the crime growth stabilizes. This is the result of socialist policies as seen across the country.

    2. T OZZY says:

      STOP WATCHING THE “IDIOT BOX” if you rely on the TEEEE VEEEE to be informed… you’ll be about as informed as an 18 month old.

  24. Paolo says:

    Democrat sponsored liberalism has empowered the criminal class to believe they are above the law and equal to the ruling elite. It is time for western justice to make a comeback and the common man to stand his ground.

    1. Big Bear says:

      It’s coming. The progressives won’t be spared either. They will be held responsible for the mess they made.

  25. John Cartmell says:

    Could the recent increase in mob violence be orchestrated by community organizing efforts of the left to cause social instability in order to promote revolution, new gun regulations and eventual confiscation, and overthrow of the US government and American way of life?

    1. Big Bear says:

      That could be their plan. It won’t work since government collapse will be very bad for them. Leftists are government teat-sucklers, and very compliant to the demands of government. The Political Class wants comfort and entitlement. They are soulless, heartless, and eventually, spineless. Social instability will lead to a police state, and thousands of left-wing agitators will be rounded up in boxcars along with their criminal constituency.

  26. Rick O'Shea says:

    So, the government tells you when to go outside, tells you not to own firearms, what’s wrong with that picture? Someone comes on your property and threatens your life and you cannot respond, what’s wrong with that picture? Wake up! Pussification causes innocent deaths.

  27. Norge says:

    Anyone else notice if you mention Geo.S@r@s in your post your get censored?…..IT IS STARTING!! Bullets are the next ‘dollar’.

  28. James Briggs says:

    Your man in the White House will get a pink slip next year. After that, measures will be taken to end this jungle behavior.

    White people are growing weary of feeding, clothing and housing Black bums who don’t like us, so you can count on major cuts in ghetto freebies in the coming years.

  29. Rick says:

    It’s obvious you know little of the history of slavery. It was when blacks and middle easterners would war against other tribes that they would take the men, women, and children of the defeated tribes as slaves. They would then sell them on the slave market. The slavers then would transport them to other countries and sell them on their slave markets. There were many countries that had them. Not just America. Less than 1% of Americans dealt in or owned slaves. Also, quite a few blacks owned slaves during the years of slavery being legal in America. It’s a false idea that only whites owned slaves or that all blacks were slaves. Did you know that there were lots of free blacks during that period? The first man who was shot in the Boston massacre was a free black man. Here is a link to an article that shows more of what I am saying http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=149113.

  30. david clark says:

    The Mayor is another liberal bafoon making foolish decisions. It’s not right that citizens be made slaves in their own homes. What’s next?? No we don’t need more police. We need armed citizens with less restrictions placed on them in order to protect their home and property. I guarantee you the first time a mob shows up on your lawn to cause trouble will be the last time, if you leave them in a puddle of their own blood. Need to respect other people or suffer consequences.

  31. cracker says:

    Comming soon to a town near you….GET READY for the NEW AFRICIAN AMERICAN, AMERICA.

  32. Hank Warren says:

    Curfews, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

    1. Rick says:

      Yeah, vote for the fool who believes that America is at fault for the attacks on 9/11. Paul is as bad as Obama so why vote for Obama the libertarian? If Paul is so good why doesn’t he go back to running as a libertarian and stop trying to say he is a Republican? Why? Because everyone knows libertarians are as crazy as outhouse rats.

      1. Karen Hess says:

        It is crazy to want sound money, limited wars, decreased government intrusion into our private lives, states rights and real freedom. it is very scary.Vote Ron Paul! PS do you think our foreign policies had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack. Food not bullets for all!

  33. tizwicky says:

    I can’t believe how these people are elected to office! This is the second stupidest thing an elected official said this week. The first being the idiot Liberal police chief in Chicago saying that federal gun laws are raciest.

  34. Massimo Deportado says:

    When seconds count, the police are only minutes away…..

  35. Komerad Lenin says:

    Da’ Komerad! Come, come and join ze Party!

  36. Steve in AZ says:

    Why not just ban Sarah Palin from these neighborhoods? She caused all this crime, ya know. Go ask that new pandering police chief of Chicago, he’ll tell ya.

    Honest to God; if people elect these idiot politicians, what the hell else do they expect?

    Mayor Idiot: “Crime in your area? I’ve got it! NOBODY is allowed on the street forever and ever, until I figure out what to do, or my Midol kicks in, whichever comes first.”

    1. eb says:

      Almost forgot about that fool, the Chicago police chief. Nothing is their fault and everything wrong these days is Palin’s fault.
      Liberals better start realizing they are in this, up to their armpits; and they primarily caused it. I live in a Southern state and we a having problems with blacks attacking and hurting whites.
      The liberals are back to blaming it on slavery that was over 150 years ago.
      I have a Concealed Carry Permit, I “don’t leave home without it.”
      …Springfield XD-M…40 caliber…16 rounds in the pistol….26 rounds in two clips I carry…
      If you don’t have one, get one.

      1. Steve in AZ says:

        In Arizona, we don’t need no stinking permit! ;-)

        I know one man who pointed a pistol and arrested three would-be home invaders (illegal aliens) and I know one man who shot and killed an attacker who was on meth, coming at him like a freight train, swinging a crow bar.

  37. Chasman says:

    How did I know this was a black neighborhood? The words “gun violence” are code words for black crime.

    1. jb says:

      That is no joke. And unless Congress can pull a rabbit out of its hat again, or unless Obama has some supercomputer doing economic calculations, we are going to see just what you mentioned, and it will be purely the fault of Democrats, and they will finally catch hell for their policies.l

    2. Rusty says:

      Take the guns out of their hands, and fill ’em with a cotton sack.

  38. eb says:

    We would have saved tens of trillions of dollars if we would have just drop-shipped truckloads of guns into these black neighborhoods in the sixties.
    These black Neanderthal savages will never be house broken.

    1. Marty says:

      Actually, whites have at least 6% Neanderthal DNA, blacks do not. The differences that are much greater than just skin deep may possibly be attributed to our Neanderthal ancesterors.


      The blacks have been pulled kicking and screaming into the modern world from their huts in Africa. They haven’t imporved much over the past few thousand years of human advancement…..

      1. eb says:

        Thank you very much. I stand corrected.
        I thought the Neanderthals invented break-dancing.
        Oh well…

    2. beau says:

      Amen brother!

  39. freeman says:

    We know that Eric Holder would not investigate these actions because it is Black criminal actvity. He is the head of the Black KKK. And this new uprising of black lawlessness is a direct result of Obama as president. It has given blacks a new level of arrogance.

  40. Gildmirth says:

    Want to curb the violence? Kill the perpetrators. Hugs are not working to dissuade the people from acting like animals.

    1. Paul says:

      Ah yes very true, except many people (aka Democrats) haven’t come to realize yet that the current administration doesn’t have any interest in curbing the violence. It’s become abundantly clear from the DOJ’s actions under Eric Holder, from testimony before Congress about “fast and furious” and the conduct of the TSA all around the country that the Obama administration is stoking violence in hopes of creating confrontations so they can use them to justify further erosion of civil liberties.

    2. tc says:

      no no no make EVERYONE pay for the sins of the few…that’s the principle of catering to the lowest common denominator…must not discriminate against the actual criminals or they may break the law…

  41. Eric says:

    More results of the moral degeneration in inner-city black culture. No gun problem here, just a cultural problem.

    Here’s what happens when groups swallow liberal lies about the government being their “daddy” and providing everything for them. No morals. Everyone deserves anything thing they can get no matter what it costs the other person.

    The worse lie is that you shouldn’t have the right of armed self defense. Trust the police to protect you from your feral human neighbors. Only it’ll take have police stationed in front of every house. Only then it’ll soon be the police abusing you.

    1. Ben says:

      Agree on all points…..our crime problems are easily traced to melanin content….

      1. Paul says:

        ehhh I can’t agree there. When I moved my family out of the city of Pittsburgh a few years back and started piling up the ammo for my AR15 there were just as many slack-jawed ebonics blabbering whites who’d embraced the ghetto culture as any other races.

        This is urban/dependent class problem, the failure of decades of liberal activism in the cities bearing bitter fruit.

      2. Eric says:

        Disagree. Crime has nothing to do with melanin content. It has everything to do with moral content. Had you read my post, you would have noticed my focus on moral and character issues, not race.

  42. James says:

    That’s it? 5 shootings in 3 days? lol noobs.

    1. Finbar O'Shaunnessey says:

      As opposed to the six penny side?

  43. dan says:

    do the crime …there is NO time…a long hot summer is upon us a

    1. Paul says:

      hehehe, wait until next spring with the food shortages start and the welfare checks stop flowing from a bankrupt government… I can’t wait to see the looks on all the urban loving leftists’ faces.

  44. Montgomery says:

    Expatriates of SA are heading to New Zealand. They know where The other former white civilizations are headed and real tired of genocide.

  45. malcom says:

    checkout justfacts.com. look at the crime stats by race and how they are processed.

  46. uncle tom says:

    black jihad.

  47. Free Texan says:

    Hmmm… don’t really have this problem in Texas. Sucks to be you. How’s all that hopey-changey jibberish working out for ya’ll?

    1. RMM says:

      You better find a big piece of wood to knock on. I live in Texas and so far we have escaped the rath of Obama but we’re in his sights. He has stopped off shore drilling and he’s after the Permian Basin over a lizard. Obama is trying to make us suffer just like he’s done to Arizona. We might not have a black problem but there are a bunch of illegal aliens that might blow any time. Obama and the libs are blaming guns because he’s going to go after our guns soon. That will be the final straw.

      1. Lou in AZ says:

        Agreed! However, we are armed and ready in the great state of Arizona. Our governor has bigger balls than obama and soros put together. There aren’t too many home-skillets here, as it’s too hot and a right to work state. But they can come if they wish and try to create mayhem, we’ll be waiting. Whitey ain’t gonna take it no more.

      2. Beau says:

        He can “go after our guns”, but he won’t get ’em. All he’ll get is one hellacious nightmare.

      3. matt says:

        They can pass a lot of laws in D.C., but they will never get the guns from the hands of Texans. To quote Charlton Heston – “….from my cold dead hands!”.

  48. Alice Ramirez says:

    Present and future Obama voters. All of them.

    1. Ben says:

      Probably not unless they change the law allowing felons to vote……..which they’ll likely do soon………..

      1. Paul says:

        Come on Ben, you seem like an intelligent fella… since when has the law stopped the left from finding ways to get felons, illegals and dead people to vote?

        It’s Philly for crying out loud, not only do the felons vote they do so multiple times.

      2. heatherfeather says:

        That is why they are against the state laws requiring ID for voters. I have to show ID when I write a check. The liberals say the voter ID laws disenfranchise “students and the poor” which is apparently their Newspeak for illegals and felons.

  49. lukuj says:

    perhaps Obama meant “riot summer” instead of “recovery (imaginary) summer”.

  50. Johnny99 says:

    So why are these “urban youths” so angry? I think it’s because they got their first black president — and NOTHING CHANGED. By this time, three years later, they expected a bunch of free stuff to just start falling out of the sky. That is what their white liberal masters said would happen if they slavishly went to the polls and voted for Obama. Guess what, folks? You’ve been lied to.

    1. chuck in st paul says:

      Cargo Cult — you’ve got that exactly correct. That’s what all these flash mob thieves are all about.

  51. Johngmatt says:

    I guess that knife violence is OK.

  52. cwxj415 says:

    Ron says: “Jail anyone not willing to kill those destroying your community ”

    Really? JAIL anybody who is not willing to kill those whom YOU believe are detrroying your community? And THAT is your solution to violence? More violence? I know you DrudgeReport readers are a bit slow on the uptake, but if you pause for a second, I think you’ll see how silly that is.

    1. Ron Reale says:

      Not whom I BELIEVE is destroying, (or detrroying), your community, I’m talking about those that are SEEN destroying, (or detrroying), your community.
      Yes, more violence IS the solution, because this violence will end when the cowards realize people are serous about protecting life and property, as opposed to them continuing their escalation of destruction due to apathetic officials.
      All violence is not bad. Our revolution proved that. You just have to accept there are people willing to attack society and destroy others lives, and coddling them, or wringing your hands wondering how to stop them, just makes them laugh and come back again, more destructive and oblivious of your rights.
      Either shoot them in the streets as it occurs,or catch them and hang 50 or so fro lamposts, the next day will be real peaceful.
      Cowards will only attack you until you prove to them it’s not worth the fight.
      If your a sheep, you will be shorn.
      Ron Reale

    2. Ron Reale says:

      Not whom I BELIEVE is destroying, (or detrroying), your community, I’m talking about those that are SEEN destroying, (or detrroying), your community.
      Yes, more violence IS the solution, because this violence will end when the cowards realize people are serous about protecting life and property, as opposed to them continuing their escalation of destruction due to apathetic officials.
      All violence is not bad. Our revolution proved that. You just have to accept there are people willing to attack society and destroy others lives, and coddling them, or wringing your hands wondering how to stop them, just makes them laugh and come back again, more destructive and oblivious of your rights.
      Either shoot them in the streets as it occurs,or catch them and hang 50 or so from lampposts, the next day will be real peaceful.
      Cowards will only attack you until you prove to them it’s not worth the fight.
      If you’re a sheep, you will be shorn.
      If you’re not part of the solution, you’re enabling the problem.

      Spelling corrected version!
      Ron Reale

    3. S. Jackson, CSA says:

      This is about race. Blacks hate whites and with a black in the WHITEhouse (love the irony) the black-on-white violence is escalating. Massa Obama-man can’t provide enough money for the young blacks (see the related stories about the anti-white marches in Peoria, IL) because the whites took back the House of Representatives so now he is unleashing his stable of black bucks on the communities. Obama (well, George Soros really) wants race riots this summer. It will be a good reason for calling out the military to repress the whites. This may be the long awaited summer of civil war.

      1. I Give up says:

        Took the words from my mouth [with alittle less sarcasim]
        Your are on the $ Give them money It shuts them up because they then consume alcohol and drfugs Sleep tight case closed

      2. LEL MN says:

        Or are obama’s radical pals (Van Jones et al) actually encouraging the “civil unrest”. I believe it’s all by design, on schedule.

      3. RLA Bruce says:

        Me too, sorry to say.

      4. Beau says:

        OK…let’s get it over with. Texas is good to go.

    4. RLA Bruce says:

      Violence ALWAYS is settled with “more violence”. Cite for me an instance of violence that wasn’t.

    5. fsffgg says:

      waaaaa lefty ghunt

  53. Daniel Anderson says:

    Right to carry needed I know that hurts liberals……………

    1. Paul says:

      Actually here in PA we have some of the least restrictive carry laws in the country, open carry is permitted everywhere by Philly, CCW permits are must issue and the new Republican governor is about sign a Castle Bill that allows deadly force in self defense anywhere a person is legally allowed to be without obligation to retreat. Of course this why you don’t see this stuff happening in the real suburbs where all the working class law abiding citizens have fled to from the urban cesspools like Philly, Darby and the City of Pittsburgh.

  54. BFC Cpl Jack says:

    Believe me it would only happen once before the National Guard was on the scene.

    1. BFC Cpl Jack says:

      Let me add, I sit in my house with a 357 in my right pocket and a 380 back-up in my left. Do NOT invade my house

    2. Johnny99 says:

      Exactly right, Jack! Which proves we have a corrupt criminal justice system in which people are prosecuted depending on their race. Whites get charged with a hate crime, and blacks get off scot free. It’s called AMERICAN APARTHEID.

  55. John says:

    But we don’t need any gun laws right?

    1. johngmatt says:

      What laws do you think we need?

    2. NavyBuckeye says:

      Yes, because obviously these particular people are fond at following laws as it is, right? Gun laws only take guns from law abiding citizens these hooligans will still carry and use them.

    3. LEL MN says:

      Isn’t it already illegal to discharge a firearm in the city? Unless, of course, it’s in emergency self defense. Or do Philly’s carry laws allow criminals and gang youths to shot up the town at will?

    4. Paul says:

      Nope, we don’t. What we need is MORE guns in the hands of law abiding citizens pointed at the thug elements and being put to proper use.

    5. Tom Genin says:

      Uh, because you believe someone breaking the law by killing someone would follow a gun law?

      “Yes I nuked a city, oh wait, there’s an anti-plutonium law, Oh my I will hesitate to nuke the next one. ”


    6. Floyd DaBarber says:

      We have gun laws, but mud people don’t abide by them. And in Obama’s Amerika they have diplomatic immunity. For now.

  56. Eddie Thurman says:

    If we had a Civilian National security Force these things would not be happening.
    A group of this nature could be patroling the streets regularly keeping our homes and streets safe.

    1. LeeInNJ says:

      Absolutely! But why stop on the street? We should give them the power to invade people’s homes, look for contraband, check everyone’s papers and bring them in for ‘questioning’ whenever they think it’s appropriate. Just like the SS used to! Boy, I’m sure those were the good ole’ days!

      1. GAlanJag says:

        Any idea of how to curb this violence or is your mind only able to make snarky remarks and asinine comments? Tell you what, why don’t we all rent a house in Darby for LeeInNJ so he can move down there and show us how to stop the violence? What do you say?

    2. magoo says:

      Uh, the ‘Civilian National security Force’ would be the CITIZENS of the U.S. with the 2nd Amendment right to firearms? Hello, anybody home?

    3. Alice Ramirez says:

      Too easy, under the wrong sort of President (such as what we have now) for such a Civilian National security Force to become an arm of oppression, sort of like the Nazi Brownshirts were until they were no longer useful to Hitler.

    4. dan says:

      we did once it was called the state militia and it included all male citizens,

      we need to re instate the state militias again..

    5. Vince says:

      Don’t we have a police force that is supposed “protect” people??? Eddie, I bet you would like half of my paycheck, a house that I pay for, and you wouldn’t mind the Civilian National Security Force invading your privacy whenever they feel like it. How did Nazi Germany work out bud?

      1. TroyG says:

        Nope Vince, you and millions of other Americans don’t understand. The Police are there to draw the chalk outline around the Victim’s body, after someone has taken their life.

        Police don’t protect you, they pick up the pieces after the crime, and maybe catch the perp. The only real protection is self-protection.
        Every American used to know this, but the utopians among us have decried any right a citizen used to have to defend themselves.

    6. Ellie Light says:

      Eddie: We already have the TSA. AND they are now unionized. They are now able to TSA search private pasenger vehicles, busses, trains, not to mention infants nd 95 year old grandmothers. And the more we complain about them, the more powerful they are going to become. There wil be laws protecting them from any civil liability, after all, all they are doing is protecting the public.

    7. LEL MN says:

      Why obama proposed that very thing during his campaign. What a great idea! Bypass the Police and National Guard and build a brand new National Security Force … answerable to …. to who?

  57. BruceInDenver says:

    People need to start taking personal responsibility for their own safety. That’s what the 2nd Amendment is for. Otherwise the Powers that Be will use this mob violence as an excuse to limit our freedoms.

    1. NavyBuckeye says:

      You mean like a curfew and using the police to fine and issue citations or make arrests.

  58. eagle1889 says:

    Mix one part strict gun laws and one part historically democratic elected officials and this is the result anywhere in the country.

  59. BruceInDenver says:

    When people start exercising their 2nd Amendment rights, this nonsense will stop. The gang-bangers have gotten used to being the only people other than the police who are armed. A few “surprises” are in order and will act as a deterent for future behavior.

    1. Jim says:

      Except that when these ‘surprises’ occur, it is the person who defended themselves who is treated as a criminal and the perp is the ‘victim’.

  60. garylee123 says:

    The vision of guns running down the streets and causing “gun violence” is amusing to me. Are they being chased by “blunt objects violence”? Or maybe “knife violence”? “SUV violence”? How do inanimate objects move to do this “violence”.> Nuff said. Get it?

    1. NavyBuckeye says:

      I wish there was a like button for this comment!!!!

    2. LEL MN says:

      Perhaps you’re familiar with the story of Cain & Abel. The story tells of the first murder in world history, seems Cain bashed Abel’s head in with a rock long long before guns or even gunpowder were known. Nope, it’s defiantly Man that’s dangerous. Rocks, sticks, pointy things, sharp things, poisons, big muscles with fists, feet, and elbows, why even a plastic bag and pillows have been used to dispatch our fellow Man.

    3. Jim says:

      If you think the gun and SUV is bad, you should see what the spoon did to Oprah!

      1. Kingfish says:

        Moochell also.

  61. JT says:

    This is what LBJ’s Great Society has wrought: packs of feral humans roaming the streets of our cities.

  62. Richard says:

    Oh and mark my words, it won’t be more than two weeks before someone opens up on an unruly crowd of these “urban” teens and there are allegations of racism because, guess what, the race of all the perpetrators is the same.

  63. Stan says:

    Where to? Australia seems to be the last refuge.

    1. Jim says:

      Australia has Draconian handgun laws and handgun violence there is increasing yearly. It is not the last refuge, just another shining example that handgun laws do not work.

  64. Darin says:

    Come to Indiana and try to rob people at gunpoint and see how long you last.

    1. Richard says:

      North Carolina has precious little “mob” violence too. Interestingly the only incident so far happened in Charlotte and it was…..wait for it…..a group of “urban” youth!

  65. Richard says:

    Anyone who disagrees that private ownership and possession of guns prevents crime should try a little experiment: place a sign in your front yard stating:” there are no firearms in this house.” Feel safer or not?

  66. Revolution Now says:

    Hey AMERIKA does this sound familiar at all to you?

    “An evil exist that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation. We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protection and to protect our HOMELAND”.

    Adolph Hitler 1922

    1. roughman says:

      But in that case, the threat was MANUFACTRED…

      1. RevolutionNow says:

        And your point is???

        In Hermann Göring’s own words:

        “The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way at any time and in any country. ”

        In an interview with Captain Gustave Gilbert in Göring’s jail cell during the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials (18 April 1946)

  67. zombierocket says:

    Black or white?

  68. robertfla says:

    Look upon this as a test. This is exactly the situation obama is trying to bring about for the entire US. Time to wake up, people.

  69. GF says:

    Lets get it on!!!

  70. Morris Berry says:

    I’m sure all these thugs have gone through background checks and obtained their guns legally!

  71. Derek01 says:

    What do you expect when you constantly make excuses for bad behavior. They used to hang horse thieves. Not because they liked hanging, but because they didn’t want horses stolen

  72. Squidly says:

    An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
    Robert A. Heinlein

    Funny how you don’t hear about this where its legal for the good guys to be armed.

    1. For art's sake. says:

      I agree. I know if anyone threatens my home, they will be killed and buried in the field, and never heard or seen again. That’s how to deal with evil ones rampaging.

      1. Captain Obvious says:

        Yup. Wyoming has open carry, concealed carry without a permit. If you can buy it, then you can carry it.

        Crime rate is really low. I wonder why?

      2. John Sheridan says:

        The crime rate in Wyoming is so low because….there aren’t many people there ;-)

      3. Don Sanders says:

        John, Perhaps he meant per capita…

  73. lukuj says:

    If the cities and states really want this senseless violence to stop, they have to look for the common denominator so that police will know where to put their limited man power. However, the fear that the commonality might upset a particular racial group, it seems the press, politicians, and police just pretend that those perpetrating this violence are random groups no easily identifiable. In the meantime, people of all races, colors, and creeds are being injured and killed and having their property destroyed and stolen.

  74. davec says:

    ““I Mayor Helen R Thomas declare a state of emergency.”

    Officials say the shootings were not fatal and they seem unrelated, but something had to be done to curb the violence (see related story).”

    Oh really? People who have no regard for the Law and Rights of others that do shootings and killings are going to pay ANY attention to her decree?

    What a fool.

    This is not a step to curb violence, its a step towards martial law, just looking for an EXCUSE

    1. Lee Von Hart says:

      Yeah instead why didn’t she call out for the well to do in the city to donate funds to summer camps for these out of control out of school boys. It would be nice to get pro atheletes in our town to reach out to these young men in the projects, etc. People have to fix it, not Government or the Law.

      1. Richard Koch says:

        Well said sir. Smartest comment I have seen in a long time. Everyone should quit all of the complaining and do something positive.
        Nasty neighborhoods can produce nasty youths, if you let them.

      2. John Sheridan says:

        Well of course, where else but summer camp would you learn not to rob, kill, drug up and not get all the local girls pregnant? That’s where I learned it.

      3. RLA Bruce says:

        Your target market (thugs, pushers and thieves) won’t go. They’d lose $1000-1500 in drug sales and theft revenue for every week they’re gone.

    2. Ray says:

      Finally someone gets it !

    1. LEL MN says:

      Entitled I guess. Their great great grand parents were probably slaves so they’re forever entitled to never ending excuses.

  75. The observer says:

    Americans have become morons. The worst is yet to come. It’s Karma man!
    Coruption, greed, lack of morality, no respect. No family. Violent movies and games. Like a tea that brews will boil over if not attended to. This country is about to explode and you can kiss all your toys and good living good bye!

    1. RLA Bruce says:

      Without the US, the rest of the world goes too. Welcome to the 12th century!

  76. OBL says:

    More gunlaws=Less violence…Hows that working for you?

    1. driftergal says:

      And what are the gun laws in that community? when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. Criminals don’t respect the law but if they think a homeowner is armed they will find another place to do their violence.

    2. 2nd Amendment says:

      Idiot, do you think that legally licensed gun owners did this or do you think it was ‘urban’ criminals?

    3. cwxj415 says:

      OBL: What “more gun laws” are you talking about? I am unaware of ANY new gun regulations passed in Penn. over the past few years. What I AM aware of is a LOOSENING of gun restrictions over the past few years, by both the Supreme Court and the state legislatures.

      I know, I know; Righties ALWAYS complain about the same things, whatever is on their list of approved talking -points of the day. But don’t you think you shoulda actually point to ONE SINGLE gun restriction before you start whining about gun restrictions?

      No, you’re a rightie, which means that your talking points are far more important than whether or not they are true! How sad.

      1. NavyBuckeye says:

        And this comment is nothing but lefty talking points. So your method is to combat talking points by complaining with talking points….right…good method.

        Instead why don’t you look at the cities with the strictest gun laws. In fact the city (until recently) with the strictest gun laws, Washington D. C, had the highest gun crime rate in the country. But wait I know..it’s because the laws just weren’t strict enough.

        Gun laws only keep those who actually abide by laws from having guns. Most of these thugs don’t give a darn about laws, so they will have guns anyway. Simple logic but yet it eludes many.

      2. RLA Bruce says:

        Bet 5 bucks the assaulted group didn’t have a gun among them. Another $5 says they voted for Obama! They are reaping what Obama has sown.

    4. Norge says:

      Works great!! Philly should try it …looks like they need it!!

  77. Marge says:

    Dont you understand, these laws protect these people. Without them there would be lots of shootings and we would need martial law.

  78. JL says:

    @primetime If more cities were less free there would be less of everything.
    Some people need to be shot.

  79. LeChat says:

    Politicians don’t get it because they don’t want to get it. If everyone was armed, this madness would sort itself out in a couple of days.

    1. Mad Max says:

      Which makes sense…

    2. driftergal says:

      works in Louisiana

    3. cwxj415 says:

      What a great idea: Let’s have EVERYB ODY armed, becuase that will certainly stop the violence. I mean, it worked in the old West, right? Everybody was armed, and as a result, nobody engaged in violence.

      Oh, wait. That’s not right. In fact, when everybody was armed, killings became common, injustice became the new normal, roving gangs of thugs became “lawmen”, and death became a way of life. Oh, yeah! Let’s go back to THOSE days!!!

      1. Ron Reale says:

        Have you ever been to a state that allows open carry of weapons? You just put a gun on your hip, or in your belt, and safely go about your business. People are real polite. Have you heard of any of these thugs pulling this stuff in those states? Have you checked the street crime in those states?
        Id DID work in the old west, the period you are thinking of, about 20 years long, was ended by armed citizens. Your historical analogy works against your point.
        Arm the citizens, and the next street riot will be the last. It would also end the recidivism problem. Graves are less expensive to tend than jail cells.
        Ron Reale

      2. Havok says:

        NOT true.
        Most Criminals would try t NOT to shoot innocents because a lynch mod would catch them if they did.
        That is a TRUE deterrent.

      3. NavyBuckeye says:

        You mean like Washington DC was with their very strict gun law. No one was ever shot or killed in DC with those laws in place. No one had guns because the law said so..right? No one killed anyone because their were gun laws in place to stop them. So answer this;

        If gun laws are so effective, why did DC have the highest gun crime rate at the same time they had the strictest gun control laws in the country?

        And now that the law has been rescinded, why is the gun crime rate declining?

        It must be that the criminals had a change of heart.

      4. Beau says:

        Let’s go! Personally, I’d be just fine.

    4. RLA Bruce says:

      They don’t want the citizens in control. They want themselves in control. They can’t get control if the people are armed.

  80. Susan says:

    We be needin sum yoots laws.

    1. Chris says:

      lol –ur prolly a funny person to be around

  81. John M says:

    Why don’t they try allowing the citizenry to protect themselves? Seems to work in Vermont.

    1. Tom Walter says:

      It Works In Florida Too.

      1. Kent Leichliter says:

        Works everywhere it’s been tried.

    2. davec says:

      Because, you who must be from Cuba, GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ALLOW CITIZENS TO HAVE RIGHTS.

      Ever READ the Constitution?

      Government does not “allow” Citizens to have rights. Thats COMMUNISM

    3. Jack Wood says:

      It works for us in Georgia too..

    4. Vinnie says:

      It works in Virginia too.. VA is and open carry state as well as a concealed carry state. The gun laws in VA are at a minimum. Getting a CCL is very easy compared to some other CCL states. With that being said, 90% of gun murders are in secluded “urban” areas. They do venture out at times but unlikely.

    5. Beau says:

      It takes balls as well as a gun to protect yourself. Too many yankee girlymen that just wouldn’t be able to handle it.

  82. Bob says:

    Governmnet cannot impose a curfew on adults. Besides, a curfew will do nothing to stop criminals who are willing to kill. Politicians are such morons.

    1. Just wondering says:

      Government can and will. I’m taking a guess, and I might be wrong, but is the mayor a democrat?

    2. Patrick says:

      Government can, for example, make you strip at the airport, remit 40% of your earnings, kick you out of your house, tell you what you may, or may not, have in your pockets, but you think they can’t impose a curfew?

    3. Marbran says:

      She declared Martial Law, in effect. A State of Emergency can require adults to abide by the curfew, but most will be let go after brief questioning.

  83. ORpatroit says:

    State of emergency…more like Martial Law.

  84. NeverSurrender says:

    Have you lost your freakin mind???????

    The government just curtailed an entire city’s right to move aout the city and you are congratulating them. I guess if we want to do away with crime all together the government could simply make it illegal to leave your home. Would that be OK with you also.

    You do realize that Hitler, Lenin and Castro were asked (even applauded) by people like you to take over their respective countries!!!!!

    1. G says:

      You sound very passionate about your criticism of the mayor’s efforts to curtail this out-of-control violence. So, might you have any solution as well??

      1. Kent Leichliter says:

        Five unrelated crimes in 3 days and zero fatalities within spitting distance of a city like Philly are all that’s required for PA politicians to declare a state of “emergency” and for you to consider it “out-of-control” violence? Go see the Wizard and get some courage!! Seriously, you are so weak that you rely on the Gubmint to come riding to your rescue over something this minor? That’s sad.

      2. bhv says:

        A solution? Take a look at the statistics for Kennesaw GA. In the late 80’s the city passed a by-law that the head of each household must have a gun in the house. Gun related crime declined by almost 90% within 1 year. Now, over 20 years later, gun related crime is still 75% lower than it was before the before the law was enacted.

        Canada and the UK have fairly strict gun laws and their stats show clear increases in gun violence when compared with countries that don’t.

      3. RLA Bruce says:

        Mandatory gun ownership. Legalize “shoot to protect others”. Armed volunteers traveling in groups of 10 as deterrent/protection, since police don’t seem to be doing their jobs there. Need MORE solutions? I got ’em, and so does every other thinking person!

    2. Me says:

      Maybe they should try a limited curfew and have it apply only to the group that is responsible for the trouble. Nt hard to figure who that is…..jthe articles lack of any description at all pretty much says it all. LOL

      1. Hip hoppers says:

        Exactly. Or should I say “word.”

      2. S. Jackson, CSA says:

        VERY well said! The silence on the appearance of the criminals tells us that they look more like the President than the Vice President.

    3. Marbran says:

      I doubt that the Mayor will ever rise to Hitler status. At least she is policing her own! The Mayor is not having any more of this gun (lol) violence. She should focus on the violence, whether knife, gun, shoe horn, tire, acid, etc.

  85. Tom Walter says:

    How Come It’s Always The Cities That Have The Strictist Gun Laws That Have The Most Gun Violence? If The Bad Guys New That They’re Potential Victims Might Be Carrying Concealed, It Would Make Them Take A Second Look.

  86. cjhsa says:

    Guns are not violent. People are. No such thing as “gun violence”.

  87. Hater says:

    8 p.m. to 6 a.m. seems a little harsh, but if that’s what it takes, so be it. Now if only Philly would do something. 10p.m. to 6 a.m. sounds like a good start.

    1. RLA Bruce says:

      How many more rights do you want to lose? Try fixing the problem instead!

  88. Guess Who says:

    What do Darby and Chester have in common?

    1. Marbran says:

      Hmm…they both have two syllables?

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