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In Light Of Flash Mob Attacks, Police Add More Patrols Across Center City

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Friday night attack by a group of boys from 11-to-19 did not deter other people from walking the streets of Center City Saturday night.

One of the two attacks happened near 15th and Sansom Streets. Yana Brown works in the city and was sitting at an outdoor cafe with a friend. She said she had not heard about the latest attack, but she works in the court house and has seen the aftermath of other assaults.

“I’m very aware of if but, no, it’s not going to stop me. I just have to hope that they come to their senses, and I know Philadelphia is doing what they can for it, so I’m hoping that it’ll stop soon,” says Brown.

Her friend just moved here. And she said as they were sitting at the cafe, there was a very clear police presence.

“There was a cop car, parked right here on 16th Street and then there was one who came by on a bike, they’re patrolling, they’re doing what they can do. I feel safe in the city.”

Some locals said they never go out alone, always with at least one friend or more.

Reported By Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio

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One Comment

  1. Tyrone Harvey says:


    If you listen to me “Flash Mobs”OR Group Attacks will be stopped and or deterred! First make it illegal for any store to operate without video cameras. From the mom & pop to the big big stores! FIRST:

    1. If a cop capture any one of the participants in the Flash Mob 0r Group Attackers). That person will be charge a thousand dollars for each of the other participants plus his or herself!

    2. The only way the person capture can reduce their fine is by identifying other participant in the “Flash Mob“..or Group Attackers!

    3. The videotape of the “Flash Mob be shown daily on every news channel until all are capture!

    4. If someone from the public identify a “Flash Mob” participant. That person would be paid two thousand dollar by the person he or she identify!

    5. NO jail time if the Flash Mob” “or Group Attackers participant DO NOT have a weapon…Instead the participant if not in school must get a high school diploma. If he or she has one they must get a college degree two or four year degree. Then paid their fines!

    6. If they drop out there fine must be paid in 6 months…..if not paid….. 5 days in jail then another 6 month to paid and another $1,000…repeat until paid!
    7. Any violation during sentence will result in repeating sentence and double fines!

    NOTE” Create a web page and publish the partcipants picture and their static…Whether they been capture or still at large! The Department of Correction must create a uniform program. Where Flash Mob & Group Attackers are sentence to wear a yellow uniform for the amount of time sentence or until fines are paid. These uniform will be wore everyday! The uniform will state the crime the participant is sentence to! It would also have the inmates number. Law Enforcement must learn that jail and prison is not a solution to all criminal acts! Matter of fact in my opinion jail and prison create a better criminal and the public pays many times over! First the public pays by the crime…Then by placing the criminal in jail or prison.. The public pay with there taxes! Then by having a criminal record the criminal can’t get a job…So the public taxes pay by way of welfare or more criminal activity! Politician must draft laws that protect Americans citizen.

  2. charle says:

    when you don’t get a education, don’t have any father in your life
    and think it’s your right to steal, it’s a black thing

  3. Dan says:

    Hmmmm. I wonder how Frank Rizzo would have handled this? Any tanks in the area? Put snipers on roof tops? Just a thought.

  4. TOM BROWN says:

    this is what happens when YOU the general public does not SUPPORT THE POLICE we are not talking about a minor disturbance on the street!!! hell no!!! this is real ppl being badly injured and it is my genuine belief that as soon as the police start using force … they WILL be absolutely vilified

  5. Anders Norsman says:

    How the heck could a mob of forty or fifty walk thru center city Philadelphia? Are there no police in center city to see this. Seems like the Police are corwards and look the other way.

    1. tom brown says:

      UNFORNITULY ,, you are right this police commissioner is firing people and is running ruff shod over and through ANY police officer who he can
      hay man ,,,, he aint gonna do it to me
      i am truly sorry man we are not gonna get involved
      it is a disgrace that i ( we have to let good people down )

  6. Dan says:

    Round up these punks…put them on a bus to Dover AFB…put them on a C130…give them a parachute…fly them to places like Afganistan, Libya, Iraq…push them out of the plane and don’t wish them luck. If the parents of these punks have a problem with that…send them also. Need to send a loud messege!!

    I am just waiting for somebody, not even a police officer, to put a couple rounds into some of these cowards. But then again, it would be that good samaritan who would get in trouble.

  7. Mike Harrigan says:

    “Whether it’s a black person attacking a white person or a white person attacking a black person, it doesn’t matter.”

    You are just pretending that all things are equal in these flash mob attacks. That is fantasy. These attacks are happening across the nation and it is almost 100% black thugs attacking almost 100% White victims. What is so hard to admit about that?

  8. Bill H says:

    One word “Cowards” they only start trouble when they are in groups. When they are alone they would get thier butts kicked and they know it!

  9. Wise One says:

    Integration is no fun for whitey anymore. It’s really oil and water. The blacks have the guns. Whitey can’T protect himself or his family, so whitey is reduced to platitudes and “if only’s.” The police can’t be everywhere. We’re dealing with a worsening plague across the entire U.S. Logic and reasoning are useless with black thugs. They see it as a sign of weakness.

  10. mindy harrison says:

    as a single White female who was grabbed and push dowb friday i am mad. the pulled my bra down in the middle of 15th st and ran away after tearing my purse strap. these kids should be beaten by their parents not the police.

  11. Protect yourself@all times says:

    Why is the MEDIA afraid to disclose the race of the “FLASH MOBS”?

    The victims were all white. The guilty were all black. Call them what they are “BLACK MOBS” A race war has been declared in the streets of Phily!

    1. grumpy says:

      If it were the other way around, it would be called a “hate” crime! Why 2 standards?

    2. Starbuck says:

      The victims were NOT all black. Also, there were white kids there too in this mob and the others. So, I guess that throws your “theory” out of the water. The problem is that the children of today (of all races) are out of control. Race has nothing to do with it.

      1. Starbuck says:

        That should read: “The victims were NOT all white.”

      2. tony says:

        POLICE STATEMENT IS MOB WAS BLACK VICTIMS WERE WHITE call the district and ask. dont listen to starbuck it is trolling and writing lies. again just CALL AND ASK….

      3. vladdy says:

        If you are going to post your thoughts on a site like this, you really should do some research first. It would take, maybe 15 minutes to find out that these are black mobs. You just look ignorant (uneducated about the subject-at-hand) when you post such direct misinformation.

    3. tony says:

      THANK YOU. i called the 9th district and they confirmed victims are white and the group consisted of 40 to 50 black males the 59 year old white man was beaten unconscious the 33 year old and his girl were both beaten all went to the e.r.

      1. elise says:

        Thank you for calling and confirming, I am sick of hearing apologetic whiners claiming that it has nothing to do with race. The black gang mobers agree that they are racially motivated, just look at their facbook pages!

  12. Heather says:

    The one man was my Uncle, I like to thank all those who were there to help him.

    1. tony says:

      do these people who were attacked know what has been going on? were they aware that large groups of blacks have been attacking whites?

      1. Starbuck says:

        @ Heather – I’m glad that your Uncle is okay.

        @ Tony – hmmm, so the old black women that were attacked too don’t count? Whether it’s a black person attacking a white person or a white person attacking a black person, it doesn’t matter. It’s still wrong. Since the victims AND perps have been of ALL races (see the past videos as well), the police need to be more vigilant of all groups of kids wandering around downtown.

      2. Jkm Jm says:

        Starbuck, it DOES matter. Such as with terrorism, you cannot analyze and attempt to solve the problem if you are afraid to define it.

  13. Todd McDonald says:

    Does this mean we’re going to have 3 police officers patroling Center City instead of 2?

    1. Mee Hungree says:

      I know, right?! I never see police around. Try finding an actual cop when you need one!

    2. Anonymous says:

      That’s too funny, Todd. LMBO

  14. Hater says:

    You need more foot patrols, dogs, horses and maybe a few war elephants to scare off these savages. Just one lightly funded tipster would help immensely.(wink,wink)

    1. Anonymous says:

      I’ve also been wondering where are the ‘Guardian Angels’? They usually like to get involved with stuff like this. BUT, the REAL help would come from the National Guard. Now THAT’S something they need to consider …. seriously!! Come to think of it, the Guardian Angels don’t carry weapons. Well, there you have it. I’m on team National Guard!! Bring in the Sherman Tanks boys!!

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