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Tragedy as girl, 3, killed in Philadelphia ice cream shop after security gate collapses
Daily Mail UK via AP ^ | 06/29/2014 | staff

Posted on 06/29/2014 11:05:19 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen

A metal security gate detached from the facade of an Italian ice shop in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, killing a three-year-old girl, police said. The security door fell on the child at a Rita's Water Ice store in north Philadelphia at around 4:30 pm, according to the Philadelphia Police Department. The girl was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and died after arrival. 'Our hearts and prayers go out to the child's family,' said Linda Duke, a spokeswoman for Rita's Italian Ice, the shop's parent company.

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1 posted on 06/29/2014 11:05:19 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen; Albion Wilde; Tribune7; TAdams8591; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; wireman; Mr. Binnacle; ...
**** Philly Metro Ping ****



2 posted on 06/29/2014 11:06:14 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

That is horrible.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 11:07:43 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Kid Shelleen
Tragic. I think it's even more tragic that business owners in our inner cities need to have these security gates installed on their storefronts in the first place. All this because of liberal policies that have enabled entire generations of inner city kids to have no work ethic and no respect for other people's property. We have turned out cities into war zones.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 11:16:21 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: EEGator
L&I said that they only inspect security gates if they receive a complaint.

I hate to go political after a tragedy like this but do you remember what L&I put Joey Vento through for having his "Speak English" sign?
5 posted on 06/29/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Sure do.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 11:20:41 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: SamAdams76

That storefront looks nothing like the Rita’s outlets I’ve seen.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Kid Shelleen
The door before the incident:


8 posted on 06/29/2014 11:21:33 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: BillyBonebrake

In some neighborhoods businesses have to be secured like drug houses so you only pass product and currency and the owners are protected from the customers.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 11:23:37 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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Let’s have a look at that building permit and CO after inspection by the city.

Yea right...


10 posted on 06/29/2014 11:35:24 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: BillyBonebrake

No, it’s just an example of how inner city storefronts need to be barricaded at night - like it was Saigon in 1975. Because we have vandals and hoodlums that run wild at night. It’s sad that we have to see this in America.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 11:37:53 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Kid Shelleen

There are 4th. world areas around the country.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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inner city storefronts need to be barricaded at night - like it was Saigon in 1975. Because we have vandals and hoodlums that run wild at night. It’s sad that we have to see this in America.

I remember the first time I went to Italy and Greece in the late 60s and saw those gates all over, and thought, "Oh, WE don't have to live with criminals in the U.S. like THEY do..."

13 posted on 06/29/2014 11:56:19 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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The commie lib DemocRATS call that “art”. Kind of like peeing in a jar and putting a crucifix in it. It’s all “art” to the commie ‘RATS.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 12:12:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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Well, I guess the security gate wasn’t too... secure!


15 posted on 06/29/2014 12:14:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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In my town these are banned, though they grandfathered the handful of businesses that already had them.

They are ugly indicators of a declining area, but if I had a business I’d want them.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 12:37:27 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SamAdams76

All that graffiti makes the security gate too heavy. Of course they collapse.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 1:02:59 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I would think that this would require bolts that go all the way thru the wall. I wouldn’t trust any of the anchors. I don’t know I’m not in a position to second guess the installer, but I’m sure he is in his own personal hell right now.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 1:32:02 PM PDT by Mark was here (If I had a Rodeo Clown he would look like Barak Obama.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Prayers for all involved.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 3:09:03 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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RIP, Wynter Larkin.

20 posted on 06/29/2014 4:30:38 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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Such a sweet little one.

Prayers up for her family.

21 posted on 06/29/2014 4:32:38 PM PDT by mware
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