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Don't like cops, till they need 'em
Philly.com ^ | Thu, Oct. 13, 2005 | Dan Gross

Posted on 10/13/2005 3:05:20 PM PDT by Fun Bob

Anarchist-run Wooden Shoe Books (508 S. 5th) has been a place where one could buy pro-Mumia Abu Jamal shirts and other anti-police merchandise.

But when the store was held up on the afternoon of Oct. 7 by a man who claimed he had a gun, guess who was called to help?

According to the Philadelphia Police Department's report, an assailant flashed a bulge in his belt to a female clerk and demanded the store's money. She gave him about $200 in cash, and $40 worth of SEPTA tokens.

When we asked about the irony of an anti-police organization calling the cops when it's robbed, James Generic, a member of the volunteer collective that operates the not-for-profit bookstore, said, "It was the individual who was staffing when the storefront was robbed who called the police, since she was extremely shaken up and it was not the organization's decision... though we will support her in any way we can."

It's unlikely the store will press charges or pursue any further police action about the robbery.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: anarchists; freemumia; frymumia; hypocrites; mumia; stuckonstupid

1 posted on 10/13/2005 3:05:24 PM PDT by Fun Bob
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To: Fun Bob

They need to speak up - not all of Philadelphia's robbers got the news.


2 posted on 10/13/2005 3:07:35 PM PDT by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: Fun Bob

***According to the Philadelphia Police Department's report, an assailant flashed a bulge in his belt to a female clerk and demanded the store's money******

If he had flashed a bulge in his pants would she have had sex with him?


3 posted on 10/13/2005 3:08:04 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Fun Bob
James Generic

L O L


4 posted on 10/13/2005 3:08:54 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Fun Bob

There are very few places more deserving of a holdup.


5 posted on 10/13/2005 3:09:37 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Fun Bob
It's unlikely the store will press charges or pursue any further police action about the robbery.

Kewl! Let me just write down their address in case I ever need some quick cash.

6 posted on 10/13/2005 3:10:10 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Fun Bob

Anarchist=apolitical twit!


7 posted on 10/13/2005 3:10:20 PM PDT by Americanwolf (I Served proudly.... how dare you tell me I have no convictions...)
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To: Fun Bob
"James Generic, a member of the volunteer collective that operates the not-for-profit bookstore, said, "It was the individual who was staffing when the storefront was robbed who called the police, since she was extremely shaken up and it was not the organization's decision... though we will support her in any way we can.""

Just a generic dipchit.

8 posted on 10/13/2005 3:12:58 PM PDT by spunkets
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Attention all robbers/peddlers/crackheads/gangbangers in Philly:

The store at 508 S. 5th will not call the cops on you. They also don't have guns. Please report to this location immediately for your crack money. This is NOT a drill. I repeat, NOT a drill.

But seriously, some areas in Philly are downright crazy. I once witnessed a pizza man getting shot pointblank to the head just for his pizza by some crackhead. The guy didn't even steal his money. It was a few feet away from me and I'm lucky to be alive. They still haven't caught the dirtbag and I'm afraid he might recognize me if I go back there.

9 posted on 10/13/2005 3:14:45 PM PDT by varyouga (Reformed Kerry voter (I know, I'm a frickin' idiot))
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To: sgtbono2002

"If he had flashed a bulge in his pants would she have had sex with him?"

Hell, if he flashed the bulge in his pants and stunk of weed and patchouli, she'd probably volunteer to have his abortion.


10 posted on 10/13/2005 3:18:08 PM PDT by Fun Bob
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To: varyouga

Even though you signed up in May and this is a little late,

WELCOME TO FREE REPUBLIC.

It's never too late to come to your senses. Congrats.


11 posted on 10/13/2005 3:19:28 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Fun Bob

State patrol cops spend most of their time writing tickets, but who do they depend on to call in tips about suspicious vehicles, Amber Alerts, or BOLO's? That's right - the very same citizens they depend on for ticket revenue. Just as odd as this story - except that it happens all day, every day.


12 posted on 10/13/2005 3:19:47 PM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: Fun Bob; Larry Lucido; TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

This reminds me of the many times a gang banger whose fellow bangers call 911 after he's been gunned down in a drive-by shooting. When the police arrive, nobody knows a damn thing except that they'll take care of the problem.


13 posted on 10/13/2005 3:42:10 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (Ski Tibet!)
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To: Fun Bob
Reminds me of a bumper sticker from the 60's:

"Next time you're being mugged, call a hippie."
14 posted on 10/13/2005 3:44:49 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (")
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To: Fun Bob

very typical of liberals, cuss the very thing that they need to save their asses.


15 posted on 10/13/2005 4:05:56 PM PDT by prophetic ("I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things."--Dan Rather)
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To: varyouga

You are wasting bandwidth. You need to post this on DU to reach your target audience.


16 posted on 10/13/2005 4:12:52 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35
You are wasting bandwidth. You need to post this on DU to reach your target audience.

And there the post would last, what? 30, 40 seconds? They're even quicker than our Mods.

17 posted on 10/13/2005 4:27:43 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: Fun Bob
It's unlikely the store will press charges or pursue any further police action about the robbery.

Quick! Someone print up a huge sign and advise all criminals in the area that there's a free meal ticket in town at the local anarchist's shop!

18 posted on 10/13/2005 4:39:50 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: varyouga

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I once witnessed a pizza man getting shot pointblank to the head just for his pizza by some crackhead.
<<

I saw a guy in Atlanta get his head blown open for a six-pack.

A warm six-pack.


19 posted on 10/13/2005 9:47:08 PM PDT by noblejones
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To: PAR35
LOL. There would be a line outside the store to rob it if I posted this on DU.
20 posted on 10/13/2005 10:17:25 PM PDT by varyouga (Reformed Kerry voter (I know, I'm a frickin' idiot))
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To: Horatio Gates
She only called because Underdog's phone number is unlisted


21 posted on 10/14/2005 1:20:16 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It's easier to save others than it is to save yourself.)
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To: Fun Bob

Another example of liberal hypocricy.


22 posted on 10/14/2005 1:22:12 PM PDT by uncitizen
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