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Flawed Phila. formula: Arrest, release, repeat (flawed liberal formula0
Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 12/03/07 | Craig R. McCoy and Nancy Phillips

Posted on 12/03/2007 3:38:52 PM PST by Kid Shelleen

Until eclipsed by the murder of Officer Chuck Cassidy, it was a jarring crime that rattled Center City - and seemed to signal a kind of open season on police. In an apparent hit attempt, a gunman fired into a parked car at 15th and Sansom Streets, wounding two men and a woman, then shot three times at a pursuing police officer. --snip-- Convicted of killing a 6-year-old girl in a 1994 shooting, Whitaker was released after serving 11 years.

Several weeks before his Center City rampage, narcotics cops had locked up Whitaker again, this time when he was found with prescription drugs after a search on the street. But he walked after prosecutors dropped the case.

"Obviously, this is a situation where the DA's office is highly embarrassed

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: filthydelphia; philadelphia
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1 posted on 12/03/2007 3:38:53 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Meant to say; headline shoud read: “flawed liberal formula”


2 posted on 12/03/2007 3:39:39 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Aztlan My Azz: La Raza is Spanish for Tan Klan)
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To: Kid Shelleen

When people finally come to the realization that it is part of their genetic makeup, they’ll put a stop to it. All gangs should be made illegal and gotten rid of. A massive sweep of the citys, I believe, are in order. We have lost many of our major cities to these types of people. Los Angeles is about the same today. When will this country stand up for what it really believes in and take it back.


3 posted on 12/03/2007 3:50:28 PM PST by RC2
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To: Kid Shelleen

But you don’t understand, some of these confused individuals come from hurtful backgrounds.

If we just show them a little compassion (like letting them off of criminal charges, funneling grotesque amounts of money in aid programs, set aside jobs, social promotion, etc.) then surely they’ll show compassion back to society.


4 posted on 12/03/2007 3:55:06 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Just FYI I had just crossed the corner of Sansom Street when these shots were fired. It sounded like cannon fire, which is why I wasn't certain it was gunfire. Officer Santiago (later shot) was in front of me with a street work crew. He was reacting and approaching the corner as some young people came out of Sansom Street and told him there was a "shooting in the street". I kept going as I am not impervious to a stray bullet.

The Center City area is pretty safe, but with Mayor Street there hasd been an increase in street people, and with violence escalating in the city it was only a matter of time before a Center City shooting took place. It really is quite a lesson to see the effects of bad government management in a place you have worked for years.

5 posted on 12/03/2007 4:16:18 PM PST by Williams
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To: Owl_Eagle

Build large prisons in the deserts and lock them up. It would be much better to pay for that than pay for the rehabilitation that they don’t want. Hard labor, no TV’s, radio’s, newpapers, books, nada. Give them a sledge hammer and a pile of rocks to work on. If they are involved in a shooting, they should get life.


6 posted on 12/03/2007 4:22:46 PM PST by RC2
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To: Williams

Sounds like Philadelphia is an unwinnable quagmire. Can we pull out yet?


8 posted on 12/03/2007 5:08:52 PM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: RC2
Build large prisons in the deserts and lock them up.

That's what they do in California, ironically.

9 posted on 12/03/2007 5:08:53 PM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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Maybe the residents should follow the example of the guy down in Texas. That’s two criminals that won’t be released.


10 posted on 12/03/2007 5:09:57 PM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: Kid Shelleen
The DA's office in Philadelphia looks for reasons or rather excuses to avoid getting tough on crime.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

11 posted on 12/03/2007 5:11:45 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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