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Victim: French Fries To Blame For SEPTA Station Gang Beating
NBC-10 News (Philadelphia, PA) ^ | 2/14/08 | n/a

Posted on 02/15/2008 10:56:14 AM PST by kiriath_jearim

PHILADELPHIA -- A teenager riding SEPTA home from school said Wednesday she was attacked by a group of teenage girls over french fries, and wanted to thank the good Samaritan she said stopped the beating.

The 16-year-old girl, who was not identified, told NBC 10 News she knew others had been attacked on SEPTA, but said she had no idea she would be the next victim.

"It was just astonishing to me that many girls would come after just the three of us," she said. "I didn't think that was possible that me and my friends would be jumped on a subway station in a public place. I thought there would at least be help around somewhere."

The girl and her friends are students at Philadelphia Girls High School, and got on the Broad Street Subway on Tuesday after school. It was the next stop, which was at Broad and Logan, that 12 girls they didn't know got on, the girl said. One knocked french fries out of her friend's hand.

"Then four girls attacked me," the girl said, "pulling my hair and just grabbing it, swinging my head around and pounding on my head."

With no SEPTA help in sight, NBC 10 News reported, the girl said the assault would have continued if it wasn't for an unarmed vigilante.

"A lady who was sitting on the train near us decided enough was enough," the girls said. "She reached into her purse a little bit and moved her hand around as if she had a weapon. She's screaming at the girls to back up, and the girls yielded."

The 12 girls sprinted out of the SEPTA train at Broad and Erie, police said. The only description the victims had was that the attackers all wore shirts from Hope Charter School.

The girl's mother said the only SEPTA officer her daughter found was on the platform.

"I truly hope that this will wake SEPTA up and have them put more officers on the trains," she said. "Not on the platforms, but on the trains themselves."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; barbarians; filthydelphia; hatecrime; hoodlums; hopecharterschool; lawlessness; septa; teensgonewild; urban

1 posted on 02/15/2008 10:56:16 AM PST by kiriath_jearim
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To: Owl_Eagle

WTF is up with Philly??


2 posted on 02/15/2008 10:58:07 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Where were the men on the subway ?


3 posted on 02/15/2008 10:58:11 AM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Outlaw french fries! < / Brady rant off >


4 posted on 02/15/2008 11:00:01 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Vote for McCain! Mental health is overrated!)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Philly must be ANOTHER DEMOCRAT RUN HELLHOLE!


5 posted on 02/15/2008 11:00:05 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kiriath_jearim
No, no, no!

The fries are not to "blame"! The fries were a ridiculous excuse for four violent, selfish and undisciplined girls to attack someone.

The blame belongs to the attackers.

Where do so-called journalists come up with this bizarre love for blaming inanimate objects for crimes?

SUVs kill innocent people.

Guns kill innocent people.

Now, french fries cause people to attack innocent people.

6 posted on 02/15/2008 11:00:19 AM PST by TChris ("if somebody agrees with me 70% of the time, rather than 100%, that doesn’t make him my enemy." -RR)
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To: kiriath_jearim

A bit of googling will give you....the rest of the story.


7 posted on 02/15/2008 11:05:39 AM PST by B Knotts (Newt^H^H^H^HTancredo^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HFred^H^H^H^HRomney^H^H^H^H^H^HRon Paul '08)
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To: B Knotts
http://www.hopecschool.org/

“HOPE Charter School is a Philadelphia high school that gives the under-achieving student new hope for a bright educational future and a career.”

8 posted on 02/15/2008 11:08:58 AM PST by catbertz
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To: kiriath_jearim
With no SEPTA help in sight, NBC 10 News reported, the girl said the assault would have continued if it wasn't for an unarmed vigilante.

"A lady who was sitting on the train near us decided enough was enough," the girls said. "She reached into her purse a little bit and moved her hand around as if she had a weapon. She's screaming at the girls to back up, and the girls yielded."

An old lady reaches into her purse and she is a VIGILANTE????

9 posted on 02/15/2008 11:09:24 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: catbertz
a quote from someone claiming to have attended Hope charter school
Hello I was a student at hope charter, that left to attend Martin Luther King high school for the school yeah of 2006-2007. and will be attending the same school in September. All i wanted to say was, at Hope I didn't learn anything. There was many days of the school year, where we wouldn't have a teaher at all. Teacher came and went in that school. yes! we did have a few teachers who did their jobs, and tought us. The studets were out of control. The staff of the building let kids do what they wanted to, and there was no kind of order. i'm sending the message hoping my voice can spark a change in the school, because I see nothing but bad coming from that building. Ps; Please take this is someone who have been through it, and not as a game.

10 posted on 02/15/2008 11:10:50 AM PST by catbertz
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Even a few boy scouts on the trains would rectify matters considerably; but alas, boy scouts are about as welcome in the city of brotherly love-ins as the Marines are in Berkeley.


11 posted on 02/15/2008 11:11:16 AM PST by mathurine
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To: kiriath_jearim
"It was just astonishing to me that many girls would come after just the three of us," she said. "I didn't think that was possible that me and my friends would be jumped on a subway station in a public place. I thought there would at least be help around somewhere."


12 posted on 02/15/2008 11:20:00 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: catbertz

Hope floats. Do does $%!t.


13 posted on 02/15/2008 11:21:23 AM PST by isrul
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To: catbertz

You beat me to it.


14 posted on 02/15/2008 11:30:03 AM PST by GATOR NAVY (Your parents will all receive phone calls instructing them to love you less now.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Sounds like it is quite a SEPTAc system...


15 posted on 02/15/2008 11:37:45 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (IX-XI -- numquam didici)
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To: catbertz

Very sad.


16 posted on 02/15/2008 11:39:36 AM PST by jdm (You must have cookies enabled to log-in.)
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To: kiriath_jearim

A lot of things changed (not necessarily for the better) when PTC (Philadelphia Transportation Company) became SEPTA.


17 posted on 02/15/2008 11:46:37 AM PST by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I guess I have to think of a new name for “The City of Brothers Killing Eachother.”


18 posted on 02/15/2008 11:49:13 AM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: Clemenza

Philadelpia, Baltimore, Detroit, etc.... All Democrat run for decades. The people there whine and complain about crime, poverty, lack of opportunity, et al but they never do anything to change it.

I was in Phil. for a conference a few weeks ago and thought about taking a short ride on the subway just to see what it was like. Glad I didn’t I’d rather get sore feet by walking anywhere I had to go. Of course the streets didn’t feel so safe either with all the vagrants around.


19 posted on 02/15/2008 11:52:46 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: kiriath_jearim
"A lady who was sitting on the train near us decided enough was enough," the girls said. "She reached into her purse a little bit and moved her hand around as if she had a weapon. She's screaming at the girls to back up, and the girls yielded."

Fortunately they didn't call her bluff. Having a pistol you don't need is always better then needing a pistol you don't have!

20 posted on 02/15/2008 11:57:03 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: kiriath_jearim
England used to send their riff-raff to America. After our revolution, they sent their riff-raff to Australia. Nowadays, we still have riff-raff, but we don't have anywhere to send them.

Personally, I think we should spend money to colonize Mars. I'm just sayin' ...

21 posted on 02/15/2008 12:07:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: kiriath_jearim
One knocked french fries out of her friend's hand.

One hand knocked her friend out with french fries. She reached into her friend's purse and pulled out french fries when things got out of hand. One knocked french fry handed her out. French fries are better.

22 posted on 02/15/2008 12:08:29 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: kiriath_jearim

If it were DC, they would have arrested the girl for having French fries on the Metro.


23 posted on 02/15/2008 12:09:42 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Admin Moderator for President. No amnesty for the establishment—Republican and Democrat!)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

It’s the “City of Brotherly Love”, not “Sisterly Love”.


24 posted on 02/15/2008 12:15:37 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: 2banana
An old lady reaches into her purse and she is a VIGILANTE????

An unarmed one, at that.

Must have been the early 1990s, I was waiting for the subway at Harvard Square station to go back to the office one late morning. An old drunk was making fun of a blind panhandling "singing" "musician", and yadda, yadda, yadda, an old lady started rummaging in her purse, saying she had a gun.

A woman that wasn't chased away by the noise, er, "singing", moved the drunk away from the panhandler. "I don't want him shot, I just want him to go away" said the panhandler.

25 posted on 02/15/2008 12:28:28 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: kiriath_jearim

The girl and her friends are students at Philadelphia Girls High School,

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Girls High is the highly competitive academic government school for the city. It is very prestigious.


26 posted on 02/15/2008 3:24:40 PM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Well, maybe they were some really delicious french fries... didja ever think of that??? Jersey!

All these fast food joints with the reconstituted potato fries that are like fried mashed potatos are gross. They can really put a fella (or fellett) on edge, and you know, if you see somebody enjoying some of those really good, thick, hot, salty fries, well, it can just... MAKE YOU WANT TO LASH OUT!!! God I feel like smashing my keyboard with my fist just thinkin' about it!!!

Owl_Eagle

”You know, I'm going to start thanking
the woman who cleans the restroom in
the building I work in.  I'm going to start
thinking of her as a human being”

-Hillary Clinton
(Yes, she really said that
Peggy Noonan
The Case Against Hillary Clinton, pg 55)

27 posted on 02/15/2008 3:58:57 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: kiriath_jearim

Philly has been plagued with many atrocities lately. This is just one of a few. In the past week, a man has been murdered and another woman beaten and robbed. I can relate closely to this french fry story as I ride the Broad Street Line from Logan in the morning to center city and back daily. It’s come to the point if you don’t arm yourself with something that can maybe buy you a few seconds to get away from these roving packs of criminals you may not get away alive. It’s bad yet no one seems to care. The media will only play a few seconds and drop it.
I personally do not think anyone really cares about the broad street line at all. It’s a damn shame because when I get on in the am.. I mostly see niced dressed people heading off to center city to work.. We may live in a crappy area, most of us do not live here because we want to, just can’t afford to get out right now. But.. the subway is no longer safe. It’s not friendly, and it’s definately biased. I am A minority in a majority here.


28 posted on 04/03/2008 8:48:46 PM PDT by stoptheviolence22
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