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Violent Mob Savagely Attacks 84 year old man
Philly.Com ^ | 10/20/11 | Stephanie Farr

Posted on 10/20/2011 10:34:43 AM PDT by crusader71

AN 84-YEAR-OLD ex-university official savagely attacked by four young punks during a walk in Wissahickon Valley Park earlier this week theorizes that the beating he endured was a cruel game of "get the old geezer."

Jim Shea, a former vice president of university relations for Temple, from 1968 to 1983, walks up to five miles on Forbidden Drive, in Fairmount Park, three times a week, but that type of stamina wasn't enough to stave off the lowlifes who not only beat him bloody, but dealt a blow to one of the things he holds most dear - his pride.

Shea was near the Valley Green Inn, on Forbidden Drive, in the Wissahickon Valley Park, about 1:15 p.m. Monday when he was hit from behind.

"I felt a real something to the head, a real blow to the head from behind," he said. "It knocked me to the ground; that was the biggie."

Shea said the four assailants continued to beat him for minutes while he was on the ground. He said they were black, appeared to be between 16 and 20, and three of them were wearing La Salle sweatshirts.

Police and Shea said that at least one of the attackers used a rock to hit him, causing deep cuts above his eyes. They all kicked and punched him while he was on the ground, conscious the entire time.

"There was only one I really saw well because he came back to kick me," Shea said. "The others spent a great deal of the time laughing."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: blackcrime; blackflashmobs; blackonwhitecrime; blackyouth; cwiiping; flashmobs; holderspeople; killtheferalyouth; obamayouth
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Perhaps Holder's Justice Department can look into possible civil rights violations? SARC
1 posted on 10/20/2011 10:34:45 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: crusader71

An even better game would have been ‘old geezer with a gun’


2 posted on 10/20/2011 10:38:25 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Leep

Walking on Forbidden Drive without a gun?
Maybe he should have thought about that.


3 posted on 10/20/2011 10:40:20 AM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: crusader71
OK maybe it's me but would I be walking alone at anytime on a street or avenue or whatever called "Forbidden Drive"?

I guess there is a reason why the call it that....ya think?

4 posted on 10/20/2011 10:41:15 AM PDT by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. Right there next to the potatoes or rice or vegetables.)
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To: crusader71

Cowardly lowlife trash - I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.


5 posted on 10/20/2011 10:42:36 AM PDT by dainbramaged (I lost my mantra around 1969.)
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To: crusader71

In a healthy society, elderly people are treated with respect, even reverence. This kind of attack shows how far our culture has devolved. And I’m sure there are plenty of liberals who will defend the savages who beat Mr. Shea. A part of their thinking, though they aren’t quite to the point of admitting it publically, will be that an 84-year-old man is a “useless mouth,” a person of no value who will probably die soon anyway.


6 posted on 10/20/2011 10:42:49 AM PDT by American Quilter (Herman Cain for President: a conservative with 40 years of executive experience.)
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To: crusader71
How Clockwork Orange.
7 posted on 10/20/2011 10:44:33 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Leep

Only if said old geezer gets to the range to practice enough to confidently blow .45 cal holes through said lowlifes. Exsanguinated puke punks tell no tales.


8 posted on 10/20/2011 10:45:10 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: crusader71
Two words come to mind:

Concealed Carry.

9 posted on 10/20/2011 10:45:43 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: American Quilter

Obama´s Death Panels.


10 posted on 10/20/2011 10:46:08 AM PDT by onedoug (lf)
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To: crusader71
Black Perps, White victim...

NOT A HATE CRIME!
11 posted on 10/20/2011 10:46:16 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: onedoug

Why couldn’t they have been wearing Temple U., or Drexel shirts? Then it would’ve been more convincing!!!!! How dare those thugs impugn the Christian Brothers!


12 posted on 10/20/2011 10:48:33 AM PDT by Seamus Mc Gillicuddy (Say Nope To The Hope Dope in '12!!!!!)
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To: American Quilter

“This kind of attack shows how far our culture has devolved.”

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My family, my friends, my employees and EVERYONE I know are not even remotely part of THAT culture.


13 posted on 10/20/2011 10:49:16 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: crusader71

Conquest brings joy to the victors. An excess of joy causes occasional attacks upon the vanquished people-Spartans and their Helots comes to mind. We must become used to these occasional excesses and learn techniques to persuade the conquerors not to assault us. There are techniques one can learn in order to avoid a severe beating; such as averting the eyes, keeping the hands at one’s sides, shuffling the feet, frequent use of the term “master.”


14 posted on 10/20/2011 10:49:39 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Signalman

Yea and as the economy worsens and as we draw nearer to the election there will be more and more of this, so much so that the MSM will stop reporting on it.


15 posted on 10/20/2011 10:50:49 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: crusader71
"Perhaps Holder's Justice Department can look into possible civil rights violations? SARC"

I'm sure the PR statement is already written stating there is no evidence of racism in the attack, and if there was it was because he taunted the disadvantaged youth by walking through their hood.

16 posted on 10/20/2011 10:50:59 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: crusader71

So this was yet another defenseless white person attacked by multiple racist black criminals for no reason other than race hatred, right?


17 posted on 10/20/2011 10:53:55 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: crusader71

Just don’t call it a Hate Crime.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 10:54:56 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: crusader71
Ruger iz da octogenarians fren, cabron!

Light , low recoil, and stings like a biatch, or worse.

.380 auto with lazer kit...Octogenarians, GET YOURS TODAY:

Photobucket

19 posted on 10/20/2011 10:55:23 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2.009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: crusader71

Some people are gonna need killing.


20 posted on 10/20/2011 10:55:27 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Signalman
NOT A HATE CRIME!

IT IS A HATE CRIME! Let's start saying truth and not what the media says.
21 posted on 10/20/2011 10:55:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name (NO OBAMITT in '12)
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To: China Clipper
OK maybe it's me but would I be walking alone at anytime on a street or avenue or whatever called "Forbidden Drive"?

It is a bridle trail that thousands of people walk bike jog and ride horses on and fish along the banks of the creek that it parallels

I jogged there for years --A beautiful trail through Philadelphia's Wissahicon park area

NEVER any problems etc since it a remote area that can only be accessed by cars at several points unless you are willing to walk over a mile
22 posted on 10/20/2011 10:58:25 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Leep

The 84 year old man was hit totally by surprise from behind in a most cowardly way.

Wondering how a gun would have prevented such a cowardly surprise attack from behind on a person of such advanced years, and who would have the gun today?

I’m all for concealed carry, but I’m also for being alert to ones surroundings when outside one’s abode.

Being alert is at least half the battle.


23 posted on 10/20/2011 11:00:22 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Baladas

“Just singin’ in the rain...”


24 posted on 10/20/2011 11:03:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: crusader71

Another hate crime the DOJ won’t respond to...


25 posted on 10/20/2011 11:04:54 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Candor7
Ruger iz da octogenarians fren, cabron!

Agreed. And let me say, the Kel-Tec P3AT is their friend, too.

Load either of these fine weapons with some Cor-Bon Critical Defense, and with some divine providence, a decent amount of situational awareness, and good aim, these thugs will no longer be a problem for society.

26 posted on 10/20/2011 11:06:33 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Signalman

It’s coming, monkeys. Bet on it. And you’re not going to like it.


27 posted on 10/20/2011 11:10:06 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Candor7

Yep, nice little package. I have larger carry 9’s, but they were still to big to carry comfortably daily. This one fit the bill.

Now, if I could figure out how to carry the AR daily...


28 posted on 10/20/2011 11:10:31 AM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: crusader71

Obama’s America...


29 posted on 10/20/2011 11:11:07 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: crusader71
SHAME!!!

Photobucket

30 posted on 10/20/2011 11:11:56 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2.009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ConservaTexan

“Empowerment in the Age of Obama”


31 posted on 10/20/2011 11:13:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Candor7
I bought the ArmaLaser for mine. No need to push a button to operate.

I use Federal Hydra Shoks.

LCP-1

32 posted on 10/20/2011 11:16:02 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Candor7

Cute weapon but you wouldn’t need a laser at that range. I carry one of two 9mm personally. But after the first shot those ghetto scumbags would run.


33 posted on 10/20/2011 11:17:33 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: crusader71

“He said they were black, appeared to be between 16 and 20, and three of them were wearing La Salle sweatshirts”.

So what else is new??? Real brave guys!


34 posted on 10/20/2011 11:22:34 AM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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To: crusader71
Are these attacks taking place all over Philadelphia or only in certain neighborhoods? I'm wondering if the area around the major downtown hotels, Independence Hall, etc., is reasonably safe to walk around in daytime. Have any of these racially-motivated attacks taken place downtown?

I'm considering attending a convention at the downtown Marriott in January and wondering if I'm likely to run into this sort of thing if I try to walk to nearby tourist sites. Or is this mainly a warm-weather phenomenon?

35 posted on 10/20/2011 11:24:27 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: crusader71
AN 84-YEAR-OLD ex-university official savagely attacked by four young punks during a walk in Wissahickon Valley Park earlier this week theorizes that the beating he endured was a cruel game of "get the old geezer."

I think there's a word missing there.

36 posted on 10/20/2011 11:25:15 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: OldMissileer

I was just looking at one of those LCPs the other day.

The laser is a nice touch.


37 posted on 10/20/2011 11:31:45 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Leep
An even better game would have been ‘old geezer with a gun’

Problem with that is, he was operating in "condition white" (oblivious of surroundings). His first indication of attack was when he was hit.

When armed, you need to operate in "condition yellow" (relaxed alertness), especially when in "Indian Country", otherwise being armed is useless. You need to maintain awareness of potential threats in all directions.

38 posted on 10/20/2011 11:32:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: digger48

A “Geezer” I know works for the parking garages in my town getting the cash bags. Two punks on Roller Blades tried to take a bag from him. He knocked one out with one punch and the other fled. He was a star lineman for our High School football team in his day.
...and one hell of a bartender.....still!


39 posted on 10/20/2011 11:35:32 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: digger48

A “Geezer” I know works for the parking garages in my town getting the cash bags. Two punks on Roller Blades tried to take a bag from him. He knocked one out with one punch and the other fled. He was a star lineman for our High School football team in his day.
...and one hell of a bartender.....still!


40 posted on 10/20/2011 11:35:46 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: crusader71

The modern version of a Race Riot


41 posted on 10/20/2011 11:39:39 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: American Quilter
A part of their thinking, though they aren’t quite to the point of admitting it publically, will be that an 84-year-old man is a “useless mouth,” a person of no value who will probably die soon anyway.

To recipients of government funding, people on Social Security are competitors for government funds. Weak and easily killed competitors.

42 posted on 10/20/2011 11:40:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: YHAOS

Beat up whitey, but only at a rate of occurrence that won’t cause whitey to fight back.


43 posted on 10/20/2011 11:43:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: LouAvul

If you have 80 ear old vision, you need a lazer.I am glad your vision is good but call me when you are an octogenarian.

Would they run? Not if he shot all three of them.That takes about 2 seconds.


44 posted on 10/20/2011 11:50:00 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2.009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Leep
An even better game would have been ‘old geezer with a gun’

PA has concealed carry, but I wonder how hard it is to get a license in Philly. Not totally sure about this, but aren't the licenses handled by local law enforcement? The administration of Philly is extremely anti-gun.

45 posted on 10/20/2011 11:50:00 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: crusader71

Public canings and a month in the pillory would be in order. So would prison time for assault


46 posted on 10/20/2011 11:50:21 AM PDT by dennisw (What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having - - Sting)
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To: Candor7

The action on the Ruger might be a little tough for an 84 year old especially if he has any arthritus in his hands. The Bersa 380 for about the same price is a tad larger so your hand fits around it a little more securely and it has a safety and a decocker. Actions fairly smooth also. Does not have a laser though one can be added.


47 posted on 10/20/2011 11:53:01 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: OldMissileer

Nice!I love small caliber pistols,,,I shoot them at steel silouettes at 100 yards, lot of fun.

Bang,,,,,,,,1,,2,........Patink! If you can aim well at that distance, its no problem at 5 to 20 feet when you are down on the pavement.

Too bad the victim was not armed! The day is coming when every city will be like Dodge.We are not too far off in some places today.


48 posted on 10/20/2011 11:55:54 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2.009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Great tagline - lol!


49 posted on 10/20/2011 12:01:41 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: crusader71; Eaker; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; APatientMan; ApesForEvolution; ...
This is the fruit of the tribal hatred that's been stoked by poverty pimps for over a generation, and these are relatively good times.

Wait until the EBT, ATM and gas cards are not being honored.

CW2 Ping


50 posted on 10/20/2011 12:04:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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