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Racist, graphic graffiti shakes up Mount Airy (Philadelphia)
Philly.com ^ | 2/1/2014 | Julie Xie

Posted on 02/01/2014 6:01:30 AM PST by dirtboy

PHILADELPHIA A quiet neighborhood in Mount Airy was shaken up Thursday by racist, anti-Semitic, and sexually graphic graffiti on garage doors and a church.

In purple paint, the perpetrators drew swastikas and penises, and wrote derogatory terms for African Americans, along with the names of gangs, on three houses on the 600 block of East Durham Street and at Germantown Christian Assembly on Mount Pleasant Avenue.

Graffiti was also found on the 400 block of East Durham, although the messages were not as offensive.

The neighborhood has been lauded for its economic, ethnic and religious diversity, so residents were baffled as to why racist messages would surface.

"People are more forward-thinking rather than regressive [here], and people are generally very nice," said Josephine Nelson, 65, who grew up in the area and has lived in her East Durham house for over 30 years.

"They would never have cause to feel that people in this neighborhood may be intimidating to them or anything," she said of the perpetrators.

"You can die 4 ya country but Imma live for mine," read one message scrawled on a garage door. "Be redy to die!" read another on the window of the church's office building.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; US: Pennsylvania
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Racists? Bored kids? Or false racist flag? On this one, I'm thinking bored kids. But we'll see. History would indicte false flag.
1 posted on 02/01/2014 6:01:30 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

I cannot remember one of these events not being perpetrated by the so-called victim,


2 posted on 02/01/2014 6:04:54 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: dirtboy

“Odd” that it wasn’t considered a hate crime on Christians to spray paint on a church.

Identity politics only matters if you serve The Party.


3 posted on 02/01/2014 6:04:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: dirtboy

Blacks did it themselves. Most incidents like this are fake to stir the pot.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 6:05:31 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: School of Rational Thought

There are “Satanists/Atheists” who’ve been caught spray painting hate on churches (as well as stealing “baby Jesuses” from Nativity displays).


5 posted on 02/01/2014 6:06:16 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Yorlik803

Mount Airy is actually one of the few white neighborhoods in Philly.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 6:08:41 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: dirtboy

That’s not grafitti....... it’s just tagging

After more practice, the inner artist will surface.

Just look at the feeling projected. The Swastika is not vertically aligned. The slight tilt off the vertical axis seems to imply the desire for a stronger communal connection


7 posted on 02/01/2014 6:10:37 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: wolfman23601

If it isn’t a gated community, then its easy for people to sneak in and do it.
Could be bored rich whites who wanted to get their ghetto on and tag too.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 6:11:34 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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"People are more forward-thinking rather than regressive [here], and people are generally very nice,"

has it occured to him that it was not done by people from the neighborhood?

9 posted on 02/01/2014 6:19:39 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: wolfman23601

Demographics

As of the 2010 Census,[7] Mount Airy has 27,035 residents, 11,934 households, and 6,636 families. 62.5% of residents are Black or African-American, 31.7% White/Caucasian, and 5.8% are from other races or from 2 or more races.


10 posted on 02/01/2014 6:29:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: dirtboy
This is an urban zip that is exactly the demographic that you would think. the spelling and language is a clear indicator it's a youth and the purple color (who picks purple unless there's a reason?) indicates likely gang affiliation.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say a was Urbanites, urbaniting their own neighborhood? Just an initial assessment.

11 posted on 02/01/2014 6:29:31 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Yorlik803

considering the combination of images involved Id give it being bored kids from that very neighborhood a 90 percent chance of being the perpetrators


12 posted on 02/01/2014 6:30:07 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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Yes. Bored rich white kids who are home from college and playing.
whoever did it should be placed in stocks in the middle of town.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 6:37:04 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: dirtboy

I don’t have time to do it, but city-data.com lets you see the demographics down to the smallest census unit, by neighborhood.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 6:41:22 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: dirtboy
No doubt, the work of Agents provocateurs.
15 posted on 02/01/2014 6:43:53 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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The neighborhood has been lauded for its economic, ethnic and religious diversity

Who "lauds" a neighborhood, anyway?

16 posted on 02/01/2014 6:45:22 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Yorlik803

those effective traditional punishments would likey be far more effective than a slap on the wrist and 12 hours of “community service”!

hmm “community service”

It strikes me as highly likely that baraq obama’s “career” as a community organizer began ...as a result of his doing “community service” hours...


17 posted on 02/01/2014 6:46:04 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I agree.....nothing beats people up like a public shaming.
Like those judges who make offenders stand with a sign professing their guilt. Its a good, cheap way of dealing with non violent first offenders.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 6:59:37 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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You don’t have to sneak in. Its not a “community” at all, its just another neighborhood...


19 posted on 02/01/2014 7:01:57 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: dirtboy

“You can die 4 ya country but Imma live for mine,” and... purple paint.

The case solves itself.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 7:26:46 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: Yorlik803
It works wonders on those who posses a capacity for shame.

although these days they seem to be getting somewhat more rare.




21 posted on 02/01/2014 7:42:26 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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Bored rich white kids who are home from college...

Who speak 'ghetto' and use purple paint ?

22 posted on 02/01/2014 7:53:44 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: UCANSEE2

yes...I worked with a few of these types. They speak near perfect Ghetto.
They also wear the uniform. Unlaced boots, pants sag, hats turned around
makes me a little pissed.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 7:55:27 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: dirtboy
Affirmative Fiction. The "imma" is a giveaway, unless the perps were white and more clever than I would normally give them credit for being. Big story now, for what it could mean, but will disappear shortly because of exactly what it will really turn out to reveal.
24 posted on 02/01/2014 8:19:05 AM PST by Captainpaintball
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The mayor’s goon squad was busy at night.


25 posted on 02/01/2014 8:33:18 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: dirtboy

Check the local Democrat party HQ.

Have to get folks ginned up for November.

And forget:

Obamacare

Benghazi

The IRS scandals

Fast and Furious

Obama’s Lies

Push for Amnesty

etc.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 8:33:26 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Yorlik803
I found the perps.


27 posted on 02/01/2014 8:45:56 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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28 posted on 02/01/2014 9:18:54 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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Just stole that one - thanks its a keeper! ;-)


29 posted on 02/01/2014 10:52:24 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: dirtboy

No doubt done by a Saint Skittles disciple.


30 posted on 02/01/2014 2:54:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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Or false racist flag?

That's my guess.

31 posted on 02/01/2014 2:56:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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