Skip to comments.The Sad Philadelphia Story
Posted on 06/22/2008 7:58:17 AM PDT by T.L.Sink
Philadelphia has one of the most backward and incompetent city governments in America. It suffers from a combination of failed civic institutions, a deeply embedded racial paranoia that undermines law enforcement, and a local culture that has come to shrug at the urban chaos this produces. In 2006, the one-or-two-a-day-and a-dozen-on-weekends murder spree that earned "Killadelphia" its rap as an urban abattoir resulted in 406 people dead. It's clearly not all about poverty. Miami, America's poorest major city, saw 79 homicides in all of 2006. In March 2006, more Americans died violently on the streests of Philadelphia than in Iraq - and March wasn't the city's worst month that year. Philadelphia has some of the worst public schools in the country, so incompetently run that the state had to take them over in 2001. And this mess was in the hands of America's least competent mayor, John Street. The worst of the murder rampage corresponds roughly with the Street years, and it's not difficult to see why. Street's administration was a crime wave of corruption and malfeasance in its own right.
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IIRC, NYC had close to 2000 murders per year back in the ‘70’s, at least for a few years running.
Yeah, but look at the bright side. The Philly government is wasting no time running those homophobic Boy Scouts out of the city.
Personally, I would stay far away from that place.
You might stay away, but that’s not the answer to the problem. Even the city is saying they wouldn’t trust a cop with a gun around the students? Who would they trust? This is the way a lot of our big cities are heading. Look at South Africa and you’ll see the same thing.
It will all end when BO gets in office, change you know.
And the MSM wonders why people are no longer subscribing to their papers. This politically correct BS has got to stop.
I have well-educated, yet stupid, colleagues who are so quick to point out that blacks account for only 13% of the population yet are 40% of the prison population. They try to use that statistic as evidence of racism. I've tried to point out that the statistics could simply reflect the fact that either 1) blacks engage in illegal activity at a rate that is three times more than non-blacks, or 2) they commit crimes in such a way that makes them easier to catch. My alternative hypotheses are equally as likely as theirs, but they want no part of it because it doesn't square with their predisposed belief system. My conclusion: Liberals hate facts.
Why do you think they call this corrupt dump “Filthadelphia”?
There is no "answer to the problem" that does any good for normal people who stay outside of the Democrat parasite nests ("cities"). The biggest battle between the political parties is the one to determine the flow of tax dollars - - when Democrats are in charge, tax dollars get raised and then head into the cities and down the toilet.
I work in the city of “Brotherly Love” but apparently the brothers didn’t buy in to that sound bite.
The newly elected mayor, Nutter, announced that the brothers were in charge, if that gives you the flavor of the emphasis on racial identity. His new Cheif of Police is Ramsey, who you will recall from failed appointments in Chicago and Washington DC.
Most of the murders are in identifiable bounded areas, although people are free to move about.
One stays out of those neighborhoods and carries when one has to go in them.
Currently under consideration are the use of “checkpoints” like they use in Bagdad and Washington DC.
Ramsey is also promoting “stop and frisk”.
They haven’t gone so far as to have Hugo Boss design new uniforms.
One company paid Milton Street, who is a hot dog vendor, $30,000 a month consulting fee. Mayor Street continues to defend his brother's right to pursue city contracts...
The real question is: How does someone like this continue to get reelected? Oh...wait...it's probably the same way that Nagin continues to get reelected in New Orleans. Still, it continues to amaze me. The corrupt politicians continue to get richer, but the people they promised to help continue to get poorer. You'd think they'd learn after a while. But, that assumes they are informed about what's going on in their city...probably not the case.
So, what is the answer?
The new exhibits were all black-centric displays.
It is the usual leftist rewrite of history.
All that money, and two hundred people showed up to watch.
Yeah, Philly really deserves to be the keeper of our founding history.
Sadly, you can’t name one big city run by a liberal African American that ISN’T CORRUPT and CRIME RIDDEN. It is so damn sad.
The Third World is apparently coming to all of America January 20, 2009.
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