Another Subway Attack

Last night at around 8pm, a group of young thugs attacked a 23-year old woman inside the subway concourse at the 8th Street El stop. The woman was brutally beaten, taking kicks and punches to most of her body. Thankfully, she escpaed with her life.

Five young people were charged in the attack. I am confident that they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. They are disgusting human beings with no respect whatsoever.

Every day, it’s another story about someone being murdered, robbed, raped and disrespected. I am tired and sick of it. I am sick and tired of parents that do not get involved in their children’s lives, of teachers who cannot teach because a lack of positive role models in their students home lives, of our government that thinks a large sum of money will make problems disappear.

I don’t know what it is about this city – but it’s as if it breeds this kind of behavior. There is a breakdown in communication and positive influence. Be it parents, the govenment, guardians or schools – we need bring about a powerful change – and soon.

2 Comments so far

  1. mm002 on April 6th, 2008 @ 10:19 pm

    I lived in Philly for two years (2005 – 2007). I was glad to get out when I did.

    You need real leadership there. Your mayor is a wuss (and the new mayor is the same- maybe worse). Your police commissioner is useless. There is no sense of urgency. There is only posturing and "stop the hate" marches every month. You need draconian gun control laws- separate from the state (as it is in NY State).

    I’m glad to be back in NYC, where it is a lot safer than Philly. Who would have thought that 25-30 years ago?

  2. phil_meghan on April 7th, 2008 @ 6:09 am

    I don’t entirely disagree with your viewpoint. Many things seem grim right now in Philadelphia. However, I love this city. I am happy with my decision to purchase here. That being said, I am extremely invested in the general safety of not only public transportation, but in neighborhood safety. I am also very pleased to see that we have such an invested mayor, police and fire commissioner. Rome wasn’t built in a day – and drastically changing Philadelphia’s existing (and seemingly escalating) violence problems won’t happen overnight. I do believe they will change and that our mayor wants them to change for the better.

    I agree – we need a very strict change in gun control laws. I believe Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Ramsey are doing everything they can to decrease gun violence and to petition state legislators to make gun control legislation a top priority.

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