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Philadelphia’s Only Surging Industry

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Posted By: MissMolly, 4/3/2020 4:47:20 AM

Last week, Philadelphia’s police department reported that criminal activity in the first three months of this year increased by double-digit percentages when compared with the same period in 2019—the most violent year since 2007. So far in 2020, property and violent crimes have spiked by 16 percent and 11 percent, respectively, with the largest increases in retail theft—which skyrocketed 59 percent, after district attorney Larry Krasner announced that his office wouldn’t prosecute that crime—and other serious violent offenses, such as aggravated assault, up by 20 percent. Though the Philadelphia Inquirer has tried to downplay the spike in crime, statistics show that, even as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: franq 4/3/2020 5:58:55 AM (No. 366779)
People who live in the big cities are going to wish they didn't.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: hoosierblue 4/3/2020 6:43:24 AM (No. 366801)
Same thing as hitting yourself on the head with a hammer to cure your headache. We have some real geniuses running our country.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scrubber 4/3/2020 6:48:26 AM (No. 366803)
The natural reaction to having a liberal DA such as Let ‘em Go Larry.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer 4/3/2020 7:06:55 AM (No. 366824)
Maybe this is actually heartening. It suggests that a significant percentage of habitual criminals, have day jobs which,now lost because of the Covid 19 shutdowns, they have more time to pursue their 'hobby'.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 4/3/2020 7:09:19 AM (No. 366825)
Pennsylvania’s shame and sick joke.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 4/3/2020 7:31:15 AM (No. 366842)
It's impossible to dredge up any sympathy for a city that outlawed plexiglas security partitions in retail establishments.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: 4freedom 4/3/2020 8:48:13 AM (No. 366933)
FTA: ". This news, however, comes just a week after Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, newly transplanted from Portland, announced that her department—in response to the pandemic—will no longer make arrests for all narcotics offenses; thefts from persons, retail, and autos; burglaries, vandalism, and fraud; and prostitution." In other words just let the animals go wild, gee who would have seen this coming.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bigfatslob 4/3/2020 9:43:49 AM (No. 367012)
Philadelphia proves that when you are down and out with a virus epidemic happier times can be had. Hug a police officer or your district attorney in the 'city of brotherly love'.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/3/2020 10:58:04 AM (No. 367130)
The greater part of Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Chicago commerce is criminal activity.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NotaBene 4/3/2020 10:58:15 AM (No. 367131)
We must let people work again. We are crushing the economy for an annual cold virus that will burn itself out on its own. If We do not go back to work, by summer large cities will have minority riots. The government cannot be left in the hands of epidemiologists with false alarm models. Same for global warming.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Krause 4/3/2020 11:16:49 AM (No. 367162)
That's some good working-for-the-people thinking by Krashner.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Southron 4/3/2020 11:22:38 AM (No. 367169)
I remember reading Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, and his vivid description of arriving in charming, amiable Philadelphia, walking through the streets eating a bisquit, and wondering where he might find employment in order to afford another one. Sigh.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Timber Queen 4/3/2020 11:46:44 AM (No. 367196)
Cloward-Priven on steroids. Ms. Outlaw is now serving her third "progressive" city as police commissioner. Some Ldotters may remember her stellar career with the cities of Oakland CA and Portland OR. She occupies these posts for no more than 2-3 years and then moves on to her next Soros picked assignment. It certainly seems like the progs are doing their best to make Atlas Shrugged a reality, especially Part III. However, God has introduced a plot twist. The American people elected Hank Reardon as president. MAGA:KAG - The Best Is Yet To Come.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: RayLRiv 4/3/2020 12:32:04 PM (No. 367233)
Philadelphia Freedom!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/3/2020 1:10:25 PM (No. 367273)
Have you noticed that Philadelphia is a Democrat-run city? Did you notice that? Huh?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: NancyD 4/3/2020 2:59:45 PM (No. 367402)
I'm thankful that we live in flyover Country. The big city folks can mock us as much as they'd like, we have clean air, clean water and very little crime.
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