Never one to back of a challenge, the thugs of Philadelphia have seen Chicago’s shooting numbers and raised them fifteen shootings and five homicides in fifteen hours. *drops mic*
A violent day on the streets of Philadelphia left five people dead, including rapper Meek Mill’s cousin, in numerous shootings and stabbings over the span of about 15 hours on Tuesday.
Philadelphia’s homicide rate, according to police statistics, is currently up 11 percent year over year compared with 2015. As of Tuesday, the city has recorded 203 homicides so far in 2016, compared with 181 as of the same date last year.
Those numbers are debatable, by the way. (If we get a lot of people, it can be mass debatable.) The city has been fudging homicide numbers since Ed Rendell was mayor. I can guarantee the homicide numbers are much higher than 203, but no one in the administration will admit it because it’s bad optics.