A Rant In D Minor

This post has been a long time coming, and after careful consideration, I am going to post about this now. This is a more serious post than my usual clown show posts, but I think this is important.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia. In my fifty-two years, I have seen both good and bad. Every city has their troubles, obviously, but in the past two decades, Philadelphia has been in a downward spiral. The city has been run exclusively by Democrats since 1952, and the city has suffered for it.

But this isn’t really about politics. It’s about the culture.

Philadelphia has always been a very violent city, especially during the mid to late-90’s. Recently, however, the violence has skyrocketed, mostly after the George Floyd riots. The citizens are murdering people for taking too long to move at a green light, for bumping part them on a sidewalk, or simply looking at them the wrong way. Children are caught in the crossfire, Jewish citizens are being assaulted because of their religion, and Asians are being harassed for a virus which did not originate here.

The politicians sit on their hands and do nothing to stop the slaughter. The media refuses to accurately cover the violence. The department bigwigs fiddle with the true homicide count.

The department is no better. The city stopped looking for the best candidates, and decided instead in favor of diversity. Many of the new officers don’t want to do the job; they’re just here for the paycheck. The veterans care even less. When your department treats you like you’re expendable, refuses to give you the equipment necessary to do the job, and worries more about masks than solving crimes, you know it’s time to get out.

Having said that, this is my home, and it pains me to watch it die in real time. I spent close to thirty years fighting for and protecting the people of this town, and nobody cares. I imagine the Founders are appalled at what the Birthplace of Freedom has become. The city which gave us the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell is quickly becoming Baltimore, and no one cares.

Philadelphia deserves better.

Philadelphia Has Become Thunderdome

The Philadelphia Police Department will be implementing a pilot program which will make it nearly impossible to conduct pedestrian investigations and vehicle stops. As part of the 2011 Bailey Agreement – where the NAACP claimed police were stopping blacks at a disproportionate rate – officers had to jump through hoops to stop a pedestrian for nearly any reason.

The irony of the Bailey Agreement is most of those stops were in the most violent parts of the city, and the majority of the people in those neighborhoods are black. Fun fact: you stop more white people in white neighborhoods, and you stop more black people in black neighborhoods.

The police commissioner is now doubling down on Bailey, and her pilot program would include the following measures. Officers will not be able to frisk any pedestrian for any reason; even if the radio call claimed the pedestrian is armed. Officers cannot stop someone solely by race (which I would agree, but rarely happens in my division).

Officers cannot stop someone who fits the description of a person with a gun. Officers cannot stop someone for narcotics unless there are other mitigating factors. (I agree with that, too, since Philadelphia effectively legalized drugs.)

The newest bright idea concerns city ordinances. Officers cannot stop someone for panhandling, public urination, or any similar offenses. I mean, if you believe in the Broken Windows Theory, you know the minor crimes usually lead to major crimes.

“This plan does not abandon enforcement of low-level vehicle violations but does modify how enforcement will occur by utilizing primary and secondary offense protocol, similar to the manner in which the current seatbelt laws are enforced.”

So if an officer observes someone running a red light, the offender also has to be speeding, or swerving, or not wearing his/her seat belt. In effect, the city has prohibited car stops, effective immediately.

You see, while the city was defunding the police – the department lost $33 million from the budget – they were also working to prevent police officers from doing their jobs. In a city overrun with homicides and other violent crimes, the city handcuffed their police officers and placed them on the bench. The city was already a war zone, but now it’s turning into Thunderdome.

Also, this happened yesterday…

This is how the city treats its workers. 90 f**king degrees.

Pols Realize No One Wants This Job

It only took them one year and a summer full of riots, but blue city mayors are finally figuring out no one wants to be a police officer, and current police officers cannot wait to leave the job.

Following the “defund the police” movement and the “abolish the police” movement, constant negative coverage of law enforcement by the media, anti-police sentiment becoming mainstream, and the threat of riots have contributed to a police shortage across the country.

Hmm, I wonder why that is?

The Philadelphia Police Department currently has 268 vacancies and is expecting even more shortages in the near future.

“From Jan. 1 through Thursday, 79 Philadelphia officers have been accepted into the city’s Deferred Retirement Option Program, meaning they intend to retire within four years, according to Mayor Jim Kenney’s office,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. “During the same time period last year, just 13 officers had been accepted into the program, the office said.”

What the article doesn’t mention is Philadelphia has a hiring freeze until 2023. This was done to appease the F**k the Police crowd. Kenney knows full well why we’re understaffed, and the reason is looking at him in the mirror.

Neighboring New Jersey is facing a “recruiting crisis,” according to Pat Colligan, president of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association.

Colligan said that recent notorious police-involved deaths of citizens such as George Floyd, Tamir Rice, and Breonna Taylor have impacted recruiting efforts.

Ya think? Blue cities and states are eliminating qualified immunity, politicians are not giving officers the equipment and support they need, and cops are more reviled than the thugs who walk the streets.

Personally, I hope everyone steers clear of policing, especially in blue states. These people hate you, and they will prove it if and when you make a mistake.

Philly Public Schools Are Useless

A Philadelphia elementary school implemented an awesome project for their students during Black History Month. Namely, a celebration of Angela Davis, a vicious communist thug who spent time in jail for a multitude of charges.

Elementary school children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were forced to celebrate “black communism” in a Black Power rally dedicated to communist Angela Davis.

Christopher Rufo, a journalist dedicated to uncovering the influence of progressive and left-wing ideology in the U.S. education system, released whistleblower documents and spoke to a school source who confirmed that fifth graders at the William D. Kelley School were forced to participate in a social studies curriculum that celebrated communism — particularly “black communism” and its luminaries like Angela Davis, for her fight against “injustice and inequality.”

In hindsight, it’s probably better these teachers refuse to go back to work. because these “brave superheroes” do more damage than good.

Rufo added: At the conclusion of the unit, the teacher led the ten- and eleven-year-old students into the school auditorium to “simulate” a Black Power rally to “free Angela Davis” from prison, where she had once been held while awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy, kidnapping, and murder. The students marched on the stage, holding signs that read “Black Power,” “Jail Trump,” “Free Angela,” and “Black Power Matters.” They chanted about Africa and ancestral power, then shouted “Free Angela! Free Angela!” as they stood at the front of the stage. (H/T – Al B.)

These kids will believe Angela Davis was a “freedom fighter,” and they’ll fall into the same trap as many black males; turning to guns and drugs. The circle of life death will continue.

Eight Shot At Philly Transit Station

Eight people were shot at the Olney Transportation Center in North Philadelphia yesterday, which is located three blocks from a police station.

At least eight people are injured after shots rang out near the Olney Transportation Center on Wednesday afternoon, according to Philadelphia police. It happened around 2:50 p.m. in the city’s Fern Rock section. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said those injured range in age from 17 to 70. The eight victims injured include:

– A 22-year-old man who was shot in the back
– A 21-year-old man who was shot in the right leg
– A 53-year-old man who was shot in the right leg
– A 36-year-old woman who was shot in the right thigh
– A 70-year-old man who was shot in the right thigh
– A 17-year-old girl who was shot in the right arm
– A 71-year-old man who was shot once in the stomach and multiple times in both legs
-A 48-year-old man suffered a graze wound to this stomach.

Not to worry; the drunken jackass mayor is right on top of this…

“I am beyond sickened. I refuse to accept this emergency situation as normal. We must rise together with one clear and united moral voice against the evil act of violence. People have the right to travel between work and home, and around town, without the fear of being shot, and possibly killed, by reckless, indiscriminate gunfire,” said Mayor Jim Kenney in a statement.

This piece of garbage has been stating we must defund the police since May. This is the dick who stated there will not be another police academy class until 2023. This is the POS who routinely works with Soros-appointed D.A. Larry Krasner to release shooters with low (or no) bail. This is the assclown who ties our hands every time we submit arrest paperwork for shooters.

But don’t worry, Philadelphia; Mayor Jim “I’ll Have Another Drink” Kenney is all over this.

1,352 days.

Philly Readies For “Right-Wing Violence”

The city of Philadelphia is preparing for “right-wing violence” on Inauguration Day, after those dastardly Trump supporters “incited a coup” last week. The city is going off a tip from the “totally legitimate FBI,” claiming “right-wingers” will be holding armed protests. Schools have already been told to shut their doors and conduct Zoom classes that day.

Wave goodbye to your First Amendments, ladies and gentlemen; the United States of America will be a banana republic in less than a week.

City leaders announced Thursday that security across Philadelphia will be heightened ahead of Inauguration Day.

The FBI warned of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.

First of all, raise your hand if you trust the FBI’s assessment of “right-wing violence.” Second, the “bloodshed” was primarily committed by a member of the Capitol Police, who murdered an Air Force veteran in cold blood. But please, regale me about right-wing violence.

In response to the events at the U.S. Capitol, the city activated the Emergency Operations Center to monitor activity in Philadelphia.

“While we continue to hope and pray for peace and safety, we have to prepare for whatever comes our way leading up to and after Inauguration Day,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.

Imagine if this drunken asshole prepared for four months of BLM/Antifa-inspired riots this summer. Imagine if this tipsy douchebag prepared for the 500 homicides we earned in 2020. Mayor Kenney did neither, and the bloodshed could have filled the Delaware River.

I excitedly await the “right-wing violence” the corrupt FBI claims will happen throughout the day.

ICE Catches Predator Philly Released

The city of Philadelphia has been a “sanctuary city” for many years. The leftist politicians believe they do not need to comply with federal law, and routinely forbid Philadelphia police officers from contacting Immigration and Customs Enforcement when an illegal alien is arrested. The city simply releases them into the wild, so they can prey on the citizens.

Take Hector Moran-Espinoza, for example:

The Philadelphia Police Department arrested Hector Moran-Espinoza, a Guatemalan national living in the U.S. illegally, on two different occasions on charges relating to the sexual abuse of children. Both times, federal immigration authorities lodged a detainer request for Moran-Espinoza, but both times, Philadelphia Police ignored their requests and released him back into the community.

So corrupt Philadelphia Mayor James “I’ll Have Another Drink” Kenney would rather release a violent pedophile onto the streets instead of having him placed into ICE’s custody. It’s all fun and games until the next preteen is raped, huh Jimmy?

The PPD arrested Moran-Espinoza on April 2 for an eyebrow-raising list of charges: involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, unlawful contact with a minor-sexual offenses, statuary sexual assault, endangering the welfare of children-parent or guardian commits offense, indecent assault-without the consent of other person, rape by forceable compulsion, sexual abuse of children-photographing, videotaping, depicting on a computer or filming sexual acts, aggravated indecent assault without consent, corruption of minors, and reckless endangerment of another person.

If not for ICE, this animal would still be roaming the streets, raping and assaulting little girls. I can’t speak for anyone else, but if my daughter was attacked by this piece of garbage, Hector wouldn’t be the only one to feel my wrath.

I hate this fucking city, and when I leave I am never coming back.

Shot Officers Released From Hospital

All the Philly police officers shot yesterday have been released from the hospital. Similarly, my sister and my cousin’s wife – a nurse and a surgeon in North Philly – were also eventually released from work.

The piece of filth surrendered after midnight (EDT) with a little help from SWAT and tear gas.

You may remember when I mentioned protesters were gathering around the shooting scene last night. Apparently that story was absolutely true.

While Philadelphia police officers were dealing with a gunman who shot six of their own during a standoff at a home in the Nicetown-Tioga section, cops also had to deal with being taunted by some bystanders. CBS3’s Alexandria Hoff reports a crowd of people laughed and yelled at officers in the midst of gunfire during a standoff on Wednesday…

“I mentioned this at 10 and since I was harassed during that live shot, I’ll mention it here too. A major moment of disappointment this evening was watching a crowd of people taunt police officers, laughing and yelling at them in the midst of the gunfire. #PhiladelphiaShooting”

— Alexandria Hoff (@AlexandriaHoff) August 15, 2019

Apparently, many of the laughing, taunting protesters were from the block where the shootings occurred. If you just went numb from that mental image, consider the fact dozens and dozens of police officers raced toward gunfire at high speeds to stop an armed assailant from murdering innocent people. Six of those officers were shot, and three more injured.

These men and women would literally give their lives for yours and you shout at them? You laugh as the bullets rain down upon them? The irony here is those protesters probably don’t deserve police service, but we’re still going to race toward that next gunshots call.

Race and hatred may define them, but it does not define us; no matter what Barack Obama, Colin Kaepernick, or Cory Booker believe.

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Shots Fired At Philadelphia Police

Because I need this on my first say back from vacation.

We’re hearing reports of multiple shots fired at Philadelphia police in North Philadelphia. We believe one officer was injured, but we don’t know the particulars yet. SWAT is enroute to the location.

A Philadelphia police officer is being rushed to the hospital after he or she was shot in Nicetown-Tioga, officials said.

The shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on 15th and Butler streets. Officials said the unidentified officer was shot at least once.

The officer was taken to the hospital. Officials have not yet revealed his or her condition. They also have not released details on what led to the shooting.

Just heard another officer has been shot. I’ll keep you posted.

You can see the live feed here.

UPDATE: The shooter surrendered at midnight after SWAT fired tear gas into the residence.

Drive It Like You Stole It

A 54-year old Philadelphia man received more than he bargained for when he stole a running vehicle with three toddlers inside.

The violent ordeal began when a 25-year-old woman parked her Hyundai sedan outside a pizza shop on 29th and Dauphin streets in North Philadelphia.

The woman left her three young children inside the running car as she went inside to visit her boyfriend, who was an employee at the restaurant and the father of two of the kids.

Suddenly, a 54-year-old man jumped into her car and sped off with the children, who are between the ages of 7 months and 5 years old, strapped inside.

Leaving a toddler and an infant inside a running car in North Philly. This woman is obviously a frontrunner for mother of the year.

The woman’s boyfriend ran after the thief. The man drove half a block before getting stuck in traffic at 29th and York streets. The kids’ father then pulled the thief out of the car and beat him as other bystanders in the area joined the attack.

Medics responded to the scene and found the car thief unconscious with severe injuries to the head and face. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m. (H/TAOSHQ)

Two things: First, I’m embarrassed Ace found this before me, but when it’s my day off, I rarely worry about what happens in this garbage town. Second, while I don’t think this is a case of premeditated murder, you could certainly charge the man with manslaughter. That said, no jury in this city would convict him, and I doubt even this town’s godawful D.A. would file charges.