The Numbers Game

As you all know, I post Philadelphia’s homicide numbers on the blog every day. 2021 was a record year for Philadelphia, earning 562 murders; well more than any year in the city’s history.

While the 562 count is practically unbelievable, there is more to this story.

You see, the city has two categories for murders: homicides and suspicious deaths. Homicides are self-explanatory, but suspicious deaths are used for certain criteria. For example, if we find skeletal remains, it’s coded suspicious. Recently, the city has upped their game by claiming any murder where there are no witnesses is also considered suspicious.

Suspicious deaths are not recorded in the homicide category, so the murder numbers look better by comparison.

Yesterday, a homicide detective stopped by the division, so we asked him a few questions. First, there were 562 homicides in 2021. They apparently did not fudge the numbers like they did in 2020. However, the detective claimed there were 180 suspicious deaths in 2021, and as he said that, his eyes looked down, so that number is likely higher.

Let’s say the 180 number is correct. I’ll give the city the benefit of the doubt and say one-third of those were actual homicides. So we’re looking at 622 murders for 2021. We’ll never really know 2021’s actual murder count, but I guarantee we eclipsed 600.

The homicide detective thinks we’ll easily pass 562 this year. I wholeheartedly agree.

562, A New League Record!

The city of Philadelphia earned a new murder record after finishing 2021 with 562 homicides. The city earned three more homicides on New Year’s Eve, and I believe Philadelphia has the most murders per capita than any other city in America.

Suck on that, Chicago!

Of course, this garbage city couldn’t help themselves on the first day of the year, as we earned three more homicides in the first eight hours of 2022.

A deadly start to 2022 in Philadelphia. Two people are dead and three more are injured after a shooting early Saturday morning near Temple University’s campus in North Philadelphia.

Just hours into the New Year and Philadelphia has already recorded its first two homicides for the year. The shooting happened shortly before 2 a.m. just off of Temple’s campus at 17th and Cecil B. Moore Streets.

The city doesn’t update their murders on weekends – ironically, when most of the homicides occur – but my coworkers said we had at least three murders in the first eight hours of 2022. It’s going to be another violent year, and I can almost guarantee we’ll top 2021’s numbers.

You can lay the blame at the feet of Mayor Jim “I’ll Have Another Drink” Kenney, D.A. Larry Krasner, and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw.

F**k This City. Burn It To The Ground

Philadelphia’s alcoholic mayor Jim Kenney has implemented a completely unconstitutional mandate which will treat the unvaccinated as second-class citizens. Beginning in 2022, the city’s restaurants and bars will not serve patrons who cannot prove their vaccinated status.

You all do realize this is never going away, right? The masks, the mandates, the lockdowns, the oppression. It’s here forever.

COVID-19 vaccination proof will be required to dine at Philadelphia bars and restaurants beginning in 2022, Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole announced Monday morning. The vaccination mandate will go into effect beginning Jan. 3, 2022 in order to give establishments that serve food and beverages a chance to get ready.

“New cases and hospitalizations are rising in Philadelphia and nationally and with winter we must do more to protect our residents,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.

This piece of shite mayor has been photographed multiple times dining without a mask, and he thinks he is the moral authority here? F**k you.

City officials say they have to take this action because of an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases, which have doubled in the past few weeks along with hospitalizations.

You know why that is, because I do. It’s because the city’s African-American population is refusing to get the vaccine. I’m all for that, and I understand their concern. I wouldn’t have gotten the vaccine if I wasn’t forced by the city.

From Jan. 3 to 17, restaurants and bars may choose to accept proof of a negative COVID-19 for entry. The test must be from the last 24 hours before entering the establishment.

After the 17th, negative tests will no longer be accepted and all customers must be fully vaccinated in order to enter. This means they must have either a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Trust me when I tell you, this is going to collapse the dining industry in this city. Personally, I’m all for it, and I will never enter a restaurant or bar in this city ever again. I am vaccinated, but I will do my level best to ignore these eateries, while hoping they all lose their incomes.

You want to turn Philadelphia into Nazi Germany, have at it. I’m one mile from the suburbs, so if I really want to dine out, I’ll head to Bucks County.

Big thanks to Mis. Hum. for the link at Ace of Spades HQ.

The City Of Brotherly Shove

A Philadelphia man was abducted and robbed after he returned from a trip to the casino Sunday morning. I guess the only time you should ever gamble is when you eat at McDonald’s.

Philadelphia police say a man was abducted and tied up inside a basement after he arrived home from a Bensalem, Pennsylvania casino early Sunday morning.

The victim told police he noticed a U-Haul van parked in front of his residence on the 600 block of Adams Avenue in the city’s Crescentville section after he arrived home from Parx Casino around 1 a.m.

The irony here is the neighborhoods which sound really nice are usually war zones. Crescentville, Kensington, Nicetown, Overbrook; they’re all violent areas with shootings nearly every week.

It was not clear if he had been followed. After parking the car, the victim says he was approached by three masked men, at least two were armed. He told police they grabbed him as he made his way inside his home and threw him into the back of the van.

Police say the suspects took the man to an unknown location, tied him up in the basement and demanded information about the money hidden inside his home.

Well, I doubt they picked out a random home late Saturday night and hoped the resident had a great night playing the slots. The thugs obviously followed him home.

A Soros D.A. Doing Soros Things

For those of you lucky enough to not live in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer is a leftist fish-wrap which spends its day attacking conservatives while covering for incompetent Democrat politicians. Recently Soros-installed District Attorney Larry Krasner addressed the corrupt City Council about the skyrocketing violent crime rate.

Krasner lied about the statistics, and get this, the Inquirer covered for him.

On Oct. 13th, District Attorney Larry Krasner showed up at City Council to address a Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention. With the city heading toward all-time highs in shootings and murders, Krasner was in a pickle because the police department had just laid out some devastating stats that showed what a horrible job Krasner was doing at prosecuting gun crimes. To make matters worse, those stats came directly from the D.A.’s own “Open Data Dashboard.”

The stats showed that the conviction rate in the D.A.’s office for prosecuting gun crimes had fallen from a high of 73% in 2015, when Seth Williams was D.A., all the way down to 35% so far this year under D.A. Krasner.

Meanwhile, the number of gun crime cases that were either withdrawn or dismissed by the D.A.’s office was headed the other way, going from 17% in 2015, when Seth Williams was D.A., all the way up to 61% this year under D.A. Krasner.

As of yesterday, the city earned its 454th homicide. On Wednesday, we had one shooting and multiple shooting incidents where someone fired a gun. I entered thirty-seven jobs, most of them were violent crimes. Every day I walk into the division is a day I want to quit. My division is extremely short-handed, the shootings are way up, and we cannot effectively work cases because the cops are bringing us bullshit – fraud reports, retail thefts, etc. – which clogs the system.

The department is never going back to the way it was, and most of the upper-echelon want us to quit, because that frees up more money for this awful city. Philadelphia is dead, murdered by corrupt Democrat politicians and a citizenry which doesn’t care.

Speaking Of Lawlessness…

While reading the comments in Saturday’s “Britain Has Lost Its Bloody Mind” post, RD mentioned a story about this despicable city and the despicable people who live here. A woman was raped on an elevated train Wednesday, and not one of the many witnesses intervened or even called 911. And people wonder why I want to leave this city.

A woman was raped Wednesday night on a Philadelphia train while bystanders nearby did nothing to help her, authorities said Friday.

Authorities arrested the suspect, 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, at the 69th Street Transportation Center after a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) employee noticed the attack and called police, law enforcement officials said. Authorities believe Ngoy is homeless and did not know the victim.

I mentioned this on Saturday’s post, but it’s worth repeating; if Philadelphia is handling the job, this animal will likely get nothing more than probation. If Upper Darby (a Philly suburb) handles the job, this POS will get some serious jail time.

Timothy Bernhardt, Superintendent of the Upper Darby Police Department, reportedly said the rape was captured on security cameras and expressed shock that passengers on the train did not intervene or alert authorities.

“It’s disturbing that there were definitely people on the el and no one did anything to intervene or help this woman,” Bernhardt said. “The el” is a reference to Philadelphia’s elevated train line that runs between Upper Darby and the Frankford section of the city.

I’m truly embarrassed and ashamed of my fellow Philadelphians. The same people who claim they’re blue collar tough guys who don’t take any shite, are the same people who sat by and watched a woman get raped by a disgusting subhuman.

Philadelphia Officially Embraces Chaos

The city of Philadelphia – the worst city in America, in my opinion – has decided to ban police from making traffic stops for low-level traffic offenses. The drunken idiot mayor claims stopping traffic offenders is, get this, racist.

Philadelphia became the first major city to ban police traffic stops of low-level motor vehicle offenses, a tactic which critics claim disproportionately affects black people.

The Philadelphia City Council passed two Driving Equity bills on Thursday that Mayor James Kenney is is expected to sign into law this week.

Jim Kenney is a drunken stumblebum, who is despised by the left and the right. He is arguably the worst mayor this city has ever seen, and when he claimed he was going to run for Pennsylvania governor, everyone laughed at him. He rescinded that idea almost immediately.

The law creates an open searchable database recording traffic stops and prohibits police officers from stopping drivers for minor offenses by reclassifying several offenses as secondary violations.

In Philadelphia, people of color are 3.4 times as likely to be pulled over as white people, according to WPVI, which analyzed city police and US Census data.

Wow, maybe that’s because blacks are the largest section of the population at 43.8%? Or maybe because blacks in Philadelphia usually live in the most violent neighborhoods? Do you think that has a correlation to traffic infractions, because I cannot count how many people in the ‘hood blow through red lights, speed down narrow streets, and strike pedestrians before fleeing the scene.

Philadelphia Fever

The city of Philadelphia has had a banner week for violence, with twenty-two shootings since last Monday, and four homicides in the past day. Come to Philly, have a few laughs.

Overnight violence continues in Philadelphia as a reported 22 shootings have happened since a week ago Monday. In 24 hours, 4 people have been killed in the city. A 57-year-old woman was found shot in her doorway and died in her home. She suffered one gunshot wound under her arm. She was pronounced dead.

In a separate incident, a 37-year-old man was shot in the face and multiples times throughout the body. The incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. on the 2200 block of North Chadwick Street.

A shooting in Strawberry Mansion left a 23-year-old man dead after he was shot multiples times in the leg, chin, and back. That shooting happened around 8 p.m. Monday evening.

Earlier that day, a drive-by shooting in Fern Rock left one man dead and five others injured. It happened around 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of North Broad Street and West Chew Avenue.

The good news? The mayor is focused like a laser… on forcing vaccinations on all city employees. The murders and shootings are not a priority for the mayor, nor the district attorney.

We’re Number One… With A Bullet

As of the end of last week, the city of Philadelphia has earned themselves an infamous honor. The city has the highest per capita homicide rate in America. Congratulations, Philadelphia!

As of Thursday, the number of homicide victims in Philadelphia this year is up to at least 314 people. That’s up 35% from this time last year.

Philadelphia now has the highest murder rate in the country per capita of the country’s 10 largest cities.

More than one-third of the shootings have happened in just five zip codes in North Philadelphia, Hunting Park, West Philadelphia, Kingsessing, Kensington and Port Richmond.

The first two neighborhoods are located in my division, so this feels like an Olympic gold medal for me and my fellow officers. I mean, we do our best to stop people from killing themselves, but the mayor, police commissioner and the Soros-appointed DA just won’t let that happen. Can’t exactly limit homicides if no one is going to prosecute the shooters, amirite?

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.