If you are from Philly or the surrounding area, you should have read that 3 people were killed and 11 were injured from the fight above on South Street. I live about 10 minutes away from where this took place and it’s not surprising that this happened. The city is dangerous and your head should be on a swivel if you’re out in it. This would be a contradictory opinion from our police chief who’s head is in the clouds.
“People should not be afraid. They should not be afraid. What happened last night was an atrocity. But it’s not something that we see all the time. And again, I don’t want us to normalize this. This is not something that’s normal in the city of Philadelphia and I don’t want anyone to begin to think that it is,” Outlaw said.
She’s wrong. I’m rarely out at night in these areas but I’ve seen the fashion district around City Hall and it’s filled with 3 wheelers and kids looking for trouble. South St is a breeding ground for bullets apparently. This is what happens when the high and mighty think that less police is better and that people can govern themselves more effectively. There is a reason why you get to a point where you need X amount of police officers. Would more police officers on the streets have stopped this? No. This is what happens when you have a society that is allowed to run amok. This type of behavior has crept into the hearts of Philly and it’s not a safe place to be unfortunately.