Cops are calling it a “coordinated attack.” The rest of us call it anarchy. The deep blue city of Philadelphia saw large numbers of urban youth sacking a number of retailers in Philly’s downtown Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
Yes, Virginia, it’s not just Chicago that’s seeing orgies of looting and rioting.
Philly’s looting just kept getting worse as the night wore on as the young people saw how thin police were spread and how the vast, vast majority of looters could steal and trash property with impunity.
In the end, cops arrested 20 but many hundreds more escaped the hand of the law, including some dude in a Halloween mask that symbolizes the chaos in the so-called City of Brotherly Love.
We’ll post the video here and give you the gory details afterwards. Note the hyena like cackling laughs of the woman videotaping the rampage. She’s positively giddy to the point of orgasmic at the inept police response.
Update: Added this video… note the woman laughing and screaming, “Free iPhones!”
PHILADELPHIA – Several retail stores were looted when police say a large group of people, including many juveniles, terrorized several sections of Philadelphia during an 8-hour crime spree that spanned from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning.
Interim Commissioner John Stanford told reporters the looting began around 8 p.m. when police responded to several reports of looting at businesses.
A massive police presence swarmed a stretch of Walnut Street between 15th and 18th streets. Videos posted to X, formerly called Twitter, shows retail stores like Lululemon, the Apple Store and Footlocker ravaged by what police called a “coordinated attack.”
Large crowds — mostly consisting of juveniles — looted multiple stores and damaged property across Philadelphia Tuesday night, police said.
It was around 8 p.m. when, officials said, police started receiving calls that large crowds were making their way into Center City.
Among the stores looted were the Footlocker and the Apple store near 15th and Chestnut streets and a Lululemon store in the area.
Acting Police Commissioner John Stanford said Tuesday night’s looting had nothing to do with the peaceful protest that took place earlier after charges were dismissed against the officer who shot and killed Eddie Irizarry.
Instead, he argued that those involved in looting used the protest as an excuse to engage in criminal behavior.
Even CNN – the “mostly peaceful” network – covered it on the national level… laughably they called incidents, as if it was a traffic accident.
CNN — More than a dozen people were arrested after stores were looted when a large crowd gathered in Philadelphia’s Center City district Tuesday night, police said.
The looting began shortly after the conclusion of peaceful protests against a judge’s decision to dismiss all charges against a former Philadelphia police officer, Mark Dial, in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Eddie Irizarry on August 14, authorities said. The city’s police commissioner said he believes the looters were “opportunists” that were not directly connected to the protests.
Who is Eddie Irizarry? That was my question too. Would it surprise you to know he was a young man who ran from police then refused commands to show his hands as cops swarmed his car. By the way, was that a gun in the seat next to him?
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — More than a dozen people were arrested after a massive group of juvenile looters ransacked businesses across Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
The chaos started around 7:30 p.m. after numerous 911 calls stated a large group, possibly as many as 100 or so, moving through Center City.
Video obtained by Action News captured a group of people taking items out of a Foot Locker store around 8 p.m. on the 1500 block of Chestnut Street in Center City. Several juveniles fled the scene, but at least one adult was arrested, police said.