City of Brotherly Looting? Cops Arrest 15 During Tuesday Night Crime Spree in Philly

Nick Kangadis | September 27, 2023
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People are getting tired of this criminal activity masquerading as entitlement throughout large cities in the U.S. To be fair, when you think there’s going to be little to no repercussions for your actions based on the incompetence and/or willful ignorance of local district attorneys and judges, do you blame the criminal or the system that allows them act as criminals? How about both? While the system may be set up to benefit criminals, there’s always the individual choice of acting like a criminal.

At least on Tuesday night in Philadelphia, the police held some of these entitled criminals to account.

While there were many more looters than there was a police presence, 15 people were arrested in the mass chaos that terrorized the “City of Brotherly Love.”

According to the New York Post:

The unruly crowd outnumbered responding officers as they went from store to store in Center City, lifting merchandise and stuffing it in large plastic bags, CBS Philadelphia reported.

The shoplifters hit a Foot Locker and Apple store near 15th and Chestnut streets as well as a Lululemon in Rittenhouse Square and are accused of assaulting a security guard at the shoe store, according to the local station.

Authorities were really quick to mention that the criminal activity had no connection to the “peaceful protests” resulting from the acquittal of the police officer that fatally shot Eddie Irizarry on August 14.

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The Post reported that Irizarry was initially pulled over by police for “erratic driving” and that he had “a knife near his legs,” which Philadelphia police officer Mark Dial “may have mistaken for a gun due to its dark handle.” Dial fired his sidearm six times at Irizarry, eventually resulting in his death.

As for the rioting and looting that was totally unrelated to the protests — even though rioters and looters often take advantage of situations like the court’s decision to dismiss all charges against Dial — at least the police did something about the crime that has been plaguing big cities for years now.

Just because it seems that the system is rigged to benefit criminals, don’t automatically assume that, eventually, there won’t be some kind of accountability for your actions.

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