|Castle Doctrine: Philadelphia moves one step closer to the edge|
Philadelphia is a city where Black violence is becoming the norm, with more than 100 Black people engaging in violent Mahogany Mob on Tuesday and injuring goofy writers from The Onion in another attack that had more than 300 Black people attacking people.
Thirty three people were shot in a three day period, making it clear that the white people fleeing the city of brotherly love are doing so for only one reason: to leave the Black violence behind. The violence has gotten so bad that a state of emergency has been declared in one borough:
Darby Borough, Delaware County is under a State of Emergency due to a recent uptick of gun violence.
Five shootings in three days led to the announcement Friday night.
Mayor Helen Thomas announced the state of emergency telling residents the gun violence had to stop.
“I Mayor Helen R Thomas declare a state of emergency.”We have written this before and it should be crystal clear to all readers that the idea of curfew ordinances are only needed in three occasions: war, natural disaster and when Black people behave Blackly.
An 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew is in effect for adults and juveniles for at least 10 days.
Anyone outside during that time can be stopped and questioned by police, though Police Chief Bob Smythe says they’re more concerned about groups loitering or causing trouble.
“You’re in a group of more than three people and you are causing a disturbance. You’re going to be stopped and you’re going to be cited,” says Smythe.
A larger police presence is expected on the streets and Mayor Thomas says after the 10 days, officials will re-evaluate and go from there.
Most interesting is that Pennsylvania has just passed Castle Law, making an already combustible situation that much closer to the point of no return:
On Tuesday, Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill that expands a person's legal right to use deadly force in self defense.
Before, for a killing out of self defense to be legally justified, an individual had a duty to retreat, meaning they had to attempt to get away from the situation before using lethal force.
The only exception to that duty of retreat was outlined in the Castle Doctrine. A person inside of their home, on their property, or in their car was not expected to retreat.The amended version of the law eliminates a person's duty to retreat in public places, such as state parks.
The Castle Doctrine removes the legalistic obligation of retreating from an attacker who threatens a person before they have the right to fight back. Those who would do evil to others have no intention of retreating; those who would defend their person from such attackers now can fight back without legal impediments.Some community members said they are worried the law will encourage violence.
"I don't think that it's necessary," said Chris Yentzer, who enjoys local state parks. "State parks are usually pretty calm, pretty family oriented. I couldn't imagine there being trouble,:
The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association supports the amended law. The law will only protect a person if they legally possess the firearm used.
Still there are concerns, according to Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico.
"Our concern all along has not been for the innocent law-abiding citizens defending themselves on the streets," Marsico explained, "We don't see them getting charged with crimes for defending themselves. What we're worried about is the criminals that are out there on the street engaging in gun play are now going to use this new law as a defense, a way to get out of other charges."
Supporters have a different take on it. They see the law as an opportunity to ensure their own safety. Some even think the new Castle Doctrine could reduce violence.
"I think it will be a reduction in violence because criminals will be wondering whether or not you're armed," said Brad Kelly, who supports the law.
Philadelphia joins Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Atlanta, and St. Louis as being one of the cities most likely for an outbreak of violence that will make everything else that has transpired pale in comparison. The first person to exercise the Castle Doctrine in Philadelphia (perhaps Pittsburgh?) to ward off a Mahogany Mob attack will unleash a hell unlike any seen since 1992 in Los Angeles.
Imagine if the Mahogany Mob assault on Center City had been greeted by a white dude packing heat? What would have transpired next would have probably cracked the Liberty Bell again.
So many cities are powder kegs waiting to explode and you just wonder what the incident will be that finally causes one to explode. That the Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs) in charge of most of these major cities actively suppress the reality of crime - and always have - is grounds for accusations of treason, if it wasn't considered a treasonous act to even notice the racial reality of crime.
It should be noted that after the Carter Strange beating in High Points by 8 Black people, the Columbia City Council did passed an emergency curfew:
Starting tonight, children 16 and younger cannot be unaccompanied in Five Points after 11 p.m., and more Columbia police are being dispatched to the bar district if USC's baseball team wins a second national championship.
A unanimous City Council adopted the emergency 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Five Points curfew for 60 days in response to many incidents of misbehavior by teens this year and last year.
“It’s time,” Mayor Steve Benjamin said Monday. “The challenges Five Points faces right now (are) unique. To not recognize that and to determine that we need to not address this need based on some idea that you are being unequal to other parts of the city is a false choice.”
State NAACP leader Lonnie Randolph called the attack “heinous” said the men responsible deserve “the fullest wrath” possible legally. But he urged council to slow down on the rush to approve a curfew, concerned that it would open the door for police to excessively harass young African-Americans.
“It’s a knee-jerk reaction to one incident by a group of teenagers that was out of control,” Randolph said. “Punishing everybody for what eight did is unjust and unfair.”