Philadelphia, seriously, wtf?

Don’t look now, but the ghetto is fucked the fuck up. If you’re in it right now, I’d suggest you seriously consider ducking. Or leaving, for that matter, provided you have the means.

There was a time, back in the 1990s (oh, where have you gone?) when it was thought – due, perhaps, to Giuliani, and Roe v. Wade – that crime in urban areas would never again be quite as high as it was back during the height of the crack era. But obviously we were mistaken!

I’m not sure what in the world’s going on, but violent crime in America’s ghettos has been on a precipitous upswing in the past couple of years. Does it have something to do with the ridonkulous amount of restrictions they place on a woman’s right to choose these days? I hope so.

You’ll recall that earlier this year, St. Louis was named the gulliest most dangerous city in America. So far, 2007 has been pretty fucked up, so we should definitely be in the running for ’08, but it looks like Philadelphia might be giving us a run for our money, such as it is.

Now, they’re a much bigger city than us, so I guess you have to grade on a curve or whatever, but so far this year they’ve already had something like 300 homicides. That just doesn’t seem right, now does it? And of course the vast majority of them have been young black males.

Acknowledging that the city’s police force is at a loss for doing anything other than eating donuts and fucking with people, Commissioner Sylvester Johnson (I know) is calling on 10,000 black men to patrol the streets on some Police Academy 4 shit and protect the area’s more vulnerable citizens.

A few possible issues I could see with this…

First of all, who’s going to volunteer for this shit? Since it is, after all, the ghetto, you have to assume that most of the people who live there are old people who tend to burn up in house fires, women with numerous fatherless children, crackheads, and gangbangers.

If you’re a guy and you don’t fall into any of the above categories, chances are you’ve got something better to do and somewhere better to do it. I know personally, I feel no sense of obligation to head down to the musty nether regions of the city and act as a human shield for some welfare mother. But then you guys know I’m racist as shit.

And speaking of which, what are these volunteers supposed to do, throw themselves between a bullet and its intended target? According to the Commissioner, these volunteers aren’t supposed to be armed or seek any actual confrontation with said gangbangers. Which makes me wonder how effective they can be as anything other than a motherfucking target.

Not to ruffle TPAR’s feathers on an otherwise pleasant Friday afternoon, but I heard the Nation of Islam is involved, which would suggest to me that this is about to descend into a violent mess at any moment now if it hasn’t already. Indeed, I remember the Nation tried something similar to this back during the height of the crack era and that shit lasted for like a day.

Also, when I heard about this on NPR the other day (sorry) I know some people took an issue with the fact that he called for 10,000 black men to show up, rather than just whoever was interested. Then, pressed on the issue, he did mention that women and hispanics could show up if they like, though I notice he still didn’t say shit about white people. So I guess you guys aren’t invited.

That said, obviously something’s got to be done, any time you’ve got something like 400 people turning up dead in a year. Police work might be more effective if we could get people to start snitching, but that just wouldn’t be hip-hop. What about the shit Giuliani pulled in New York back in the ’90s? These kids can’t very will kill one another if they’re constantly in jail with a plunger up their ass.

What do you ‘bags think?

  • N.O. 4 life

    300 damn thats alot…we gotta lot down here with a low ass population too so we prolly got a curve like st louis…

    where the hell are 10,000 black men gonna come from?..if there are that many black men ready to volunteer to do that then power to em…but chance are super slim…you see what happens when the white man tries to destroy a race ..when you need em there in jail or dead

  • texasleen

    first…im thinkn about getting off in 3hrs and doing what nas says a 40 and a blunt fuck hip hop its all about country

  • Ryan

    Hot ghetto mess.

  • k swinger

    Classic Bol…TGIF.

  • LowEndofDaChi

    If more of us black men focused on home on a consistent basis (instead of chasing video vixen look-alikes, smoking hellacious quantities of marijuana, and getting pissy drunk everyday), our cities might become safer places to live.

    Not to throw my fellow brothers under the bus, because black women are responsible as well. You seem to like making this an us vs. them issue, when in reality the only way progress can be made is if people start viewing the shit as an issue we ALL must deal with.

    And the Muslim shit is out of order, you bigoted bitch.

  • radnuw

    Word. Don’t think that shits going work. I think they maybe at the point of no return at this point. 10000 men in the mix will cause nothing but confrontation and who’s going to regulate that shit. Bad Idea.

  • brain

    im from philly and all my brothrs have been killed in the last three years we are the hardest city in america. but its nothing compared to whats going on in other counties. you just got to stay out of peoples way and duck stray bullets.

  • http://www.myspace.com/michaelbjordan THE UNDERWRITER

    I blame white people

  • CL

    If you’re a guy and you don’t fall into any of the above categories, chances are you’ve got something better to do and somewhere better to do it. I know personally, I feel no sense of obligation to head down to the musty nether regions of the city and act as a human shield for some welfare mother. But then you guys know I’m racist as shit.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    LMMFAO!!!

    Good shit Bol.

  • yaboy

    fucking hilarious.

  • Rich Arte

    i think you’re fat…but I don’t know if i would protest given the opportunity. Most of the murders that occur (no stats – street knowledge) are from drug transactions gone bad. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not always the case.

    For instance, just two days ago in Middletown, OH. one of my good friends was at a bar with three of his friends. There was some drunken shit-talking and one of his friends got in a fight with a random. The random got his ass beat the fuck down….a few hours later (3am) he and 3 of his friends do a drive-by on my friends. My friend got shot in the hand, but no one died. The police say they uncovered over 80 rounds from tech-9′s and SKS’s. Those are assault rifles and should only be used for combat or war, not because you got your ass kicked. Our generation is so quick to turn to guns as the answer to the problems, when the guns are the problem.

    If we could settle disputes without weapons, more people would get they ass kicked but live another day to let the wounds heal. This is a problem in epidemic proportions across neighborhoods in damn near every city in America.

    what is a human life worth to you???

  • Rich Arte

    btw, I’m from Cincinnati and our murder rate is declining (thank God)

    @bol…that’s how you spell C-I-N-C-I-N-N-A-T-I

  • LowEndofDaChi

    I agree w/Rich Arte.

    Nowadays, dudes are so scared of getting their ass whooped (not many people are going to actually fight, hence massive amounts of shit talking), that they resort to gun fire to resolve disputes.

  • Fernando

    Lowendofdachi says:

    “If more of us black men focused on home on a consistent basis (instead of chasing video vixen look-alikes, smoking hellacious quantities of marijuana, and getting pissy drunk everyday), our cities might become safer places to live. ”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Somebody gets it.

  • Fernando

    N.O for Life says:

    “you see what happens when the white man tries to destroy a race ..when you need em there in jail or dead ”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Somebody doesnt.

  • smegma

    Hey! How fucking gay is John Norris (MTV) did you see him at the VMAs? Jessus!

  • og bobby j

    i am sure there are gonna be a lot of volunteers….i know i would go but i might be busy not getting involved in shit that the fuckin pigs get paid to do….
    what can you say…philly is gully.
    my boy got murked out there back in novemeber….him and his baby mother…but they aint touch the seed. see they are not completely heartless

  • http://yahoo CaesarDuke

    I would like is syvelster johnson is black because if hes black or white in my opinion all dis man wants to do is destroy da african american and hispanic and dis might sound crazy but women race reason how in da hell are u going 2 have patrolling those areas when u know for a fact that there going to get killed or hurt think about it just my opinion

  • Fernando

    Rich Arte,

    GO BENGALS!!!

    Im about to be in the Nati for the Monday Night game against the Patriots. Could be bad, but Ocho Cinco is about to light it up!!!

  • Black and Sometimes Proud

    Whites aren’t invited, why would they? Why would a white person go to a war zone, in which blacks kill each other over chains and rims? This approach won’t work. No approach works unless you take a piss on the NAMBLA (aka child molestor)-supporting ACLU and turn this into Guliani-like Zero Tolerance affair.

    You can all say what you want about Guliani, but he has my vote. He fixed New York and that was worse than anything before in the US.

    Fuck drug dealers, you fucking pieces of shit sell crack to your fellow man. You sell it to your neighbor, you destroy everything. Fuck every crack rapper, you truly deserve to be shot.

    The American Ghettos are doomed, because we still have trahs like TPAR asking for reparations. Nothings gonna change, until there is non one left.

  • The Spaniard

    “Does it have something to do with the ridonkulous amount of restrictions they place on a woman’s right to choose these days?”

    Yes.

  • http://yahoo CaesarDuke

    True what is a human life worth people are dying not from natural causes but violence when will it stop da world is crazy everyday I got wake up 2 dis crazy think about it

  • ignorance is bliss and i’m pissed off

    Bol ,you’re right. Damn, I hate saying that. Black people need to get our shit together. Plain and simple. Sure we have been fucked with a really small white dildo many times over (thats the only way you can feel it), but we can’t continue to blame them for all of our problems. I get it. Props to Lowendofdachi. Props to N.O. 4 Life also because it is true, white people have been trying to get rid of other races for millenia (re: Native Americans, European Jews, Africans, Arabs, Native tribes of South and Central America….et. al.). I’m not talking genocide, I’m talking conquering other peoples and assimilating and perverting other cultures. They can’t create their own so they still from everyone else (re: Western Civilization (Egyptians), hard shell tacos (Mexicans), Monotheism (Buddhists), Rock and Roll (Blacks), Rap (Blacks). ) But ,I digress.

    Answer this question: If I rob someone because I’m broke, and I’m broke because I live in an inner-city ghetto where the education system was pathetic, but I did well and wanted to go to college, but couldn’t because neither I or my paretns could afford it , so to make the money I started robbing people and in the process killed a few, whose fault is it ? (answer to question after replies are posted)

  • The Spaniard

    Out of the 300 dead I am interested in how many of those are on the job hazzards. (i.e. buy/selling drugs, being a fucking idiot by hanging with irreputible people, or some other illicit criminal activity) because, really, who gives a shit about them anyway? Besides their enablers that is.

  • Fire aka LOL Silencer

    Reminds me of the scene from Friday when Pops is telling Craig that his generation is a bunch of sissified punks quick to turn to gun violence instead of fighting hand to hand. I agree. I’m 18 and I myself don’t understand all this senseless gun violence bullshit. I’s not like pulling a gun on someone makes you a man. People don’t realize that even though fighting is bad, at least “you live, you live to fight another day!” Put the gun down, Craig.

  • god cursed u

    blacks r lost race

  • The Spaniard

    “If we could settle disputes without weapons, more people would get they ass kicked but live another day to let the wounds heal. This is a problem in epidemic proportions across neighborhoods in damn near every city in America.”

    The real problem is that some people are little Ralph Tresvants in the making (i.e. sensitive bitches).

    People need some self-esteem and self-confidence then they wouldn’t be so eager to resort to violence, of any sort, to settle differences.

    Random Asshole: Your mother is a bitch!

    Me: Yeah, she sure is.

    Random Asshole: You are a bitch!

    Me: (yawn.)

    Random Asshole: Now I am going to beat yor ass!

    Random Asshole (3 days later at the hospital): Fuck! That dude beat the shit out of me! I guess I should not have been threatening people who were not fucking with me.

    Lesson learned.

  • http://misterrickyblackplanet BossGame

    Commissioner Sylvester Johnson (I know)

    For reasons I don’t understand. This is funny as hell to me. Keep doing ya thang brah. reading your stuff reminds me of a lyric from that song Baby Come Back by Player; trying to keep up the smiles that hide the tears. Peace to all.

  • N.O. 4 life

    the man basically put us in this situation by depriving inner communties of education while fillin em up with cocaine and guns…also know as “Operation African American Evaporation”

  • Around and Around

    Rich Arte Says:

    September 21st, 2007 at 2:46 pm
    The police say they uncovered over 80 rounds from tech-9’s and SKS’s. Those are assault rifles
    —-
    Uhhh, the police can’t tell that the rounds came from a Tec-9, all they can tell is that it was a 9 milli. the largest clip a Tec-9 has is 36 round. Also it’s not an assult rifle, it’s only a little bigger then a pistol kind of like a Mac 10. And they’re cheap as fuck, and don’t shoot straight…….. tec-9 AKA the Ghetto Getter.

  • Around and Around

    News from Jena, police arrested a white kid with two noose’s hanging from his pick up.

    His name was Fernando.

    (No joke that really did happen today)

  • Unknown

    Philly has become Iraq, The kidnapping kids choppin them up if ransoms are not paid. They got american Jihad over there. The dope game as bacame the WIRE for real. IT no joke in North Philly. I think these young dudes play too many video games, some think they get a 1up or something. Young black males have no fear of death Mortality for them is 20. You can’t leave the hood and move to the burbs you got child molester and serial killer out there. Some can’t seperate real from fake.

  • Trizzle

    (lowers and shakes head at post and comments)

  • Aem

    , Commissioner Sylvester Johnson (I know) is calling on 10,000 black men to patrol the streets on some Police Academy 4 shit and protect the area’s more vulnerable citizens.
    ——————————-
    Sounds like the peacekeepers in the UN.
    They don’t help either.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    I just think that maybe if Al Sharpton would…well..maybe..not. Anyways we need to lock up some of these post-Crack Era psychotic teens up for being well what they are, Nuts! Come on now if 14 years old, can’t spell the word Democracy, don’t know what The Bill Of Rights is, but, is carrying around Semi-Automatic Weapons and going through the Hood shootin everybody and everything up, but, the Stop Signs, you have a problem. Some of these kids momz smoked too much Crack when they were in their Wombs so thats the reason why they come outta the Womb actin like lil Gremlins, and lookin like lil Gremlins! Seriously if you let your shortie watch you smoke Weed, Cuss, Steal, Have Sex with Thousands of niggas and act like all that is Cool then you need yo Ass Beat! I don’t care how cool you is as a Mom or a Dad, your shortie shouldn’t being Smokin Weed with you, yall shouldn’t be servin Together or doin other illegal and immoral shit Together. We got a Fucked Up Generation of Kids, but, the Adults of these lil mutafuckas are worse.If you let your kid engage in all types of Ghetto Shit that is unlawful and then wanna act stupid when he or she is arrested for Blowin some other Snot-Nosed kid’s head off his shoulders, then you might as well Kill Yourself. Put the Gun in your Mouth, close your eyes and squeeeeeeezzzeeeee!!!!!

  • bloggers are punks

    All of these people talk trash and rail against the system, yet no one does anything about it!!

    This generation is filled with a bunch of punks. Get off your ass, quit bloggin’ , and get actively involved in FIXING, not discussing the problems in our society.

    By the way, ignorance, it is your choice whether or not to pull the trigger!!

    Gotta go, I’m still protesting in Jena, bitches!!

    FIRST!!!!!!!

  • Tyler

    Somebody needs to bring back the Black Panther movement all over again. Oh shit, 2pac tried which got his ass assassinated thus causing the downfall of hip hop so I guess like BoL said we are truly fuck’d tha’ fuck up, ya’dig.
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  • willie biggs

    grown men need to stand up and give these young boys what they need……….. a fatherly figure who will kick his ass when he needs it. we need the male cousins, uncles and fathers to grow the f&*# up and start acting like men and stop being beeyotches

  • FuckUPayMe618

    Philly and The Lou stocked up on Vitamin Water. The only thing i patrol round this bitch is my whip. You cant have a nice Car and live in st.louis, Ni66as too thirsty here

  • HAWAIIAN

    All black people need to stop blaming whites for all their problems.

    Whites came to Hawaii and almost exterminated our culture, but we aren’t bitching like little girls we are growing and being our own person.

    all people who constantly blame another will never advance/progress in their life.

    saying all that white resentful shit is more ignorant than what you constantly accuse white people of being ignorant about.

  • Orangejuicejones

    only 300-400 in September??!?!? From January 1- to December 31 in 1995, Chicago there were 923 recorded homicides….

  • orangejuicejones

    In fact I forgot, Chicago had a homicide total of 970 in 1974. I mean thas some serious bodying. So while Philly is bad, those stats cant even compare through what brothers 21+ in the Chi had to endure…..

  • thoreauly77

    “For reasons I don’t understand. This is funny as hell to me. Keep doing ya thang brah. reading your stuff reminds me of a lyric from that song Baby Come Back by Player; trying to keep up the smiles that hide the tears. Peace to all.”

    ^^^^^^ realest shit ever. there is a saying that the irish drink and joke all the time because the reality of the situation is so dire that if we don’t joke about it, well, the shit just gets to you, you know? there is a time for seriousness (tpar,etc) and there is a time for satire (bol,etc), but really there should be a synthesis of the two because if there isn’t, there is a bunch of pseudo-intellectual posturing that quite frankly reeks of supremacy…… which is i think what most of us are fighting anyways isn’t it? tell me i’m wrong please.

  • gerald n. the birdman

    DARWINISM IS A BITCH.

  • thugnificient

    there’s powerful niggadry at work in philly

  • http://averagebro.blogspot.com/ AverageBro

    BOL IS A POST-JACKER!!!

    Case in point, I blogged about this very same story a week ago. I used the exact same “Police Academy: Citizens on Patrol” punchline, not to mention a few others. Mysteriously (or not so), this post sounds very familiar.

    Peep it for yourself: http://averagebro.blogspot.com/2007/09/police-academy-7-illadelphia.html

    Bol has sunk to a whole new level.

  • dh

    Is it Christopher Hitchens? Bonz Malone? Them St. Louis cracka ass crackas? Who got you out here slanging this self-hate worse than that nigga Stanley Crouch? A bit of Buddhism and some Black Love is what I wish for your brilliant black ass. Poverty is soul crushing. Philly, like Detroit and SL are facing second term Republican oppression. Contextualize. I’m counting on you.

  • Purcey

    giving you a run for your money? we were the murder capital last year and we will be again this year, there no we mgiht give you a run for your money, we’ve been givin you a run for your money,

    hold it down for the 215
    C.B.L

  • reef

    chicago got mad gang bangin tho, im talkin about nigga keep your muthafuckin hat straight or niggaz is airing you out thats why i think its the one of the worst large cities because of the gang culture, LA aint got shit on us trust me.

  • reef

    chicago got mad gang bangin tho, im talkin about nigga keep your muthafuckin hat straight or niggaz is airing you out thats why i think its the one of the worst large cities because of the gang culture, LA aint got shit on us trust me.

  • Redd

    where the hell is TPAR??!!

  • grippy

    @reef
    that really aint shit to be proud of

    GI-219
    TVL

  • hdouble215

    lifting that dumb ass weight ban against hiring new officers…my homie who i played football with in HS is about 230 and he 6’1…they listed him as overweight being as tho he looks like a nfl linebacker…now you can already be on the force and be fuckin Carl Winslow…it seems they hiring americas next top model instead of police officers…

  • http://msn.com Motown

    Detroit got crime to we like numba 2 and Flint Michigan is 3. Not to mention in Detroit we ain’t got gangs at all.

  • b

    why would some of yall niggaz rep niggaz being killed. yall would shut the fuck up when someone close to yall get killed! seriously though? yall rep a city that gets niggaz killed? im from philly to and i hate that niggaz die for nothing. and yall niggaz think its iight? niggaz that live by a gun deserve to die by one! how could yall niggaz love the fact that we are the murder capital? im glad i moved the fuck out of the hood! i wanna live. lol. yall niggaz crazy. go head and die if you want.

  • MonstaDon

    Shit…I’m from the wildest Ghetto in Philly…I did my share of dirt…but it just seems like these savages are on some new and improved crazy shit…I see people talking about their gangs etc, etc…but we don’t have gangs in Philly…it’s every man for hisself in this bitch…which makes it even more atrocious…even women are getting in on the action…this one broad got into a fight with another broad…stabbed the broad up…pushed her out the window from 3 flights up…then went downstairs to see if the chick was still breathin’…then stomped her out to make sure the job was done…fam, it’s crazy here. I know every place got it’s killers, gangsters, whatever…but it’s not like here…it’s disgusting…and it’s been like this ever since they made it hard for cats to hustle and get money in the streets…it’s crucial…

    100.

  • Purcey

    Im from philly we dont die over colors, We die over money – Oschino

  • Pierzy

    I’m from Philly and it’s crazy out here…but it’s only on like 5 or 6 blocks. It’s crazy. When the cops were investigating one murder, another one took place like 200 feet away. That’s gangsta if you ask some people…

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    bol ur a suberb bitch ive been born and rasied and still livin in compton u suberb bitch u dont know shit bout tha ghetto fool wut u know son.i dont duck for shit nigga i lost ma brother who was a blood killed by crips to this gangbang shit i know wut it is to live in tha ghetto wut city u claim nigga?coneticet?shut tha fuck up

  • john cochran

    Im from north philly, the part where most of that shit go down at, and I just wanna say it makes me sick to my stomach. My brothers are out here killing eachother all day. You can here an average conversation here where some one’s talkin bout merkin somebody like its nothing. All niggas do is blow tree all day. Its something in that shit. To all yal who think weed aint a hard drug, you a damn fool. Stop smoking, fucking, and drinking and get up and do something productive. And I dont wanna hearr nobody blame the crackers either, its all on us.

  • Datruth

    One thing I can’t stand is niggas being proud of the murder count. NIGGA I don’t want to live in the murder capital of the world. Show me where you can mob down the street with your hat turned any way. Show me where you ain’t got to worry about the stickup boy on the corna trying get you for ya chain or ya bapes. Born in North Philly, raised in South Central. I live around Peggy and them now, fucks that shit!!!

  • http://cholleybrick.com Cholley Brick

    Why is it that whenever the topic of murder rates comes up, niggas feel the need to stress the fact that their city is deadlier than the next nigga’s city? That shit is more ignorant than a nigga bragging about how his herpes warts are way juicier than the warts on the dude sitting next to him at the free health clinic.

  • Fire aka LOL Silencer

    Cholley Brick’s comment is hilarious and true at the same time. What kind of ignoramus brags about having a high murder rate in their city? At the same time, how do the government (on all levels) and citizens of those cities let that bullshit happen?

  • E

    Cholley Brick, that was funny

    @IGNORANCE, the answer is you. You are responsible for self preservation.

  • T-Boye

    Marvin Gaye was right, when he said “What’s Going On ?” , sad, so sad

  • bottomboi g

    brain Says:

    September 21st, 2007 at 2:24 pm
    im from philly and all my brothrs have been killed in the last three years we are the hardest city in america. but its nothing compared to whats going on in other counties. you just got to stay out of peoples way and duck stray bullets.

    Man shout out to philly but ya facts wrong New Orleans murda Capital homie Check out the facts straight from the FBI. The murda rate 15 times worst then New York. The worst part everybody aint back yet. Shit always gutta in the N.O. niggas getting cutthoated down here over bullshit.

    New Orleans deadliest city still. Before Katrina we was mruda capital and with the reports just release from the FBI New Orleans is back the official Murda capital ya heard me. But shouts out to Philly though i know they killas out there. but the N.O. is a jungle you tube the 3rd ward new orleans and see how different it is from where u stay real shit.

  • Yeah

    Come to Bmore muthafucka.

  • CINCINNATI BITCHES

    @ Fernando…WHO DEY!! And if we don’t win, one of them Patriots fans is prolley gonna get sho..uh…i mean get they ass whooped.

  • Rich Arte

    @ Around and Around, witnesses said there were no single shots heard, just rapid repeated gunfire. You tellin me that this gun is slightly similar just a few centimeters larger (no homo) and all that bullshit, I don’t give a damn. You tryin to correct me when I’m illustratin a real-life situation/problem.

    I don’t give a fuck what they were, they was dangerous semi-autos…how’s that?

    @Fernando….damn that loss to the Seahawks hurt. Wait till them Pats come to the Jungle, they goin leave wit a loss (i hope).

    Stop the killing, free the Jena 6.
    Pussies play wit guns, bitches use them.

    The hardest niggas out t-up toe to toe and knuckle up.
    lol @…”Put the gun down Craig”

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