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Old 04-11-2013, 11:33 PM
 
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I live in the Overbrook section... 65st and Lebanon... On Lebanon Avenue and Im just saying, ...66st people getting shot all the time, school shootings, the assault rates are high because of the schools in the area (Worst schools: Beeber Middle School (Closing, but was on the worst crime schools list and its a MIDDLE SCHOOL!, Overbrook High School, Very bad high school, worst crime high schools, probably equal to Strawberry Mansion HighSchool/Middleschool crime) And my block is okay..................... But its mostly black now and its full of **** now... Im very pissed, I know im ranting but yeah.... The area is officially shady and I just wanted to warn people about Central Overbrook. Overbrook farms is okay at best, and Overbrook hills is still GREAT. Stay OUT of Central Overbrook at night and even tho Im 16, I can tell you, I went to Beeber Middle School and saw some things i didnt want to see.. Regular kids (8th grade) fighting with mentally retarded kids. Bullying the whole 8 miles. People going on seizures and still getting stomped out,Etc. Im just saying.. Philly isnt fixing anything in the bad areas, Such as the schools, the only thing they're doing is Getting the downtown all good and make it look good, the mayor/city officials dont care about north philly schools, west philly schools, south philly schools, northeast philly schools, southwest philly schools, Like theres no school cameras in the hallways, outside the school, etc... So crime goes undone, there was 1000!!!! FIGHTS in OVERBROOK HIGH SCHOOL..... AVERAGE A YEAR.... AND YOU KNOW ALREADY, that 99% of Fights dont get caught, Etc. IF WE HAD CAMERAS EVERYWHERE (Except bathroom, bathroom does have some fights) SCHOOLS WOULD BE BETTER IN PHILLY, AND IF THE COPS THAT WATCH THE SCHOOLS (REAL COPS) THE SCHOOLS WOULD BE REAL GOOD..................... IM PISSED OFF AT PHILADELPHIA, BECAUSE ITS A GOOD CITY, VERY ROUGH, BUT GOOD CITY IF THEY WOULD FIX THE SCHOOLS. ......

[url=http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20130411_Student__2_others_shot_near_Overbrook_Hig h.html[/url] - Thursday, April 11, 2013 -Link not working but it works if you go to it manually from the philly.com website, link is valid but doesnt work on this forum for some reason..

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Judging by your post, those schools must be pretty bad....
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Overbrook has been rough for years. Even in the '50s, when my grandmother attended, it was on its way out.

South Philly High might actually be less dangerous now than it was in the '60s. Circa 1961, my great-uncle saw a kid right in front of him blown to bits with a shotgun.

And I hope the OP realizes that these schools can't just be "fixed" with a drop of a hat.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Default Official Greater Philadelphia Area Crime Thread

In response to a slew of new threads about crime, let's try to condense it all into one thread again.

This time, let's try to keep it civil? Right? You can debate and talk about the crime, but lets keep the name calling and attacks and such at a minimum. Also, feel free to talk about or post about crime in any part of the Greater Philadelphia Area. Let's try not to post simple meaningless things like a robbery or something, please keep it to serious crime that can actually be discussed.

These areas are included in the Greater Philadelphia Area:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Bucks County
Montgomery County
Delaware County (Chester City)
Chester County


New Jersey
Camden County (Camden City)
Burlington County
Gloucester County
Salem County
Cumberland County (Vineland City, Bridgeton City, Milleville City)
Atlantic County (Atlantic City)

Delaware
New Castle County (Wilmington)


Mods, please combine all recent crime threads with this one. Thanks

Last edited by toobusytoday; 04-12-2013 at 03:08 PM.. Reason: Removed Kent county, DE - 1.5 hours from Philly, MD, Cape May County and Berks county
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I'll start it off:


Columbine Threat at Temple University


Quote:
Temple University officials say there's an ongoing investigation into threatening graffiti found in a bathroom stall in one of the academic buildings.

They say the Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI have both been notified.

That's good news, but students, the people who could be in harms way, say they haven't been told about the threat. A threat university officials say they've known about since March.

FOX 29 has obtained pictures of the graffiti we're told was found on the wall of a bathroom stall at Gladfelter Hall.

Someone wrote "April 20th I'll bring honor to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold," a reference to the Columbine High School shooters.

The other says "April 20th you will all learn the meaning of suffering."

"It's kind of scary because people usually follow through with that kind of stuff. With Sandy Hook and everything like that you've got to be careful," said Temple University student David Tucker.

"It takes away the seriousness," Taylor Chenevert said after hearing the threats were posted on a bathroom wall. "People scribble on bathrooms all the time. That's high school type of stuff."

University officials issued a statement, saying: "The safety of the Temple Community is our top priority. Temple police have been conducting an investigation into the graffiti message..... Security has been enhanced on our campus."
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/21949145/columbine
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,PA
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Originally Posted by Summersm343 View Post
In response to a slew of new threads about crime, let's try to condense it all into one thread again.

This time, let's try to keep it civil? Right? You can debate and talk about the crime, but lets keep the name calling and attacks and such at a minimum. Also, feel free to talk about or post about crime in any part of the Greater Philadelphia Area. Let's try not to post simple meaningless things like a robbery or something, please keep it to serious crime that can actually be discussed.
LOL! Robbery is not meaningless to some of us. Robbery : The felonious taking of personal property from someone using force or the threat of force.
I posted on a thread awhile back,about an older lady,from the area I use to work at who was robbed. Some of her neighbors and myself, will go to the store for her because she is afraid to leave the house.I`M lost for words.
I guess you want to keep it to shootings in North Philly.

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Old 04-12-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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LOL! Robbery is not meaningless to some of us. Robbery : The felonious taking of personal property from someone using force or the threat of force.
I posted on a thread awhile back,about an older lady,from the area I use to work at who was robbed. Some of her neighbors and myself, will go to the store for her because she is afraid to leave the house.I`M lost for words.
I guess you want to keep it to shootings in North Philly.
If the robbery is a significant story then sure post it, but there is no point posting every single individual crime story. Better to limit it to more important stories... and no I would say quite the opposite. DON'T post every single shooting in North Philadelphia. I would prefer stories that would create more conversation to be posted.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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I look forward to reading constructive conversation and debate about crime issues in the metro.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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When merging the recent thread about Overbrook High School with this thread, the Overbrook posts registered first due to being an older thread. Sorry for any confusion that may have been caused.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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No problem, thanks Tone
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