259.

August 16, 2007 at 4:16 pm 1 comment

And the streets of Philadelphia continue to run red with blood. Homicides 257, 258, and 259 were tacked onto this grisly year’s infamous statistic.

Last night, nearly a dozen people were shot and three were killed to death. Two women were killed in their homes and a teen was shot dead in a recreation center. In addition to these shooting, there were probably a few rapes, burglaries, and muggings.

Good news though! In a bid to increase school funding (and possibly keep our city’s murderers and rapists in classrooms instead of on the streets), parking rates are going up. So the city of Philadelphia is going to be saved from this endless violence by meter maids and parking tickets.

But wait, there’s more! If the School Reform Commission has its way, the Philadelphia School District will only have a deficit of $55.9 million.

Sorry, I’m at a lost for words…I seem to be choking on my government cheese.

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Entry filed under: commentary, crime, philadelphia.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. kuan  |  August 24, 2007 at 5:28 am

    wow. it’s almost like clockwork. 26 homicides since about less than a month ago.

    Reply

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