There was widespread rioting in Philadelphia Tuesday night. With some looters wearing clown masks and people laughing on video, it looked like a scene from “The Purge.”
The mayhem is because a judge dismissed a case against a Philadelphia police officer who shot and killed a motorist while he sat in his car last month.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said, “In keeping with our oath to seek justice, we will move to have all criminal charges, including Murder, reinstated against this defendant.”
“This had nothing to do with the protests. What we had tonight was a bunch of criminal opportunists take advantage of a situation and make an attempt to destroy our city,” Commissioner John Stanford said in a news conference.
In one video, some girl yells, “Keep yo phone out, keep yo phone out” like the cops are doing something wrong. The people recording some of the robberies acted like it was some big game.
These are a few of the many videos showing the rioters swarming over different locations.
🚨#BREAKING: Large Crowds of people have started Riot and Loot multiple stores as Citywide Rapid Response has been Activated
Philadelphia Police have activated a citywide rapid response following large crowds of people gathering and rioting, and engaging… pic.twitter.com/ronKIax9rO
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 27, 2023
One person who goes by the name of MEATBALL was live-streaming herself, and then when she gets caught by police, she says, “Yo we ain’t got nothin to do with this.” She had live-streamed herself, yelling, “Everybody must eat, everybody must eat,” as people tore the security doors off a store.
How the night started for Ms. Meatball
— Lucky (@TheMagaHulk) September 27, 2023
This isn’t a protest; this is an excuse to wreak havoc and have some demented type of fun. Absolute total mayhem, and it’s great to see the excuse Mayor Johnson of Chicago uses of “disenfranchised youth” is spreading across the county.