Woman’s Leg Broken, Others Hurt in Spring Garden Mob Attack

Stephanie Farr, Philly News, June 27, 2011

A woman’s leg was broken and several other people were injured Saturday night when a large group of teens accosted pedestrians in Spring Garden, police and witnesses said.

Philadelphia police responded to two reports of pedestrians being assaulted by a large group of young people along Broad Street about 9:30 p.m.

One of those reports came from Emily Guendelsberger, 27, city editor for local arts and entertainment content for the Onion, the satirical newspaper and website. She was walking with seven friends on Green Street near Broad when they were accosted, she said. {snip}

A friend who was with her at the time, Daily News staff writer Molly Eichel, said that they were walking down Green Street when a group of teens was walking down Broad. “We heard kids yell, ‘Run, run,’ ” Eichel said. “Some kid just came out of nowhere and punched my friend Charlie in the face.”

Eichel said that when her group tried to run, about 20 teens chased them down the street. “They were kicking kids down and punching them when they were down,” she said.

{snip}

According to the police report of the incident, Guendelsberger was “jumped” by 30 to 40 men who punched and kicked her numerous times. Police said they checked the area for surveillance but had no luck.

Shortly before Guendelsberger’s assault, police said, they responded to another assault, about five blocks away at Broad Street and Fairmount Avenue, of a 20-year-old man who said that he was attacked by a large group of men and women.

{snip}

Twitter users said that the mob ranged from 50 to 100 people and that participants not only assaulted people but also threw trash cans and lit fireworks.


David Henry, ABC Action News (Philadelphia), June 27, 2011

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  • sbuffalonative

    White flash mob, singing and dancing.

    Black flash mob, violent rampage.

    Is this an example of the ‘digital divide’?

  • Conrad

    I wonder if she is one of those nice anti-white Leftist girls?

  • Jay

    This phenomenon is just about two years old now. There are SO MANY videos on the internet now of mobs of blacks attacking whites, asians, latinos, even each other.

    My friends, we have reached a turning point. The lid is off the can of worms and this will be the new normal.

    If I see more than one ‘youff’ walking my way, even in broad daylight, I cross the street. Can you imagine it? Two or more ‘youffs’ or ‘young people’ as this report kept saying, now bring a 50/50 chance of attacking you. It’s completely random now.

    I bet those whites, indians etc who were attacked were all extremely liberal. Heck, probably the girl with the broken leg will insist it wan’t a racial thing – and she’ll believe her own delusions.

    But this is the way of the world.

  • Tired of It

    As usual, the main stream media is loathe to mention the race of the perpetrators. Because we might “stereotype” them. Guess what msm, they’re stereotyping themselves. And it’s no big secret. We know the race without you having to report it.

    Now, the only question is, will our government do anything about it? Or will we have to wait until we vote Obama out? Or will the average citizen be forced to take the law into their own hands? Because we all know law enforcement only shows up after the crime has gone down.

  • WASP

    No mention of race by the victim with the shoe print on his face. Wow, will I EVER be that “smart” and open minded? ‘Cause not noticing race make you smarter… these days.

    The mother who was questioned by the reporter didn’t have much to say. Wonder what the FATHER thought? As if! lol

    I actually hope this problem gets worse to the point that the media has to mention that all of the “youths” are in fact black youths. THEN maybe something will be done.

  • Anonymous

    Why all the fuss? Just a bunch of spirited “youffs”.

  • blitzen51

    I live in Las Vegas. Last Memorial Day weekend we had an event here which never made national news. Teens near a golf club here in Vegas were tossing rocks at the golfers. When the golfers politely told them to stop it. The teens left and returned with about a dozen others carrying baseball bats. They jumped the fence and began beating the golfers on the golfcourse. This was briefly reported on channel 13 las Vegas news. You can find the story on their website. NO report of the race of the teens!!

  • HH

    We all know what is coming here – any time now, one of these mobs of feral Blacks is going to pounce on the wrong White person and one or more of them are going to get filled with a few hollow-point slugs! THEN the mendacious-media will suddenly take an interest in all this, howling for gun-control, screaming “racism” and putting on their usual, well-rehearsed routine of phoney hand-wringing, calls for “healing” and all that similar foolishness. It is only a matter of time…

    Indeed, maybe that’s what the usual suspects are hoping for?!?!

  • Anon

    Blacks have no clue that the more people they attack, the more conservatives they create. Affirmative action and pouring money into black inner-city schools for two generations hasn’t made a dent in the poverty and violence rates. A majority of people in this country are finally going to come to the conclusion that blacks are simply bearers of very poor genetic material.

    Slavery ended 150 years ago, and Jim Crow died back in the 1960s. By now, blacks have run out of excuses for their inability to improve.

  • Anonymous

    Running is a waste of energy. If you run from any predator, they chase. Versus black teens, sorry but you’re just not that fast. And unlike being pursued by wild animals, you can’t “play dead” and hope they leave you alone. Better that Whites all (1) travel in groups (2) take martial arts training (3) always carry a large-caliber firearm (4) stand your ground and be willing to use #2 and #3.

  • Anonymous

    As a lifelong resident of Philadelphia and surroundings, I could have told this young lady to stay out of that area during all but business hours. Anyone from Philadelphia knows that this is the edge of North Philadelphia, a very bad place. Guess why! But lots of nice young, dumb, altruistic, people believe that “now it’s changing”. Well, it is. It’s getting worse.

    Many years ago, when I was young i worked for a very famous Philadelphia department store. The company had a warehouse a few blocks north of the area where this incident occurred. Occasionally one of us had to go to this warehouse. This was a very dangerous assignment. The warehouse was surrounded by block after block of ruins. The city was “redeveloping” the area with good old generous LBJ’s money (taxpayer dollars). The area was a blighted mess. Riots in the 1960’s burned out the place, so we taxpayers were building it back up. One of the old ladies from our sales floor went up to this warehouse one day and was attacked with rocks. She got badly hurt. Several chivalrous, brave, young black “warriors” hurled missiles at her and hit her. I quietly refused to go there ever again.

    This area is still a blighted mess today. It will never be right until the denizens who live there now are gone. And they will never leave! They sell their drugs, burn their own houses down, and shoot one another on Saturday night.Few work. Nearly all collect welfare. And they sit on their fat rear ends and blame whites for their miserable lives. We all know the story, when will we choose leaders who will do something about it?

  • Anonymous

    Hey Onion, I got your headline here, all ready to go:

    Local Woman Victim of Her Own Liberal Naivete on Race; Unlikely to Learn Appropriate Lesson

  • Anonymous

    I can’t help but wonder why the race of the attackers was not mentioned? I’m sure the victims told the police investigating the incidents. That’s probably why there was no surveillance footage also!

  • Daniel Williams

    I guess we’ll have to assume (since the original article didn’t mention these “kids'” race) that this is yet another example one of those all-White flash mobs that have been causing so much trouble lately. When will the media notice this pattern?

    Also, the Onion has a great headline opportunity here: Assaulted Newseditor Continues to Ignore Race-Crime Link”. How absurd, right?

  • Anonymous

    Yet another data point for the theory that, by withholding the race of the perps, it only solidifies it in the minds of readers who automatically supply it.

  • Tom S.

    *when a large group of teens accosted pedestrians –

    sane world: when a large group of racist young black thugs accosted White pedestrians –

    *reports of pedestrians being assaulted by a large group of young people –

    sane world: reports of White pedestrians being assaulted by a large group of racist young black thugs –

    *when a group of teens was walking down Broad.

    sane world: when a group of racist young black thugs was walking down Broad –

    *Some kid just came out of nowhere and punched my friend Charlie in the face.”

    sane world: Some racist black thug came out of nowhere and punched my friend Charlie in the face.”

    *about 20 teens chased them –

    sane world: about 20 racist young black thugs chased them –

    *“jumped” by 30 to 40 men –

    sane world: “jumped” by 30 to 40 racist black thugs –

    *20-year-old man who said that he was attacked by a large group of men and women.

    sane world: 20-year-old White man who said he was attacked by a large group of racist black thugs and thugetts.

    *and that participants not only assaulted people –

    sane world: and that the racist black thugs not only assaulted White people –

  • deadindenver

    Kids, young people and teens? Sounds like a white suburban youth church group to me 😉

  • Tim in Indiana

    Stiffer penalties for flash mobs? Oh no, we can’t have that! After all, these “kids” (remember when that term referred to immature goats?) are just expressing their “legitimate rage” at an “inherently racist” society! Robbing a Sears store is just their way of protesting how they have been denied the fruits of society by whites! Poor parenting has nothing to do with it! You heard that black woman most vociferously denying that! How could she be so vehement if it weren’t so? What a bunch of racists these whites are for even suggesting such a thing! (P.S. If you don’t know I’m being sarcastic you need to have your irony meter tuned up.)

  • Eric

    And this is just a random weekend. What do you think they are going to do if Obama loses reelection? I live in what is now a heavily black area, thanks to the US government. I am already taking steps to protect my family and my property when election time comes around.

  • Middle American Jew

    From the article, here’s what the white victim noted after the attack.

    “On the positive, a bunch of girls from the mob protected me from the boys trying to hit me and take my purse while I was on the ground.”

    Well, that about sums it up. She’s an idiot and an absolute disgrace to white people.

    I regret her injuries – but she had a golden opportunity to call the black animals what they are – a pack of black, feral, animals. That’s what needs to happen EVERY TIME this occurs. When the press comes calling, the response should be centered on black, criminal, sub-human behavior and a failure of the authorities to face up to the issue.

    The press loves such a story because it causes angst among race-hustlers. Even better – it cannot be denied as if it didn’t happen.

    If we can fight back physically just yet because of PC protocol we can at least fight back verbally to warm up for the bigger battles ahead.

  • Super Dave

    Of course, in PC speak violent black people are simply a raceless “mob” or “rampaging youths” . Reading the article you would think the mob comprised 15% black, 15% hispanic, 15% white, 15% asian, 15% A-rab, and 15% gay/lesbian/transgendered.

  • Anonymous

    The South is dotted with “national” cemeteries full of grave of Penn. troops who died to save the Union and free a race. Were their dying moans and cries of agony the battlecry of freedom for the blacks who are terrorizing Whites in Penn.?

    Southerners have no pitty on Whitey yankees who are reaping the whirlwind of Emancipation. You wanted it- you got it. Now suffer in silence, or at least please tell us again how all men are equal and diversity is our strength.

  • Len

    Even liberals can be targets of American African attacks on whites. Perhaps this will wake them up.

  • Anonymous

    Darn those Amish and their rumspringa.

  • Anonymous

    “Young people” or “youths” = BLACKS

  • John Engelman

    “Tougher laws and stricter penalties,” sure does seem like a better idea than, “social reform and social welfare spending.” These “teens” do not deserve recreational centers. They deserve to have suffering inflected on them.

  • mark

    “mob attack”, “young people”, “teens”, “kids”. Not a word about the color of attackers. Hmmmmmmmmmm…….let me guess.

  • Sonya

    IL does not issue carry permits but PA does! Surely at some point an armed citizen is going to open fire. What happens then? Will the black “leaders” get involved to try to stop these mobs once they realize their precious yutes could be killed during these attacks?

    You can’t kill 50 with a handgun but you can certainly kill a couple before you go down (and the others will likely run off fast once they hear gun fire).

  • Anonymous

    Must have been those white thugs again as usual since no mention of race. That could have been an innocent typo though.

  • john

    This hit especially close to home, since the Charlie referred to in this piece is the son of two of our closest friends.

    These so-called flash mobs have become a regular feature of life in downtown Philly. The invention of the cell-phone has enabled these sub-human thugs to converge on a selected location and form an insta-mob, assaulting and robbing the young, the adult, and the old and enfeebled at will without fear of effective police intervention.

    The only thing that can arrest these murderous attacks will be a few intended victims with carry permits, high-capacity auto-loaders, and the willingness to use them. On or two such occurrences would put a stop to these acts of black savagery.

    Oh, dear me, the reports made no mention of the race of the attackers. How un-PC of me to assume they were black.

  • Taurus689

    I’m really about to go over the edge! How many more of these incidents involving these —king animals are we going to tolerate!?

    When are the mass media going to start reporting the truth?

    When are prominent Blacks like Hizzoner Mike Nutter and news anchors like Rick Andrews, Yukee Washington, Tamala Edwards. Lisa Thomas Laurie, Juan Williams and Barack Obama going to address the issue “sine apologiae”?

    IF something doesn’t happen soon we are headed for a civil conflagration that will make 1861 look like a garden party.

  • Richard

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person. I get very sick of the lefty pop-culture snark esthetic, and I am one who enjoys sarcasm.

    For example, on Halloween I like to point out random roving black youths and say “Look at those nice white kids dressed up as (censored)! Great costumes!”

  • elitist

    The real source of racism against blacks is black people and their unspeakably awful behavior.

    The reality of black behavior is worse than anything you could make up – it makes racist propaganda totally superfluous.

    Why bother to invent anything reality surpasses our worst nightmares?

    I wonder if blacks don’t secretly wish for an authoritarian, hard, law and order, white dominated society that would keep them in line and make it possible for them to the orderly, dignified lives?

    Lifted her own devices, they seem to create hell on earth. Without exception.

  • Jupiter7

    Oh yes, a very Liberal young White Woman, Oberlin grad, devout member of the Unitarian Church-the official Athiest Church-with a Hindu Male friend. As they say:couldn’t of happen to a nicer person.

    Look, we are in the early stages of a race war. Can you imagine what would have happened if John McCain had won Nov 4 2008? That very night, young Black Males would have gone a violent rampage against White Males. And you can be absolutely certain of this:if John McCain hade won the 2008 election, the trendy White Teenage Liberals in Hyde Park that night would have been violently assaulted by their groovy Black “friends” that they were singing Kumbaya with a few minutes before.

    Hey, why do you think Noam Chomsky and Alexander Cockburn live in Lilly White communities-far away from nonwhites-instead of downtown Newark? Hey, they ain’t stupid.

  • Anonymous

    #11 We all know the story, when will we choose leaders who will do something about it?

    The answer to your question is simple. Our leaders will do something about this when the majority of whites accept the reality that we are involved in a race war and war means fighting back with military scale violence. There are only three solutions to this problem…..ethnic cleansing (ie white separatism), genocide, or laying down and accepting death. The first is most likely, coupled with a soviet style breakup of the US. The central third of the US will become a white nation and all others will be forcibly deported. The second option would result in regaining out entire nation back, FAR more respect from the rest of the world and likely a copying of that behavior in europe, south africa and many south american countries. The white birth rate would explode, Why? Simply put, dominant races, like dominant people, have the urge to procreate. Shrinking white populations are rooted in this lack of dominance.

    The last is unthinkable but what our politicians have planned for us, if enough of us don’t push them into options one or two.

    This is AFTER the non-whites declare all out war on us, by the way. Already in the beginning stages….likely to begin in earnest after Obama loses the next election.

    Be prepared.

  • awakened

    @taurus689 whom asked “when will they…”; the answer: when WE MAKE THEM! give up on the governmedia, and do some reporting in blog form. If we all pitch in an effort, monitor these “youfs” and do some filming and reporting ourselves, commies will scream “raciss” and then we film them too.

  • Papa John

    As a lifelong resident of Killadelphia, these “flash mobs” are becoming increasingly more common. Of course they are little more than roving bands of blacks preying upon whites. The local media reported that some of the perps had recently “graduated” (read: socially promoted) from Philly public high schools. One was allegedly planning on attending college in the fall. There was a mob of black boys from Philly who pillaged a Sears store just outside of West Killadelphia, stealing thousands in merchandise. This happened about the same time as the “flash mob” incident. Also this was around the same time that a black man emptied a gun into a Philly bar, killing one patron, after being thrown out by a bouncer for smoking in the bar. Also a shooting in a West Philly playground “party” where one was killed and two little girls were shot in the face was all over the news here.

    The black mayor talks tough, the black police commissioner talks tough, the black superintendent of schools talks tough. The results are still the same. There clearly is an developmental disconnect, as no other group on this planet is as dysfunctional, backward and self-destructive. In Philly, law abiding citizens possessing a firearm will become a necessity for survival in this urban melee. If the law doesn’t protect you and yours, you have to do it yourself.

  • Anonymous

    @ #31 John

    “These so-called flash mobs have become a regular feature of life in downtown Philly. The invention of the cell-phone has enabled these sub-human thugs to converge on a selected location and form an insta-mob, assaulting and robbing the young, the adult, and the old and enfeebled at will without fear of effective police intervention.”

    It seems to me that, if even one of the mobbers can be identified, that cell phone records can be obtained, and other members identified by receiving the message that summoned them to the crime. Now, does our government have the guts to use this technology against the criminals?

  • john

    Interesting that Emily wrote a piece for a Philly web site decrying the cover up of the photo of singer Rihanna after her black boyfriend beat the hell out of her. Emily was angry at some of the remarks on the TMZ,such as that Rihanna “deserved” it it for giving Brown herpes. She was angry that the violent attack was not being treated seriously in some quarters. I wonder how she will react when asked who beat HER?

  • Anonymous

    Emily Guendelsberger’s twitter account reveals her to be quite the potty mouth! http://twitter.com/#!/emilygee

    With such heavy use of the mental crutch of profanity, she’s unlikely to make any connection between race and violent flash mobs.

  • ATBOTL

    “The South is dotted with “national” cemeteries full of grave of Penn. troops who died to save the Union and free a race. Were their dying moans and cries of agony the battlecry of freedom for the blacks who are terrorizing Whites in Penn.?

    Southerners have no pitty on Whitey yankees who are reaping the whirlwind of Emancipation. You wanted it- you got it. Now suffer in silence, or at least please tell us again how all men are equal and diversity is our strength.”

    If your people weren’t so greedy and lazy, we would hardly have any blacks to speak of. Had the South won the civil war, its leaders intended to keep expanding the black slave population and were talking about annexing territory in Latin America. It would have turned into a white minority South Africa like disaster and the whites would probably have been ethnically cleansed by now. Thank God the South lost or we might have 140 million Africans in North America instead of 40 million.

  • Anonymous

    These black mobs are a result 50 years of black leaders, black preachers and white liberals telling blacks that all their problems are the fault of white folks.

    It is payback time in their minds. Like they say, careful what you wish for.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t speak for any given state’s law, but the general rule of thumb is that when attacked at a serious disadvantage (large male vs small female, armed vs unarmed, multiple attackers), deadly force is authorized. White South Africans took matters into their own hands long ago by forming volunteer security patrols with military grade hardware to police their neighborhoods. It’s time we did the same and opened fire at the first sign of trouble.

  • ghw

    sbuffalonative wrote:

    White flash mob, singing and dancing.

    Black flash mob, violent rampage.

    ______________________

    So true!

    Here’s a very good example of that. A civilized, white “flashmob” in Antwerp, Belgium versus a violent, rempaging one in Philadelphia.

    http://tinyurl.com/27yuvmm

    (What’s the difference between them?)

  • Anonymous

    “THEN the mendacious-media will suddenly take an interest in all this, howling for gun-control, screaming “racism” and putting on their usual, well-rehearsed routine of phoney hand-wringing, calls for “healing” and all that similar foolishness. It is only a matter of time…”

    There has already been an incident in Brooklyn where a white man shot several blacks from a mob that was terrorizing his neighborhood. The NY news media seems sympathetic to him.

  • Anonymous

    The Onion is often brilliant as hell on politics but consistently stupid on race. It’s the eternal curse of ethnic ignorance and intransigence laid on yankees and yuppies somewhere back in the very-long-ago. Go easy on the Onion staff. You’ll enjoy a great deal of their absolutely priceless demolitions of PC in Youtube — but since they are yankees often lacking any standard of decency or even common sense, don’t expect them to see the light on race even if every one of them gets lynched this way.

  • Anonymous

    I love how the media tries to spin the problem as a “flash mob problem”. In reality it is a black problem.

  • Sonya

    john wrote at 8:59 AM on June 29: The only thing that can arrest these murderous attacks will be a few intended victims with carry permits, high-capacity auto-loaders, and the willingness to use them. On or two such occurrences would put a stop to these acts of black savagery.

    While I am sure people are renewing or applying for permits all over the country at the same time we need to realize that we do not WANT it to stop! Let it go on all summer! If this continues the MSM cannot possibly keep it quiet and the foolish whites that still believe in diversity will be forced to see reality.

  • Sonya

    Anonymous wrote: The Onion is often brilliant as hell on politics but consistently stupid on race.

    Yeah, The Onion also came out with an immediate 9/11 issue and it was funny as all get out. If they can do it with 9/11 they can do it with this, and I believe they will!

  • AJP!

    Note to Eric, comment #10. You are absolutely right. When Obama is unseated, your neighborhood will become a war zone. You might want to do what a friend of mine, who attends a black university,does (he is their token white.). He is adamantly opposed to Obama but he has Obama bumper stickers all over his car. This allows him to park his car on campus without fear of it being vandalized while he is in class.