Posted on June 29, 2011

Teens in a Mob Assault and Rob Center City Patrons

Mike Newall, Philly News, June 29, 2011

The two young women were sitting at a window table inside the Max Brenner restaurant on 15th Street, near Walnut, sharing chocolate fondue after some shopping.

The streets were vibrant. The weather was nice.


But their night on the town was about to become frightening.

Heading their way was a pack of teens roving through Center City after leaving a North Philadelphia music festival.

They were part of about 100 or more young people who had left Saturday night’s event, police said, committing a series of violent assaults and robberies, including one against Maria, 25, of North Philadelphia, and her cousin Cecilia, 29, of Havertown.


Erica Rockymore, 18, of North Philadelphia, was also among the teens, police said. Last week, she graduated from the Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School, her family said. Her 14-year-old sister asked her to take her to the festival. Rockymore is in jail, too, charged with assaulting Maria.

Maria and Cecilia were enjoying their dessert at Max Brenner, with its large, open bay doors. Afterward, Maria, an interior and industrial designer, had planned to visit a Northern Liberties art exhibit. Cecilia was heading home.

The women had spent the afternoon dress shopping. Maria is getting married soon.

About 10 p.m., Maria said, she saw a shirtless teenager run past the restaurant.


Before she could tell Cecilia to put her cell phone away, another teen reached through the window and snatched it.

Maria ran out after him.

She was on the sidewalk, starting to scream “thief,” she said, when someone from behind punched her in the jaw.

She said she turned, jaw throbbing, to see the girl who had hit her standing with five other teens. “What are you going to do?” she said the girl who had punched her yelled.

The teens were laughing, she said. “They were fearless. It seemed like they weren’t taking anything serious.”


The girls in the group called her a slut as they left, she said.


16 responses to “Teens in a Mob Assault and Rob Center City Patrons”

  1. RJS says:

    If this involved whites, the racial angle would have appeared immediately in the headlines — “Police continue search for whites in vicious beatings” or “Vicious RACIALLY MOTIVATED beatings by white gangs continue to terrorize city”.

    Instead, ALL the articles about these incidents never mention race or any racially motivated motive. It’s disgusting.

  2. voter says:

    “The girls in the group called her a slut as they left, she said.”

    Actually, they probably called her a white slut. But the media would never print that, naturally.

    Well, there’s a couple of more whites who’ve just been educated.

  3. Nicholai Hel says:

    voter wrote :

    Well, there’s a couple of more whites who’ve just been educated.

    Not necessarily. There have been several well published incidents where liberals have taken severe black-on-white beatings, even a black-on-white raping and not changing their liberal stripes one bit.

    Some liberals are just Marxist to the bone.

  4. SKIP says:

    ” Maria said, she saw a shirtless teenager run past the restaurant”

    I’m sure she wanted to say “shirtless black” which of course, we know it was. One day soon, most likely a man’s wife or daughter will bring out the worst in Whites and automatic gunfire into one of these black mobs will ensue, it surely would if my wife or daughter were accosted by a crowd! Let the hunting begin and inflict all the casualties I could before the police came down on me. I would big time be in the news and it WOULD have been a hate crime.

  5. Anonymous says:

    STOP with the “if this were a white person doing this…” crap.

    We’ve heard it for 20 years now. Read today’s essay on Stuff Black People Don’t Like and you’ll learn there is NO “double standard” there is only THE standard.

    So quit whining, it won’t change anything.

  6. Gay Conservative says:

    Anybody else notice how blacks seem to go absolutely nuts when hot weather arrives? What’s with that?

  7. Anonymous says:

    These “teen” attacks are getting way out of hand! I even saw a brief report about mob attacks on Fox News this morning. I must say that this is the inevitable result of decades of forced integration of two distinct races who share no cultural values . This is only the beginning…and all those who participated in spreading muilticulturLIEsm are to blame- both black and white. It just common sense that blacks and whites don’t belong together.

  8. White, Jewish, and Proud says:

    Ah, yes, my home town.

    A flash mob robbery at Sears in neighboring Upper Darby the other day. A flash mob robbing and beting people in downtown Philadelphia the next. Both with a distinctly dark component.

    Let us all now celebrate brotherly love.

  9. Stiv says:

    Philadelphia is beginning to make Baltimore look good by comparison(so far). I didn’t think that was possible.

  10. Jim says:

    @1 I agree with you and here are some booking pics for proof

  11. Anonymous says:

    like wild animals they prey on the injured or weak and can smell blood a mile away.

  12. underdog says:

    Maria and Cecilia could be Italian or Hispanic.

  13. Anonymous says:

    ‘“What are you going to do?” she said the girl who had punched her yelled.’

    She wasn’t going to do anything. Nor was anyone else. And these evil creatures know it. Until people stop fearing these blacks and start “doing something” back to them, expect these flash mob beat and rob attacks to continue.

  14. Anonymous says:

    12 — underdog wrote at 12:15 PM on June 30:

    “Maria and Cecilia could be Italian or Hispanic.”

    And your point is……….. what ?

    Italians and many Hispanics are also White.

    Many people of East Asian descent fall victims to them as well. One of the most notorious incidents was the beating death of In Ho Oh a Korean student at UP who was beaten and kicked to death by a gang of Mau Mau back in the late fifties . I believe that he was mailing a letter when they set upon him. Here’s the link.

    Interesting that the Time article refers to a “Negro gang”

  15. Fritz says:

    This is happening all over the country. In all these mob attacks, I haven’t heard of one instance where Whites come together to defend the victims. This happened in Chicago on the beach front which was packed with mostly Whites and they didn’t step up to defend each other. That is why this is happening. They know they have nothing to fear from Whitey any longer and they are taking advantage of it. As long as the mainstream media continues to hide the reality of what is going on here, the worse it’s going to get.

  16. Anonymous says:

    RJS has it exactly right. The sad thing is, I know Philadelphia pretty well and know exactly where this happened. Not that many years ago, it was a nice part of town. I don’t know that I would go there at night now. But as I mentioned elsewhere here at AmRen, the media will never mention when the perps are black. I know this from experience. And yes, if these were white kids in a mob, it would indeed be labeled “A RACIALLY MOTIVATED MOB ATTACK.” The US is in the 11th hour.