Posted on June 5, 2015

South Philadelphia Neighborhood Rallies to Stop Attacks

Dann Cuellar, ABC 6, June 2, 2015

A South Philadelphia community has had enough of its neighbors being attacked.


150 to 200 people gathered at 4th and Wolf to protest a rash of what they claim are racial attacks at the hands of four black women who live nearby.

“These females have been terrorizing the neighborhood; they have robbed, attacked and beat others in our neighborhood,” event organizer Jack Owens said.

A man who did not want to be identified says he and his 10-year-old son were among the victims.

“I was attacked while sitting on my door step, basically for no reason at all,” the man said.

Another woman who also did not want to be identified says the women attacked her inside her home calling her racial epithets when she tried to intervene.

“Next thing I know, I hear, ‘white [expletive] we’re gonna [expletive] you up!'” the woman said. “Next thing I know they’re inside spitting at me, pounding at my face, beating me.”

The victims further claim responding officers from the 3rd district did not even take a report or make any arrests.


A criminal complaint has been filed with the district attorney’s office on the four women said to be involved in the attacks, but so far no charges have been filed.

[Editor’s Note: There is a video of the rally at the original article link below.]