We wish it was just The Mob

Sure Philly has crime, Italians, Russians, the Greeks, all have large an entrenched positions in the city. Then there is The Black Mafia, The Latin Kings and the Pagans and Warlocks Motorcycle Gangs. And that’s just the organized ones. Then there’s The Frankford slasher, The Boy in the Box, Fairmount Park Rapist and most famously Mumia Abu-Jamal. Despite it all the Philadelphia Police Department has done admirable work making the streets safe, and the number of violent crimes has gone down. The severity has, on the other hand, gone up.

Ritualistic murder is on the rise, Children have recently started disappearing in large numbers, and just 3 years ago Philly was rocked by a series of be-headings. And those things don’t include things like The 33’s, or The Breaker. While the criminals who are in it for the money and power, the glory of The Family are being held in check. A new kind, with no visible rhythm nor reason is picking up the slack.

We wish it was just The Mob

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