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Philadelphia: Carjack City, U.S.A.

Posted on | February 21, 2021 | No Comments

Carjackings increased 80% last year in Philadelphia, when there were 404 carjackings, and January’s numbers show an even further rise:

There has been a surge in the number of these brazen crimes across the city in recent months. Police aren’t quite sure what’s fueling the rise.
In January, there were 59 carjackings, up from 18 at the same time last year, according to the Philadelphia Police Department — a more than threefold increase.
This year’s uptick is a continuation of a disturbing trend that unfolded through last year, when many were out of work or had to work from home because of the coronavirus. There were 404 carjackings in 2020, up from 225 in 2019 and 230 in 2018, according to the department.

Fifty-nine carjackings in a single month — that means there are two carjackings in Philadelphia on a typical day. I learned of this disturbing trend last night after I watched video of a Friday police chase:

Philadelphia police arrested a man late Friday night who they believe carjacked two people, including a pizza delivery driver whose family was inside the car when it was stolen.
Investigators say a driver for City View Pizza was making a delivery on the 3600 block of North Broad Street around 9 p.m. when Marcel Jenkins hopped into his Saturn L200 and drove away.
The delivery driver’s 25-year-old wife and 2 young children were inside the car when it was stolen, according to police. The family was later reported safe.
Jenkins, who police say lives in North Philadelphia, rammed into several parked cars on the 700 block of Race Street and later abandoned the stolen car on Spring Garden Street.
Police say Jenkin stole a Toyota Scion from a 29-year-old woman shortly after ditching the Saturn. Jenkins then lead officers on a high-speed chase through the city during which he ignored traffic signals and drove opposite of traffic.
The chase came to an end when Jenkins drove into Franklin Square Park and eventually came to a stop. He was pulled from the car by officers and taken into custody. He is being held on $750,000 bail.
The District Attorney’s Office on Saturday announced four sets of charges being brought against Jenkins following his rampage through the city. The charges include kidnapping, carjacking, criminal mischief, vandalism and assault.

The District Attorney’s office won’t do anything to stop this epidemic of carjacking in Philadelphia. Lawrence Krasner is one of the “progressive” District Attorneys elected with funding from billionaire George Soros. Krasner has implemented a “turn ’em loose” agenda that guarantees most criminals will be back on the streets within hours of their arrest.

Allowing criminals to terrorize Philadelphia is “social justice,” you see, and if anyone in Philly complains about Krasner’s pro-criminal agenda, these complaints are dismissed as right-wing racism.

Remember that Philadelphia rioted last October when police shot a black man, Walter Wallace Jr., who charged at them with a knife. This is what “social means” — black men have a right to stab police, because the knife-wielding criminal is a victim of “systemic racism.”

Walter Wallace Jr. had more than a dozen arrests on his record before he made the fatal mistake of bringing a knife to a gunfight last October. In any sane community, Wallace never would have been released from prison, but Philadelphia is not a sane community. Joe Biden got more than 80% of the vote in Philadelphia, and if you don’t think that is conclusive proof of insanity, I don’t know what will convince you.

Crazy People Are Dangerous and the madness in Philadelphia has had fatal consequences. Skylar Owens-Mooney was one of the victims.

Philadelphia police on Friday [Oct. 9, 2020] identified the 29-year-old man an officer fatally shot in Germantown early Thursday, and said it occurred after the man entered a church around 3 a.m. carrying an assault rifle, confronted a woman he knew who lived in the rectory there, and said he wanted to kill somebody.
The gunman, Stanley Cochran, then made a series of “bizarre” demands for nearly an hour before leaving the church, police said. What he did next cost two people their lives.
One of them, according to Lt. Jason Hendershot, of the unit that investigates police shootings, was 19-year-old Skylar Owen Mooney, who Hendershot said was fatally shot by Cochran when he tried to steal the car she was driving.
The other was Cochran, who Hendershot said had several confrontations with police officers while trying to run away from the area — refusing to drop his gun, firing at at least one officer, and at one point attempting to steal a police cruiser. . . .
Homicide Lt. Norman Davenport said Cochran was a suspect in a double slaying committed in West Oak Lane on Monday, but that police had not developed enough evidence to be sure that Cochran was the killer. . . .
Hendershot said Thursday’s events started when Cochran entered the rectory at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church carrying a rifle and confronting a woman who lived and worked there. Cochran named a person he wanted to kill and asked the woman to bring that person to him. The woman said she didn’t know who Cochran was talking about, Hendershot said.
Over the next 30 to 60 minutes, according to Hendershot, Cochran made a series of demands, telling the woman to give him food and money, and to drive him to Wawa. She declined.
Cochran ultimately fired a shot, missing the woman. But she dropped her car keys, and he stole her Kia Spectra and drove away, Hendershot said. He crashed near Chelten Avenue.
Cochran then approached a woman driving a black Volvo and told her to get out of the car, Hendershot said, causing her to speed away in reverse for several blocks. She saw police nearby and alerted them about Cochran.
Meanwhile, Hendershot said, Cochran fired shots at an Infiniti sedan being driven by Mooney. She was struck in the head, and later taken to Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, where she was declared dead. . . .
Cochran, according to Hendershot, then encountered several police officers in different parts of Germantown as he attempted to flee. Police said he did not obey commands to put his gun down, and that four officers fired shots at him. Hendershot said Cochran fired at one of the officers and unsuccessfully tried to steal that cop’s patrol car.
After Cochran was shot, he was taken to Einstein, where he was pronounced dead at 4:36 a.m., Hendershot said.
Hendershot said a Mini Draco firearm was recovered at the scene; it was purchased in 2018 in Richmond, Va., but Hendershot said authorities were still investigating how Cochran — who has a criminal record and could not have legally owned the gun — obtained it.
Cochran had several convictions, according to court records, most recently a guilty plea in 2017 to firearms charges. He was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in jail and five years probation, the records say. In February 2020, his probation was continued, according to the records, which do not provide additional details.
Davenport said homicide detectives received a call Thursday from someone who said Cochran was responsible for a double slaying Monday on the 6500 block of Lambert Street, where a 48-year-old woman and 29-year-old man were found fatally shot inside a house.

Did you catch that? Cochran was a career felon with “several convictions,” including weapons charges, and was prohibited from possessing firearms. Keep this in mind when Democrats try to pass gun-control legislation. Criminals don’t obey existing gun-control laws, and Democrats don’t want to put criminals in prison for violating those laws.

“Social justice” means that Stanley Cochran served less than two years for his most recent conviction, and was then turned loose on the streets of Philadelphia where he killed a 19-year-old woman. If the January numbers are any indication, there will be more than 700 carjackings in Philadelphia this year. How many more people will be killed by “social justice” in Philadelphia and other hellhole cities run by Democrats?




 

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