Monday, December 13, 2021

D.A. Welcomes Visitors To Town, But Don't Wear Your Rolex

By Ralph Cipriano

Clueless D.A. Larry Kasner is on record as saying there's no crisis of violent crime here in Philadelphia, and that visitors shouldn't be fearful about coming to town. 

Tell that to the victims of some 15 armed robberies over the past week in Center City. In a half-dozen of the those crimes, people were robbed at gunpoint of their wallets, credit cards, cell phones, as well as five watches including four Rolexes. 

“We don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence," Krasner famously insisted at a disaster of a press conference last week, a video that the D.A.'s office has since deleted from its Facebook page.  

Asked whether tourists should be fearful of coming to Philadelphia at a time when the city had already set a new all-time record for homicides, Krasner said, “No, they should not."

“They should come into the city of Philadelphia, they should enjoy every wonderful thing this city offers, in terms of shopping, in terms of staying overnight, in terms of dining out, in terms of walking around with their kids, wearing their mittens, they should enjoy all of that," said the D.A. whose comments made him a national joke on Fox News.

"But no, they should not be fearful about that," Krasner said about the threat of violent crime, because, "This city welcomes them with open arms." 

Or Glocks. 

At 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 7th, a 26 year-old West Philadelphia man and a 64-year-old visitor from Naples, FL, were leaving the Four Seasons Hotel, where they had just dinner. The two were walking eastbound on the 1800 block of Cuthbert Street when a gray 2017 Honda Accord pulled up. 

According to the cops, three black males exited the vehicle, two of whom were armed with Glocks. They robbed the two men of two Rolex watches worth a total of $37,000. The robbers were last seen driving northbound on 18th Street in the Accord, which turned out to be stolen.

This wasn't an isolated occurrence.

As of last week, gunpoint robberies, which include carjackings, were up 25%, from 1,689 last year to 2,102 this year. 

Here's some recent examples.

At 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 11th, three young men from Stratford, CT, Columbia, MD, and Downingtown, PA, drove to a parking lot in the 1000 block of Arch street.  According to police, the trio were standing outside the Tango Club at 1021 Arch Street, when they were accosted by two black males who climbed out of a black SUV.

The robbers wore face masks and were armed with semiautomatic firearms. They escaped with wallets, credit cards, debit cards, a Maryland driver's license, cell phones and an $800 Bulova watch.

At 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 7th, a 45 year-old West Philadelphia man was walking northbound on the 200 block of Mozart Place. A silver vehicle traveling southbound pulled up along side of him. According to police, two males got out and pointed handguns at him.  They demanded his valuables, and left with his Rolex Skydweller blue dial watch valued at $30,000, along with the man's wallet and credit cards. 

The assailants were last seen heading south on Mozart Place. 

At 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 11, a 34-year-old South Philadelphia man who was attending his own wedding reception in Old City went outside to get some air. He was heading toward the National Mechanics Restaurant on 22 S. Third Street when, according to police, a couple of robbers pulled up in a dark colored SUV, flashed black handguns and demanded his watch. The groom handed over a silver Rolex Submariner watch.

At 11:20 p.m. on Dec. 7th, a 33-year-old West Philadelphia woman and a 27 year-old woman from 
the Queens section of New York City parked their car at 19th Street and Fairmount Avenue.

The two women were taking a break from sightseeing in the area when a man came up to the driver door and demanded that they get out of the car. A second man brandished a black handgun, stuck it in the stomach of the New York tourist and demanded her purse. The robbers left with a New York state ID and her debit card.

At 1:24 a.m. on Dec. 12th, a 24-year-old woman from New York City was walking to her friend's house in the 200 block of S. 25th St. 

The woman walked around the park at Rittenhouse Square park and then began walking on the 2000 block of Locust Street. As she reached the Carlyle Apartment building a light-colored sedan pulled up as if the driver was going to park.

Instead, according to police, two black males exited the vehicle one of whom was armed with a semi-automatic handgun equipped with a silencer.

The robbers left with a two tone, gold, silver and white pear face Michelle watch valued at $1,200 and a gray Yves St. Laurent purse valued at $2,000, along with the victim's wallet and bank cards.

The robbers were last seen running east on Locust Street. 

After he made his idiotic statements last week, Krasner issued a half-assed apology where he of course blamed the news media for making him a national embarrassment. 

“I know that some inarticulate things I said earlier this week have offended people," Krasner began. "The message conveyed through media sound bites is not at all what I meant. Complete answers based on data aimed at solutions to gun violence will be edited down to sound bites. It’s my job to make sure even those sound bites are careful. As someone whose strong support is owed in part to the fact that I don’t communicate or make decisions like a career politician, it is my obligation to do better."

For an amateur politician, Kasner was in full propaganda mode today at his weekly press conference. 

Using a black church as a backdrop, Krasner had a parade of prominent black supporters show up at the podium to defend the D.A. after his gaffe.

One of those staunch defenders was Movita Johnson-Harrell, the former state representative who is still on probation after she pleaded guilty to theft for stealing more than $500,000 from a nonprofit she established to help people struggling with mental illness, addiction and homelessness.

But Johnson-Harrell, who has lost two sons to gun violence, told reporters that she still wholeheartedly supports Krasner because he shares her vision for criminal justice reform.

"It takes a man of integrity to be able to rectify your mistakes," the Rev. Jeanette Davis said. 

Yes, she was actually talking about Krasner.

You know, the guy who hates cops, doesn't pay his taxes, brazenly violates local campaign finance laws, picks and chooses what crimes he will enforce, routinely lets armed and dangerous criminals out of jail so they can murder more people, habitually lies about his horrible record as D.A., never accepts any blame or takes any responsibility for the crisis in gun violence while blaming everybody else, fakes dry-eyed tears at press conferences, and doesn't hold anybody in his office accountable whenever they're accused of breaking the law. 

Yes, that's the man of integrity, Larry Krasner. 

"We have a gun violence crisis in Philadelphia," the Rev. Davis continued. "We don't have time to sit and ponder over some words that were misspoken."

"The words were hurtful," conceded the Rev. Mark Tyler, pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church, but he said that Krasner's actions speak louder than his words.

After all the testimonials, and more than an hour into the press conference, the D.A. finally opened it up to questions from the media.

In response to a question from a reporter about his relationship with the police, Krasner the amateur politician went into a full-length, incendiary, racially-charged diatribe against the FOP that must have had his supporters in the church worried that the late Frank Rizzo, who's been dead for 30 years, was going to kick down the door and barge in with an invading army of white stormtroopers.  

A reporter twice asked Krasner a question that was based on the D.A.'s remarks of the previous week, where he was inviting tourists to town, despite the record gun violence.

"Are the streets of Philadelphia safe?" the reporter asked.

Twice, Krasner the amateur politician refused to answer the question.

"Next question," the D.A. said. 


  1. Hopefully Larry will be a victim of one of those robberies.

    1. yes, one can only hope :-)

    2. Jim Kenney should establish a commission to help "of colored people" not to get murderized!

      But Kenney continues to attract poor Blacks and other to his city of despair and violence.
      It's diabolical!
      "New Future for Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs"
      On September 21, 2021, the Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney, signed Executive Order (EO) 5-21. This EO officially reestablished the Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs within the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) for the City of Philadelphia.

      The signing of the executive order reaffirmed the important role that the Commission plays in ensuring that there is a system in place and people in power to address the needs of African and Caribbean communities in Philadelphia.

    3. Jim Kenney wont be affected! He's fled the city for more safe locations...
      From the Inquirer on a COVID artcile:
      "Mayor Jim Kenney said he recently visited New York City, which requires vaccination for most indoor venues, and brought his passport and vaccination card to show employees standing at entrances.

      “It worked very smoothly in restaurants, in delis, at theaters,” he said. “It wasn’t an issue at all.”

      And Jim Kenney was not murderized at all while dining in NY.

    4. We can only hope...

  2. People walking around center city with Rolex's and $2,000.00 purses. Gotta be Krasner supporters.

    1. These people should go to Margate or the Hamptons.
      It's just so dreadfully violent in Jim Kenney's city of despair and hopelessness.

  3. uh-oh!
    The ill effects of Jim Kenney' city of hopelessness and despair are now finally affecting rich, white people.
    These are just property crimes, but Krasner and Kenney care more baout rich white people losing their things than poor Black losing their lives.
    Now we will see how aggressive and forceful our feckless leaders will be now that elite white people are getting a taste of The Kenney/Krasner flavors.

  4. Is there any end to this son of a bitch ? What a disgrace to the human race. How many more Americans will be raped, beaten, robbbed or murdered so that he can fulfill his leftist fantasies ?

  5. "It takes a certain audacity of ignorance and white privilege to..."
    We can finish the sentence with like bout how the Inquirer reports on like everything now a days, like the Inquirer and Krasner are like the same, like when it comes to servicing the rich, tax avoiding white oligarchs the Inquirer and Krasner serve.
    "I went to Philadelphia and all I got was murderized!" Should be on t-shirts.
    Send requests for t-shirts to: Mayor Jim Kenney, PO Box 8277, Margate, NJ. Send cash!

  6. I hear that next year survivor is being filmed in Philadelphia. The challenge starts when contestants start in the city hall courtyard and have to make their way out of the city without being robbed or shot.

  7. These Philadelphia blacks learn quickly...they've 'graduated' from graffiti and hubcaps to watches, cars, wallets with an occasional shooting or murder thrown in for good measure.

    If only they could do so well in school. Small wonder that no one wants them for neighbors.

  8. The continuing saga of the '40 acres and a mule' prophecy made in 1939 - in Atlanta - when Gone With The Wind was first shown.

  9. As long as Kenney, Krasner, and Outlaw are in charges, Philadelphia Blacks need to learn quickly...on how to move quickly...out of the way of caps bein' blasted.

  10. Thank you, your articles are a breath of fresh air. Keep up the great work, you ARE appreciated!

  11. Michael Nutter for Police Commissioner.

  12. If the city routinely pays off the family of a police shooting victim average of 1M settlement, then they can easily pay off a claim of 37K for two Rolex watches for a father and son who were robbed along with their wives. The reason would be not having a police presence in the area where the crime occured.

  13. Asshole Krasner says that there are plenty of jail cells for the critters robbing people. There is plenty of room in the city jail because he let all of the Deuces out with his failing progressive ways.


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