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Social breakdown: Philly residents throw objects at, shove, physically confront officers responding to police ambush (Video)

By Jon Dougherty

(NationalSentinel) As Philadelphia police officers responded to an ambush of their fellow officers Wednesday afternoon, residents of the City of Brotherly Love pelted some of them with objects, in what has become the latest sign of social breakdown and resistance to authority in another major American city.

Officers under fire, meanwhile, were struggling to gain control of the situation involving an armed suspect, even as some Philly residents were also seen impeding officers, confronting them in an aggressive manner, and shoving them.



Police officers came under fire as they attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a home in Philly’s Nicetown neighborhood. When it all over, six cops were wounded by a single suspect — Maurice Hill, 36, now in custody — who, reports said, was likely wanted for drug-related offenses.

Philly PD finally managed to subdue the suspect after calling in SWAT, but only after a lengthy showdown between officers and the shooter.

Philadelphia police had been fired upon when serving an arrest warrant at a home in the city’s Nicetown neighborhood. Up to 6 officers were shot by a single individual, who may have been wanted for drug-related crimes.

A lengthy showdown ensued between Philadelphia police and the shooter. The authorities were ultimately able to bring the suspect into custody after calling in a SWAT team.

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It’s unclear why residents were upset with officers who were responding to a shootout, though there have been problems between police and residents in Philadelphia for several years.

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Still, it’s becoming obvious to many social observers that portions of our major cities are steadily becoming “no-go zones” for police and other authorities as they seek to bring justice and order to increasingly restive — and distrustful — communities.

CBS Philadelphia reported:

At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during a gun battle in Philadelphia’s Nicetown-Tioga section and rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon, authorities say. Two officers and three others who were trapped inside the home with the shooter were safely evacuated several hours after the standoff began. The gunman surrendered just after midnight.

All six officers wounded in the shooting have been released from the hospital. Another officer injured in a car crash on the way to the scene still remains hospitalized.

“It’s nothing short of a miracle that we don’t have multiple officers killed today,” Police Commissioner Richard Ross said.

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Margaret Mary Stein
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Margaret Mary Stein

Society as we know it is crumbling before our eyes. If they choose to continue, I would pull the officers from the neighborhoods. Let the residents police themselves.

connie frist
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connie frist

Police: why even try anymore? let their hole of a neighborhood burn.

Alix
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Alix

Interfering with or attacking an Officer of the Law is a Federal offense whether it be a Police Officer, ICE Agent, etc. The people attacking these officers should be arrested!

D3F1ANT
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D3F1ANT

Police should just stop showing up in those areas. Or grow a set and arrest the (usual) rioters and the folks who attack them. That’s what it is…a mini riot. The gimmes must not be getting enough free stuff…

JizmoOnyabhuti
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JizmoOnyabhuti

Looking at things in a kind of holistic way, this is the situation being created. First, they want to get rid of the 2nd Amendment. They say that if you need protection, that is what the police are for. However, as you can see, the cops can’t and won’t protect themselves in the face of this ethic violence and disrespect. As the level of civil discord increases, you are expected to stand down. Put your life in the hands of the police. I say, screw that. Don’t ever give up your guns.

Bozo
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Bozo

This is what happens when you let politicians pick and choose which laws get enforced. It goes right down a slippery slope to anarchy.

creepout
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creepout

Start “drive by'” policing like they have in Baltimore. No good comes from ghetto culture.

Paul Kennedy
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Paul Kennedy

Pull the cops from those neighborhoods and let the residents work it out. Won’t be long before they’ll be begging the cops to come back.

Philip Neale
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Philip Neale

Instead of putting themselves at risk of being shot in the back by criminals they should just abandon those “hoods”. Let them fend for themselves.

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