THIS IS FROM FEBRUARY 2011. I THOUGHT IT MIGHT ENTERTAIN OUR NEW LIBERAL VISITORS.
Just when I thought I’d run out of material on the 30 Blocks of Squalor, I hit the jackpot. I’ve had to travel through squalorville (otherwise known as West Philly) the last two mornings. The first observation of note was while I was stopped at a red light. One car ahead of me in the right lane was a minivan. The driver side door opened and a huge fat black lady (on par with Friedchickenlakesha) leaned out and hocked a huge green luugi on the street below. I smiled and realized that with a minivan, this parasitic excuse for a human being is probably raising a brood of fatherless animals destined to kill and/or suck at the teat of state for their entire existence on this planet. In the background, the Green Day song “Give me Novacaine” was playing. How fitting.
Now to the best part. The article below describes the robbery that occurred at West Philadelphia High School, where sometimes 50% of the kids that enter even graduate. It seems that three dudes (I’m going out on a limb and guessing they were black) broke into the school and stole 60 laptop computers along with a few other things totaling $100,000. The irony is delicious. Take a look at this picture of West Phila High. It gives the appearance of a prison or gulag. There are bars on the windows. I now question whether they are to keep people in or out.
I find it endlessly amusing that this high school has an alarm system and it has video surveillance cameras. These three entreprenuers broke in through a window and spent an hour or two gathering up their prizes. It seems the alarm system didn’t work. One of the keys to having an alarm system is that it actually goes off when someone breaks in. Part two is the fact that the surveillance video reveals little to nothing about the suspects. What is the point of having cameras in the building if they do not reveal anything?
The best part is that the students will not have the advantage of learning on these computers. This noble institution of higher learning will not be able to turn out those highly educated motivated West Philly rocket scientists. The data on what a fine job they do is stunning:
- The enrollment is 900, with 268 freshman and only 130 seniors. I wonder what happened to the other 130 or so?
- There were 350 kids eligible to take the SAT. The 77 brainyacks (the best of the best) scored an average 348 on math and 361 on verbal. The state averages were 482 and 473. I think they give you 300 for signing your name.
Something tells me not having the computers won’t change their lives. 78% of the students score below basic for math and 69% below basic for reading. If you think I’m making this shit up, here is the link:
Now for tracking down the robbers. If they are black, that narrows the suspects down to everyone in West Philly. I would be on the lookout for a black man carrying a laptop. They would stand out like a black thumb in West Philly. Most black guys in West Philly are carrying either a crack pipe, a knife, a gun, an EBT card or a bag of drugs. They can be ignored. What you never see in West Philly is a black man carrying a paycheck, his kids, a book, or a laptop. You’ve narrowed your suspects to .000001% when you ask that black guy where he got that laptop.
And if you are able to retrieve a laptop that has a very greasy keyboard, you know who the chief suspect would be:
60 computers stolen from W. Phila. school
WEST PHILADELPHIA – February 23, 2011 (WPVI) — Police are looking for the thieves who made off with dozens of computers from West Philadelphia High School.
The computers were stolen in an overnight break in at West Philadelphia High School earlier this week. And while school officials are appealing to the public for help, police sources tell me they’re looking at the possibility it may be an inside job.
“Somebody broke the lock and then just took all of them,” said Charles Salters.
When Charles Salters got to class at West Philadelphia High School Monday morning, he planned to use computer time he’d earned for good grades and good behavior. Those plans never came to pass. The laptops hundreds of students depended on were gone.
“I was just devastated when the laptops were stolen because I had a project due, and I couldn’t do it,” said Salters.
According to investigators, three masked men broke into the school just before 2:00pm Monday morning.
The alarm never went off, and their crime went undetected until teachers arrived some 4 hours later.
“Males entered through a window, on the Locust Street side of the school by forcing it open. They entered into the school and went into 9 separate rooms,” explained Lt. John Walker.
Inside those 9 rooms, 58 laptop computers, 2 desktops, and one LED projector; the total take valued between $80,000 and $100,000.
“For us, the value is not only what it would cost us to replace it, but also the value of the technology it brings to the kids here,” said Fernando Gallard.
The break-in is the second at West Philadelphia High School this year, and the latest in a string of thefts from Philadelphia public schools during which nearly 350 computers have been stolen; nearly half a million dollars in equipment.
Police sources say in each case the thieves entered undetected by alarms, and only went into rooms where computers were known to be stored.
Investigators say they are looking into any commonalities between the cases, but add that surveillance video reveals little to nothing about the suspects.
School officials, already looking at ways to cut costs, and say it has to stop.
“Well, we can’t afford it, and it is a really unfortunate thing that is happening,” said Gallard.
Police say the computers, all Macs, have stickers identifying them as property of the school district.
If those are peeled off, there is also a chemical tattoo that should be visible. If you have unknowingly bought one, or know someone else who may have, police want to hear from you.