The temperature surpassed 80 degrees for the first time since last September in Philly yesterday. We all know what that means. Our fine Yuuts must riot through Center City. I have a bad feeling about this coming summer. I wonder why?
Just in case you were wondering, every person I saw being arrested on the news was black. Is that racist?
300 Teens Riot in Philly: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Here’s what you need to know…
1. It was a 3 Pronged Attack
Three large groups of teens collided in a massive melee. One group was congregated 16th Street and Chestnut Street, another had assembled at 16th Street and Broad Street, and a third group was milling around 15th and Market Street, reports CBS News.
2. It Appears to Have Been a School Rivalry
Overbrook High School in Philadelphia
The boys were from Overbrook, Roman Catholic, Bishop McDevitt and Camelot. The girls were from Hallahan, Randolf Technical and Academy at Palumbo.
The difference in schools is the only definitive difference between the groups that has been released by police. Bottles and improvised missiles were thrown between the groups, and injuries have been reported.
3. The Philly PD Underestimated the Crowd
Police arrived on scene, but soon found themselves overwhelmed by the crowd. It was only when backup arrived that law enforcement began to get a hold on the situation, at around 4:05 p.m.