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Oct 26 - Surprise! Cops BLATANTLY LIED about Philly passengers ignoring a r*pe victim



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Oct 26 - Surprise! Cops BLATANTLY LIED about Philly passengers ignoring a r*pe victim
 

 
visit this link https://www.phillymag.com .. ed-septa-rape/

Last week, reports of a r*pe that occurred during a late-night SEPTA Market-Frankford elevated train ride garnered national and international coverage. Upper Darby police initially reported that a woman was r*ped while other riders looked on and failed to call 911. Even more disturbing, police claimed that riders not only did nothing to help the victim, but went so far as to film her s*xual a*sault on their cell-phone cameras.

“I can tell you that people were holding their phone up in the direction of this woman being attacked,” SEPTA chief Thomas Nestel III told the press at the time. “We want everyone to be angry, disgusted, and to join us in being resolute in keeping our system safe. We need the public to notify us when they see something that seems to be unusual.”

“It’s disturbing that there were definitely people on the El and no one did anything to intervene or help this woman,” Upper Darby’s police superintendent, Timothy Bernhardt, said at the time. “It speaks to where we are in society; I mean, who would allow something like that to take place? So it’s troubling.”

The shocking incident quickly became a lightning rod for outrage from women’s rights advocates as well.

“My greatest fear about it is twofold: One is that people just don’t care, and the other is that they thought this might have been consensual s*xual activity, and that’s what r*pe looked like to them,” Carol Tracy, executive director of the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, told the press at the time.

As dispiriting as these reports were, it’s become clear that nobody in the press or the public took a moment to question whether they were true. When I first read the headlines, I couldn’t believe that the city I’ve lived in for over a decade would be so cruel. I knew this wasn’t who we are. Philadelphians are scrappy, take-no-bullsh*t people who will step up and speak out when they see something is wrong. Someone was lying on us, and it made me go back and check the source.

And there you have it: The police lied big-fu*king-time.

“There is a narrative out there that people sat there on the El train and watched this transpire and took videos of it for their own gratification,” Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said at a press conference on Thursday about the incident. “That is simply not true. It did not happen. We have security video from SEPTA that shows that is not the true narrative.”

According to Stollsteimer, initial reports lacked context: There weren’t a lot of people in the SEPTA car where the a*sault took place. Others who saw it were in and out of the train and might not have understood what was going on.

In other words, it was more complicated than the very black-and-white picture the cops tried to feed the public.


And then the backpedaling began: Bernhardt, who was at the press conference with Stollsteimer, now blames the misinformation on SEPTA officials, not the police superintendent.

On Friday, the Inquirer‘s Jenice Armstrong published a column claiming that “we were too quick to believe the worst” regarding the a*sault.

“The facts as previously outlined and that made headlines around the world didn’t add up,” Armstrong wrote. “As sketchy as SEPTA travel can get, I couldn’t wrap my mind around the concept of people on a train knowingly not going to the aid of a fellow passenger who was being r*ped.”

What seems to be missing in this conversation is that the “narrative out there” that made many “too quick to believe the worst” came from the police, who recklessly mischaracterized a group of people who could now be potential witnesses in helping the victim get justice.

The biggest mistake the media and public continue to make is believing the police the first time. Several stories ran with “police say” or “authorities say,” as if the institution hasn’t repeatedly revealed itself to be untrustworthy. With the constant reports of racial bias, s*xism and discrimination from police departments across the country, we should no longer blindly take their word for it. Police are people, and people lie — they are no exception.
Not posting the whole article. Give people doing important work a damn click, it's free.

I wish I could say I was surprised but as the article outlines - cops like constantly. And they've been lying more and more as they face pressure from vaccine mandates and pushes for police accountability. Cops around the country have lied about vaccine requirements when most of them have the option of masking and testing. And they lie about events like this one to make people feel unsafe, to make people feel like they're going to be living on the razor's edge if they do anything to rein in police corruption

Why isn't it illegal for police officers to lie on police reports? To the media? Why don't these fu*kers get fried up for perjury like we would if we were on the stand?
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 1 month ago '04        #2
D1nOnlyMrM@  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Wow. Just fu*king.... wow. Terrible lies they feed us
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 1 month ago '20        #3
LordGimmeASign 
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 D1nOnlyMrM@ said
Wow. Just fu*king.... wow. Terrible lies they feed us
Both n*ggas in the media and on social media love dishing out this clout chase content.

Had a whole thread doing numbers with majority of us wondering why people would ignore it...
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 1 month ago '17        #4
SPdaGOAT  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Cops and prosecutors, we need to get all these fu*kfaces outta here
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 1 month ago '04        #5
NAKHI ALLAH 
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Us Philly heads was trying to tell y'all they was lying about the sh*ts...
They was trying to shift blame
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 1 month ago '04        #6
ohhohh 
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Why lie about sh*t like this? What does this accomplish besides people getting mad at something else in this world?
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 1 month ago '16        #7
Boogersugar  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14 OP
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 ohhohh said
Why lie about sh*t like this? What does this accomplish besides people getting mad at something else in this world?
Cops get bigger budgets, more toys, higher pay, more power, and less accountability the more scared people are. When people feel safe their budgets get cut. They don't want you to feel safe.
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 1 month ago '05        #8
Rockstar718 
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Glad to see real journalism pop up on here

fu*k taking any government entity at its word. They have all proven themselves untrustworthy and we need a better systems of checks and balances if we aren't going to burn the whole sh*t down and start fresh
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 1 month ago '12        #9
daman729 
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Shouts out to them Philly cats on BX who called that sh*t out. Forgot their usernames.
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Top 10 most slapped recently  1 month ago '16        #10
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x55
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them mf be using deep fake to change the footage it's highly important to have them police cams live to where anybody can see what they doing live at anytime. they got cams to see what we doing we want to see what they doing
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 1 month ago '04        #11
erickonasis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 daman729 said
Shouts out to them Philly cats on BX who called that sh*t out. Forgot their usernames.
Right here
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 1 month ago '12        #12
daman729 
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 erickonasis said
Right here

 NAKHI ALLAH said
Thx for the shout out

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 1 month ago '04        #13
NAKHI ALLAH 
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 daman729 said
Shouts out to them Philly cats on BX who called that sh*t out. Forgot their usernames.
Thx for the shout out
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 1 month ago '21        #14
nocomment  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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police lie
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 1 month ago '05        #15
brooklyn2philly 
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Unsolved murders = police
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 1 month ago '21        #16
CrookByTheBook 
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Y’all fools who believed this blatantly false story also probably believed that an entire airplane full of people got taken over by a dude with a box cutter
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 1 month ago '05        #17
SquirrelXss 
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Cliffs??

 1 month ago '18        #18
BrooklynDamien  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Police in nyc ignored a whole stabbing on the train. Dude sued the city and lost. He stopped an armed nut while two cops sat in the conductors booth and watched. Police ain't sh*t.
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 1 month ago '14        #19
familybuster 
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 SquirrelXss said
Cliffs??
The police want us to believe that they are the only ones who can save us from ourselves.
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 1 month ago '16        #20
Knucklez 
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 ohhohh said
Why lie about sh*t like this? What does this accomplish besides people getting mad at something else in this world?
i guess its basically tryna say "see? we need more cops and more money in the police force. You cant even protect yourselves"
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 1 month ago '10        #21
rich21886 
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 daman729 said
Shouts out to them Philly cats on BX who called that sh*t out. Forgot their usernames.
Was one of the first on that post & caught the slaps just for talking in reality & living here. Story was shaky when I first heard it. I took the story seriously cuz this sh*t literally happened like 2 stops away from where I live. My lil sis catch the train from her classes all the time & often ask me to meet her so this hit home. The initial story the news released actually explained why ppl might not have knew what was going on. Then the story changed to make the general public look worse. DA was probably pissed the cops made it hard for them to have witnesses come forth due to their guilting them.
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 1 month ago '21        #22
Tlatoani  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Hope the vaccine mandates gut police forces across the country. fu*k those good ol' boys.
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 1 month ago '07        #23
Avon_Barksdale  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x126
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 ohhohh said
Why lie about sh*t like this? What does this accomplish besides people getting mad at something else in this world?
Fact's...

#LAFB

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 1 month ago '05        #24
projectd06 
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 SquirrelXss said
Cliffs??
People believe anything they read
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 1 month ago '16        #25
fam 
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a good rule of thumb is that if the only evidence is police testimony it's likely false
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