Philladelphia Cop Calls for Criminals to Stay Home During Pandemic

Two people were killed while another was critically injured in three separate shootings in Philadelphia Sunday, prompting a commanding officer to call for an end to the violence and for people to stay home amid the coronavirus lockdowns in the city.

– David Chang in Officer Calls for People to Stay Home on Violent Sunday in Philly


  1. avatar The Rookie says:

    So much for the “City of Brotherly Love”, eh?

    BTW, I hate the PHI airport with a passion. I think it was laid out by M.C. Escher.

    1. avatar st1100boy says:

      PHL may have been designed by a long distance runner. You literally can’t change planes or even collect your checked bags without covering a couple miles.

      But the bigger problem at PHL is giving me the worst case of food poisoning I’ve ever had. How about 11 pounds lost in one night?! Ugly stuff.

      1. avatar The Rookie says:

        Yowch! Man, you must have been seriously dehydrated after all that. One more reason to stay away from that airport.

        And yeah, I agree, you have to run all over hell’s half acres to get to where you need to go in that airport. It doesn’t even make sense half the time.

      2. avatar Southern Cross says:

        How about blaming the schedulers who put connecting services at opposite ends of the terminals and then arrange for handling delays. So you’re guaranteed to miss your connecting flight unless there is at least several hours to half a day in between.

      3. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

        I have family in south Jersey, and when I need to be there, I fly into Atlantic City International (ACY) an airport delightfully small and compact…

        1. avatar LifeSavor says:

          Yeah for ACY. My family in May’s Landing have made it their default airport.

          Newark (EWR) and PHI are equidistant for me. EWR is a pleasure; PHI is Dante’s 2nd ring.

    2. avatar kahlil says:

      I had the misfortune to have a connection at PHL on a trip back from the Middle East with my wife. The rudest CBP officers dealing with people that may or may not have fully comprehended what was being asked of them along with a verbal altercation between the baggage handler and CBP officer that included profanity and a lot of unprofessionalism on both side. By the time we got to the United (I think) booth the baggage handler had started up a conversation with the attendant ranting about the unhinged officer. It really was a major CF and one that made me feel bad this was some people’s first impression of America. I won’t fly through there at all if I have a choice, despite the airport.

    3. avatar Hannibal says:

      On my last trip I drove an extra hour to fly from PHI instead of EWR. Not a perfect airport terminal layout but the traffic, parking and lack of delays made up for it.

    4. avatar Wesley says:

      Humm . . .

      They are criminals. . .They don’t let themselves be bothered with the laws that affect us, like illegally carrying a firearm, robbery or of course Murder, why in the h3ll would they be bothered with suggestions to stay home because of Corona virus?

  2. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Nothing like optimism!

  3. avatar California Richard says:

    Sounds like a delusional, true believing, self righteous, koolaid drinking, police administrator….. He’ll be Chief one day.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      And mayor later.

    2. avatar Paul Aldredge says:

      Ha ha ha ha! That’s great!

  4. avatar billy-bob says:

    Why would they? You’ve already told them they get a free pass to commit crimes during the ’emergency’. Thugs gonna thug.

  5. avatar Dude says:

    Do they get to go back to criminal activity once this whole virus thing blows over?

    1. avatar possum says:

      Depends on how long they can draw on their unemployment benefits.

    2. avatar enuf says:

      The title is false.

      1. avatar Dude says:

        Don’t ruin my opportunity to make a snide comment. You’re such a downer. 😉

        1. avatar Frim W Andrews says:

          Yeah! get those no violence signs up before I have to beat the shi out of someone.

  6. avatar possum says:

    Along with the shortage of protective mask(not in China) we must have a shortage of No Violence signs. Step up the production, get them No Violence signs moving,

    1. avatar enuf says:

      “… shortage of protective mask(not in China) …”

      TRUE. While Trump was telling the USA it was all nothing to worry about, he sent nearly 18 tons of supplies to the Chi-Coms as a good will gesture. Masks, gowns, gloves, ventilators, all sorts of gear Americans are now scrounging for.

      1. avatar Dude says:

        But I thought the Trump haters said he hates them because he’s a xenophobic racist? You guys need to get your attacks in line. That doesn’t make sense.

      2. avatar possum says:

        kissing ass while getting shit on.

      3. avatar M says:

        A friend told me Trump also gave them 6 tons of gold, the Statue of Liberty, and $6 trillion. That’s crazy bro. We need to vote Biden he will put Americans first for sure!

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          You forgot /sarc.

      4. avatar Paul Aldredge says:

        Try putting the blame where it belongs! Please bother to learn TRUTH and FACTS prior to posting, then you won’t PROVE to everyone reading your comment that you’re incapable of research!

  7. avatar enuf says:

    “Philadelphia Cop Calls for Criminals to Stay Home During Pandemic”

    FALSE! The cop’s “Tweet” clearly is addressed to the entire public not just the criminals.

    This is the sort of thing hat pisses me off with stories in the news media. When they spin up a title or a lead in that is obviously false, designed to redirect the story to mean something else.

    We have enough troubles to deal with without adding news media spin tactics.

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      He references two shootings. Does the general public shoot two people regularly or just the irrational scum they released from jail and refuse to confront?
      Please clarify.

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        It’s Philadelphia. Do you need to ask?

    2. avatar possum says:

      Yes the title was false but it’s more of an attention grabber then “Cop ask people to stay home” ,

    3. avatar neiowa says:

      Since Robert sold TAG, it’s mostly the standard web forum (went WAY downhill) with clickbait.

    4. avatar kahlil says:

      “Stop the foolish violence”
      sounds to me like he’s addressing the “law abiding citizens” that want to cause murder and mayhem, no? you can infer from the tweet he is talking to the gangsta wannabes and thugs of the area. but hey, criminals gonna criminal.

  8. avatar GS650G says:

    Would not matter if the cops cracked down because the SJW DA doesn’t believe in punishment. Add in the sanctuary city status and Philly becomes a good place to be from.

    1. avatar possum says:

      it’s not about punishment, it’s about money. Coos catch em, courts release them, judges lawyers and everything else involved makes money. Oh and visiting with a parolie I know all his meetings are call in now. “Hey nan, no more piss test and sht till May, I can dope for a month and still be clean.”

  9. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    Officer Scott Drisel: 2 shootings in the 12th District today when people should be home! I really can’t comprehend what people don’t understand about this!

    Officer Drissel must not have a keen understanding of his city.

  10. avatar Omer says:

    I agree with the officer, I can’t comprehend why criminals can’t obey laws like everyone else. The nerve of some people.

    1. avatar In for a penny, In for a pound says:

      It is better that they are out shooting each other, over staying inside and breeding more reparations on Whites.

  11. avatar Will Drider says:

    Only one thing stops a criminal: DEATH! At best, everything else only delays further criminal activity and that’s dependent on the criminals moral judgement, which their history shows fails.

    1. avatar SKP5885 says:

      Although I agree with your comment at its fundamental core (death stops most activity legal or otherwise). I would guess that you have likely committed a crime if not a felony within the last 90 days of your existence without realizing it, making you a “criminal”. Now in all fairness you likely don’t feel that victimless crimes are crimes….however, they are crimes, by currently accepted legal definition. I would simply urge you to modify your argument to use the terms “violent criminal activity” or “criminal activity that includes a victim”. Just a friendly suggestion. Again, I agree with the sentiment of your comment and understood what I think is the true meaning of it.

  12. avatar former water walker says:

    The lowlife scum are still shooting at each other where I live. Scum gonna scum. And like this cop mentioned our po-leece are IDIOT’S too…

    1. avatar Billy Hill says:

      If you want to call other idiots you might want to spell check next time.

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        po-leece is colloquial.
        you dropped an s.

  13. avatar Marcus says:

    Oh thank God that will solve all of the cities crime problems for the foreseeable future!

  14. avatar possum says:

    The town I reside in now has a 12am to 5 am curfew. It’s to stop the spread of c19. Uhh huh, it has nothing to do with a three cop police force. Why are the jails releasing prisoners? Seems to me jail would be a pretty safe place. Perhaps their going to need the room for all those who violate the curfew law? No seriously, why are “they” releasing prisoners?

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      It has more to do with the close quarters. Maybe not in your little town, but overcrowded jails are common in large urban areas (and all of California).

    2. avatar strych9 says:

      There are reports, which I cannot and will not vouch for, that this disease spreads 19x better among people in close confines.

      I have no idea how they arrived at that number as I haven’t had the time to read through their methodology. However, that headline by itself is enough for cops and administrators to start thinking that jails are a bad idea because the government is responsible for the welfare of the people in it’s “care” and such a situation could create a large number of infected who then have to be dealt with.

      Imagine having to take 1/3rd or more of a large jail to the local hospitals all at once.

      1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

        “There are reports, which I cannot and will not vouch for, that this disease spreads 19x better among people in close confines.”

        About a week back, some national columnist wrote about how SARS-CoVID was going to wreak havoc in ‘flyover’ America.

        I laughed at her ignorance as to what was going to happen in places like NYC, where nearly everyone uses the subway, a *perfect* vector for our pal CoVID.

        On the upside, it could very well thin the ranks of the homeless…

        1. avatar Complete Disappointment says:

          “On the upside, it could very well thin the ranks of the homeless…”
          Geoff, where is your humanity?

    3. avatar Hannibal says:

      Corrections staff are or are going to get hit with this too. Staffing is going to be a nightmare. You want to get rid of as many inmates as you can to focus manpower on the ones that really need to be there.

      Not that this won’t have negative effects otherwise. Releasing non-violent criminals still puts a bunch of thieves out on the street and they’re going to work their profession.

  15. avatar WI Patriot says:

    This is precious…

  16. avatar Craig says:

    Actually, he makes it sound like people are shooting each other as a form of entertainment, (which in certain locales it probably is) and they should respect their fellow criminals and not do that.

  17. avatar burley says:

    what part of “criminals do crime” doesn’t this cop understand?!

  18. avatar kap says:

    you can’t cure stupid!

  19. avatar Defens says:

    He was simply asking to stop the “foolish” violence. In Philly, your standard violence – muggings, gang retribution, etc. – would be considered essential business activities, can can carry on. Nothing to see here folks.

  20. avatar The Pontificator says:

    A real-life Chief Wiggums.

  21. avatar Chief Censor says:

    Two cops shot in Nevada in about two days. One died, the other saved by his vest.

    Crime isn’t going to get better now that Trump called for an extension of lock-down until May.

    This guy was at home (quarantine and all that) when he committed his shooting.

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      Geez. Sorry to hear about this. I visit Pahrump a few times a year for training, and I know someone who lives there. The loss of life is always a serious and sober matter, but this kid was unhinged and needed to be addressed sooner or later. Wasn’t even smart enough to use proper loads in the shotgun, or remain protected from cover. Hope the officer(s) come out of this okay.

  22. avatar Ralph says:

    I have a better idea. Potential victims should stay at home alone, or with family, close warm personal friends etc. Potential criminals should gather together closely in large groups. In two weeks we’ll be crime free.

  23. avatar RGP says:

    Lots of anti-criminal bias in that cop’s post… henchmen need to make a living, too….

  24. avatar Criminals Commit Crime its what Criminals do NOT OBEY LAWS! says:

    This makes about as much sense as asking criminals to not commit crime & not be criminals!

  25. avatar Paladin says:

    They need more gun free zone signs! Really simple, just like liberals!
    All great dem run cities are sh*tholes ! 90% of all shootings are from them!

  26. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

    A cop telling people to follow government rules.

    Why is this even a story?

  27. avatar Brannon says:

    Yeah, all you criminals, felons, rapist, serial killers, burglars, and all around not so nice people ,just STOP IT and just stay at home. Ha, you gotta laugh at stuff like this to keep from crying.

  28. avatar Matt says:

    Stay home, Clean your guns. But stay off the streets.

  29. avatar Ben says:

    Maybe if he says please…..

  30. avatar WhiteFalcon says:

    NEWS FLASH! Criminals do not follow laws! Duh. That is why gun laws do not work.

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