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Another Home Invasion Style Robbery Has Happened Near Temple University

Another Home Invasion Style Robbery Has Happened Near Temple University

“My roommates kept calm and gave them what they wanted”

This is becoming a regular thing. Do students still want to defund the police?

ABC News reports:

Another armed home invasion robbery reported near Temple University

Philadelphia police are investigating a string of armed home invasions involving Temple University students at off-campus housing.

The most recent incident occurred Monday around 6:18 a.m., when police say two men dressed in all black entered a home on the 1900 block of North 18th Street, several blocks from the university. One of the suspects wore a mask and was armed with an Uzi-style weapon, police said.

The suspects made off with several iPhones, an iPad, Apple Watches, a MacBook Pro and a Glock 19 handgun before fleeing in a black 2022 Black Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross also stolen from the property, police said. No injuries were reported and the car was recovered, police said.

Four people, including two male Temple students, were inside the home at the time, according to ABC Philadelphia station WPVI.

“They woke them up and they just had guns pointed at them,” a third roommate who wasn’t home at the time told WPVI.

“My roommates kept calm and gave them what they wanted,” he said.

The home invasion was reported nearly two weeks after two similar incidents in the area also involving Temple students at off-campus housing.

On Nov. 9 at around 4:40 a.m., three masked men in dark clothing — two of whom were armed with guns — entered a home also located on the 1900 block of North 18th Street, police said. They “approached” three 19-year-old female victims and fled the scene with a laptop, backpack, car keys and identification, police said. No one was injured.


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It would be interesting to know how many of these young victims have advocated for police defunding.

“Just give them what they want.” is a fine strategy until your life is what they want. Then, there’s little to gain from cooperating.

It’s a harder call a piece at a time: they only want your steaks, visits with dying grandma, access to sunlight and walks that help you live through the ‘rona. Do you just let it go, or push back?

Of course, the people who think you have no right to your life — it’s all theirs, will never stop taking it all at once, or by drips. More subtly, because they are indifferent to your life, or worse, home invasions taking your stuff or your life are nothing to address.

More home invasions, and who are you to complain? Perhaps get on with it and reduce the surplus population.

With all due respect (seriously) who chooses to live in Philadelphia?

Especially anywhere near Temple University campus?

And — really — what kind of parent permits such a thing?