During Upper Darby pistol-whipping, a...

During Upper Darby pistol-whipping, alleged assailant shoots own brother

There are 10 comments on the Philly.com story from Apr 7, 2009, titled During Upper Darby pistol-whipping, alleged assailant shoots own brother. In it, Philly.com reports that:

While pistol-whipping a foe in an Upper Darby street fight on Friday, a Lansdowne teen inadvertently shot his own brother who was watching the brawl 25 yards away, police said Tuesday.

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“Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm Right”

Since: Dec 08

Upper Darby

#1 Apr 7, 2009
On one hand, I laugh, and think "Just Desserts". On the other, I'm disgusted to see that literally right around the corner from the house I grew up in, ghetto trash are now having gang fights with each other. I walked, or rode a bike past this intersection more times than I can count. There was NEVER any danger here back then. This didn't happen when the neighborhood was white, but I know, that's a "racist" comment. Right?
50 year resident

Catasauqua, PA

#2 Apr 8, 2009
I call it "The Change", white to ghetto.
badnews

Chester, PA

#3 Apr 28, 2009
oh no
Tough times

AOL

#4 Apr 28, 2009
Wow, Upper Darby again? I've stopped getting the paper, because every page of news is UD,UD,UD,
upper darby is changing

New York, NY

#5 Aug 12, 2009
i see ud changing so fast that is straight going to hell at this point. It's so bad that next year i'm moving . this is not the kind of environment that i want to live in and raise my daughter.
Hoffmeister

United States

#6 Aug 12, 2009
upper darby is changing wrote:
i see ud changing so fast that is straight going to hell at this point. It's so bad that next year i'm moving . this is not the kind of environment that i want to live in and raise my daughter.
It was a nice safe place and many moved to "greener pastures".Never was a police patrol needed to escort students walking home from middle school.Riots,drug deals,even twice seen a student carrying a gun sticking out of the waist line of their pants.Found a bag of 5 bullets behind my home in the allyway.I'm glad you are moving away from this hell-hole,a smart move.You got to protect your daughter and yourself.Good luck.
Hoffmeister

United States

#7 Aug 12, 2009
SeanK wrote:
On one hand, I laugh, and think "Just Desserts". On the other, I'm disgusted to see that literally right around the corner from the house I grew up in, ghetto trash are now having gang fights with each other. I walked, or rode a bike past this intersection more times than I can count. There was NEVER any danger here back then. This didn't happen when the neighborhood was white, but I know, that's a "racist" comment. Right?
Same here,it was safe to be out at any hour.my brother lived in Stonehurst,moved out to Ridley 12 years ago,and that street has declined even further,but where he lives,it's quieter there in the day than it is here at night.Big difference in neighborhood morales.Nice homes,no blasting rap,no drug deals,even the kids are only a 10tth as noisy as the ones here.
Hoffmeister

United States

#8 Aug 12, 2009
He use to live on Woodcliffe road.I was just a toddler when my parents lived there.Then my brother returned to that street,lived there 10 years.he was so angry,that the street he once lived on,became a blighted,noisy,drug dealing,crime ridden street,he got out.he no longer wants anything to do with Upper Darby.Like I,he lost that sense of home town.Most the same structures are there,but changed so much for the worse,it is no longer hometown to him.He use to belong to townwatch,was involved in community.
deerpark66

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Sep 24, 2009
I was thinking about moving to woodcliffe road at one point. However, I had second thoughts when I read about the drug busts and gun shots.
David

Wilmington, DE

#10 Sep 25, 2009
Well Deerpark thats a lot of places in Upper Darby. Just yesterday, there was a drug bust right across the street from the township building so drug busts could be anywhere. I guess overall its really no escape from it. You just gotta move to the areas where there is the lowest percentage of criminal activity.

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