Temple University is a North Philadelphia University (Broad Street) totally surrounded by black neighborhoods. If you are a white person -and you go one block “off campus”- you might as well be in Mogadishu. Temple University has its own armed police force comprised of around 300 heavily weaponized and armed patrolling officers.
Yes, it’s that bad; well, actually worse.
The Philadelphia media avoid discussions of race for both victim and attackers.
PHILADELPHIA – A female Temple University student is vowing to return to class despite being unable to chew even the softest of foods after a gang of “children” smashed her in the face with a brick Friday night.
The 19-year-old woman, who has declined to be identified, was walking with her boyfriend just off campus when a group of about 10 children began taunting them – they were followed for a block until the vicious assault that left her with dislocated teeth and a fractured jaw.
‘I’m definitely going to go back to class,’ she told WCAU despite her parents expressing reservations about returning to the North Philadelphia campus. Her boyfriend is also a Temple student.
Her 20-year-old boyfriend, who has also declined to be identified, told the station the destructive delinquents likely ranged in age from eight and 14-years-old.
‘I’m walking by and one of the people from the group screamed at me, really loud and really close to my face,’ she recalled. ‘I kept walking because I don’t want to engage them.’
The group at first only taunted the pair, but things escalated within a matter of minutes.
‘A couple of them started to grab at her earrings and her hair,’ he said. ‘My instinct was to stop them from hurting us and leave and get away.’
He told the violent juveniles to back off, but they had other ideas – a girl believed to be the oldest of the clique grabbed a large brick and brutally bashed his girlfriend in the face before running away. (read more)