A Democrat member of the US Congress was carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in South Philadelphia. Consultant Mary Homosexual Scanlon (D-Pennsylvania) was not bodily harmed, however her automobile and possessions had been taken.
Scanlon was strolling to a parking zone on Pattison Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, round 2:45pm native time, when she was approached by two armed males who demanded her automobile keys and private results. They took her private and government-issued cell telephones, and drove away in Scanlon’s 2017 Acura, spokesperson Lauren Cox instructed reporters.
“She’s bodily OK, however her car and possessions are gone,” Cox instructed the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The congresswoman, first elected in 2018, was assembly with constituents at close by FDR Park, over the proposed improvement plan. The theft befell simply down the street from the Wells Fargo Middle, the place the Democrats held their 2016 presidential conference.
Chief Inspector Frank Vanore of the Philadelphia Police Division mentioned the 2 suspects had been final seen driving the automobile towards the southbound I-95 interstate freeway. The FBI is aiding the Philadelphia PD with the investigation.
Moments in the past @RepMGS left South Detectives after she was carjacked at gunpoint in broad daylight at FDR park. Alongside along with her automobile , her govt ID & cellular phone had been additionally taken. She was returning to her automobile after a tour on the park. @6abcpic.twitter.com/WdHZKlX7x6
— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) December 22, 2021
Mayor Jim Kenney, a fellow Democrat, mentioned in a press release he was “appalled to be taught of this violent crime that was perpetrated towards my buddy and congresswoman.”
“Everybody deserves to really feel secure in our metropolis, and sadly, as we all know, that hasn’t at all times been the case this 12 months. It’s disheartening, and fairly frankly infuriating, that criminals really feel emboldened to commit such a reckless crime in the course of the day in what must be a spot of tranquility and peace – considered one of Philadelphia’s lovely parks,” Kenney added.
The assault on Scanlon comes amid a surge in violent crime within the metropolis of some 1.5 million residents, the place the 13 American colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776. Philadelphia had recorded 521 homicides in 2021 earlier this month, shattering its earlier document set in 1990.
Philadelphia elected Larry Krasner, a civil rights activist backed by Democrat mega-donor George Soros, as district legal professional in 2017. Since then, Krasner has labored to abolish money bail and prosecuted a document variety of cops for alleged misconduct, whereas “dramatically” decreasing prosecution for “minor” crimes reminiscent of retail theft and prostitution.
Scanlon has campaigned with different congressional Democrats to “dismantle techniques of hate, maintain regulation enforcement officers accountable, and push for the adoption – and use – of unbiased policing practices,” in accordance with her official web site.
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