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    Philadelphia-15 children wanted over savage playground game 'Catch and Wreck'

    15 children wanted over savage playground game 'Catch and Wreck'

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    March 22, 2010 - 11:38AM
    US police have have arrested five children - four girls and a boy - after two people were attacked in a savage playground game called "Catch and Wreck", media reports say.

    A 12-year-old girl has been charged and police are searching for up to 15 more children. The children, believed to range in age from nine to 15, gather at the playground in south-west Philadelphia, near the east coast of the United States, police said.

    "What they do is they see somebody they believe is homeless, they go up to them, and they start punching and kicking them, knocking them to the ground and it's all for joy and for fun," Lieutenant John Walker of the Philadelphia police told ABC's WPVI-TV.

    The two people the children allegedly assaulted last week - a 42-year-old woman and a 73-year-old man - were not homeless.

    Vincent Poppa was bashed on March 14 and suffered a heart attack during or after the beating. He came off a ventilator on Friday. Mr Poppa, who lives in a senior citizens' home, remains in a serious condition in the intensive care unit of a Philadelphia hospital.

    When he was admitted, he had footprints on his head and shoe marks on his body, Lieutenant Walker told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

    "They were stomping him pretty hard," he said.

    Belinda Moore was surrounded by youths and attacked on Friday night as she walked home from work through the playground.

    "I'm glad to be alive; I really am. I'm able to walk. I'm a little bruised up, but I can still walk," she told WPVI-TV.

    "They snatched my hat off, they snatched my bag. They hit me in my head with a stick. They hit me in my legs with a stick.

    "They punched me on both sides of my face. And I'm begging these guys to please stop and let me go."

    Ms Moore had an injured head and knee, police said.

    Lieutenant Walker said police found out about the violent game after interviewing children after Ms Moore's attack. They believe the same group of youths carried out both beatings.

    "They were all saying the same thing, laughing at us, like we didn't know what it meant," Lieutenant Walker told the Inquirer.

    "They said: 'It's something stupid we do for fun.'

    "It's a bizarre mindset these kids have developed. We're hoping we can nip it in the bud."

    The 12-year-old girl was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, attempted robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and possession of an instrument of crime, WPVI-TV reported.


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    This aint no "game". Its premeditated assault on helpless victims by a group of predatory children with no regard for human life.

    Sadly, its a sign of the times when children are brought up to have such little empathy and compassion for others.

    I am a firm believer that parents should be held jointly responsible for crimes committed by their children.

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    And as an adult we can not tan these fuckers backsides. Gets more rediculous everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    I'd bet the farm all 15 of them are Blacks. This could happen in any large American city. It's an under-published fact that there are hundreds of square miles of America that you simply do not go to if you want to live, especially at night.
    You are probably right about the race of the offenders, sad to say. The lower socio-economic class in western society is quite obviously becoming more violent, and not just in USA.

    Its no secret to anyone that you dont venture out of the CBD into the "neighbourhoods" in any big city of USA.

    Its most noticeable in USA, but the trend is worldwide in all developed countries.
    Cities are really the sewers of humanity that isolate people into tribal groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    I'd bet the farm all 15 of them are Blacks.
    It happened in southwest Philly- you're really going out on a limb with that bet.
    Last edited by FailSafe; 22-03-2010 at 07:42 PM. Reason: typo

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    75% odds of a win. Of course same odds the victims were black as well.

    Really doesn't matter. This is what happens when kids are raised with no moral or ethical standards. "Catch and Wreck" the primer for better games like Rob and Kill.

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    Products of modern society, as were children before products of there time and we will hear of such things again in the future.... Hardly new though. Do you really believe kids are worse nowadays?

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    ^There was something called "Bumfights" a while back... never saw it because it's really not my bag. From what I can remember reading I think they went around and found homeless people, paid them paltry sums to beat the shit out of each other. Real fucking great people they were.

    Voyeurism breeds objectification. When people become objects they are no longer people, or in some cases less than people. If they are 'not people', they are just things, then what's the harm in committing violent acts against them? With reality TV shows like COPS, Big Brother, etc., real people with real problems are now no more than fodder for our entertainment. And I think Harlan Ellison said that it was entertainment, not religion, that is the opiate of the masses...

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    Filthydelphia.

    Also known as, Killadelphia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killerbees View Post
    ^There was something called "Bumfights" a while back... never saw it because it's really not my bag. From what I can remember reading I think they went around and found homeless people, paid them paltry sums to beat the shit out of each other. Real fucking great people they were.

    Voyeurism breeds objectification. When people become objects they are no longer people, or in some cases less than people. If they are 'not people', they are just things, then what's the harm in committing violent acts against them? With reality TV shows like COPS, Big Brother, etc., real people with real problems are now no more than fodder for our entertainment. And I think Harlan Ellison said that it was entertainment, not religion, that is the opiate of the masses...
    i thought there was another topic of this which was 2 pages. i mentioned something about a mature programme like jackass where it involes beating up tramps, but couldn't remember the title name. and yea, i know bum is the american word for tramp

    kids copy anything they see. no doubt they got the idea from that. they certainly aint the charming kids of other countires

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    Wiki's got a page on Bumfights: Bumfights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sounds like it was quite similar to Jackass but with less redeeming qualities.

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