Our society is in dire need of "real men" standing up and taking responsibility for their offspring, and the chaos they are causing in the black community.
The one thing that I know is that we either learn to live together in love or die together as fools.
Bravo, Mr. Lassiter - someone has finally had the nerve to say what we all are thinking, but are too afraid to say.
Hank Coleman Jr., Philadelphia
When writing about the flash mobs, let's face it, they are the "mob-sters."
They stir up the city, they extort (I mean rob) you, take the jewelry right off your neck and break your legs while stampeding over you. As for gambling, you risk your life taking a stroll.
So who is more of a threat? These animals or Joe Ligambi?
Maybe we have the wrong "mob"-sters
Madalin Bocchino Zajko
About those racial IDs
I can answer Charles Nelson's complaint about racial IDs off the top of my head. Unlike him, however, I prefer to have my facts straight before I spout off, but I've already recycled the newspapers, so I can't read the articles again.
But regarding Daily News reporting on the racial makeup of tea party rallies, well, they don't usually do that although TPers themselves make a special point to emphasize it any time someone non-Caucasian is present in any capacity, thinking it will mitigate the inherent racism that has overtaken their once-supportable movement.
And if memory serves, the articles I read about the mob stealing from Sears were accompanied by security camera photos, so stating the suspects' race was unnecessary.
Finally, regarding the Spring Garden event, there were no known photos, and who knows exactly what the witnesses told police. But it's not surprising that a tea party supporter would immediately assume that the suspects were "made up exclusively of young black kids."
Michael McGonigle, Philadelphia
Animals actually make sense
Columnist Ronnie Polaneczky's description of the individuals who brutalized Thomas Fitzgerald on May 30, 2009, is totally wrong. These people aren't "animals," but "pure savages." Animals attack when they are threatened or hungry. People who are a part of a violent flash mob aren't in danger or in search of food; they are bloodthirsty criminals who must be treated as such.
Anna Marie H. Forte, Philadelphia