Philadelphia Teens Killed In Apparent Reprisal Shooting

Three teens dead  after shooting Tuesday night in the Juniata section of the city.

Mayor Michael Nutter had strong words for the shooter, calling him “a dog,” and had strong words for the parents of Philadelphia’s youth, telling them “not to act like idiots and a–holes,” according to CBS News.

“Seven young people, somewhere between 14 and 16 years old, on a Tuesday night, a school night, are out in a car going to somewhere to have a fight with some other teenager.   That is completely insane, it is irresponsible.  Parents have to know where their children are and what they are doing,” the mayor said. “The least you can do is know where the hell your kids are, in the daytime, in the nighttime, or at any time during the week or on the weekends.  That’s the minimum we should ask and expect from our parents.  You want to have kids?  Take care of them.”

“Their little butts should have either been in bed, getting ready for bed, or doing some homework,” Nutter added.  “Not out in a car, not in some other neighborhood, and not up to this kind of nonsense.  I’m not your mom and I’m not your dad.  We cannot completely legislate, or by policy, make people responsible for their children.”

Authorities said police chased Barreto down after he was seen acting suspicious on what they considered a known drug corner. Eyewitness News has learned Barreto has a lengthy criminal record, including at least seven arrests since 2000, mostly for drugs. Barreto was charged with five gun-related crimes, but the charges were dropped six months later. “His defense attorney at the time, Anthony Stefanski, said the judge ruled that police illegally searched Barreto that day without cause, so prosecutors were left with no evidence and little choice but to drop the charges”, according to media.

Michael Nutter held a Martin Luther King, Jr. event  at Enon Tabernacle Church and offered this money quote: “Can we be nonviolent for just one day in this city?” he continued. “We need to be champions of non-violence ourselves. We are one city, one community. There is only one Philadelphia,” he said. “When someone gets shot, killed, stabbed, robbed or beaten, each of us should feel the effect. I’m trying to figure out how to have a safer city. This is not the Philadelphia we want to be. This is not the city that Dr. King would want.”

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