Mob Attacks Terrorize Philadelphia Neighborhood, Retaliation Threatened

Ryan Strand
Philadelphia Weekly | September 14, 2011
About an hour after police disperse kids after a fight some say was racially motivated in a Philadelphia park, a mob of 50 - 75 teens crossed paths with 37-year-old Mark Lavelle. He says one kid swung a gun in his face, as others kicked in his door and beat him with pipe in front of his wife and kids. The next day, another mob--possibly the parents-threatened him. That night, more assaults that end with a cop shooting a man.

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