CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

Boys, 13 and 16, and girl, 14, arrested for 'carjacking Democratic Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon at gunpoint' are released back to their parents:

At least dozen large mid-tier cities across the country have already broken their annual homicide records

Joe Biden called Democratic Representative Mary Gay Scanlon after she was carjacked in Philadelphia on Wednesday as its revealed the robbers ranged in age from 13-19. 
'Is the president taking crime in big cities more seriously now that a Democratic member of Congress, Mary Gay Scanlon, has been carjacked at gunpoint?' Fox News' Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at Thursday's briefing.

'Let me first say that we're relieved that she was not injured,' Psaki replied. 'And the president called her and spoke with her this morning, as well.'

The decorating duchess! Kate Middleton adorns the Queen's Christmas trees with red ribbon bows as she prepares for her Westminster Abbey carol service in unseen photos - and says 'bleak time' in pandemic 'made us realise how much we need each other', and other top stories from December 23, 2021.

'It is absolutely unacceptable for any American, whether they're a member of Congress or not, to be victimized by crime like that,' she added.

Josiah Brown, 19, from the president's home town of Wilmington, Delaware is expected to face federal charges in Scanlon's carjacking, the Delaware State Police said Thursday.

Three of the other teen carjackers were boys ages 13 and 16 and a girl aged 14. They were all charged in Delaware with receiving stolen property and were each released to their guardians on $1,500 unsecured bond.

The fifth was a 15-year-old boy charged with receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and two counts of criminal mischief, according to police. He was taken to the New Castle County Detention Center on $3,500 bond.

Scanlan and Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightfordand, both Democrats who supported police reforms in Philadelphia and Chicago respectively, were carjacked just 16 apart from each other. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that President Joe Biden called Democratic Rep.  Mary Gay Scanlon from Pennsylvania after she was carjacked at gunpoint Wednesday

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that President Joe Biden called Democratic Rep.  Mary Gay Scanlon from Pennsylvania after she was carjacked at gunpoint Wednesday

Psaki: Biden called carjacked Democratic Congresswoman

Scanlon, 62, was robbed at gunpoint in Philadelphia's FDR Park on Wednesday afternoon after Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford, 53, and her husband, Eric McKennie, were also carjacked Tuesday night in a suburb 20 minutes outside of Chicago.

Law enforcement officials confirmed that FBI agents and state police have arrested five people, four males and one female, Wednesday night in connection to the theft of Scanlon's car.

Both women supported police reform policies last year following ignition of the Black Lives Matter movement. Scanlon and Lightford also co-sponsored bills in their respective offices to allow mental health specialists to be dispatched as first responders instead of police officers.

Lightford, the Illinois Black Caucus chairwoman, had also previously supported cutting police budgets in the state, with Chicago proposing to slash $59 million from their police department's budget while violent crimes soar in the Windy City.   

Scanlon's incident came after Philadelphia's woke District Attorney, Larry Krasner, claimed there is not a 'crisis of lawlessness' - despite robberies skyrocketing by 27 per cent since 2020 and murders breaking an all-time record this year. 

And the attack against Lightford came just two days after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made a U-turn and asked for federal agents to help to get the city's crime under control amid the proposed slash to the local police department.  

Scanlon was the victim of a carjacking in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon just 16 hours after another Democratic lawmaker was carjacked

Scanlon was the victim of a carjacking in Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon just 16 hours after another Democratic lawmaker was carjacked

Kimberly Lightford (pictured) and her husband Eric McKennie were  carjacked by three masked individuals 20 minutes away from Chicago on Tuesday evening

Kimberly Lightford (pictured) and her husband Eric McKennie were  carjacked by three masked individuals 20 minutes away from Chicago on Tuesday evening

Scanlon was walking to her parked vehicle and was approached by two men driving a dark-colored SUV, WPVI reported.

They demanded her keys and then fled in her 2017 Acura MDX with license plate LKG-8893. She had her car, purse, wallet and phone stolen but was not injured, her office confirmed.   

The car was located at the Christiana Mall, in Delaware, where all five suspects were taken in to custody. Police have not said if any charges have been filed.

'I am relieved that Congresswoman Scanlon was not physically injured, and my thoughts are with her during this difficult time,' Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a statement. 

'The PPD will continue to provide any support needed in this case and will work diligently alongside our federal partners to assist in bringing those responsible to justice.'  

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Philadelphia Police Department for additional comment.

In a statement about the robbery, Scanlon's spokesperson Lauren Cox said: 'Wednesday afternoon, at around 2:45 p.m., Congresswoman Scanlon was carjacked at gunpoint in FDR Park following a meeting at that location.' 

She added: 'The Congresswoman was physically unharmed. She thanks the Philadelphia Police Department for their swift response, and appreciates the efforts of both the Sergeant at Arms in D.C. and her local police department for coordinating with Philly PD to ensure her continued safety.' 

The crime against Congresswoman Scanlon comes at the end of a violent year in Philadelphia under 'progressive prosecutor' Krasner, who won re-election this year. 

Scanlon was robbed of her car at gunpoint in FDR Park (pictured) following a meeting there. She was walking to her parked vehicle when she two men driving a dark-colored SUV approached her, demanded her keys and fled in her 2017 Acura MDX ¿ license plate LKG-8893

Scanlon was robbed of her car at gunpoint in FDR Park (pictured) following a meeting there. She was walking to her parked vehicle when she two men driving a dark-colored SUV approached her, demanded her keys and fled in her 2017 Acura MDX – license plate LKG-8893

Scanlon's car was located later on Wednesday night at the Christiana Mall, in Delaware. Police arrested five suspects inside the car

Scanlon's car was located later on Wednesday night at the Christiana Mall, in Delaware. Police arrested five suspects inside the car

Just 16 hours earlier, Illinois' Democratic State Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford was the victim of carjacking Tuesday night in a Chicago suburb, police confirmed.

Lightford and her husband, Eric McKennie, were not harmed by the three masked subjects who took off in her black Mercedes-Benz SUV, said Chief of Police Thomas Mills.

'This is still an ongoing investigation but I can confirm no shots were fired by the police,' Mills said. 'The victim did hear what they believed to be gunfire.'

Lightford said in a statement: 'First and foremost, I am thankful that my husband and I are alive and physically unharmed. I am trying to process the trauma of what happened. I want to thank everyone who has offered their love and support.'

The Illinois Black Caucus chairwoman worked with Barack Obama when he was a state senator representing and in the late 1990s the two worked together to pass a racial profiling reform law. 

Her run-in with armed criminals comes two days after Lightfoot pleaded with Attorney General Merrick Garland to send Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents to the city for six months to combat rising crime. 

Lightfoot announced on Monday that she made a formal request to Garland to send ATF agents to Chicago for six months, a well as more federal prosecutors and federal marshals to help get illegal guns off the streets.

Her request comes after she proposed slashing $80 million from the Chicago Police Department budget in 2020 during 'defund the police' protests.

The proposal was later scaled back and 3.3% of the budget - or $59 million.

The incident took place about 12 miles west of Chicago, which is currently fighting a 25-year high murder rate, with 767 homicides occurring within the city so far this year.

Carjackings in the Windy City have jumped by about 32 percent through Sunday, with 1,781, up from 1,352 during the same time last year, Chicago Tribune reported

Lightford's carjacking comes two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot (pictured) pleaded with AG Merrick Garland to send ATF agents to Chicago for six months

Lightford's carjacking comes two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot (pictured) pleaded with AG Merrick Garland to send ATF agents to Chicago for six months

As of December 6, Philadelphia had recorded 521 homicides for the year, surpassing New York's 443 and Los Angeles at 352

As of December 6, Philadelphia had recorded 521 homicides for the year, surpassing New York's 443 and Los Angeles at 352

Crime has run rampant in Philadelphia, where on December 10, a groom was robbed of his Rolex watch by armed bandits outside a wedding hall. 

Cops who responded to the scene caught up with the criminals and they were officially arrested last Thursday after being linked to at least 10 other robberies since October.

Video surveillance of the incident shows the unnamed groom outside with other members of his wedding party in the Old City neighborhood when the three gun-toting criminals jumped out of a sedan and ran up to the group and demanded the newlywed turn over his pricey watch.

At least dozen large mid-tier cities across the country have already broken their annual homicide records

At least dozen large mid-tier cities across the country have already broken their annual homicide records

At least dozen large mid-tier cities across the country have already broken their annual homicide records this year

At least dozen large mid-tier cities across the country have already broken their annual homicide records this year

The latest crime comes after a December 10 video went viral of a groom being robbed at gunpoint outside his wedding reception in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. The criminals took off with his Rolex watch

The latest crime comes after a December 10 video went viral of a groom being robbed at gunpoint outside his wedding reception in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia. The criminals took off with his Rolex watch

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10340565/Psaki-says-Biden-...","isMobile":false,"duration":54000,"src":"https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2021/12/22/2716889286288192398/1024x576_MP4_2716889286288192398.mp4","source":"TikTok","playerId":"default","title":"Group of five people in Philadelphia robbed at GUNPOINT","preload":"none","initialVideo":true,"thumbnail":"https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2021/12/22/06/52092429-0-image-a-6_164...;:{"social-share":{"embedUrl":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/2574815.html";},"autoplay-next-video":{"videos":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/api/player/2574815/related-videos.json"...},"ads-setup":{"videoAdServerUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=[size]&iu=%2F424397508%2Fdm.video%2Fdm_video_news&ciu_szs=&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast3&unviewed_position_start=1&url=[referrer_url]&correlator=[timestamp]","adsEnabled":true,"adsCancelTimeout":15000,"screen":{"width":636,"height":358}},"sources":{"url":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/api/player/2716889286288192398/video-so...;},"flyout":{"viewportOffset":0.4,"switchBack":true,"forceFlyout":{"active":false,"muted":true,"switchBack":false}},"tracking":{"channelShortName":"news","sponsored":null,"referenceId":2574815,"trackingType":"embedded"},"animated-preview":{"data-hd-fps":7,"displayName":null,"data-hd-frame-count":49,"frames":107,"width":636,"src":"https://videos.dailymail.co.uk/preview/mol/2021/12/22/8341642669884...},"related-videos":{"videos":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/api/player/2574815/related-videos.json";}},"videoId":"2716889286288192398","descr":"Video shows moment group of five people in Philadelphia is robbed at GUNPOINT while others walk by.","referenceId":2574815,"grapeshot":{"article":{"articleURL":"https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10340721/Illinois-state-se...;}}}" class="video-js vjs-default-skin vjs-paused vjs-controls-enabled mol-fe-animated-preview mol-empty-playlist vjs-visually-ready vjs-user-inactive">
Group of five people in Philadelphia robbed at GUNPOINT

The city of brotherly love has shattered its 30-year-old record for annual murders, surpassing the much larger cities of New York and Los Angeles

As of December 6, Philadelphia had recorded 521 homicides for the year, surpassing New York's 443 and Los Angeles at 352

This is despite the fact that with a population of 1.5 million, Philly is less than half the size of Los Angeles and one-fifth of New York.  

The grim trend follows national calls to defund police departments, and in some cities, reforms to bail rules that critics claim let dangerous offenders loose pending trial.   

High-ranking Illinois State Senator and her husband are carjacked on the west side of Chicago - two days after mayor made a U-turn and asked for ATF help to get spiraling crime under control

Police said that on Tuesday night Kimberly Lightford (pictured) and her husband Eric McKennie were carjacked by three masked individuals

Police said that on Tuesday night Kimberly Lightford (pictured) and her husband Eric McKennie were carjacked by three masked individuals

One of Illinois' most powerful politicians and her husband were car-jacked in a Chicago suburb, just two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked the feds to help get the city's spiraling crime under control. 

State Senator Kimberly Lightford, the Democratic Senate Majority Leader, and her husband, Eric McKennie, were carjacked by three masked men in a Dodge Durango in the western suburb of Broadview at around 9:45 pm on Tuesday, police saod

Lightford and her husband were driving a Mercedes Benz SUV on the 2000 block of South 20th Avenue when gunmen approached her car, fired multiple shots and took off with her vehicle. 

The state senator and her husband were not injured in the incident and police have not named any suspects.  

Lightford and her husband were driving a Mercedes Benz SUV on the 2000 block of South 20th Avenue (pictured) when the carjackers fired multiple shots and took off with her vehicle

Lightford and her husband were driving a Mercedes Benz SUV on the 2000 block of South 20th Avenue (pictured) when the carjackers fired multiple shots and took off with her vehicle

On Wednesday, Lightford issued a statement saying she is grateful to be alive after the traumatic experience and thanked law enforcement. 

'First and foremost I am thankful that my husband and I are alive and physically unharmed,' she said in her statement. 'I am trying to process the trauma of what happened. I want to thank everyone who has offered their love and support. I want to especially thank Mayor Katrina Thompson and the Broadview Police Department for their quick and thorough response.' 

The incident took place about 12 miles west of Chicago, which is currently fighting a 25-year high murder rate, with 767 homicides occurring within the city so far this year.

Carjackings in the Windy City have jumped by about 32 percent through Sunday, with 1,781, up from 1,352 during the same time last year, Chicago Tribune reported. 

Chicago has also seen a 7.5 percent increase in violent crime this year when compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019, according to an analysis from Axios, with some parts of the city seeing double the number of fatal shootings. 

Lightford, a Democrat from Maywood, is the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Illinois Senate behind Senate President Don Harmon, CBS2.com reported.  

Her run-in with armed criminals comes two days after Lightfoot pleaded with Attorney General Merrick Garland to send Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents to the city for six months to combat rising crime. 

Lightfoot announced on Monday that she made a formal request to Garland to send ATF agents to Chicago for six months, a well as more federal prosecutors and federal marshals to help get illegal guns off the streets.

Her request comes after she proposed slashing $80 million from the Chicago Police Department budget in 2020 during 'defund the police' protests.

The proposal was later scaled back and 3.3% of the budget - or $59 million - was cut and Lightfoot has since denounced the 'defund' movement, but Chicago's police union still issued a vote of 'no confidence' in the mayor earlier this year.

'The federal government remains uniquely qualified to help address the scourge of gun violence,' Lightfoot said on Monday. 'We need these additional resources well in advance of next summer.'

Lightfoot, a Democrat, blamed the rise in crime on gang violence - caused by poverty and neglect - and too many illegal guns on the streets.

'I know people are scared,' the mayor told residents at the news conference, noting: 'I want to ensure you that from Day One public safety has been and will be my top priority.

'I have and I will commit every bit of law enforcement muscle to fighting this fight, but I so know that lasting peace and safety will only come to this city when the underlying causes of violence and crime are addressed once and for all.

'There are no quick solutions to the problems we are facing,' she continued, but said: 'We must do better immediately and in the short term to take back control from the criminals who are preying upon us and making all of us less safe.'

She said her goal is to 'proactively and relentlessly bring peace to our city once and for all,' noting that she has brought back the Chicago Police Department's dedicated gun teams, and added more homicide detectives.

Lightfoot also said she has invested in programs to reduce crime, and touted her budget's Our City, Our Safety violence reduction plan.  

Views: 835

Comment

You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by John Smith on February 25, 2022 at 1:55am

crime rate has increased everywhere. ..

Think of us for Business and Company Registration - https://www.parpella.com/nidhi-company-registration/

Comment by Kaylee Brown on December 28, 2021 at 2:14pm

Getting thesis help from outside answers your problem of finishing your thesis paper or any other type project you're working on without interfering with your everyday life, while also providing employment to someone with excellent paper writing talents. As a result, both sides benefit, and there's nothing greater than that.

Comment by caradoc on December 24, 2021 at 11:18pm
Free [url=https://happywheels24.com/]happy wheels[/url] online game!
Comment by vaughn mitchell on December 23, 2021 at 9:37pm
The violence in Philly is off the charts, especially North Philly. Damn.

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

FOR ALL YOUR DANCEHALL AND REGGAE NEWS CLICK PIC BELOWreggae dancehall queen 4

}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{

PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }

||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

CARIBBEAN NEWS

Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!

 

SOME TOP BLOGS

Groups

© 2022   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service