Philly Cop Says Teeing Off on People With Tasers and Nightsticks Leads to “Awesome Bar Stories”

Plus: Four people (including a pregnant woman) were shot in Grays Ferry, Phils lose again, a flare scare at PHL, and more of what Philly is talking about today.

Philly Cop Records Street Fight. Deadspin has a post that includes a video of a brawl in North Philly. They say that the fight took place on Mother’s Day and was recorded by an off-duty police officer who was out of his district. The video is accompanied by a rather lengthy description of events and circumstances from the officer, including these gems:

“This is everyday somewhere in Philadelphia in the summer.”

“Which leads to us teeing off on people with tasers, nightsticks and metal ASPs. All of this leads to awesome bar stories for later in the evening and lawsuits that the city will end up settling for $500.”

“Fucked up part is that this can turn into a murder in like 2.2 seconds.”

Seriously, if you have a few minutes, follow the jump and read the description. [Deadspin]

One Dead, Three Wounded in Grays Ferry Shooting. At least one person has died after a shooting in Grays Ferry last night. Four people were shot, including a woman who is seven months pregnant. [Daily News]

Phillies Lose to the Nats. Again. This time, Doc didn’t look like himself. He gave up five earned early and managed to lose to the Nats/Expos franchise for the first time in 10 years. The Phils managed two runs on nine hits and stranded 13 runners on base. [Phillies]

Flare Scare at PHL. A runway was closed at Philadelphia International Airport for about 30 minutes yesterday after a pilot reported a possible flare shot near his plane as he landed. Police received a 911 call saying that someone was shooting a flare gun at Lindbergh and Island avenues. [NBC Philadelphia]

SRC Catches More Flack. Last night the School Reform Commission listened to more complaints about the proposed plan to dismantle the Philadelphia School District. This time it was from Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and Action United in North Philly. [Inquirer]

Man Hit by Trolley. A 63-year-old man is in extremely critical condition after being hit by a trolley in NoLibs last night. [6 ABC]

Students Banned From Graduation. Nineteen Father Judge seniors have been suspended from school and extracurricular activities—including walking at graduation—because they got drunk before prom. [6 ABC]

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