BROTHERLY LOVE  11:52 am October 1, 2012

Do Not Spray Silly String On This Philly Cop, Ladies

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

View more videos at: http://nbcphiladelphia.com.

Think spraying Silly String is a victimless crime? WRONG. First, it is environmentally terrible. Second, well there is no second. It is sort of victimless, now that we think about it. Unless you are at Philly’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, in which case you will cold get chased down and punched in the face by a ginormous cop. So now there is a victim after all!

Let us hear it for the Philly PD, who are obviously all well-trained in conflict management and patience and not punching people in the face for getting a little wild with children’s party favors. We hate to think what dude would have done if she’d been all up in his grill with a kazoo.

[NBC]

 

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actor212 October 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

And down goes Frazier!

That was just disgusting. It's not like it would stain his shirt, which he sends out to a laundry service anyway.

PsycWench October 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

Assault with a silly weapon.

Barbara_ October 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

"Brotherly love" doesn't extend to women.

Terry October 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

And the term is actually in quotation marks in their city motto, too.

Barbara_ October 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I'll be there two weeks from today and I am going to have to check this out.

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Well except in the deep South, lots of women experience brotherly love there.

ThankYouJeebus October 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

The city of Brotherly Shove.

lulzmonger October 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Brothers of another mugger?

Boojum October 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Bitch set him up, with her string.

Gratuitous World October 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

when you build a statue to honor a 4'11 fictional boxer, this behavior can't come as a surprise.

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Nah, the boxer statue is fine; the problem is we've also got a giant statue of Frank Rizzo, the non-fictional former doucebag racist police commissioner and mayor.

Omophagist October 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

He wasn't all bad. Remember when he died of a massive heart attack when running for a 3rd term for mayor, clearing the way for Ed Rendell. That was just a fantastic, classy move on his part!

actor212 October 1, 2012 at 11:57 am

She's lucky it wasn't LA or NYC. There'd have been four other cops on her in an instant, not caring who did what to whom, slapping her silly with nightsticks.

JaceWyatt October 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

If this were NYC she'd be shot, along with 10 other bystanders.

Omophagist October 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Don't forget the epic ass-whoopin' the person taking the video would have received.

chicken_thief October 1, 2012 at 11:57 am

Holy shit! Dropped her like a young Tyson would have. On the other hand, he can forget trying out for the rodeo because his restraining the limbs could have been timed with a sun dial.

actor212 October 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

Judging from his shirt, he's an officer, so this is probably not his first rodeo.

James Michael Curley October 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Also makes it easier to ID him from the video.

eggsacklywright October 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Hope this costs the city a couple mill and the cop his job.

Spurning Beer October 1, 2012 at 11:57 am

It's all fun and games until someone gets a thin stream of plastic goo on their clothing.

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

Black cop beating on Puerto Rican protestor. Truly, this great nation is a melting pot.

Guppy October 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

White folks have long since moved to the suburbs.

amarikah October 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Ahem.

Negropolis October 2, 2012 at 2:07 am

And, yet, they still hold a disproportionate amount of sworn law enforcement jobs in most of these majority-minority cities. I mean, in Detroit where the population is quite literally 10% non-hispanic white (80% black), white officers make up 34% of the force.

YasserArraFeck October 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

Good job she didn't use a water pistol – she'd be in jail and a dozen bystanders would be dead or wounded.

Fred_Wertham_Jr October 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

In Philly, you're supposed to use Cheez Whiz.

Spurning Beer October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Best cheese-related comment of 2012.

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

OK now you're making me hungry. Mm Cheez Whiz.

GunToting[Redacted] October 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Whiz wit?

PsycWench October 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

In related news, the Romney campaign is re-thinking his secret strategy for Wednesday's debate.

actor212 October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Rabbit punch the Prez when they shake hands?

Might work

102415 October 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I don't think so, not my Barry.

actor212 October 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

If it was me, I'd distract him with a cigarette, then clock him.

sullivanst October 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

While neither of them strike me as accomplished pugilists, if it came down to a literal fight, my money would certainly be on the guy who lived on the border of Morningside Heights in the early 80s, rather than the guy whose spent his life flitting between manses in various states and considers living in an apartment to be slumming it.

MistaEko October 1, 2012 at 11:58 am

Dr. Scholl's probably wishing it can walk back that "Your body takes a pounding" line in the commercial intro.

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

Aw, he was just feeling the vibe: Giants coming to town and he just knew Vick was going to have a big, turnover-free night.

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

If the cop didn't stop that woman, she could have moved on to even worse crimes, like throwing confetti.

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm

That same cop hospitalized a half-dozen attendees at his wedding ceremony for throwing rice.

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

But it's mostly birdseed these days, all because of the urban legend that rice will explode in birds' stomachs and kill them (it doesn't).

chicken_thief October 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Except when microwaved.

snarkycomments October 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the cop's name is Lt. Jonathan Josey. He's been assigned to desk duty until the issue blows over and he's allowed to get back to his normally assigned job of sucker-punching women.

SnarkOff October 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Don't even get her started with the balloon animals.

actor212 October 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I hope for his sake the Eagles don't win the Super Bowl this year, or he could go on a psychotic rampage if they throw a ticker tape parade downtown

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

The Eagles win the Super Bowl? Ha! Like that could ever happen.

Stevola October 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm

No worries, Andy Reid has our backs

LastGasp October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

In the cop's defense, he probably thought he was being pepper-sprayed. And, as we all know, only cops get to burn people's eyes out with pepper spray.

el_donaldo October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Give the cop some credit. Maybe he's allergic to strawberries or something and he was afraid the silly string was scented. Plus hippies = terrorists. C'mon, people.

CrunchyKnee October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

In Denver they would have waited a week, then executed a no-knock warrant at her house ending in her death.

slithytoves October 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Honestly, how is that not assault?

BigSkullF*ckingDog October 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Seattle cops probably would have ended in a shooting.

eggsacklywright October 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

It would've helped if she was drunk and hard of hearing.

Lascauxcaveman October 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Cop isn't following Capone's Code: They come after you with silly string; you go after them with super soakers. They tickle one of your guys in the tummy; you pinch one of their guys on the funny bone.

sewollef October 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm

That's a seriously brutal response, that is…

Baconzgood October 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

STAY OUT OF PHILADELPHIA LEBOWSKI!!!!!!!

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

That guy treats women like objects, man.

KeepFnThatChicken October 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

He should get glitter-bombed.

…with votes?

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Now in my dealings with the Philly cops, they've been very friendly and polite to me.

But then I'm white.

eggsacklywright October 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

But she's a cutie. It's not nice to punch cuties.

Negropolis October 2, 2012 at 2:13 am

Yeah, but she's one of them Sea Messicans, so that cancels out anything else.

MissTaken October 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Silly String is the gateway drug to Glitter Bombs.

Chet Kincaid_ October 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

That was about as smart as fucking with a tiger at the zoo when the cage is unlocked.

sewollef October 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Ach, been done already…. the end result's always the damn same.

Negropolis October 2, 2012 at 2:15 am

That's why I've always advocated swearing in wild animals as police. I mean, what's the difference, right? Well, besides the fact that even Montecore knew when to let fucking go, already.

Hey, you asked for it.

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Good thing they're not big on using cascarones in Philadelphia, he'd have probably had to resort to use of deadly force.

ChillBill October 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I HATE those things! You end up with confetti up your ass and skin stains that last for weeks.

larrykat October 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

That'll leave a mark. Hopefully on the cop.

Baconzgood October 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Damn! No doubt he nailed her. Right in the bean yo!

Blueb4sinrise October 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Check with the replay official. Caption at the NBC-Philly site:

"….appears to show a woman being struck by a police officer"

Esteev October 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

It certainly does appear that way. Although, deceptive editing and such.

GunToting[Redacted] October 1, 2012 at 1:37 pm

In other news, the sky appears to be blue.

actor212 October 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

It was a stunningly good punch, worthy of a professional fighter vying for a championship.

It's a pity she was a civilian. And unarmed. And a woman. And half his weight classification. And not expecting a boxing match.

Lucidamente1 October 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Frank Rizzo smiles.

valgal2342 October 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Me thinks Mr. Policeman may have something worse than silly string coming his way. I hope so. That was stone cold.

James Michael Curley October 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

He's an officer and a fairly high ranking one if the braid on his cap is an indication.

Native_of_SL_UT October 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

He WAS an officer…

KeepFnThatChicken October 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

DO NOT TOUCH MY PHONE LINDSEY LOHAN

mille derps October 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

A protester with a kazoo
Is a fearsome police threat, nu?
But it don't mean a thing
If it ain't got that String
Getting Silly all over you.

Typodong3 October 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Im thinking shes going to make a mighty night bundle of cash off of this assault. That douche needs to be dropped off at gitmo and sillystring boarded. Asshole.

rickmaci October 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Office can kiss his career adios.

Lascauxcaveman October 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

One would hope so, but they'll probably promote him to a desk jockey position.

Putting the beat down on the wrong person just gets you pulled from the beat, is all.

sati_demise October 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Paid vacation and promotion.

Negropolis October 2, 2012 at 2:17 am

Tell that to the police union, the only union any city administration ever seems to be afraid of.

Redrighthand October 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I've been to a few Puerto Rican pride parades the left me wanting to punch people. Actually that extends to a few other parades as well. ACTUALLY now that I think of it I just hate parades…

Radiotherapy October 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Philly String?

eggsacklywright October 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Quartet?

Callyson October 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

This guy must have been a riot in the school cafeteria.

weejee October 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Guess Philly cops aren't string theory fanz, and are behind using Genesis to unite general relativity with quantum mechanics. Silly cops, just so 3D.

sewollef October 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Imagine if she'd bitten off his ear.

What then? Public execution?

Baconzgood October 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

A video definition of the phrase "over reaction".

docterry6973 October 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

As a Delaware Valley (but not Philly) resident, I have made it my policy never to do anything to Philly cop that he might find unpleasant. They are very sensitive to this sort of thing.

James Michael Curley October 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Napalm your house and burn the whole block just for ignoring an eviction notice.

docterry6973 October 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Ah, yes. There was nothing and no one that the Philly police hated more than MOVE, ever.

CommieLibunatic October 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Ya don't say?

magic_titty October 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm

The other cops closed ranks around the scene, but they all had that 'Umm WTF?' body language.

Negropolis October 2, 2012 at 2:18 am

Ha! I noticed that, too.

fartknocker October 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I've met a few police officers over my career whose behavior was nothing more than a gym teacher with authorization to use force.

Baconzgood October 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I always say that the reason that we have so many cops in this country is to give all the high school bullies a job because they wern't good enough to play college football.

steve610 October 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

From what I read elsewhere, the woman wasn't even the one who sprayed the silly string.

magic_titty October 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

He probably thought it was jizz. We've all been there.

Mojopo October 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

This guy must be a real blast at children's birthday parties. Choices, choices… Should he beat his children instead of the pinata, or should be beat his wife for buying the thing?

Indiepalin October 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Headline of the day (Yahoo):

"Japanese Explosion May Lead to Diaper Shortage"

This is bad news for Sen. David Vitter (R) LA

Esteev October 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I shit my pants when I heard this.

eggsacklywright October 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Is this the last straw? Or maybe the next one….?

WhatTheHeck October 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Unleashing the silly string from its container created a disturbance in the Philly time/space continuum which led to the Empire striking back.

SnarkOff October 1, 2012 at 12:20 pm

You know, if everyone else at the rally had also been armed with Silly String, they could've taken down this rogue shooter without getting the cops involved.

KeepFnThatChicken October 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Big Silly Diplomacy?

Esteev October 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

With all that adrenaline, you'd be lucky to hit anything.

Esteev October 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

With all that adrenaline you'd be lucky to hit anything.

Mojopo October 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I'll forgive him if he wears a sandwich board that says "I assaulted a woman for spraying me with Silly String" and marches up and down a busy street during rush hour. No weapons, no uniform.

prommie October 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Its fucking Philadelphia, for christ's sake. This is a surprise? fucking philly is just the meanest place on earth, has been forever. There's no reason to go there, except to pay tribute in your way to Ben Franklin.

docterry6973 October 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Cheesesteak, also.

sati_demise October 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Miami Dade running neck & neck w/ Philly

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Isn't that the place where they booed Santa?
To be fair, I think they booed Sarah Palin at a hahkey game too.

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

In 19-fucking-68. And yet, while this was before the majority of people alive today were born, everyone still insists on bringing that shit up. Everyone, that was long, long ago, it doesn't matter any more, just drop that fucking bullshit.

BaldarTFlagass October 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Meh. Texas still gets a bad rap for Dealey Plaza. And Buffalo for McKinley. Deal with it; take comfort in the Liberty Bell.

Negropolis October 2, 2012 at 2:20 am

I think that's just the cherry on top. Philly has a reputation for being boorish for other (more legitimate) reasons.

FakaktaSouth October 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I like Philly today. I like it a real lot. The airport sounds fantastic. Someone's gotta show me that Ben Franklin grave-thing.

decentcitizen October 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Honestly, it was about the disrespect. And Philly cops know how to get respect…

delaney_blom October 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I feel pretty
Oh, so pretty.
I feel pretty and silly and witty
And I pity
Victims of police brutality.

ChrisM2011 October 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Looks more like some other guy flung something at the cops and they beat the girl down for it. Wonder if she'll get an apology… Naaaaaahhh.

miss_grundy October 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

She'll get more than an apology after she lawyers up and has members of the Puerto Rican community come out and picket police headquarters. And if they send out enforcers to disperse the crowd, they will really have their asses handed to them.

ElPinche October 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Reminds me of Bill Burr's EPIC on-stage rant on Philadelphia (http://vimeo.com/24908938) :

"What do you want? Is this what you want? Bunch of fucking losers. Fucking Rocky is your hero. The whole pride of your city is built around a fuckin guy who doesn’t even exist. You got fuckin Joe Frazier is from there but he’s black so you can’t fuckin deal with him, so you make a fucking statue for some 3 ft fuckin Italian you stupid philly cheese-eatin fucking jackasses. I hope the cheese melts your faces off. All of you collectively SUCK a FUCKIN DICK. Fuckin boo me 9 hrs. into a fuckin show. You and your fuckin Donovan McNabb shirt. I hope he snaps both his fuckin ankles the first goddamn game. I hope you go 0-15. I SAID SUCK A DICK"

SorosBot October 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Now there's an asshole who deserves a punch in the face.

ElPinche October 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Bill Burr …yeah. He's an asshole of biblical proportions.

Negropolis October 2, 2012 at 2:22 am

He's also pretty damned funny.

Baconzgood October 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I'm sure his wife is treated with the respect.

amarikah October 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Back in 2006, he was a Philadelphia Daily News "Sexy Single" complete with shirtless photo and nipple ring: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Video-

CommieLibunatic October 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Wonkette, it's too early in the day for this. Not like there's a good time of day for this, but still.

Allmighty_Manos October 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

guess my hilarious plans to glitter bomb prank the next Philly PD fife and drums parade will be put on hold.

owhatever October 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Does he get a special medal for bravery now?

Beowoof October 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

How long before law enforcement starts asking for a ban on cell phone video cams. They are being caught pulling so much shit.

mrblifil October 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hadn't realized cops in Philly were this blunt.

Warco3 October 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Just say the word OH! Sue sue sue ya!

sati_demise October 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Fuck that fucking fucker. Lets see him take on someone of his own weight class & see how it goes? Cowardly coward cold cocks lady for no reason, he has his rage on.

BZ1 October 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Lt. Josey once said. “That’s what a lot of people forget, the humanistic side of being a cop.” That's right, punching a woman in the face is his humanistic side.

Esteev October 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm

In the cops defense, Silly String may on rare occasions damage the vinyl surfaces of inflatable structures, upholstery, vinyl wallpaper, and automobile vinyl tops.*

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silly_string#Safety

mavenmaven October 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Put him in a cell with the mace spraying cop, they'd probably have fun beating each other up.

ttommyunger October 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Beating each other's meat, more like it.

lulzmonger October 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Steroids are a hell of a drug.

prommie October 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

We owe him at least a drive-by and a wave. He's right by the Ben Franklin Bridge, what a coincidence, huh?

Barrelhse October 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

"Fe-fi-fo-fum
Cassius Clay, here I come."

Smithboy October 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm

It's always the tough guys who punch the women.

nodon October 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

That cop has a nipple ring?
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Video-

HarryButtle October 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Why are all my comments being deleted by the admin this morning? All I did was make a Mumia Abu-Jamal joke.

I didn't threaten anyone with skullfucking or say the tard word or anything!

ttommyunger October 1, 2012 at 4:28 pm

See, you're being noticed!

ttommyunger October 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm

That sort of shit can get you shot up in lots of jurisdictions. She has to have a really small brain to try it and he has to have a really small dick to punch a woman. If one decides to arrest a woman who is combative (and I have), it can be accomplished easily without striking the person. Cops today lack physical fitness, training in hand-to-hand combatives and as a result, self-confidence.

aklibtard October 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

The real fucked up thing is that she didn't even do it. It was that guy behind her. You can see her turn around because it hit her too. She just happened to have a can of the stuff in her hand. Obviously Philly's finest decided to hit first and ask questions later. I swear to God cops are just high school bullies that have found a way to make it their profession.

Negropolis October 2, 2012 at 2:23 am

He is so going to get glitter bombed for that.

outragedcitizen October 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

There is going to be a war in this country and it is going to make the 60's look like a picnic!

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