Insane… Philadelphia Youths Shoot Up Bus After Woman Told Not to Beat Child (Video)

A youth mob shot up a Philadelphia bus last month after a woman was told not to beat her child.

The woman, Penny Chapman, called her friends and told them to, “Shoot that n***er,” after she was confronted for spanking her child.
The New York Daily News reported:

A horrifying video was released Friday showing gun-toting men spraying bullets at passengers on a Philadelphia bus.

Four suspects are on trial for an shootout, which stemmed from an earlier argument on the bus. Philadelphia prosecutors released the video as part of a preliminary hearing.

The bus ride from hell happened last month when passenger Lefanus Pickett threatened to report another passenger, Penny Chapman, after he saw her spanking her child.

“She was spanking her son for something he did,” Pickett testified at a hearing Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I said, ‘That’s child abuse.'”

When Pickett threatened to call the cops, Chapman allegedly phoned friends to come meet her, My Fox Philly reported.

At the next bus stop, the angry Chapman allegedly got off the bus with her child and told a man, ‘Shoot that n—–,” Pickett testified.

The video shows Chapman leaving the bus by the back door, where she meets the boy’s uncle Angel Lecourt and his accomplices, Keron and Raheen Patterson. Lecourt helps the mother and child off the bus – then holds the door open as the Pattersons spray the bus with bullets.

The four adults are on trial for the shooting.

No one was injured from the gunfire.

In the video, an 80-year-old woman is seen frozen, standing in the the bus, unsure of what to do.

“You see her very clearly because she doesn’t actually see what’s going on. She’s sort of left standing in the middle of the bus as everyone has sort of separated all the way to the front or all the way as far as they could go to the back,” said prosecutor Morgan Model Vedejs, according to My Fox Philly.

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  • john03

    Ah, the city of brotherly love.

  • BuddyG

    Yeah, similar to the risk of telling unruly people in a movie theatre to be quiet.

  • 8 My Foot

    It’s a hate crime to say in the article that they were all Black.

  • I denounce us all!

    Weren’t we supposed to have entered a post-racial society?


    “his accomplices, Keron and Raheen Patterson”…gee no mention of their race in the article…figure it out for yourselves…that odumbo sure got his kin folk all riled up now….

  • docwatson55

    The first bizarre thing about this is that the “spanking” (according to the video) seemed no more than a simple single swat to the bottom – to me, perfectly appropriate. Pickett had no business interfering.

    However, the girl’s reaction to his criticism, and the subsequent shooting, are callous and insane beyond words. I hope all the idiots involved get long jail terms.

  • Oh Noes!

    That woman will now loose the child that she spanked and called out her thug dogs for this ungodly shoot out. I pray that this child will have a chance at life with a decent up bringing, but I so doubt it.

  • Militant Conservative

    Saw this on FOX first (for a change). the female swatted her unruley kid once after the hellion

    was running up and down the isles. she immediately got on the phone after the other

    buttinsky gladys kravitz stuck his/her nose in others bussiness.

    The two uncles showed up with semi autos and shot up the bus.

    I’m shocked all involved were black.

    powder is dry.


    What can you expect from a city that makes
    DOG FIGHTING a communal pastime?
    (According to the ASPCA.)

  • Granny

    I guess she sure showed Mr. Butinsky who was boss, didn’t she? Saved him the trouble of calling the authorities too . . .

  • pink tie Republican

    Dat be Philly for ya, bro.

  • Eddie Willers

    Perhaps the FBI should have thought about what was going to fill the void when they cracked down on Organized Crime in the 80’s & 90’s…

  • bg


    heh, Holder = carte blanche


  • MrGoodWench

    “She was spanking her son for something he did,
    But was it a ” spank ” spank ??
    I’m just wondering what that thing of the View will say , specially after giving unconditional public support to Micheal Vick because dog-fighting is a ” black culture” thing

  • bg


    well thank goodness she didn’t shoot her kid, huh?? /duh-fuh sarc/


  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Say what you will about the stupidity of those people shooting up the bus and Chapman’s summoning of them, but her swatting of her own kid wasn’t any of Pickett’s business.

  • Jeanne

    He had no business meddling. He should have just minded his own business.

  • befuddled

    Holder’s “people”. The case will be dismissed for lack of evidence due to the fact that the defendants are all black,Muslim,Acorn members or Black Panthers.

  • vityas

    On a night in 1964 in NYC Kitty Genovese was accosted and stabbed. She screamed for help. Her neighbors admitted they heard her but didn’t want to meddle. Famous murder case.

    It takes a village to raise a gang.

  • befuddled

    A gang of unemployed youths(I am assuming since they don’t seem to have anything better to do in the middle of the day)shoots up a bus full of people and you people would rather argue about if it is out of bounds to question another person’s parenting skills. This is a scene out of a 1920’s gangster movie. Liberal logic is beyond me. Perhaps the solution is more food stamps,contraceptives,stimulus money, and parenting classes. Oh yeah, that will solve all our ills.

  • Walknot

    If she called her brothers to come shoot some person for such a comment, odds are she would be willing to beat the tar our of that kid for any reason. The kid might have a chance only if they can get it out of that scene.

  • Savages

    Animals, all of ’em.

    Lock ’em up and throw away the key – the shooters and the “mother” who encouraged them.

  • Marsh626

    America is quickly becoming a 3rd world country…

  • bg


    as irony might have it..

    her kid will probably be one of the few who doesn’t wind up running
    with a “shoot em up” gang by the time they’re ready to enter middle
    school.. /s/


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  • Jason

    Sub-human savages….I really don’t know what other term to use for them, I mean it quite literally. They are sub-human savages. Either we need to bring in the National Guard to subdue these savages or we need to surround their neighborhoods with electric fences so they can’t get out and roam among normal people.


    The good news is these “folks” can’t shoot for sh!t and they are all cowards so it should be easy as shooting fish in a barrel when they take to the streets!

    I sure hope the yoofs don’t come around my neck of the woods, they may just get lead poisoning!

  • ohio

    Welfare babies selling drugs not paying taxes then having more welfare babies before costing us money in the hospital, courts, jails and finally the morgue.
    Welcome to post-1965 America, and thanks LBJ.


    And guess what, it’s a parents right to spank their kid! It’s called discipline! That egghead was probably a liberal that commented in the first place!

    I’ll bet he learned a valuable lesson…..

    I am curious, did they get a refund on their bus fare? And, was the bus late.

  • Dick Turpin

    More antics from the leisured underclass…..I’d call them ‘terrorists’ but they don’t look like Tea Partiers…and so I guess that would be racist to say about them….

  • d_fitz

    Tea Party gone wild! /sarc/

  • AuntieMadder

    If they woman was, indeed, beating her own child, why would anyone expect that she’d not have them killed? Think about it.

  • bg


    Black Racism, White Racism 2009

    [So when people make distinctions about blacks and crime, especially violent crime and murder, I no longer immediately jump onto the offensive. Yes, these comments sound racist to me, and piss me off if I think about them too much. But the real question is if the behavior behind them resembles me in it’s prudence, and too often it does. I avoid unfamiliar gatherings of black males. I check out how black men present themselves and avoid those that feel dangerous. I also judge black men by their dress and manner, especially those wearing inmate clothing, all in an attempt to keep my life. This method is far from perfect, but it’s all I have, so I use it. If this profiling makes me racist in some way, and I believe it does, so be it. Better to err on the side of staying alive.]

    Black crime rates have long-standing causes 2011

    [“We have 2,400 Black murders between 2000 and 2009. Out of that number, 2,458 are Black males so you get a sense of the size of the problem,” he said. “We have a 48 percent high school drop out rate and 48 percent of Black males are jobless — that is they’re not just unemployed but they’re not even looking for work, not even being counted.”]


  • bg


    re: #33

    re: [We have 2,400 .. Out of that number, 2,458]

    one of those numbers is definitely a typo..


  • Granny

    #29 August 5, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    REDPILLPATRIOT commented:

    And guess what, it’s a parents right to spank their kid! It’s called discipline! That egghead was probably a liberal that commented in the first place!

    Something tells me that if the woman was SO out of control that she would call someone to come down with guns to shoot up the bus, she did not merely administer a single flat-of-her-hand swat to her child’s bottom.

  • Granny

    #34 August 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    bg commented:


    re: #33

    re: [We have 2,400 .. Out of that number, 2,458]

    one of those numbers is definitely a typo..


    Not to mention that having 2400 or 2458 murders over a period of 8 years does not necessarily have anything whatever to do with either a 48% drop out rate or a 48% (remarkable similarity of those two percentages!) unemployment rate.

    Frankly, this sounds like numbers pulled from the clear blue sky. I would want to see the raw data on this one . . . .

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    A gang of unemployed youths(I am assuming since they don’t seem to have anything better to do in the middle of the day)shoots up a bus full of people and you people would rather argue about if it is out of bounds to question another person’s parenting skills.

    I think I missed the post above that said shooting up the bus was an acceptable response…

  • Mad Hatter

    CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and ABC will show video of the shooting, as they will denounce this kind of violence. Right? (cough cough)

  • bg


    oh crap!!

    i’m sorry, i read the story all wrong..

    it was the “spanker” who called the “firing squad”.. *sigh*

    yes, by all means, lock them all up!!


  • Taqiyyotomist

    “OT”, Taqiyy. was going to say, but then realized that this is so completely ON topic, it’s not even funny.

    “It’s been a long, tough journey. But we have made some incredible strides together. Yes, we have. But the thing that we all ought to remember is that as much as good as we have done, precisely because the challenges were so daunting, precisely because we we were inheriting so many challenges, that we’re not even halfway there yet. When I said ‘change we can believe in’ I didn’t say ‘change we can believe in tomorrow.’ Not change we can believe in next week. We knew this was going to take time because we’ve got this big, messy, tough democracy,” President Obama said at a campaign fundraiser in Chicago on Wednesday night.

    “God D&*M Democacy!” –Jeremiah Hussein Wright Obama, in an alternate, yet eerily similar reality.

    Well, he and his peeps are going to attempt to get us over this “big, messy, tough democracy”, I guarantee you. “By any means necessary.” –Malcom X, before he regained his sanity, and was killed for it.

    From AoSHQ’s head ewok.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Re: my #40 Obama quote from Wed. night:

    As I was reading it, I was smirking, thinking that Roger Simon was the author, and that the quote was actually Iowahawk-style satire….then I got to the end of the quote….and realized that this was indeed Obama speaking.

    Wow. Iowahawk may as well take a vacation. How can you satire that quote?

  • bg


    Granny #36

    try and find them..

    cause i’ve sure been trying to, gah!!

    ‘Hispanic effect’ skews crime stats.. April 1, 2011

    [The share of violent crimes committed by African Americans has not
    dropped as dramatically as previously thought and has even risen in
    some areas.


    “There may be a growing affluent black middle class, but at the
    same time, the black underclass appears to have become even
    more disenfranchised and more segregated from the rest of society.”]

    i thank Obama, Wright, Farrakhan & especially Sharpton for the latter
    paragraphs content.. i mean, what do these “preachers” do aside from
    condemn others than themselves for their failures (i’m talking mainly
    “keep em on the plantation” dems here)..

    bottom line, can’t prove it, but from all previous data i’ve perused
    over the years, been apparent that the ‘black on black’ crime tops
    all other combo’s..

    God Bless America!!

    God Damn Obama..


  • BarbaraS

    Be careful about calling for the national guard. This is the first step toward obama’s call for martial law to postpone the elections in 2012. This is just the beginning. IMHO, all these disruptions are at the root of this. He can’t, after all, depend on white people to attack blacks everywhere. These youths are the private army he has recruited and is paying them with our money.

  • bg


    a-hah, re: #33/34

    [Qayyum said Philadelphia’s Black population includes almost 300,000 ex-offenders. Between the years 2000 and 2009, 3405 people were murdered. Of that number, 2,458 were African American men.]


  • James Jig

    Stupid, just stupid. America is falling either further to the stupid. And who pays the price? The innocent bystander trying to get by and make a living. Inner city ghetto trash.

  • Jerome

    These criminals probably won’t be prosecuted fully – that would be racism… right?

  • Libertas

    It’s telling that none of the passengers even tried to help a confused 80-year-old woman. We are truly becoming a nation of cowards.

  • bg


    another disturbing connection, no, i would not say it’s on the “fringe”
    so much as more likely to be at the center of things to come (just think
    Black Panthers or NOI, and it should come to you).. 🙁


  • Rock

    #42 August 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    bg commented:

    Maybe this will help (The FBI reported 10,067 arrests in murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in 2007. Half of the people arrested — 5,078 — were black. Almost 10 percent of black people arrested for murder were under age 18, the FBI data show.) Found at

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  • Truth teller

    Fire back for f sake! Enough of the tolerance for these genetic mistakes.

  • dallasdan

    Just some punk azz gangstas at work. Too bad someone on the bus didn’t have a CHL and a Glock 17 to slaughter that herd of thugs.

  • pst314

    “However, the girl’s reaction to his criticism, and the subsequent shooting, are callous and insane beyond words. I hope all the idiots involved get long jail terms.”

    Yes indeed: Many black Americans are utterly insane. They think they are above criticism. They think they are entitled to be treated as kings and queens, at the same time as they treat others like dirt. They think they are entitled to all sorts of things, simply because they exist and have black skin. At the same time, they feel no obligation to do anything productive, and they are consumed by envy and resentment of anyone who actually accomplishes anything–and especially of anyone who behaves like a civilized human being.

  • Barry

    Maybe someday these animals will complete the eradication of their kind and life in the US will once again be tranquil…the trees will sway gently in the breeze and the streams will meander peacefully through the green green valleys of home….I pray for this each and every day….an curse Lincoln too.

  • Philly Democrat stronghold gun control laws and what’s with what must be illegal pistol and AR-15 rifle? They could mobilize THAT fast to meet the bus, armed like that?

    better not be fast and furious guns…

  • Joanne

    That’s what happens when women spread their legs for anybody and get pregnant without any father hanging around to beat those youths’ *sses.

  • bg


    Rock #39

    thank you (think i’ve seen that one and several others)..

    here’s another one from 07 (believe it or not, it too has a typo.. uhg

    [While African Americans comprise 13.5% of the U.S. Population, 43% of all murder victims in 2007 were African American, 93.1% of whom were killed were African Americans.]

    should read (as i have seen/posted it posted elsewhere
    in the past, but can’t seem to locate it in the present)..

    While African Americans comprise 13.5% of the U.S. Population, 43% of all murder victims in 2007 were African American, 93.1% of whom were killed by African Americans.

    whatever, crime is crime & we kow who’s promi=oting ti, yes, i believe
    it goes all the way to the top, as i do not see Obama “making peace”
    with anyone but his islamarxist pals /but a deaf dumb blind man could
    tell US that/..


  • bg


    lol re: #57

    could have sworn i edited those typo’s,

    oh well, that makes 3 in a row..

    them = 2, me = 1.. 😉


  • bg


    wanumba #55

    F & F hmmm,

    glanced at something about that this morning..

    dang, can’t find the one i was looking for, but i found this one..

    [U.S. federal agents allegedly cut a deal with the Sinaloa drug cartel
    that allowed it to traffic tons of narcotics across the border, in exchange
    for information about rival cartels, according to documents filed in federal

    The allegations are made by Vicente Zambada-Niebla, a top ranking
    cartel boss extradited to the U.S. last year on drug charges. He is a
    close associate of Mexico’s most wanted man, Joaquín “El Chapo”
    Guzmán and the son of Ismael “Mayo” Zambada-García.


  • bg
    a “weapons-laundering” way to deliver more serious weapons into the inner cities?

  • bg


    wanumba #60

    where else??

    oh okay, perhaps to places like these.. 🙁

    via al-Bama

    [Obama’s top national security advisor declared that the Muslim Brotherhood is a ‘secular’ organization, non-extremist, and dedicated to ‘peace.’ Obama himself, in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, refused to refer to the Brotherhood as an Islamic extremist organization, in spite of the fact that the group’s own charter, and recent statements made by its leadership, indicate exactly that.]

    oh btw, see if this helps connect any dots
    or not, like i always say, ya never know..


  • HadEnough

    What’s not included in this is the fact that this event took place back in June or July and is just making it to the MSM now because of the ongoing trial. And the people accused of the shooting stated they should not be charged with assault because….ready for it……..because they didn’t hit anybody……….WTF are they kidding….do they f**king think they are on Judge Brown…..yeah those shows they watch because they sit on their fat ass all day living of the taxpayers teet……..time to drug test everybody that gets one government dime……

  • czekmark

    These hoodlums are just follow der leaders advice to bring a gun to the fignt.

  • Andreas K.

    Waiting for the gun-grabbers to go postal on this and try to slap law abiding citizens with even more control. Meanwhile I’m 100% sure that those guns had found their ways into the hands of these “youths” via illegal ways.

  • Militant Conservative

    Ya wonder why the big white guy is the hero?

    Now you know, we are prepared and ready, ala

    Boy scout style. You can be any color but your attitude

    Is your saving grace.

    Powder. Is dry

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  • TH

    We can thank the skinny colored boy in the white house for the AK-47’s used.

  • bg


    TH #67

    as opposed to what mr. brilliant, a fat white lady?? /s/


  • bg


    correction re: #68

    mr. brilliant = mr/s. brilliant


  • don abernathy

    Welcome to BarryWorld


  • Molon Labe

    Was one of the shooters named Valvoline Ibraham? Must have been a Lutheran from Iowa. Or Amish.

    Well they should have gone to Wisconsin where this wouldn’t be considered a crime.

  • And with an automatic rifle?

    That’s a balanced reaction

  • Papa Ray

    Everybody seems to not understand this this waste of womanhood’s child that she hit was a BABY, at the most two years old, as someone in the article described as being one (1) year old.

    YOU or anyone else does not hit babies for ANY reason. Even young toddlers you have to know how and when to spank. And always with a good talking to so that they understand why they were punished. But that punishment should come way after other punishments and warnings.

    My mother who was a wonderful mother only used a willow switch on me until I was eight years old, then she let my dad give me a good whipping when and if he decided (under her direction) that I needed it.

    I can count the spankings on one hand for each of my two children because they were not only afraid of their mother but knew that I could be forced into giving them a spanking that they would remember.

  • Militant Conservative

    #73 papa ray is a wimp.

    It was a swat on the buttocks not a WWF smackdown.

    Secondly, This is why I carry a gun every day.

    The bad guys already do.

    powder is dry

  • Just wondering

    Yes they should go to jail and yes man should have mind his business unless it was something real major and a smack. But to say blacks this and blacks that. Welfare this and welfare that. In case ya’ll are just waking up to the things that go on in this world, blacks aren’t the only ones on welfare. They do dumb stuff but we are not the only race that does. Luckily no one was hurt but what abt when them kids went in shoot up a college and shoot up high schools. No one race doesn’t have it’s group of idiots but to make it seem like it’s only black people is nothing but pure racism. How abt saying it’s ashame what the United States is turning into. I believe all parties should b punish. The stupid lady for arranging the shot out, the guys for shooting up the bus and the guy for minding his business at the wrong time. Many kids with real signs of abuse doesn’t get help cause ppl chose not to say anything when they have the signs smack them in the face. But can call a minor event major. All i’m saying is know when abuse is abuse and stop acting like blacks are the race that does dumb stuff. No one was right in the incident and everyone is wrong with these racise comments and then wonder why America is the it is. Racism is real. If we all can put aside our selfishness and see that then maybe we can move forward instead of backwards. So don’t judge 1 whole race cause of they few idiots in them unless your willing to judge your own race and treat them like crap too.

  • waneright

    Here we go again, black commit 10 times as much crime as anyone else but there is always the excuse “Blacks not da only ones doen da crime’s” put these animals down they cannot be civilized. Look at any black country it is not fit for humans.

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  • Venus

    All these racist comments are totally uncalled for. Please don’t go there with the comments of how blacks are all criminals. Let’s not forget all the MASS SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, MASSACRES, HOLOCAUSTS, AND HOME GROWN TERROR PLOTS were all committed by WHITE PEOPLE! Not to mention the gun which was invented by a white man was invented to kill off all the NATIVE AMERICANS! Never was it created to cure cancer. And if you’re gonna make a comment on one of the posts…LEARN HOW TO SPELL!!!