I just heard some pretty not nice news today that is certainly not going to help with my mood for trying to enjoy the Super Bowl later. In the last month there have been eight assaults on Harrisburg’s senior population. It seems that the teenage attackers are going for society’s most vulnerable – I mean really, how low can you go? These elderly have ended up with bruises, broken bones and have had their money stolen. It’s awful.
The most recent attack took place last Wednesday on Woodbine and North 4 Streets and Schuylkill and North 3rd Streets – both with men over the age of 50 being attacked. The individuals who perpetrated the attacks were aged between 14 and 17. It’s really upsetting and just making me wonder if Harrisburg really is the right place for me to (semi)raise my kids.