What the hell is going on with their “spontaneous” mob beat downs?
The eminent Czar of Muscovy has his own theory, but I’m not sure how plausible it is.
Maybe part of the problem (in Philly, at least) is that the police are grinding their jackboots on the neck of the law abiding instead of doing their damn jobs.
Carry your guns, people (assuming you can do so without running afoul of the hodgepodge of laws we’re stuck with). If you can carry standard-capacity magazines, do so; your pocket nine isn’t going to last long if you get attacked by a huge mob.
Of course, avoiding places plagued by this kind of violence is the best way to avoid getting beat down; sometimes, that’s not possible.