In the past two months, three Philadelphia-area women have been shot by thieves over their pocketbooks, says the Philadelphia Daily News. Last week, a man was shot chasing men who snatched his girlfriend’s purse. In another incident, two women left a nightclub early Sunday when they were confronted by two men in hooded sweatshirts who took their handbags and opened fire, killing one of them.
One woman, Tyema Sanchez, is organizing a demonstration Saturday called Handbags 4 Peace at the site of Sunday's crime. “This should be about women saying enough is enough,” said Mannwell Glenn, a political consultant advising Sanchez. “When women get pissed, they get things done.” He pointed out that the old code of the streets, that thieves don’t hurt women and children, is no longer honored. “This new generation, they don’t have a clue,” Glenn said.