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RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have made an arrest after one victim says "all hell broke loose" when a violent fight broke out Sunday night involving a family who lives in Mosby Court, one of Richmond's notorious public housing complexes.

Richmond police said Thursday that they have arrested one juvenile female. Officials also said that detectives will make additional arrests as they continue to review video to ID others involved in the incident.

Detectives arrested a female teen Wednesday. She was charged  with one felony count of inciting a riot and three counts of misdemeanor assault, but officials said more charges are pending.

CBS 6 obtained this cell phone video posted on Facebook that shows fighting between a group of people in Mosby Court around 7 p.m. along the 1900 block of Redd Street.

"We should be able to come out on our #$@$#*& porch," said one resident who spoke with CBS 6 on the condition of anonymity. "I should not be a prisoner in my own damn home,"

"They bank people. They don't fight one on one -- and they're out for blood," the woman said.

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CBS 6 News reporter Sandra Jones spoke with one of the victims through the screen door now fearing for her family's safety.

She tells CBS 6, this incident is the result of an altercation her daughter had with two girls before a fight broke out.

"They jumped her. And my daughter came home, and she told me she got jumped," the woman said.

But then she and her husband made the mistake of confronting the group of kids, according to the victim. When they thought the situation was over, those kids showed up at their front door.

"I came out. I said listen we don't want to fight. We don't want to do this. Just go ahead it's over," she said.

However, the woman said that a girl in the crowd refused to leave and kept asking for her daughter.

"And she hit me," the woman said. "Once she hit me, all hell broke loose."

The woman said at least five girls attacked she and her daughter. Then her husband jumped in to try to break it up, but he was beaten up too.

"They tried to beat him to every inch of his life," she said.

According to the victim, her son was traumatized by the violence.

"He's got to watch his mom, dad and sister get beat like that," she explained. "Do you know what type of pain and sorrow my child is going through right now? "

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The woman said Richmond police were responding to another fight in the complex.

"When the Housing Authority police were working, they were here a lot faster," said the resident.

Now, that family is planning to move and hopes to see more officers in the area.

"Because when somebody calls, they're not getting there in time. We could've lost our lives."

Richmond police said they have strong leads in this case and that those individuals will face aggravated assault charges.

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RRHA released this statement to CBS 6:

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) is cooperating fully with the Richmond Police Department (RPD) in gathering details regarding an altercation caught on video among juveniles and adults. According to information received from RPD, the incident occurred Sunday evening (Sept. 21) on the 1900 block of Redd Street.

“RRHA is vehemently opposed to violence in our neighborhoods and is deeply disturbed by this unfortunate occurrence,” RRHA CEO Adrienne Goolsby said. “Lease enforcement remains a top priority and action will be taken as stated in the lease.”

RRHA’s focus remains on providing a safe living environment for all of its residents. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Depend on CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for updates on this developing story. 

55 comments

  • BO

    This is why you should teach your kids respect because they are’nt mine and I could care less if they seen another birthday.I think I speak for many adults.

  • Chris

    To everyone who commented, all people in public housing do not act barbaric such as the persons who are featured in the video. The video just happens to catch the bad side of oppressed people who acted in ignorance during that situation. Also I understand where you all are coming from. Thank You

    • Sammy

      The only OPPRESSED people associated with this video is the tax payer!! And I am sure the 80 plus in that video were only visiting Gilpin they really don’t live there. Sorry Chris but the truth is on tape.

      • pay attention

        Actually only 1 arrest has been made because that was the ONLY verifiable resident!! And this was Mosby not Gilpin. Get your facts together before commenting. And yes I am a tax payer – working for the Housing Authority

  • mbaker9105

    This is a result of a larger overall problem that happens to be more prevalent in black families. Shame needs to be brought back into having children out of wedlock (not saying this was the case here, but it’s a large part of the problem). Also, it is too easy to get divorced. Back in “the day”, couples were required to submit cash or pledge a note to the Governor prior to getting married, and good valid, detailed reasons presented, reviewed, and approved prior to a lawful divorce decree being granted. Also, prospective or new parents should be assessed and required to attend and successfully complete some required parenting classes. If these classes aren’t attended or passed, the child should be taken as a ward of the state and after a certain time has passed without successful completion by the birth parents, the child should be put up for adoption. Better the family be separated and the child placed where they will have a chance of a better upbringing than leave them in conditions that exist now. Also, children UNDER 18 who won’t attend school on a regular basis, or commit violent acts or crimes, should be placed in a treatment facility until professionals determine it is proper to release them back into society with better skills. I think only then can this cycle of violence be broken. Much of this can be paid for by re-routing any welfare payments that were paid for the child to the centers.

  • John

    I’m guessing that there was words from both parties that lead up to this brawl. It wasn’t just a “you looked at me the wrong way one time” thing. Even had the police been right there it would have been difficult to stop the fight other than to spray a big canister of pepper spray to clear out the people. The best thing the family that got victimized can do is simply move from that area to avoid running into the perpetrators again.

  • thulsa doom

    I think if blacks could only get basic necessities through welfare, NO LUXURY ITEMS WHATSOEVER, NO JUNK FOOD, NO FROZEN PIZZAS, this would have a huge impact on their educational and vocational performance. It would provide motivation to get and maintain employment. I believe the industry of the future is the monitoring of and societal adjustment pertaining to blacks. They need assisted living centers which monitors their activities throughout the day. Systems of reward and punishment, different levels of locked down and freedom. This is a multi trillion dollar industry waiting to happen and can be paid with a fraction of the more than 150 trillion in depressed real estate prices held hostage in squalor and violence, the price increase would be nation wide and instantaneous. The securing of blacks in sanctuaries made to fit their specific needs and the recovery of depressed prime real estate is the industry that will save the United States. 15-17%% growth nationwide from the building of facilities to a never before equaled real estate boom- for 20 years if this plan is enacted. I wish i was president so I could heal my nation.

    • pam

      Shut your dumb a$$ up. It’s problems in every race, especially your white crazy a$$ race!!!. Killing kids, murdering your spouse, shooting up schools/ college campuses, leaving kids in hot cars, going with men you don’t even know & getting drunk I can go on for days. When shyt happen to white people they always saying that they are ” depressed”…. Bull shyt, they just as crazy as black people. So for all you whites who think your shyt don’t stink …. rude awakening IT DOES!!!

      • kitty

        So. True Pam…. I say this every time….and not every person in public housing is on welfare most work and pay a based on your income rent and they pay for electricity…. also,more whites on public assistance and section 8 housing… this is so messed up on all levels that kids don’t know respect ..but this is how it is in any public housing or low ince trailer Parks….drugs.. violence.. and killings…. no white person cares for blacks…. unless he a NBA.. NFL.. or celebrity with money then y’all wanna marry them…..so why comment when you don’t give 2 cents……devils

    • Carolyn

      You speak about the welfare system as if blacks are the only one receiving it. Here are the statistics
      Welfare Demographics
      Percent of recipients who are white 38.8 %
      Percent of recipients who are black 39.8 %
      Percent of recipients who are Hispanic 15.7 %
      Percent of recipients who are Asian 2.4 %
      Percent of recipients who are Other 3.3 %

      There are just as many whites on welfare. I can’t stand when people talk and don’t know what the heck they are talking about Thulsa Doom

      • thulsa doom

        You need to examining your stats, there are 250,000,000 white people in this country, there are only 35,000,000 blacks and you are telling me black get the most welfare doled out. This is not including prison which is also welfare and government jobs the worst kind of welfare. When you include prison and government jobs the percentage is more in the realm of 70-80%, 70%-80% OF ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON WELFARE. THIS FACT IS UNSUSTAINABLE. I really think a program of repatriation to Africa and setting black people up in Africa with “40 acres and a mule” is a solution we need to examine seriously. The fact the prison system is privatized is a terrible crime to all people.

      • manalishi

        Now pretend to be astute with basic math and present your categories as percent of population rather than just recipients. Shouldn’t be too hard. Its a 5th grade math example.

      • Drizzle

        “I really think a program of repatriation to Africa and setting black people up in Africa with “40 acres and a mule” is a solution we need to examine seriously”
        thulsa doom you must be some kind of fucking genius! And with Ebola freeing up lots of space, we could probably make this happen. Plus the people we are repopulating with have a higher education level (hopefully) than the local and will use soap/water, avoid the sick, and have a better understanding modern medicine.

    • Paula

      @Thulsa who made you tbe judge to said what these people need. Stop thinking that you are better than those people. Where you live has nothing to do with who a person is.

      • thulsa doom

        I see the black point of view and I have adjusted my plan. GET RID OF ALL WELFARE, I think all adults regardless of income should have a check, EVERY ADULT SHOULD GET A VALUE OF LIFE INCOME, 16,000 a year. Only adults, not for kids, this would reinforce the family unit at the same time restricting reproduction. This would facilitate lower class movement to the middle class, and middle class movement to the upper class. We put so much into killing life how about maintaining it, how about investing in ourselves instead of bombs. This would cost ,2.8 trillion current welfare system costs 3.5-4 trillion per annum. ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF RACE WHO CANNOT SUSTAIN THEMSELVES UNDER THIS SYSTEM WOULD BE MOVED INTO STRUCTURES WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ASSISTED LIVING. We must separate from society people who need basic living skills, we must separate from society the violent. The positive effects of reconstruction would then be felt nationally to a lesser and more modest degree but longer time frame, perhaps 8-10% for 30 years

  • Ed Pope

    Sorry Latosha, you are not helping here. You are just feeding to the trolls. When time comes, the people who are hatemongers will deal with their obsession of hate.

  • TJ

    It’s sad that people like this represent a whole race of people. People should understand that it is not a race issue. It’s more of an socioeconomic issue. Unfortunately, the majority of people in this kind of socioeconomic level are blacks. Usually, a black person who is educated, married, working, etc. would not indulge in such things. The whole difference is the mindset between the two groups. I hate that these people are supposed to represent my race when I am nothing like that. I’m working on my PhD, I’m married to the father of my children, I own my home, and I’m not even 25 yet! ! I just wish that people understood that blacks aren’t biologically programmed to be be barbaric savages.

    • manalishi

      ” It’s more of an socioeconomic issue.” I agree to the point that this culture votes overwhelmingly en mas to further socioeconomic disparity, plight, poverty, freebies, and crime. Since you have made great efforts to distance yourself from them, don’t look back and don’t defend them. Keep moving ahead.

      • TJ

        I agree with you 100%. It’s the mindset of that culture of people and it sickens me. I just wish that all blacks weren’t classified with this group because we don’t all belong to this group.

      • David

        Who the hell are you to give advice to this manalishit? She obviously has much more going for her than you do. There is something is wrong with your mind.

  • C2

    How many Billions has Obama spent buying(?) his laser focused Jobs that aren’t there? Are you blaming him or just whites?
    He and Holder established Mob Rule and Riots as perfectly PC for solely their preferred segment of their preferred society.

  • Tired of the Racism...

    I originally came here to see the video, but it turns out I came here to read the racist comments. This is a “post-racial society”, right?

    • manalishi

      It will be “a post racial society” when you put a stop to this. Or do you truly believe that this behavior, Ferguson, the Memphis Kroger, ect, ect should be exempt from the ultimate criticism?

      • Carolyn

        America will never see a society where there in no racism, Not when we have groups of people who think they are better then another race. Heck, look how they treat our President, anything that he does is criticized. Jesus will come back before we are free of racism.

      • thulsa doom

        I see the black point of view and I have adjusted my plan. GET RID OF ALL WELFARE, I think all adults regardless of income should have a check, EVERY ADULT SHOULD GET A VALUE OF LIFE INCOME, 16,000 a year. Only adults, not for kids, this would reinforce the family unit at the same time restricting reproduction. This would facilitate lower class movement to the middle class, and middle class movement to the upper class. We put so much into killing life how about maintaining it, how about investing in ourselves instead of bombs. This would cost ,2.8 trillion current welfare system costs 3.5-4 trillion per annum. ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF RACE WHO CANNOT SUSTAIN THEMSELVES UNDER THIS SYSTEM WOULD BE MOVED INTO STRUCTURES WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ASSISTED LIVING. We must separate from society people who need basic living skills, we must separate from society the violent. The positive effects of reconstruction would then be felt nationally to a lesser and more modest degree but longer time frame, perhaps 8-10% for 30 years

      • B Addy

        Carolyn , this president was elected BECAUSE he is black.
        He is criticized because he is woefully unqualified to hold the position.

  • Morning Dew

    Latosha, You may want to have someone proofread your resume for punctuation and spelling errors. In a competitive job world, those errors will disqualify you right away.

  • Paula

    Latosha don’t speak for all black people. White people don’t have that much power that can stop black people from getting ahead where have your head been struck at. Blacks has better jobs than anyone else. They are in higher places and they don’t listen to people like you sitting blaming others for your shortcomming. I hope you are not feeding that selfpity to your children.In case nobody told you let me be the first. Blacks has climb higher and noting or no one can STOP them.

  • jaysquared21

    They wuz good kids. They din du nuffin! They go tah church n dey wuz about to start a new job tomorrow! Raycis a$$ whites holding them back again!

  • thulsa doom

    Equality begins with the elimination of Affirmative Action. Nobody looks at black people in professional positions (not even blacks) with any respect because of it. White people don’t go to black doctors because of it. Entrance to all schools should be based on exam scores and standardized exam scores alone. To eliminate prejudice all prejudice must be eliminated.

  • teacher

    Paula – Blacks “has” jobs; “where have your head been stuck at”; “shortcomming”; “Blacks has climb higher…”
    yes, that speaks well of your defense.

  • manalishi

    ” stop black people from getting ahead” So Paula, the articles footage of these people is your idea of getting ahead? Now we understand.

    • David

      Millions and millions of blacks across this country are superior to you in every way manalishit. I understand that you think you are “hot shyt”. You have the “shyt” part correct anyway. Waiting for your typically juvenile response.

  • thulsa doom

    Racism is a word invented by the most racist people on Earth, you have to be racist to see racism. People should be judged by their actions and actions alone.

  • Robbie

    Turning over a new leaf here. There are problems in every ethnic group on earth. As Americans we should strive to better ourselves and take advantage of the opportunities we all are entitled to.

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