Full Philadelphia Mayor Speech: “Don’t Go Blamin’ White Folks!”

Great stuff from Mayor Nutter:

LA Times:

Curfew is taking on a whole new — that is, more official — meaning for teenagers and pre-teens in Philadelphia, where the mayor is combating marauding mobs of kids known as “flash mobs” by ordering anyone under 18 to be off the streets by 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights in problem-plagued areas of the city.

Blaming recent violence on a “relatively small number of complete knuckleheads,” Mayor Michael Nutter told a news conference Monday that increased police patrols will round up minors caught outside after the curfew hours, and that parents will be called to pick up their kids. Parents could face fines of $500 if their children are picked up, or charges of child neglect if they don’t fetch their children.

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On Sunday, Nutter delivered an angry lecture from a church pulpit that hinted at the crackdown, which represents a step up from the city’s existing curfew for minors. “If you want to act like an idiot — move,” Nutter said, directing his comments at troublemakers as well as parents who he said aren’t keeping tabs on their youngsters.

More here – http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/08/new-curfew-for-philly-teens-as-mayor-blasts-flash-mobs.html

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1152596626 Douglas Roepke

    NAACP will not like this speech… LOL

  • Habebae

    dear mayor nutter i am a white physician i grew up in schenectady, NY in a housing project in a single parent household.. i had both a good mother and father. i was still ‘afraid’ of them until they died.. not necessarily physically but afraid to shame them.  they became great friends to me as i became adult. i can promise you i am the same kind of parent.  my children are great kids thus far.  they still know i am the boss but we are also friends.  through the milleniums parenting has not changed but we some how think it has. As family physician the number one stressor i see patients our age for is their dissappointing children and the efffects that has on their lives.  Just one word…………..WOW!!!!!!!!1 how did that happen.  your speech is inspiring to me…………….please be prepared for the cultural push back. it will come do not waver.  when you are right you are right. and by the way my lovely wife would like you to be president someday……….myself as well. we will pray for you and philadelphia…………….all urban mayors trying to solve similar problems should hear your talk. thank you and god bless you.

  • Habebae

    dear mayor nutter i am a white physician i grew up in schenectady, NY in a housing project in a single parent household.. i had both a good mother and father. i was still ‘afraid’ of them until they died.. not necessarily physically but afraid to shame them.  they became great friends to me as i became adult. i can promise you i am the same kind of parent.  my children are great kids thus far.  they still know i am the boss but we are also friends.  through the milleniums parenting has not changed but we some how think it has. As family physician the number one stressor i see patients our age for is their dissappointing children and the efffects that has on their lives.  Just one word…………..WOW!!!!!!!!1 how did that happen.  your speech is inspiring to me…………….please be prepared for the cultural push back. it will come do not waver.  when you are right you are right. and by the way my lovely wife would like you to be president someday……….myself as well. we will pray for you and philadelphia…………….all urban mayors trying to solve similar problems should hear your talk. thank you and god bless you.

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